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Editors’ Notes

Could Dr. Dre create anything that could rival his work with Death Row? The Chronic 2001 laid any doubts to rest with radio-ready singles that blended the crisp G-Funk of Dre’s past with a newfound sense of symphonic grandeur. But the real gems here are a series of guest-laden album cuts—“The Watcher” and “Some L.A. N***az”—that find a veritable who’s who of Los Angeles rap royalty spitting fire over some of Dre’s sparest, fiercest beats. The Chronic 2001 is the equal of its illustrious predecessor in almost every respect; a hip-hop classic from one of the greatest producers to ever approach the boards.

Customer Reviews

The best album of hip hop

This for me was the one of the greatest hip hop/ rap albums of all time. With artists such as snoop dogg, eminem, mary j, xzibit, nate dogg, ms roq, hittman, dr dre himslef and more.The album includes classics such as still dre, next episode, forgot about dre. The album is dre's best work so far and look forward to the new album coming soon entitled ' Detox' . Even though i had already brought the album when it was released i did not hesistate to purchase it again from i-tunes.

Hip hop essential

This is an essential album to any hip hop fan. My favourite songs are: Still dre Next episode forget about dre Xxplosive (which is under hyped) The watcher wha'ts the diffrence big egos If anything, its true the album suffers from poor lyrics from some of the rappers. Snoop and Eminem stand out so much as the majority of the others aren't anything special. Xzibit also shines, using his typical smart lyrics. If theres one thing I hope improves on Detox would be the lyrics, with 50 cent, the Game, Busta, Eve, Em, Snoop, Stat Quo and others Detox will hopefully get some good lyrics. I hope 50 is in his Get roch or die tryin form, not the Massacre. ANd if Snoop and Em are on top form all Dre has to do is produce some amazing beats...


Absolutley outstanding album. Haven't listened to it for a few years. 100% value for your money.


Born: 18 February 1965 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

More than any other rapper, Dr. Dre was responsible for moving away from the avant-noise and political stance of Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions as well as the party vibes of old-school rap. Instead, Dre pioneered gangsta rap and his own variation of the sound, G-funk. BDP's early albums were hardcore but cautionary tales of the criminal mind, but Dre's records with N.W.A. celebrated the hedonistic, amoral side of gang life. Dre was never much of a rapper -- his rhymes were simple and his...
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