Chronic (Explicit Version)

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Product Summary

Format: CD
Mfg Part#: 07844416 Sku: 60468928
UPC: 728706300025
UPC 14: 00728706300025
Release Date: 5/22/2001
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Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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.
Music Release Date Release Date : 05/22/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1992
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : DRRCD 63000
Music Label Name Label : Death Row (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00728706300025