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LET ME RIDE

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20 YEARS AGO TODAY |11/12/92| Dr. Dre released, Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang, the first single from his debut album, The Chronic.

20 YEARS AGO TODAY |11/12/92| Dr. Dre released, Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang, the first single from his debut album, The Chronic.

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10 Videos of Dr. Dre circa The Chronic That You Must See. (via @egotripland)
So much has been written about The Chronic that trying to say something new about it ain’t easy. Perhaps the most significant thing about Dr. Dre‘s first “solo” album after the break-up of N.W.A — aside from the outstanding music — is its impact. The LP turned then new jack Snoop Doggy Dogg into a star and introduced talent like the Dogg Pound and Lady of Rage. Dis records had existed long before, of course, but the beef with Eazy-E addressed on songs like “Fuck Wit’ Dre Day” was probably the first rap battle people outside of hip-hop paid attention to due to the video’s popularity on MTV. The Chronic took Cypress Hill’s endorsement of marijuana one step further into the square households of America, schooling herbs on slang for weed they’d never heard before. (And it probably turned a few herbs into wannabe gangstas, too.)
One of the most impressive achievements of The Chronic was that it established Death Row Records (which Dre had hoped would be become the next Motown) as a major creative and financial force almost overnight. That the label crumbled, however, is not why we’re here. Nope. Tomorrow – Saturday, December 15th – The Chronic turns 20-years-old and e’rybody’s celebrating. Here we present – with a major assist from our friends at UpNorthTrips [READ MORE]

10 Videos of Dr. Dre circa The Chronic That You Must See. (via @egotripland)

So much has been written about The Chronic that trying to say something new about it ain’t easy. Perhaps the most significant thing about Dr. Dre‘s first “solo” album after the break-up of N.W.A — aside from the outstanding music — is its impact. The LP turned then new jack Snoop Doggy Dogg into a star and introduced talent like the Dogg Pound and Lady of Rage. Dis records had existed long before, of course, but the beef with Eazy-E addressed on songs like “Fuck Wit’ Dre Day” was probably the first rap battle people outside of hip-hop paid attention to due to the video’s popularity on MTV. The Chronic took Cypress Hill’s endorsement of marijuana one step further into the square households of America, schooling herbs on slang for weed they’d never heard before. (And it probably turned a few herbs into wannabe gangstas, too.)

One of the most impressive achievements of The Chronic was that it established Death Row Records (which Dre had hoped would be become the next Motown) as a major creative and financial force almost overnight. That the label crumbled, however, is not why we’re here. Nope. Tomorrow – Saturday, December 15th – The Chronic turns 20-years-old and e’rybody’s celebrating. Here we present – with a major assist from our friends at UpNorthTrips [READ MORE]

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20 YEARS AGO TODAY |12/15/92| Dr. Dre released his debut album, The Chronic, on Death Row Records.

20 YEARS AGO TODAY |12/15/92| Dr. Dre released his debut album, The Chronic, on Death Row Records.

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20 YEARS AGO TODAY |5/20/93| Dr. Dre released the single, Dre Day’ off of his debut album, The Chronic on Death Row Records.

20 YEARS AGO TODAY |5/20/93| Dr. Dre released the single, Dre Day’ off of his debut album, The Chronic on Death Row Records.

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BACK IN THE DAY |11/12/92| Dr. Dre released, Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang, the first single from his debut album, The Chronic.

BACK IN THE DAY |11/12/92| Dr. Dre released, Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang, the first single from his debut album, The Chronic.

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BACK IN THE DAY |12/15/92| Dr. Dre released his debut album, The Chronic, on Death Row Records.

BACK IN THE DAY |12/15/92| Dr. Dre released his debut album, The Chronic, on Death Row Records.

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BACK IN THE DAY |5/20/93| Dr. Dre released the single, Dre Day from   his debut, The Chronic on Death Row Records.

BACK IN THE DAY |5/20/93| Dr. Dre released the single, Dre Day from   his debut, The Chronic on Death Row Records.