Cool & Dre are a record production and songwriting duo 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, Lil Wayne's Tha Carter II, Tha Carter III, Tha Carter IV, and Tha Carter V, and more recently their work with Jay-Z and Beyonce on their collaborative album, Everything Is Love, 2018.

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

History edit

The duo have also worked extensively with rappers 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 Grammy-nominated 2005 hit, "Hate It or Love It", Juvenile's "Rodeo", Ja Rule's "New York", Fat Joe's Grammy-nominated 2016 hit, “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 Billboard Hot 100 chart at #8 and sold over two million copies.

Epidemic Records edit

The duo started their own record label, Epidemic Records.[1] 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.[2]

Artists edit

Production discography edit

Singles produced edit

List of singles as either producer or co-producer, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released, performing artists and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album


"Big Bank"
2002 Tru Cognizance
"New York"
(Ja Rule featuring Fat Joe and Jadakiss)
2004 27 14 10 R.U.L.E.
"So Much More"
(Fat Joe)
2005 81 34 18 All or Nothing
"Hate It or Love It"
(The Game featuring 50 Cent)
2 1 1 21 14 5 3 12 4 The Documentary
"Holla at Me"
(DJ Khaled featuring Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Fat Joe, Rick Ross and Pitbull)
2006 59 24 15 Listennn... the Album
41 12 7
  • RIAA: Gold
Reality Check
"Chevy Ridin' High"
(Dre featuring Rick Ross)
"Say I"
(Christina Milian featuring Young Jeezy)
21 13 45 38 15 23 23 4 So Amazin'
"100 Million"
(Birdman featuring Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne)
2007 18 69 5 * Stunna
"We Made It"
(Busta Rhymes featuring Linkin Park)
2008 65 40 37 11 12 13 24 10
"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)
93 The Elephant in the Room
"My Life"
(The Game featuring Lil Wayne)
21 15 4 42 36 49 34 LAX
"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
10 Follow Me Home
"Camera Phone"
(The Game featuring Ne-Yo)
2009 48 LAX
(Wale featuring Lady Gaga)
99 29 73 19 12 Attention Deficit
"On Fire"
(Lil Wayne)
62 54 25 Rebirth
"If It Ain't About Money"
(Fat Joe featuring Trey Songz)
2010 57 25 The Darkside Vol. 1
"Red Nation"
(The Game featuring Lil Wayne)
2011 62 22 The R.E.D. Album
"It's Good"
(Lil Wayne featuring Drake and Jadakiss)
79 Tha Carter IV
(The Game featuring Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne)
2012 81 24 19 Jesus Piece
"All That (Lady)"
(The Game featuring Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Fabolous and Jeremih)
2013 48
"All the Way Up"
(Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana)
2016 27 9 4 46 Plata o Plomo
(Fat Joe, Remy Ma and French Montana featuring RySoValid)
"Money Showers"
(featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
"Don't Mind"
(Kent Jones)
8 4 2 23 39 29 67 43 65 26 Tours
"Holy Key"
(DJ Khaled featuring Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar and Betty Wright)
84 Major Key
(Fat Joe featuring The-Dream and Vindata)
2017 Plata o Plomo
"So Excited"
(Fat Joe featuring Dre)
[A] [B] Non-album singles
"Pick It Up"
(Fat Joe featuring Dre)
(Fat Joe, Dre and Big Sean)
(Fat Joe, Dre featuring Chris Brown)[4]
40 33 75
(Fat Joe, Dre and Lil Wayne)
2019 Family Ties
(Fat Joe, Cardi B and Anuel AA)
(Fat Joe and Dre)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Notes edit

  1. ^ "So Excited" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 24 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[3]
  2. ^ "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.[3]
  3. ^ "Yes" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 17 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.

References edit

  1. ^ Koslow, Jessica (2004-11-22). "Cool & Dre: The "New" Neptunes". Archived from the original on April 27, 2006. Retrieved 2010-09-07.
  2. ^ "Kent Jones". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Chart Search for Fat Joe (Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles) | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "Attention – Single by Fat Joe, Chris Brown & Dre on iTunes". iTunes Store (AU). 24 July 2018. Retrieved July 27, 2018.