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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—like “The Next Episode”—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

Finally!

It is about time itunes put this entire album up. I have been waiting for it forever. Dr. Dre at his finest. Can't wait for Detox to drop!!!

Perfect!!!!

I know this whole album word for word. I love it, I bought it when I was a youngin and I still bump it cuz it is timeless, its what the westcoast is all about and its all G´d up. Perfect Album.

Classic

If you don’t have this album you are lame. I don’t care if you don’t like rap music this is the sort of album that my punk friends, hipsters, rockers, electro heads and every breathing young soul person should have in their collection. This isn’t rap music this is music at its best.

Biography

Born: February 18, 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, amoralistic side of gang life. Dre was never much of a rapper — his rhymes were simple...
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