Marcel Young is the son of rap legend named as Dr. Dre as well as his singer wife, Michel’le Toussant. Marcel Young is Dre’s sixth child on the other hand he was his mother’s first.
Unlike Dre’s other children, Marcel Young has maintained extreme secrecy all around his personal as well as professional life. It has become almost impossible for media to track down for years as well as accordingly there’s hardly any stuff to say about him on any sources.
So, you are going to know why Marcel Young likes to stay under the radar and hasn’t opened up to the general public just like his father and mother.
Marcel Young’s Birth:
Marcel Young’s Mother Didn’t Know That She Was Pregnant With Him For around Six Weeks. Dr. Dre and Michel’le’s son, Marcel Young was born on 6 February in the year 1991, in Los Angeles, which is in California. His grandparents and Dre’s parents were named Theodore and Verna Young. Theodore owned as well as an amateur R&B group.
From his mother’s side, Marcel Young is of Louisiana Creole descent.
Michel’le got to know pretty late about her pregnancy with Marcel. She only finds out about him after 6 weeks o her pregnancy. At that time She was on Hammer tour and still had two more months to go.
She decided to come home and have the baby and finish out some more shows. Toussant then gradually became a stay-at-home mommy.
She said that she didn’t advise having a baby as she wanted to be in this business. Marcel Young’s mother explained that the baby could easily take a year and a half off.
Marcel Young Siblings:
One of his siblings died From A Drug Overdose. Marcel Young is the first-born child of the couple and Dr. Dr is his fourth. Additionally, Marcel Young, the CEO of Beats Electronics has three more sons as well as three daughters.
Moreover, Marcel Young’s mom, Michel’le, is a mother to another child, a daughter from her relationship with Suge Knight.
Marcel Young’s half-sister from his mother’s union with SugeBaileyei Knight was born on 28 November in the year 2002. Michel’le as well as Suge welcomed her three years after their marriage. During an interview, Dre. Dre’s ex-wife told Marcel has a great relationship with his younger sister.
Furthermore, Marcel Young has six more half-siblings from his dad’s relationship with various women. His half-brothers are Curtis Young, Truice Young, as well as Andre Young Jr. The latter passed away due to an overdose of heroin in the year 2009. Marcel Young’s other half-sisters are Truly Young, La Tanya Danielle Young, as well as Tyra Young.
Marcel Young enjoys a great bonding with his all half-siblings, although they were rarely seen together in public.
Marcel Young’s Mother, Michel’le Toussant’s Struggles
His mother, Toussaint rose in a household that lived paycheck to paycheck as of which she had to leave South Central Los Angeles. She used to attend the d school which was 30 miles away from her house — in the comparatively well-to-do neighborhood of Woodland Hills.
The integration of the Los Angeles Unified School District had significant as well as along-lasting implications in his mother’s life. Toussant, now 50, is perhaps popularly known for her in the year 1989 self-titled double-platinum album.
When she was 16 in the year 1986. Marcel Young’s mother recorded Turn Off the Lights for World Class Wreckin Cru, Dr. Dre’s R&B group which was with DJ Yella.
Toussaint used to ride around three buses to g work done. She was smart, yet possessed and she had no knowledge of the inner workings of the music industry. Moreover, she never got any penny from the song’s royalties. Dre’s former wife revealed that she wore the same jeans thrice a week. Her mother had too many kids as well as it was hard for her to provide.
His Parents Were In A Relationship For around Six Years
Dre and Toussant saw each other at Ruthless Records in the year the 1980s.
A few months after Turn Off the Lights (1987), Toussaint and Dre started dating. The Toussaint however, never saw herself anything much besides Dre’s girlfriend until Eazy-E approached her about signing with Ruthless Records. Dre produced her debut album, which included the single named No More Lies.
With the godfather of the American hip-hop industry, Dr. Dre, there were moments when Toussant’s life was like something which was out of a dream. At one point in time, Marcel Young’s father surprised her with a house that he bought for them both which were in Calabasas, Calif.
For adding misery to the physical abuse; Dre was also a habitual cheater. They were in a romantic relationship for around six years.
The 2016 American biographical TV drama film named Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le explained the relationship of Young’s parents, Dr. Dre as well as Michel’le.
Marcel Young’s Father Was Very Abusive with His Mother
Marcel Young’s father assaulted her in a Los Angeles nightclub in the year 1991. As per reports, Gawker’s journalist said, at that time, Toussaint thought Dre was going to kill her. After that, The rapper pleaded no contest to the charge, as well as Young’s parents, settled a civil suit outside of court.
During an interview with Vlad TV, Toussaint said that she was glad she wasn’t in the movie. Marcel Young’s mother added that, just from the beginning, she was only a quiet girlfriend who got beat up and told to sit down as well as shut up.
Unfortunately for Toussaint, it wasn’t until her exit from South Central, that she then realised domestic violence which wasn’t normal, and that she’d done nothing to deserve it. She had also never called the police on Dre. Marcel’s mother said she was quiet as she didn’t know any different and thought it was just a form of love.
During an interview with New York radio station Power 105, Toussaint disclosed that Dre punched her with a closed fist repeatedly, and after that, he had never given her black eyes on at least five incidents. She said that he broke her nose as well as even cracked her rib.
What’s more, Toussaint exposed that Dre, like many other men who commit acts of intimate partner violence, isolated her from all her friends, especially those who were men.
Dre Even Shot Marcel Young’s Mother
While giving an interview for VLAD TV, Michel’le also asked about the time when Dr. Dre fired a shot at her.
She remembered that they had just partied and thereafter, they got into an argument, he went and got the gun and she just made it through the bathroom door. Toussant said Marcel’s father shot at her and it missed her just by a few inches.
Thereafter, Michel’le left the bullet in the hole. She detailed how it was in the door and then it went through the side of the wall in the bathroom as she left it there for a while, just so that he could see it.
Toussant said after this horrific incident, he never tried to shoot her anymore. But the beatings continued.
Michel’le’s Second Husband Was Also Abusive
As Marcel’s mother was able to free herself from Dre, physical abuse started with her once again and this time, the offender was not the Grammy-winning artist.
Toussant claimed that the Death Row Records founder, Suge not only hit her just one time. Thereafter, he promised not to hit her again as she was too small.
Both of them were together for around eight years, with Suge staying in jail for around six of them. Presently, the record producer is back in jail in the year 2015 attempted murder charge.
What Is Marcel Young Doing Now?
Marcel as apparent is pretty elusive and neither is he chasing any spotlight. Besides featuring in Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le, Young has not made any presence in the media.
To make the matter more mysterious, he’s not that prevailing over social media as well.
Marcel’s Father’s Sizeable Net Worth
It wouldn’t be wrong to say Young was born into wealthiness considering his father’s weighty fortune. As of 2021, sources estimate Dr. Dre’s net worth is estimated to be north of $800 million, which ranks him among the top five 3rd richest rappers in the world.
Dre pocketed a total of about US$52 million from selling part of his share of Aftermath Entertainment to Interscope Records and his production of the hit song, Family Affair (2001) by Mary J. Blige.
In 2001, Rolling Stone magazine named him the second-highest-paid artist of the year.
Dr. Dre ranked 44th in 2004 with earnings of $11.4 million, mostly from production royalties from such projects as albums from G-Unit and D12 and the single, Rich Girl by singer Gwen Stefani and rapper Eve.
In 2012, Forbes estimated his net worth at US$270 million. The publication later reported that Young’s father acquired US$110 million via his various endeavors in 2012, making him the highest-paid artist of the year.
His 2014 sale of Beats to Apple was the biggest single-year payday of any musician in history. This subsequently made Dr. Dre the world’s richest musical performer of 2015.
In 2014, the Mechanic purchased a $40 million home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Its previous owners were the power couple, Tom Brady, and supermodel Gisele Bundchen.