Dr. Dre's first solo album after the breakup of N.W.A, released 1992. It was a major milestone in the evolution of gangsta rap and introduced the world to Snoop Doggy Dog. It was also a tit in the tit for tat album dissin' wars that the former N.W.A. members had with each other. Eazy-E receives the brunt of the bad blood.

The Chronic drew upon N.W.A.'s habit of sampling and 'interpolating', especially sampling and interpolating P-Funk, and took it to new extremes. Any person unfamiliar with rap but slightly knowledgeable about 70s era music will recognize they have heard most of the melodies and beats on this album before. Fuck Wit Dre Day, Let Me Ride, and The Roach are P-Funk samples, although 'sample' is an understatement - they are damn rear remakes. There are many others as well. Led Zeppelin's When the Levee Breaks even makes an appearance as the drum loop on Lyrical Gangbang

Track Listing

  1. The Chronic (Intro)
  2. Fuck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')
  3. Let Me Ride
  4. The Day the Niggaz Took Over
  5. Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang
  6. Deeez Nuuuts (a skit)
  7. Lil Ghetto Boy
  8. A Nigga Witta Gun
  9. Rat-tat-tat-tat
  10. The $20 Sack Pyramid (a skit)
  11. Lyrical Gangbang
  12. High Powered
  13. The Doctor's Office (a skit)
  14. Stranded on Death Row
  15. The Roach (The Chronic Outro)
Secret bonus track (not listed): Bitches Ain't Shit

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