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Awesome Dré
Awesome Dre

Birth name

Andre R. Acker

Origin

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Genre

Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop, political hip hop

Occupation(s)

Rapper, record producer

Years active

1988-present

Label

Just Chillin' Records (1988)
Jorlands Records (1988)
Bentley Records (1988-1989)
Strictly Roots Recordings (1993)

Andre R. Acker, better known by his stage name Awesome Dré is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. He is best known for helping to popularise political hip hop in the late 1980s and was the first hip hop artist from Detroit to have an album released on a major label when You Can't Hold Me Back was repressed by Priority Records. Acker released two albums with his group The Hardcore Committee before fading into obscurity in the 1990s.

In 2016, Acker released an EP, A.D.E.P., which marked his first release of new solo material in over twenty years.

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