GMB Masterclass with Cool & Dre presented by UMPG
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Legendary hit-makers, producers and songwriters, Cool & Dre, have produced countless chart-topping singles and albums in a career that spans nearly two decades. Instantly recognizable and entertainment industry royalty, they are the hottest duo to ever come out of Miami, Florida. The Grammy-Winning super production team have been making their presence felt amongst entertainment industry heavyweights since the early 2000’s. Cool & Dre have been making classic hit songs since Ja Rule’s “New York” and the Game’s “Hate It or Love It,” and continue to be the creative force behind major hits.
Marcello “Cool” Valenzano and Andre “Dre” Lyon’s production and songwriting gift has blessed the likes of Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Lady Gaga, Queen Latifah, Drake, DJ Khaled, Tyga, Pitbull, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Fat Joe, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Gym Class Heroes, P. Diddy, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, The Game, Busta Rhymes, J. Cole, Linkin Park and Future - just to name a few. The duo have contributed production to over 75 million records sold worldwide.
Cool & Dre launched their Epidemic Music Group in 2004 and have
partnered up with countless heavy-hitters over the years. The label boasts of talent which includes Kent Jones and Eric Leon, with Kent Jones’ first single, “Don’t Mind” on Epidemic / We The Best / Epic Records (with DJ Khaled), which went Platinum.
“We strive on having talented artists who are driven, passionate, humble and fearless to push the boundaries like we do makes us even more excited to create and continue to spread the Cool & Dre Epidemic Movement.”
- Cool & Dre
The accomplished hit-makers recently won their 3rd Grammy Award for their work on “The Carters” album (Jay-Z and Beyoncé) for the three tracks they produced (“Summer,” “713,” and “Black Effect”) alongside the bonus track, “Salud!” They previously won Grammy Awards for their work on Mary J. Blige’s “The Breakthrough” and Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter III.”
After nearly two decades of making hits, Cool & Dre are just scratching the surface of their musical genius as they continue to spread their Epidemic sound.