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Andre Harrell

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Birthday
26, 1960
Birthplace
Harlem, NY
DEATH DATE
May 7, 2020 (59)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
26, 1960
Birthplace
Harlem, NY
DEATH DATE
May 7, 2020 (59)

About

Record executive known for founding Uptown Records and serving as CEO of Motown Records. He discovered and signed P. Diddy and Mary J. Blige in the late 1980s.

Before Fame

He and his friend Alonzo Brown formed the rap duo Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde while in high school, which became known for the songs "Genius Rap," "Fast Life," and "AM/PM."

Trivia

He attended Lehman College with the intentions of becoming a newscaster, but later dropped out and started working in radio.

Family Life

He was married to acclaimed choreographer Laurieann Gibson. He had a son named Gianni.

Associated With

He met Russell Simmons in 1983 and got a job at Simmons' Rush Communications. Harrell eventually became vice president of the company.