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The Chronic 2001, Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre

February 12th, 2008

Birth Name:
Andre Young

Dr. Dre

Hip Hop/Rap

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s


Dr. Dre Productions
Dr. Dre Product..
West Coast Hip-Hop
West Coast Hip-..

Dr. Dre


More than any other rapper, Dr. Dre was responsible for moving away from the avant-noise and political stance of Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions as well as the party vibes of old-school rap. Instead, Dre pioneered gangsta rap and his own variation of the sound, G-funk. BDP's early albums were hardcore but cautionary tales of the criminal mind, but Dre's records with N.W.A. celebrated the hedonistic, amoralistic side of gang life. Dre was never much of a rapper — his rhymes were simple and his delivery was slow and clumsy — but as a producer, he was extraordinary. With N.W.A. he melded the noise collages of the Bomb Squad with funky rhythms. On his own, he reworked George Clinton's elastic funk into the self-styled G-funk, a slow-rolling variation that relied more on sound than content. When he left N.W.A. in 1992, he founded Death Row Records with Suge Knight, and the label quickly became the dominant force in mid-'90s hip-hop thanks to his debut, The Chronic. Soon, most rap records imitated its sound, and his productions for Snoop Doggy Dogg and Blackstreet were massive hits. For nearly four years, G-funk dominated hip-hop, and Dre had enough sense to abandon it and Death Row just before the whole empire collapsed in late 1996. Dre retaliated by forming a new company, Aftermath, and while it was initially slow getting started, his bold moves forward earned critical respect.

Top Albums

The Chronic 2001, Dr. Dre
1. The Chronic ..
2001 (Instrumentals Only), Dr. Dre
2. 2001 (Instru..
2001, Dr. Dre
3. 2001
Kush (feat. Snoop Dogg & Akon) - Single, Dr. Dre
4. Kush (feat. ..
I Need a Doctor (feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey) - Single, Dr. Dre
5. I Need a Doc..
I Need a Doctor (feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey)  - Single, Dr. Dre
6. I Need a Doc..
The Recipe (feat. Dr. Dre) - Single, Kendrick Lamar
7. The Recipe (..

Top Songs

California Love2Pac: Greatest Hits4:44$1.29
I Need a Doctor (feat. Eminem & ..I Need a Doctor (feat. Emin..4:43$1.29
Next Episode (feat. Snoop Dogg)Chronic 20012:41$1.29
Forgot About Dre (feat. Eminem)Chronic 20013:42$1.29
Still D.R.E. (feat. Snoop Dogg)Chronic 20014:30$1.29
Kush (feat. Snoop Dogg & Akon)Kush (feat. Snoop Dogg &..3:55$1.29
No DiggityAnother Level5:04$1.29
Xxplosive (feat. Hittman, Six-Two, N..Chronic 20013:35$0.69
Crack a BottleRelapse4:57$1.29
California Love2Pac: Greatest Hits4:45$1.29
What's the Difference (feat. Emi..Chronic 20014:04$1.29
Guilty ConscienceCurtain Call - The Hits (De..3:20$1.29
I Need a Doctor (feat. Eminem & ..I Need a Doctor (feat. Emin..4:43$1.29
Let's Get High (feat. Hittman, M..Chronic 20012:27$1.29
Keep Their Heads Ringing (With Frida..We Got It Covered!3:58$0.99
Next Episode20012:41$1.29
Fuck You (feat. Devin the Dude &..Chronic 20013:25$1.29
Forgot About Dre20013:42$1.29
California Love (Remix)All Eyez On Me (Remastered)6:25$0.99
Bitch Please 2Marshall Mathers LP4:48$1.29
Still D.R.E.20014:30$1.29
WatcherChronic 20013:26$1.29
No DiggityNo Diggity' - The Very ..5:05$1.29
Say What U SayEminem Show5:04$1.29
Phone TapAlbum3:46$1.29

Top Music Videos

I Need a Doctor, Dr. Dre
1. I Need a Docto..
Kush, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg & Akon
2. Kush
Forgot About Dre, Eminem, Dr. Dre & Hittman
3. Forgot About D..
I Need a Doctor, Dr. Dre
4. I Need a Docto..
Forgot About Dre, Dr. Dre, Eminem & Hittman
5. Forgot About D..
F*** Wit Dre Day, Dr. Dre
6. F*** Wit Dre D..
Still D.R.E. (feat. Snoop Dogg), Dr. Dre
7. Still D.R.E. (..
Kush, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg & Akon
8. Kush
Been There Done That, Dr. Dre
9. Been There Don..
Ain't Nothing But a G Thang (Live), Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg
10. Ain't Nothing ..
Little Ghetto Boy, Dr. Dre
11. Little Ghetto ..
Forgot About Dre (Live), Dr. Dre & Eminem
12. Forgot About D..
The Next Episode (Live), Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg
13. The Next Episo..
(Who Am I?) What's My Name? [Live], Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre
14. (Who Am I?) Wh..
Let Me Ride (Live), Dr. Dre, Sharri Watson & Snoop Dogg
15. Let Me Ride (L..
Third World, Dr. Dre & B-Real
16. Third World
F**k You (Live), Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg
17. F**k You (Live..


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