Hip Hop Album Review Part 135: Dr Dre The Chronic

Album Singles:

1.Dr. Dre-Snoop Dogg – Nuthin But A G Thang Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp0ON1288zE
2.Dr Dre ft Snoop Dogg – Fuck Wit Dre Day Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x2LoaHpr7k
3.Dr. Dre – Let Me Ride Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oZZ9lKg3gQ
4.Snoop Dogg & Dr Dre, Nate Dogg- Lil Ghetto Boy Video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gDuKZ28gzo

Dr. Dre & Snoop In Times Square (1993)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTLFDGp0aiE

Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Rare Interviews “Past, Present & Future” + “Nuthin’ But A G Thang” [Yo! 1993]- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwDQS631wV4

1993 VMA Post Show Dr Dre- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db5xdk23dhA

Chronic Leftover Tracks:

1.Snoop Dogg – Poor Young Dave- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOFHm71ZmTY&list=PLN4Yr0xBWL8Oeuf3Uv16gvDDeHhjWwfEe
2.CPO & Kurupt Slippin In The West- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHSnhpHVkbU&list=PLN4Yr0xBWL8Oeuf3Uv16gvDDeHhjWwfEe&index=2
3.Jewell & Snoop Dogg – Smoke Enough Bud- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPKoSVmTtE&list=PLN4Yr0xBWL8Oeuf3Uv16gvDDeHhjWwfEe&index=3
4.CPO – Foo Nay Mic- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KDBaxIji0g&index=4&list=PLN4Yr0xBWL8Oeuf3Uv16gvDDeHhjWwfEe
5.Snoop Dogg, Lady V, KV, Big Pimpin, 6’9°, Twin & Badass Dogg Collar- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhg14jK_70o&index=5&list=PLN4Yr0xBWL8Oeuf3Uv16gvDDeHhjWwfEe
6.Snoop Dogg & Threat – Touchdown- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK3brQYrc0I&index=6&list=PLN4Yr0xBWL8Oeuf3Uv16gvDDeHhjWwfEe
7.Kurupt, Amber, Tyrone, Daz & Snoop Dogg – Would You Ride- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkW4o2WfFFA&list=PLN4Yr0xBWL8Oeuf3Uv16gvDDeHhjWwfEe&index=7

Dr. Dre Playing Beats Off His MPC 60- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnusvcCnQTc&index=106&list=FLnAOIvtgi9sm-luDsn7xqHw

Dr. Dre in the studio – 90’s Classic- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzsjBwntY1o

Music Played:

1.Problem Child- Gettin’ Into Mischief
2.Publik Anounsa- Deep Concentration (Deep Vibe Version)
3.The Smut Peddlers- One By One
4.Capone-N-Noreaga- Illegal Life
5.The Kartel- Nothing But Timberlands
6.Asamov- Real Good


BurnerStudio says:

Awesome review man!
Can I listen to this album anytime, I love all tracks from this, but my special joints are: “Lil’ Ghetto Boy” and “Nuthin’ But a G Thang”, those are in my top songs on this album. Awesome soul/funk beat influences, like back n the days…(that Donny Hathaway’s sample on the chorus…damn…), the lyrical also is a dope real gangsta shit!

BlackPower420 says:

Great review. I think the beef between Dre Snoop and Luke started when Luke did that song Fakin Like Gangsters off his first album which Dre and Snoop thought was a diss track to them.

Eric Stewart says:

The Chronic was the blueprint for the West Coast. Luke aka Luther Campbell started this like Fakin’ Like Gangsters from his 92 album I Got Shot on my Mind. That album is pure history. Snoop Dogg was all over with Dre since Deep Cover. I can’t wait for you to do the album reviews from Warren G especially his 1994 debut Regulate, G Funk Era as an example. How many albums did Dr. Dre put out as a solo artist????

Daekwon Da Prophet says:

Dope review once again.

Plus, on the intro, Snoop said, “What up, Ren?” (as at the time, Snoop and Dre where cool with Ren). I’m not sure what the situation was with Cube and Dre after “No Vaseline”, but I know that they would reconcile.

The infamous rapper, Tim Dog, also got dissed on “Dre Day” for making the song “Fuck Compton”which dissed N.W.A., CMW, DJ Quik and other acts from the West Coast (excluding Ice Cube and Ice-T). Also, Luke got dissed because he called Dre out for beating on Dee Barnes in a drunken rage.

Other than that, is there any chance that you could review Murder Was The Case: The Soundtrack?

Mike Sears says:

Great Review my dude. I adore The Chronic. so much so that I have the OG 92 pressing and the 2001 release. I also have the OG Doggystyle from Snoop. definitely needed that in my collection because the 2001 version took off Gz Up Hoes Down.

Nath Jones says:

Bonafide classic, his best work along with the production on DOC’s album.

Eric Stewart says:

The Doctor’s Office skit was the only skit I hate. I rather watch porn other than listen to that sex skit.

willmatic says:

Dope review. Did you do Mos Def – Black on Both sides? That one gets heavy rotation still, would like to hear your opinion

InactivePhoenix says:

This guy knows his shit, awesome stuff

TheBestEver says:

Truly great this is my favorite album ever

Ashton Green says:

I had the album before but a friend of mine fuck up my CD so I have to copy another one

immobilarity1 says:

@bobdigi88 yea man definitely worth the money

Jason Rehal says:

anyway you can review Ras Kass – soul on ice. Been trying to look for that album for tiiimme.

Don Chaos says:

Good review man

Suge Knight says:

I love Dr dre but he isn’t the best lyrically and in my opinion eazy e ethered him with that picture from the world class wrecking crew

Evan Baldwin says:

This is a phenomenal review! I agree with everyone you said about how this album changed the game and brought us such a new amazing style that would remain popular for years, G-Funk. And I also am in agreement that his beats and production are flawless and in fact I think Dr. Dre is the best hip hop producer of all time! I also agree that all those rappers he brought us really deliver well and Nate Dogg is my favorite Hip Hop singer! The Lady Of Rage is also my favorite female rapper and the most hard hitting one I’ve heard. Snoop Dogg of course deserved to become such a star with his great laid back flow that fits well the G-Funk style and RBX is also one of my favorites with his great hard hitting clear rap style and Kurupt and Daz are also great and made a great duo as the Dogg Pound. Warren G is another great one who has a laid back style that fits well with the G-Funk style. Nate Dogg’s laid back singing fits well with funky G-Funk hip hop too! I think The Lady Of Rage & RBX are two of the most underrated rappers ever and honestly Nate Dogg is underrated too as my parents, who are casual rap fans but not nearly as huge fans as I am had not heard of him until I told them about him. My father actually took me to see Nate Dogg’s grave in February 2016 and Eazy-E’s grave the day before Thanksgiving in 2015, and I feel the same way as you that “Dre Day” was a great diss track and I think Eazy’s responses are too but also agree with you that it is sad that Eazy and Dre feuded and never made music again but am glad they forgave each other before Eazy passed and had he lived longer, I think they would have reunited N.W.A. as that as the goal of the former N.W.A. members at the time of his death which is why it hurt Dre so badly that he died before they could really get back together. And the feud with Luke was over lyrics Dre took as a diss towards him and N.W.A. on “Fakin Like Gangsters”, which has been said to have been a misunderstanding on Dre’s part. And on Dre Day the second verse, rapped entirely by Snoop Dogg, dissed South Bronx rapper Tim Dog in response to his track “Fuck Compton”, which Tim Dog wrote as a diss track to the West Coast scene and in particular N.W.A. in reaction to the fact that the West Coast was threanting the more historically developed East Coast scene’s dominance and Tim Dog felt since South Bronx, which is on the East Coast was where Hip Hop was invented, the East Coast should keep getting the respect they were getting before N.W.A. came out and made the West Coast dominant. Tim Dog’s “Fuck Compton” is a dope diss track, if you don’t already know it you should check it out. And last but not least I agree with what you said about almost all individual tracks and you articulated what you like about them very well. “The Chronic” will forever be one of my favorite rap albums ever, and though I love all the tracks, I’d say “Lil Ghetto Boy” is my favorite because of it’s serious message about hard and dangerous that lifestyle is and how how they are trying to get out of it plus I love the beautiful flute, laid back beat and rapping and the sample of the amazing soul singer Donny Hathaway’s song “Little Ghetto Boy”. What would be your favorite on the album if you had to choose? Great review keep up the good work! 🙂

Anonymous Revolution says:

yea Classic shit bro !! great review

Oliver Hernandez says:

Dr dre the chronic album classic and better than the the chronic 2001

T wrocks says:

Been bumping this album so much recently. Hadn’t listened to it in a while. Such an amazing album. Great review as always man. While I am more of an East Coast head, I love the laid back, G-Funk, West Coast production.


Good review g

DjPlatform204 says:

Yeah luke Dissed Dr Dre & His Mama back in early 92 with a track called “Dre’s Momma Needs a Haircut”, it was featured on his album “in the nude”. That started their feud. The worst diss was with Tim Dog when he did “fuck compton”.. that was crazy!

DaRapPhenonmenon says:

the day the niggaz took over is my shit

bobdigi88 says:

love this album. can’t wait to see the film.

VodCrack says:

Stranded on Death Row is one of my favourite Dre beats ever, so dope. Somewhat similar to the Natural Born Killaz beat Dre did later, which is one of my favourite Hip-Hop beats ever. 

I actually like Daz Dillinger, always preferred him over Kurupt and he was a dope producer too. I don’t think Daz produced The Chronic either but he was definitely hovering over Dre’s shoulder taking notes, that’s for sure. I was listening to his first album the other day, Retaliation, Revenge and Get Back, pretty good album.

You are so right about The Chronic being a trend setting album. The first album I thought of when you said that East-Coast artists were starting to become more gangster was 14 Shots to the Dome by LL Cool J, which is actually pretty good from what I’ve heard of that album.  Even groups like Natas dabbled with that G-Funk sound when they made Blaz4me.

Dope review!

ballingliketheraptors says:

how old r u

DjPlatform204 says:

Yeah also Dr Dre over his career always gets all the credit and the others that work with him don’t. Like keep in mind Dr Dre is more a producer than a beatmaker.. BIG DIFFERENCE.. For those that don’t know, the beat maker actually uses equipment to make a track, whereas a producer is the visionary for the track and assembles everything that is needed for a track from start to finish. Daz produced like 3 or 4 songs on the chronic.. Rat-tat-tat-tat was one he did…he said so in numerous interview… same as Doggystyle by Snoop Dogg… he did AIN’T NO FUN… also back in the ruthless days.. DJ YELLA doesn’t get much credit for beat making and scratches he did…., fast forward to chronic 2001, Mel-Man doesn’t get that much credit, and also now fast forward to 2015, that compton album is pretty much done by other producers for each track, check the credits if u don’t believe me… So all in all DR DRE is a good producer aka Visionary for a track/album, but if u give him a drum machine and say make a beat from start to finish by yourself.. i bet he can’t do it at a high level…DJ QUIK, PETE ROCK, DJ PREMIER, LARGE PROFESSOR, GZA those are true beat makers that also produce tracks on their own. But I don’t hate on DR DRE, but I think he shouldn’t get all the credit that everyone gives him.

Christian Center says:

the chronic is an album i will always love

Billiards8kid says:

Have you ever thought of making an Instagram or Snupps account of pictures of each 1 of your cds so u could c the full collection in pictured 1 by 1?

Oliver Hernandez says:

That deep cover movie and soundtrack wasent that good and that movie was so like violent

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