Aftermath (Explicit Version)

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Label Uni/interscope
SKU 60125454
UPC 606949004422
UPC 14 00606949004422
Format CD
Release Date 11/26/1996
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Author Dr. Dre Presents
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Technical Info
CatalogID IND 90044
Lable Name Aftermath/Interscope
Released 11/26/1996
Original Release 1996
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 71m : 4s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00606949004422
Album Notes and Credits
Producers include: Dr. Dre, Mel-Man, Bud'da, Floyd Howard, Flossy P, Maurice Wilcher.
Engineers include: Keston Wright, Lamont Hyde, Glove.
The first release on Dr. Dre's label, Aftermath Entertainment, introduces some promising new acts, and gets an immediate boost from the presence of Group Therapy, a supergroup featuring Nas, RBX, Krs-One and B. Real. There's also a great new Dr. Dre track, "Been There Done That."
This is exciting new territory for the man who may be the best producer in hip-hop. Dr. Dre has provided the tracks for some of the most successful acts in hip-hop, including N.W.A. and Snoop Doggy Dogg, and was a bedrock presence on Death Row Records. With PRESENTS... THE AFTERMATH, he moves forward to a label of his own.
Personnel: Dr. Dre (background vocals); Nicole Johnson, RC (vocals, background vocals); Sid McCoy (vocals); King Tee (rap vocals); Stan the Guitar Man, Victor Johnson (guitar); Maurice Wilcher (keyboards, background vocals); Stu-B-Doo, Alex Singleton, Chris "The Glove" Taylor, Camara Kambon (keyboards); Carl "Butch" Small (percussion); DJ T. (scratches); D-Ruff, Flossy P, Hands-On, Ruben Cruz, Kim Summerson, Mike Lynn, Whoz Who, Cassandra McCowan, Jheryl Lockhart (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dr. Dre; Lamont Hyde; Keston Wright; Steve Robbins; Chris "The Glove" Taylor; Brad Haehnel.
Recording information: Daddy's House Recording Studio, New York, NY; Hit Factory, New York, NY; Longevity Studios, North Ho; Quad Studios, NY, NY; Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA.
Photographers: Mario Castellanos; Victor Hall; Michael Benabib.
Dr. Dre shifted directions drastically halfway through 1996, leaving Death Row Records and abandoning gangsta rap, claiming that he had "Been There, Done That." So, Dre founded a new record label, Aftermath, and built an artist roster consisting entirely of new, unproven talent. He also decided not to concentrate on rap, signing urban R&B acts as well as hip-hop. Aftermath's initial release was the various-artists compilation Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath and one listen proves that Dre wasn't kidding when he said he wasn't interested in gangsta anymore. There are a number of rappers on The Aftermath, even a handful of hardcore rappers, but nothing fits into the standard G-funk template. The true revelation of the album is Dre's skill for urban R&B and soul, all of which sounds fresh and exciting compared to several of the fairly pedestrian hip-hop tracks. Despite the success of these urban productions, none of the actual performers make much of an impact -- the tracks are impressive only because they demonstrate Dre's musical versatility and skill. In fact, the two tracks that really stand out -- Dre's stately, sexy "Been There Done That" and the powerful "East Coast/West Coast Killas," which features cameos by B-Real, KRS-One, Nas, and RBX -- are a combination of terrific production and personality, which is usually what results in great singles. But that doesn't mean that The Aftermath is a washout. Instead, it's a promising fresh start for Dre that is full of potential and enough great music to make it a vital listen. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (12/13/96, p.80) - "...A compilation that hints at the diverse things to come from Aftermath's young talents, the album features both rap and R&B....Mostly, Dre stays behind the boards, laying down the deep bass and off-kilter keys that are the foundation of his signature G-Funk sound..." - Rating: B
Disc 1
1 Aftermath (The Intro)
2 East Coast/West Coast Killas - Group Therapy
3 Sh**tin' On The World - Mel-Man
4 Blunt Time - RBX
5 Been There Done That - Dr. Dre
6 Choices - Kim Summerson
7 As The World Keeps Turnin' - Miscellaneous
8 Got Me Open - Hands-On
9 STR-8 Gone - King Tee
10 Please - Maurice Wilcher
11 Do 4 Love - Jheryl Lockhart
12 Sexy Dance - RC
13 No Second Chance - Whoz Who
14 L.A.W. (Lyrical Assault Weapon) - Sharief
15 Nationowl - Nowl
16 Fame - RC

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