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Cool & Dre

Cool & Dre

Cool & Dre are a Grammy Award nominated[3] team of American record producers and songwriters from North Miami, Florida, consisting of Marcello "Cool" Antonio Valenzano and Andre "Dre" Christopher Lyon. The duo are best known for their work with Terror Squad founder Fat Joe, first collaborating on the albums Jealous Ones Still Envy and Loyalty in 2001 and 2002, respectively and more recently their work with Jay-Z and Beyonce on the Everything Is Love album in 2018. The duo have also worked extensively with rappers Lil Wayne, The Game, Nas, Queen Latifah, Ja Rule, Rick Ross, Remy Ma, Kendrick Lamar and many others. Their hits include The Game and 50 Cent's 2005 hit "Hate It Or Love It", Juvenile's "Rodeo", Ja Rule "New York", Fat Joe's "All The Way Up" and Lil Wayne's "On Fire". To date their work has sold over 75 million records worldwide. Cool & Dre started their record company Epidemic Music in 2004. The artists currently signed to Epidemic Music are Kent Jones, Eric Leon, and Tom G. In 2016 Epidemic Music released Kent Jones's debut single "Don't Mind" which peaked on the Hot 100 charts at #8 and sold over 2 million copies.

Cool & Dre
Also known asRecord Room Cool & Dre
OriginMiami, Florida, U.S.
Years active2001–present
  • Epidemic
  • Cash Money
Associated acts
MembersMarcello "Cool" Antonio Valenzano
Andre "Dre" Christopher Lyon

Epidemic Records

The duo started their own record label, Epidemic Records.[4] They signed their first artist, Kent Jones as a joint record deal with We the Best Music Group and Epic Records. Most recently, the pair signed Vero Beach, FL artist Eric Leon, and Tampa, FL rapper Tom G. [5]

Production discography

Singles produced

List of singles as either producer or co-producer, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released, performing artists and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
US Rap
"Big Bank"
2002Tru Cognizance
"New York"
(Ja Rule featuring Fat Joe and Jadakiss)
"So Much More"
(Fat Joe)
2005813418All or Nothing
"Hate It or Love It"
(The Game featuring 50 Cent)
  • RIAA: Gold
The Documentary
"Holla at Me"
(DJ Khaled featuring Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Fat Joe, Rick Ross and Pitbull)
2006592415Listennn... the Album
  • RIAA: Gold
Reality Check
"Chevy Ridin' High"
(Dre featuring Rick Ross)
"Say I"
(Christina Milian featuring Young Jeezy)
211345381523234So Amazin'
"100 Million"
(Birdman featuring Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne)
200718695 * Stunna
"We Made It"
(Busta Rhymes featuring Linkin Park)
"Ya Heard Me"
(B.G. featuring Juvenile, Lil Wayne and Trey Songz)
Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood
"Ain't Sayin' Nothin'"
(Fat Joe featuring Plies and Dre)
93The Elephant in the Room
"My Life"
(The Game featuring Lil Wayne)
"Peace Sign/Index Down"
(Gym Class Heroes featuring Busta Rhymes)
The Quilt
"Make the World Go Round"
(Nas featuring The Game and Chris Brown)
Untitled Nas album
"All My Life (In the Ghetto)"
(Jay Rock featuring Lil Wayne and will.i.am)
10Follow Me Home
"Camera Phone"
(The Game featuring Ne-Yo)
(Wale featuring Lady Gaga)
9929731912Attention Deficit
"On Fire"
(Lil Wayne)
"If It Ain't About Money"
(Fat Joe featuring Trey Songz)
20105725The Darkside Vol. 1
"Red Nation"
(The Game featuring Lil Wayne)
20116222The R.E.D. Album
"It's Good"
(Lil Wayne featuring Drake and Jadakiss)
79Tha Carter IV
(The Game featuring Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne)
2012812419Jesus Piece
"All That (Lady)"
(The Game featuring Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Fabolous and Jeremih)
"All the Way Up"
(Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana)
  • RIAA: 2x Platinum
Plata o Plomo
(Fat Joe, Remy Ma and French Montana featuring RySoValid)
"Money Showers"
(featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
"Don't Mind"
(Kent Jones)
  • RIAA: Platinum
"Holy Key"
(DJ Khaled featuring Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar and Betty Wright)
84Major Key
(Fat Joe featuring The-Dream and Vindata)
2017Plata o Plomo
"So Excited"
(Fat Joe featuring Dre)
[1][2]Family Ties
"Pick It Up"
(Fat Joe featuring Dre)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


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Citation Linkopenlibrary.org"So Excited" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number six on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.
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