Chronic (Explicit Version) CD (2001)

Artist: Dr. Dre

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Specifications

Label Death Row Records
SKU 60468928
UPC 728706300025
UPC 14 00728706300025
Format CD
Release Date 5/22/2001
Sales Rank 253
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Author Dr. Dre
Compilation Appearance Natural Born Killers (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Murder Was The Case (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Friday (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Show (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Another Level
Compilation Appearance Aftermath (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Top Dogg (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 3-Life & Times Of S.Carte (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Marshall Mathers Lp (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Marshall Mathers Lp (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 4-60 Minutes Of Funk (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Training Day (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ice Cube's Greatest Hits (Explicit Version) (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Ice Cube's Greatest Hits (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Old School Funkin Hip Hop 2
Compilation Appearance Eminem Show (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance No Diggity: the Very Best Of Blackst
Compilation Appearance Blueprint 2.1 (Explicit Version) (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Encore (Clean Version) (Bonus CD)
Compilation Appearance Encore (Explicit Version) (Bonus CD)
Compilation Appearance Instrumental Icons Vol 3
Compilation Appearance Best of Snoop Dogg (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Curtain Call
Compilation Appearance Blue Carpet Treatment (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Timbaland Presents Shock Value(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Curtis (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Old School Vol 9
Compilation Appearance In The Movies(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary R&B
Compilation Appearance Best Of 2 Pac Part 1: Thug(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Relapse (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Relapse (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Red Album(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Middle Men (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Compilation Appearance Icon
Compilation Appearance 5 Classic Albums:no Limit Records
Compilation Appearance 5 CLASSIC ALBUMS:SNOOP DOGG(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Friends & Lovers
Compilation Appearance Old School Gold Box Set
Compilation Appearance Recovery (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Millennium Collection: 20th Century Ma
Compilation Appearance Cheers (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Untouchable (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Eminem Show (Explicit Version)
Associated Artist/Work Eminem
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Sneed, Sam
Associated Artist/Work Streetwize
Artist Influence Afrika Bambaataa
Artist Influence Boogie Down Productions
Artist Influence Cameo
Artist Influence Funkadelic
Artist Influence George Clinton (Funk)
Artist Influence Gigolo Tony
Artist Influence Ice-T
Artist Influence L.A. Dream Team
Artist Influence Leon Haywood
Artist Influence Ohio Players
Artist Influence Parliament
Artist Influence Rodney O
Artist Influence Schoolly D
Artist Influence The Egyptian Lover
Artist Influence Too $hort
Artist Influence Zapp
Artist Contemporary Above the Law
Artist Contemporary Ant Banks
Artist Contemporary Compton's Most Wanted
Artist Contemporary CPO
Artist Contemporary Cypress Hill
Artist Contemporary Daz Dillinger
Artist Contemporary DJ Pooh
Artist Contemporary DJ Premier
Artist Contemporary DJ Quik
Artist Contemporary Eazy-E
Artist Contemporary Gang Starr
Artist Contemporary Geto Boys
Artist Contemporary Ice Cube
Artist Contemporary Ice-T
Artist Contemporary Johnny J
Artist Contemporary Mack 10
Artist Contemporary MC Eiht (Rap)
Artist Contemporary Nate Dogg
Artist Contemporary Prince Paul
Artist Contemporary RC
Artist Contemporary Snoop Dogg
Artist Contemporary Soopafly
Artist Contemporary Spice 1
Artist Contemporary Tha Dogg Pound
Artist Contemporary The D.O.C.
Artist Contemporary Timbaland
Artist Contemporary Warren G
Artist Contemporary Westside Connection
Artist Follower 2Pac
Artist Follower 50 Cent
Artist Follower AraabMuzik
Artist Follower Big Boi
Artist Follower Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Artist Follower Cypress Hill
Artist Follower Daz Dillinger
Artist Follower DJ Khaled
Artist Follower E-40 (Rap)
Artist Follower Eminem
Artist Follower Fabolous
Artist Follower Freddie Gibbs
Artist Follower Game
Artist Follower Kurupt
Artist Follower Mack 10
Artist Follower Nate Dogg
Artist Follower Pusha T
Artist Follower Snoop Dogg
Artist Follower T.I.
Artist Follower The Notorious B.I.G.
Artist Follower The Pharcyde
Artist Follower Warren G
Artist Follower Webbie
Artist Follower Xzibit
Technical Info
Producer Dr. Dre
CatalogID DRRCD 63000
Lable Name Death Row (USA)
Released 05/22/2001
Original Release 1992
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 62m : 54s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00728706300025
Musical Guests
Bushwick Bill
The D.O.C.
Snoop Dogg
Album Notes and Credits
A great hip-hop album relies on a balance of two components: lyrical skill and correctly-matched production. Often they can be found in conflict, undermining one another; but when an artist masters both techniques, the results can be incredibly rewarding. On his solo debut THE CHRONIC, Dr. Dre not only discovered this balance but took it to the next level, making gangsta funk a multi-platinum commodity and changing the face of rap forever.
Dre (nee Andre Young) began his musical career with the World Class Wreckin' Cru, but came to prominence as one of the founding members of hip-hop's first super-group, N.W.A. By the time of THE CHRONIC's release, he had already returned to the limelight with a slammin' single, "Deep Cover," on which he shared the stage with a previously unknown rapper named Snoop Doggy Dogg. It was Snoop's idiosyncratic flow that lay behind Dre's Funkadelicized G-Funk and powered THE CHRONIC.
Dre is the West Coast's king of hard-core production, but the content of lyrics such as "A Nigga Witta Gun" and "Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat" hit hard enough. Songs such as "Bitches Ain't S**t" also showed that Dre and the rest of his crew could get away with many controversial opinions by simply adding a mean bass line and a hypnotic beat. Yet, "Nuthin' But A `G' Thing" and "Let Me Ride" both used the smooth G appeal to capture not just rap fans, but the pop audience as well. In fact, THE CHRONIC's success demonstrated G-Funk's mass appeal, and paved the way for hip-hop's gangsta (r)evolution.
Artist Overview
Dr. Dre has dictated the pace of change in West Coast rap more than any other single figure. As DJ/producer for N.W.A., he ushered in a whole new era in rap by adapting the raw sonics of Public Enemy & Boogie Down Productions to the ethos of L.A.'s youth gangs. After the group's split, he expanded his style to include eerie P-Funk synths on his solo releases and those of prot?g? Snoop Dogg. The resulting "G-Funk" sound influenced many other West Coast rap artists. In the late 1990s, Dre found another notable prot?g?, a promising young lyricist from Detroit named Eminem.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.128) - Ranked #137 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "[Dr. Dre] funked up the rhymes with a smooth bass-heavy production style and the laid-back delivery of then-unknown rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg."
Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.53) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."
Rolling Stone (3/18/93, p.40) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...A hip-hop masterwork full of big beats and little surprises....THE CHRONIC drops raw realism and pays tribute to hip-hop virtuosity..."
Spin (9/99, p.122) - Ranked #8 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."
Entertainment Weekly (1/8/93, p.54) - "...No one in the pop universe makes more visceral--or more visual--music than he does....THE CHRONIC storms with rage, strolls with confidence, and reverberates with a social realism that's often ugly and horrifying..." - Rating: A
Q (12/99, p.76) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."
Q (1/94, p.82) - Included in Q's list of `The 50 Best Albums Of 1993' - "...a mature, progressive, marvelous new record..."
Q (1/94, p.85) - Included in Q's list of `The 50 Best Albums Of 1993.'
Q (12/02, p.122) - "...Chock-full of impossibly thrilling basslines....Hugely influential..."
Vibe (12/99, p.157) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century
Vibe (6/02, p.109) - Ranked #6 in Vibe's "Top 10 rap albums" - "...Dre's decade-defining opus introduced the world to the laid-back luxury of Californian 'G-funk'....The game would never be the same."
The Source (2/93, p.55) - 4.5 Stars - Excellent Plus - "...Following the hype behind one of his hardest tracks ever, `Deep Cover,' Dre has unloaded all over this album with the same furified intensity....An innovative and progressive hip-hop package that must not be missed..."
Village Voice (3/94, p.5) - Ranked #2 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.
Village Voice (3/1/94, p.5) - Ranked #6 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.
Disc 1
1 Chronic, The (Intro)
2 Fuck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')
3 Let Me Ride
4 Day The Niggaz Took Over, The
5 Nuthin' But A "G" Thang
6 Deeez Nuuuts
7 Lil' Ghetto Boy
8 Nigga Witta Gun, A
9 Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat
10 $20 Sack Pyramid, The
11 Lyrical Gangbang
12 High Powered
13 Doctor's Office, The
14 Stranded On Death Row - (with Bushwick Bill)
15 Roach, The (The Chronic Outro)
16 Bitches Ain't Shit

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