The Chronic

The Chronic

by Dr. DreDr. Dre

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Overview

Dr. Dre, a.k.a. Andre Young, may not be a great rapper, but the skillful producer put his mark on hip-hop with a string of classic albums culminating in this "solo" debut. Dre started off in the right place at the right time. A member of N.W.A. and producer of their most infamous recordings, Straight Outta Compton and Niggaz 4 Life, Dre split with Eazy E and began working on his own material, often with guests rapping. After dropping his debut single, "Deep Cover" (the title track from the same-named movie), he responded with his opus The Chronic. Dre took gangsta rap's typically frenetic backing and slowed it down to George Clinton–esque R&B; he smoothed it out by adding touches of lite jazz, and the G-Funk sound was born. While it irrevocably altered the hip-hop landscape upon its release in 1992, The Chronic is equally notable for launching the career of Snoop Doggy Dogg, who appears on several key tracks, including "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang." Snoop would go on to a notable career of his own, kicked off by his Dre-produced debut, Doggystyle, but his irresistible presence on The Chronic only underscores Dre's formidable skills as a producer -- which would later play no small role the arrival and development of a young white rapper named Eminem.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2001
Label: Death Row
UPC: 0728706300025
catalogNumber: 63000
Rank: 4307

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dr. Dre   Primary Artist,Keyboards
Bushwick Bill   Vocals
Snoop Dogg   Track Performer
Warren G   Vocals
Katisse Buckingham   Flute,Saxophone
Emmage   Vocals
Colin Wolfe   Bass Guitar,Keyboards,keyboard bass
Cheron Moore   Drums
RBX   Vocals
Eric Borders   Guitar
Chris Clairmont   Guitar
Justin Reinhardt   Keyboards
Nate Dogg   Vocals
Daz Dillinger   Track Performer
Kurupt   Vocals
BJ "Tha Mocking Bird"   Track Performer
Samara   Track Performer
Big Tittie Nickie   Track Performer
Rage   Vocals

Technical Credits

Dr. Dre   Producer,drum programming
Suge Knight   Executive Producer
Kimberly Holt   Artwork,Art Direction

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