Chronic

Performers Dr. Dre

Death Row | December 19, 2001 | Compact Disc

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This is an Enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files including the video for "Dre Day."
Personnel: Dr. Dre (rap vocals, keyboards, drum programming); Bushwick Bill, D.O.C., Snooy Doggy Dogg (rap vocals); Eric Borders, Chris Clairmont (guitar); Katisse Buckingham (flute, saxophone); Colin Wolfe (keyboards, bass); Justin Reinhardt (keyboards); Cheron Moore (drums); That Nigga Daz (programming).
Engineers: Dr. Dre, Greg "Gregski" Royal, Chris "The Glove" Taylor.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
"Let Me Ride" won the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Rap Soloist.
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.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 19, 2001

Genre: Gangsta/Hardcore

Style: R&B

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1992

Label Name: Death Row

UPC: 728706300025

Found in: Gangsta/Hardcore

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Chronic

Performers Dr. Dre
Guest Artist(s) Bushwick Bill, Snoop Dogg, The D.O.C.
Producer Dr. Dre

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 19, 2001

Genre: Gangsta/Hardcore

Style: R&B

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1992

Label Name: Death Row

UPC: 728706300025


Title Track Time
1.Chronic (Intro), The --
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 Chronic Outro), The --
16.Bitches Ain't Shit --

Editorial Notes

This is an Enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files including the video for "Dre Day."
Personnel: Dr. Dre (rap vocals, keyboards, drum programming); Bushwick Bill, D.O.C., Snooy Doggy Dogg (rap vocals); Eric Borders, Chris Clairmont (guitar); Katisse Buckingham (flute, saxophone); Colin Wolfe (keyboards, bass); Justin Reinhardt (keyboards); Cheron Moore (drums); That Nigga Daz (programming).
Engineers: Dr. Dre, Greg "Gregski" Royal, Chris "The Glove" Taylor.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
"Let Me Ride" won the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Rap Soloist.
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.
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