Marcel Young (born 6th February 1991; Age: 31 years old) is an American media personality better known as the son of Dr. Dre and Michel’le who dated in the late 80s and early 90s. His father is a hip-hop mogul, award-winning singer, and producer, while his mother is an award-winning musician.
Marcel’s parents dated for six years before splitting up when their son was six. Their relationship was marred by the fact that Dr. Dre was abusive. The young lad was thus largely raised by his mother, but he is nevertheless close to his father. Marcel Young today relishes living a private life, making it difficult to know what is he up to these days.
Marcel Young is the Son of Dr. Dre, the Billionaire Rapper, Producer, and Business Mogul
Marcel Young is 31 years old as he was born on the 6th of February 1991. His ethnicity is African-American, while his nationality is American.
Young is one of the nine children of the popular hip-hop icon, Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young. He was born on the 18th of February in 1965 and grew up in Compton, California, where he fell in love with music at an early age.
Dr. Dre pursued his passion and, by the age of 20, tasted success with the electro group known as World Class Wreckin’ Cru. By 22, he co-founded the gangsta rap group, N.W.A., and they went on to revolutionize rap. N.W.A disbanded in 1991, but that has not stopped Dr. Dre’s shine. He has dropped solo albums of his own and won Grammy awards.
He is also credited with producing and midwifing the success of rappers such as 50 Cents and Eminem. Dr. Dre is also a savvy entrepreneur. He sold his Beats by Dre headphone brand to Apple for $3 billion in May 2014.
Marcel Young’s Mother is Michel’le, An Award-Winning Singer and Reality TV Star
Marcel Young’s mother is Michel’le Toussant, an award-winning singer and reality TV star. Toussant is a California native and was born in 1970. She equally started singing at a young age and got her breakthrough at the age of 17 when she was featured on the 1987 hit track, “Turn off the Lights”, by World Class Wreckin’ Cru.
Toussant’s performance on the track helped her to land a recording deal, and in 1989, she dropped her debut eponymous album. It spurned hit tracks such as “No More Lies,” “Nicety,” and “Something in my Heart”. It was also certified gold.
Since then, Michel’le Toussant has dropped at least one other album and several other singles. She is also a reality TV star and appeared on the 2013 edition of R & B Divas: L.A.
Marcel Young’s Parents were Together for Six Years Before Breaking Up in 1996
Marcel Young’s parents, Dr. Dre and Michel’le Toussant, first got to know each other in 1987 while recording music together. They fell in love along the way and started dating in 1990. The romance between the two lasted for about six years and had several highs and lows.
On the positive side, their relationship was blessed with a son in 1991. They also tasted success in their respective careers. As such, they went from just making enough to pay the bills to enormous wealth. The couple moved their family into an exquisite accommodation. They also drove luxurious cars and the like.
On the negative side, the romance between Marcel Young’s parents was tainted by the fact that his father was physically abusive. Dr. Dre assaulted Michel’le and even cheated on her on a couple of occasions, but she stayed put. She later decided to walk away in 1996.
Marcel Young was Largely Raised by His Mom but Remains Close to His Dad
At the time that Michel’le worked up the courage to leave Dr. Dre, their son Marcel Young was only about five years old. He, therefore, went with her, and she served as his primary caregiver. They lived together in Los Angeles, and she worked hard to provide for him. His dad also tried as much as possible to be there for him as he grew up.
Marcel Young is all grown up now, and his mother has stated that his dad was there for him emotionally. She has also revealed that the rapper catered to his son’s financial needs. As a result of this, father and son are quite close, Marcel Young has been pictured with his dad on a few occasions.
Dr. Dre’s Son Lives a Private Life Out of the Spotlight
Being the son of two popular personalities has automatically conferred stardom on Marcel Young, but he doesn’t seem to be interested in taking advantage of that opportunity. Young lives his life very far away from the spotlight. He avoids red carpet outings with his parents. He also does not have any social media accounts under his unknown name. All this makes it difficult to know what he is up to, and this leaves room for speculations.
Marcel Young could be possibly married with kids now. He could be working a regular 9-to-5 job or maybe heading a business of his own. Young could also be working for his dad. Nothing is certain. One thing that is, however, for sure is that he is living a responsible life and has avoided controversies that may generate bad publicity for his parents.
Marcel Young has a Total of Nine Half Siblings from Both Parents
Marcel Young has a total of nine half-siblings. This includes eight paternal half-siblings and one maternal half-sibling. On his father’s side, Marcel Young has three half-brothers, namely Curtis, Andre Jr. (late), and Truice. He also has five half-sisters, and they are – LaTanya, Tyra, LaToya, Ashley, and Truly.
The extent of Marcel Young’s relationship with his paternal half-siblings is not known, but there is the possibility he may be close to them. Then again, that might not be the reality at all, given that he never lived under the same roof with them. One sibling that Marcel Young is very close to is his younger maternal half-sister, Bailei Knight.
Bailei was born in 2002, which means that Marcel is nine years older than her. She is the product of his mother’s relationship with hip-hop producer and executive Suge knight. Marcel Young is quite close to Bailei, as evidenced by the several pictures of them together on their mother’s Instagram page.