Where Is Dr. Dre’s son Marcel Young Now?

Dr. Dre's son marcel young

Every hip-hop fan, actually those who do not listen to rap songs knows pretty well who Andre Romelle Young aka Dr. Dre is however, not many know about his son Marcel Young. He is the sixth son of legendary rapper and music producer Dr. Dre and the first son of his wife Michel’le Denise Toussant.

Even though Marcel is the son of one of the most popular rappers, music producers, and R&B singers people don’t know much about him. Well, it is because Marcel does not get himself involved in any kind of media attention, and most of all he seems to like to keep his life private and far from the limelight.

Being a fan of legendary rapper Dr. Dre you might want to know about his son so this piece will talk about Dre’s sixth son Marcel Young and his life.

How old is Marcel Young?

Marcel was born on February 6, 1991, in Los Angeles, California, so he currently is 31 years old. It’s pretty interesting to know that Marcel’s mother did not know she was pregnant with Marcel, she only find out about her pregnancy after six weeks. At the time of her pregnancy, she was on her Hammer tour.

Marcel has seven half-siblings from his father and mother’s other relationship. However, one of his half-siblings died back in 2009, so how did he die? let’s find out.

Marcel’s half-brother died in 2009

Before talking about Marcel’s dead brother let’s know about all his half-siblings. Dr. Dre had relationships with many women and from his relationships, he has six children three sons and three daughters. Dre’s sons excluding Marcel are Curtis Young, Truice Young, and Andre Young Jr. and his daughters Truly Young, La Tanya Danielle Young, and Tyra Young.

He also has a half-sister from his mother’s side Bailei Knight who was born from Michel’le’s relationship with co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records. And Marcel has a great bonding with his sister according to his mother.

His brother Andre Young Jr. died in 2009 due to an overdose of heroin.

What does Marcel Young do?

Since Young is a private person who keeps both his personal and professional life out of the media there is no information on what he is doing or what he does for a living.

However, he has been featured in the 2016 drama film Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le. Besides that, we don’t know about Young and what makes it harder for us to get information about him is the fact that he is not active on any social media platforms.

His parent’s relationship didn’t last long

Dre met Michel’le back in the late 1980s and a few months after meeting they started dating. Certainly, Dre was and is one of the iconic and legendary hip-hop artists so for Michel’le it was really a big deal. However, Dre did not treat her right, as mentioned Dre had a relationship with numerous women and cheated on his girl.

They were together for six years. As per the reports, Dre was an abuser and in 1991 he assaulted Michel’le in a nightclub in Los Angeles. Few reporters wrote that Toussant felt Dre would kill her. She has also said that she used to get abused in an interview with Vlad TV, “I was just a quiet girlfriend who got beat up and told to sit down and shut up,” she explained.

She was just a teenager when she started dating Dre and she didn’t even know at the time that abuse is not normal. It was just like she said, she was quiet and according to her mother, she was quiet because she didn’t know that abuse is not right and she thought it is a form of love.

In one interview she also said that she grew up watching her uncle beating her aunt “every other day” and later they would go back to their daily life and “everything was good” so she thought that “it was normal.” Furthermore, even Dre has admitted he had an abusive history.

“Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life, however, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I’ve been married for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again.” Dre wrote.

Dr. Dre cracked Toussant’s ribs and shot her

Toussant revealed in an interview with the  New York radio station Power 105 that Dre punched her leaving her black eyes, cracked ribs, and a broken nose. Dre even isolated her from meeting her friends. During her interview with VLAD TV, she also said that Dre once opened fire on her and the bullet missed her by inches.

She said, “one night we was arguing he went and got the gun and I just made it through the bathroom door and he shot at me and he missed me by that much (inches), but he never tried to shoot me anymore.” While the shooting stopped, he never stopped beating her.

After separating from Dre she was with Suge Knight but he also abused her once and after that, he promised to never abuse her again. She was with Suge for eight years, Suge is currently serving his prison time for voluntary manslaughter and he is sentenced to 28 years imprisonment.

Marcel’s father is one of the richest rappers in the world

Dre is not only a rapper or music producer but he is also a businessman who is the founder of the record label Aftermath Entertainment as well as Beats Electronics. He is listed as the fourth richest rapper in the world by various magazines and websites.

Furthermore, he is a multi-millionaire, and according to Forbes Dre had a net worth of $800 million back in 2019 which certainly must have grown by now. In 2022, Dre’s estimated net worth is around $820 million according to the Wealthy Gorilla.

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