Marcel Young: Son of Dr. Dre and Michel’le, in a Parental Relationship as Strange as Any You’ve Heard

by Laura C. Jones

If you’re like most people, you probably know little to none about Marcel Young despite the fame of his parents. The son of Dr. Dre and Michel’le prefers to live a quiet, private life, which makes it hard to know much about him. 

Still, I managed to compile quite interesting facts about Young, his siblings, and a few other aspects of his life. In this post, I’ll take you on an exciting journey to discover these untold stories of Marcel Young.

Who Is Marcel Young?

Marcel Young is the son of the famous rapper and producer Dr. Dre and the popular R&B singer Michel’le. He was born in February 1991 in Los Angeles, California. 

At that time, the relationship between his parents was less than pleasant, according to his mother. So, his upbringing was a little bit difficult.

There are no official reports defining Marcel Young’s career. Still, some sources state that he’s an avid advocate for the accessibility of mental health care for all.

Marcel Young’s Parents

Marcel Young's Parents

Marcel’s mother, Michel’le, met his father, Dr. Dre, for the first time when she was 16. Back then, Dre was 22.

They both were a part of a group called World Class Wreckin’ Cru. They worked together briefly before starting dating. 

Surprisingly, despite his young age, Dre had a child with another woman back then.

Dr. Dre 

Dr. Dre

You’re likely aware of Dr. Dre and his immense achievements in the music world. However, in this section, I’ll focus more on the famous producer and rapper’s personal life.

He was born in February 1965 in Compton, California. Dr. Dre started his career while he was a teenager, but this wasn’t the only thing he started significantly early. 

He had his first child when he was 16. Now, he has eight children with different women.

The famous rapper had his first son, Curtis, in 1981. Two years later, he had his first daughter, LaTanya Young. 

Then, he had his second daughter, Tyra Young, from another mother in 1984. In the same year, he had one more daughter named LaToya. 

In 1985, he got another daughter named Ashley. Ashley was Dre’s fifth child and fourth daughter. Soon after, Andre Young Jr. was born. 

After three years, Dre had Marcel Young, his seventh child, followed by one more kid.

You may think that because of the high-profile life of their father, these children received some of the spotlight. Nonetheless, this is only true for some and not the case for others.

Marcel Young is one of those children who didn’t get much media exposure. He has maintained a low-profile life away from the limelight for almost his life.

The Hard Life of Michel’le With Dr. Dre


The relationship between Marcel Young’s parents is one of the strangest you might have heard about, and so is their marriage.


First, Michel’le entered the relationship with Dr. Dre, aware he already had multiple children from other women. She also maintained her relationship with him while more children from other women were being born.

Even worse, she stayed beside Dr. Dre when he was suffering from alcohol abuse, which led him to beat her repeatedly. 

As a result, Michel’le got her nose and ribs broken and suffered from five black eyes. Not to mention that Dre tried to shoot her in the head with a gun, but luckily, he missed the target. 

Michel’le later talked about all the horrors she experienced with Dr. Dre in an interview with Vlad TV. She explained that sticking around in the relationship, despite all these violent occurrences, was the only approach she knew. 

Michel’le said that she saw her uncle beating her aunt regularly when she was young. So, she grew up believing that this violent approach was expected in relationships.

After years of this intolerable suffering, Michel’le and Dr. Dre divorced. But unfortunately, this wasn’t the end of her misery.

Michel’le After Her Divorce With Dr. Dre 

Suge Knight

Soon after her divorce from Dre, Michel’le went into a relationship with Suge Knight, a renowned music executive. Sadly, unlike what she had hoped, her life went from one bad situation to another. 

Like Dr. Dre, Suge Knight treated Michel’le poorly and beat her many times. One day, her jaw was dislocated as a result of his violence.

That said, Michel’le and Suge got married in 1999. At that time, he was in jail for manslaughter, serving a 28-year sentence. However, they divorced 6 years later. 

The tragic story of Michel’le with her two husbands was turned into a TV movie called Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le.

Marcel Young’s Siblings

Marcel Young's Siblings

Marcel Young has many half-children from both his father’s and mother’s sides. He has seven half-siblings from his father’s side and one half-sister from his mother’s. 

I’ve mentioned the names of his father’s children earlier. The name of his mother’s other child is Bailei Knight. She is the daughter of the rapper Suge Knight. 

Marcel Young’s Age

Given his birth date in 1991, Marcel Young will celebrate his 33 birthday in February 2024.

Unlike his age, Young’s marital status and his career are unknown. The same goes for his relationship with his father, which no one knows how it goes right now. 

Marcel Young on Instagram

It seems like Young’s desire to live a quiet life is also extended to social media. This explains why he doesn’t have a public Instagram account. 

Likewise, he has no public presence on any other social media platform. That said, his mother, Michel’le, includes him in her social media posts every now and then. 

Marcel Young’s Net Worth

Marcel Young's Net Worth

Like many people, you’re probably eager to know how much Marcel Young is worth. 

Although some sources reported that Young’s net worth ranges between $100,000 and $1.5 million, the accuracy of this information is questioned. It’s simply baseless.

Unfortunately, it’s hard to lay my hand on an official estimate of his net worth because of Marcel’s low-profile life.

It’s even unknown what career path Young has chosen or what other activities he is engaged in.

Wrapping Up

So, by now, you know that Marcel Young is the son of the famous American rapper Dr. Dre and the R&B singer Michel’le.

He has eight half-siblings, seven from his father’s side and one from his mother’s. Still, no information or official records about Young’s career or net worth exist. 

In addition, Young’s strong desire to live a quiet life drives him away from being active on social media.

Images source: Instagram

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