Finally, Dr. Dre’s seminal 1992 solo debut, “The Chronic,” will be available on all streaming music platforms.'
The 16-track album, which featured the songs “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang,” “Let Me Ride” and “F--k Wit Dre Day (And Everybody’s Celebratin’),” will hit all digital streaming platforms on April 20 — an annual day of celebration for the marijuana aficionados.
The album’s title is named after the slang for “high grade cannabis.”
Originally released on Death Row Records on Dec. 15, 1992, “The Chronic” marked Dr. Dre’s first outing since departing N.W.A.
“Fans now have another reason to celebrate on what has become a national holiday, celebrating all things cannabis-related — where legally allowed and in moderation of course,” eOne’s global president Chris Taylor said.
“Working with the Death Row catalogue is like working with the legendary recordings of Elvis, Chuck Berry, and the Beatles,” he added. “These historic artifacts should be heard by all music lovers and we are so happy Dr. Dre has opened this door so everyone can experience the brilliance of this seminal work.”
With his “G Funk,” sample-laden style of hip-hop production, “The Chronic” solidified the West Coast’s dominance of the genre with an influence would be heard for years to come.
Considered one of the greatest albums in rap history, the set introduced the world to the likes of Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Lady of Rage, D.O.C, RBX and others.
It also sold more than 3 million copies and stayed in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart for eight months.
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