Honestly, I wouldn’t consider myself a true hip hop fan if I didn’t have this is in the collection. There are so many classics, but this was one that I absolutely needed sooner rather than later so even though this is a repressed version, I scooped it right up. I’ve told you before, I was always a West Coast fan growing up so expect more from Dr. Dre and all of his associates.
As Dre is mostly a producer (it’s no secret he has somebody write his rhymes), there’s a lot of guest appearances on this album and I didn’t list who actually wrote the songs. You can zoom in on the insert below to check it out though!
Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. Dre was previously the co-owner of, and an artist on, Death Row Records.
Dre has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many rappers, including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Xzibit, and 50 Cent. He is credited as a key figure in the popularization of West Coast G-funk, a style of rap music characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats.
Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru and later found fame with the influential gangsta rap group N.W.A with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella, which popularized the use of explicit lyrics in rap to detail the violence of street life. His 1992 solo debut The Chronic, released under Death Row Records, led him to become one of the best-selling American performing artists of 1993 and to win a Grammy Award for the single “Let Me Ride”. That same year he produced Death Row labelmate Snoop Dogg’s quadruple platinum debut Doggystyle.
In 1996, he left Death Row Records to establish his own label, Aftermath Entertainment. During the 2000s, he focused on production for other artists, while occasionally contributing vocals to songs. Dr. Dre signed Eminem and 50 Cent to his record label in 1998 and 2002 respectively, while contributing production on their albums. He has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year. Dr. Dre has also had acting roles in movies such as Set It Off, The Wash and Training Day. Rolling Stone ranked Dre at 56 on their list of “100 Greatest Artists of All-Time”.
The Chronic (Intro)
F**K with Dre Day (And Everybody’s Celebratin’) feat. Snoop Dogg, RBX and Jewell
Let Me Ride feat. Ruben and Jewell
The Day the N*ggaz Took Over feat. RBX, Snoop Dogg and That Nigga Daz
Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang feat. Snoop
Deeez Nuuuts feat. That Nigga Daz, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Warren G.
Lil’ Ghetto Boy feat. Snoop and That Nigga Daz
A N*gga witta Gun
Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat feat. RBX, BJ and Snoop Dogg
The $20 Sack Pyramid feat. Big Tittie Nickie, D.O.C., Samara and Snoop Dogg
Lyrical Gangbang feat. Rage, Kurupt and RMX
High Powered feat. RBX, That Nigga Daz and Rage
The Doctor’s Office feat. Rage and Jewell
Stranded on Death Row feat. Bushwick Bill, Kurupt, RBX, Rage and Snoop Dogg
The Roach (The Chronic Outro)
Bitches ain’t Shit feat. Snoop Dogg, That Nigga Daz and Kurupt