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Editors’ Notes

“Now it’s time to make my impression felt/So sit back, relax, and strap on your seat belt.” Fact: Dre’s solo debut is one of the greatest albums ever. With his charismatic protégé Snoop Doggy Dogg riding shotgun, the rapper/producer cruises Compton in his ’64 Chevy—tossing verbal shots, living it up, and delivering social commentary. The mix of mellow tempos, catchy melodies, and menacing vibes elevated the G-funk sound and was so fresh that it altered pop-culture—bringing gangsta rap to the mainstream and suburban streets.

Customer Reviews

Best Gangsta Rap Album Ever!

I knew that there was something missing on iTunes. The Chronic. What can't be said about this album? It's great. It's off the hook. It's possibly the best produced album of all time. Snoop was introduced to the world. It started one of the most infamous record labels, Death Row. All and all, if you don't have this in your collection you don't know nothing about hip hop or rap.

excellent

every track is fire. one of the best albums ever.

old school rap

this is one of the best old school rap albums ever made, Dr. Dre + Snoop Dogg = bangin tunes, check out Doggystyle by Snoop, awww yeee

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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