Marcel Young is an American media personality who is most famous as the son of Dr. Dre, the legendary hip hop producer, rapper, and billionaire entrepreneur. His mother, on the other hand, is Michel’le Toussant, a singer and reality TV star.
Toussaint and Dr. Dre were never married but dated for several years during which they had Marcel. They also got engaged but never made it down the aisle as Dr. Dre was physically abusive. This not only led to the couple’s breakup but caused a deep rift between them. That rift has yet to completely heal but Marcel Young has a good relationship with his dad, thanks to his mom’s accommodating spirit.
Marcel Young is One of Nine Children Born to Dr. Dre, the Legendary Producer, Rapper, and Entrepreneur
Marcel Young is 31 years old as he was born on the 6th of February 1991. His nationality is American and he has African American ethnicity. Marcel Young is famous as the son of Dr. Dre, the hip-hop mogul. Real name – Andre Romelle Young, Dre got into hip hop music at an early age and eventually joined hands with the likes of Suge Knight to co-found Death Row Records in 1991.
He gained fame with groups such as N.W.A and World Class Wreckin’ Cru. He also dropped hit solo albums and won numerous awards, including six Grammys. Dr. Dre is also a producer and helped to establish the careers of other well-known rappers such as Eminem, 50 cents, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar. Dr. Dre is now regarded as one of the greatest musical artists ever. He is also one of the richest, having sold his Beats Electronics to Apple for $3 billion in 2014.
His Mother is Michel’le Toussaint, an R&B Singer, and Reality TV Star
Marcel Young’s mother is Michel’le Toussaint, an R & B singer and reality TV star. Michel’le is a Los Angeles native and was born in 1970. She started singing in her teens and gained viral fame after providing vocals for the 1987 World Class Wrecking Cru hit song, Turn off the lights. She later went on to drop two albums of her own which spurned hit singles such as No more lies, and Nicety
Michel’le Toussaint has yet to release an album of recent but she continues to perform regularly. She has also tried her hands at other areas and was one of the cast members of the reality TV show, R&B Sivas: Los Angeles from 2013 to 2015. The show focused on the personal life and professional pursuits of the featured stars.
Marcel Young’s Parents Were Together For Six Years
Dr. Dre and Michel’le Toussaint first met each other in 1986. At the time, Dre had already built up some fame as a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru while Michel’le was still an aspiring singer. She was later hired to provide vocals for the group and she and Dre became pals through this. They later started dating that same year.
The couple would remain together for six years during which they experienced some good times. For instance, they welcomed their son, Marcel Young, in 1991. Dr. Dre also achieved much fame as a musician and became quite rich. He and Michel’le were able to pack into a gorgeous mansion in Los Angeles. They also drove cars that cost tens of thousands of dollars as well.
They Later Broke Up in 1992 Amidst Allegations of Physical Abuse and Cheating
Dr. Dre and Michel’le Toussaint also got engaged in the course of their romance but never got married. The major reason for this was that the rapper was physically abusive. According to Michel’le, Dre hit her on multiple occasions. He gave her black eyes, a cracked rib, and a broken nose. He also allegedly shot at her on one occasion but missed.
To make things worse, the rapper also had a drinking problem and was unfaithful as well. It was a horrific way to live and Michel’le developed a dependency on prescription pills and alcohol. She later worked up the energy to break up with Dr. Dre in 1992.
Marcel Young was Largely Raised by His Mom but Is on Cordial Terms with His Dad
At the time that Michel’le and Dr. Dre broke up, their son, Marcel Young was only a year old. He was therefore spared the ugly realities of physical abuse, substance abuse, and infidelity that wrecked his parents’ union. He was thus able to have a normal childhood. He grew up in Los Angeles with his mom and attended school there.
Marcel Young is all grown up now and is quite close to his mom. He also maintains a cordial relationship with his dad. Even though they may not get together all the time, Dr. Dre has a good relationship with his son. Michel’le has previously described her baby daddy as a great father who not only supports his kid financially but is there for him as well. She has also shared some pictures of the father and son on her Instagram page.
Marcel Young is Living His Life Out Of the Spotlight
It is hard to tell what Marcel Young does for a living and this is because he has stayed out of the spotlight. While some people who are related to famous personalities milk it to become social media influencers or reality TV stars, Marcel Young is a different species. He avoids the spotlight. He also doesn’t have any social media accounts under his known name.
This makes it difficult to know what he is up to. It also makes it difficult to know who he is dating at the moment. One thing that is however for sure is that he has grown into a thriving young man. Marcel Young could be a deejay, realtor, or talent manager. The possibilities are endless. It is also possible that he has a beloved girlfriend that he protects from media scrutiny.
Marcel Young has a Total of Nine Siblings, Including a Beloved Younger Sister Named Bailei
The identity of Marcel Young’s girlfriend will remain a mystery for the foreseeable future but the media personality is not lacking for love in his life. He is quite close to his mom – Michel’le and she often shares pictures of him on her Instagram page with lovely captions. She also loves sharing throwback pictures of him.
Another person that Marcel Young is close to is his younger maternal half-sister named Bailei. Bailei was born in 2002 and her father is Suge Knight, the legendary hip hop personality. Marcel Young is 11 years older than Bailei and he loves her like any other protective big brother. Their mom has shared pictures of them hanging out together.
Asides from Bailei, Marcel Young also has eight half-siblings on the paternal side. They are five half-sisters LaTanya, Tyra, LaToya, Ashley, and Truly and three half brothers, Curtis, Andre Jr., and Truice. It is doubtful that he has a close relationship with them given that they have different mothers and did not grow up together.