We all can argue about what’s the best rap album ever and people will name many different ones. When it comes to albums that had the biggest impact, none matches The Chronic. Dr. Dre left Eazy-E, N.W.A and Ruthless Records to team with Suge Knight and Death Row Records. The Chronic introduced the world to the legendary Snoop Dogg and his Dogg Pound crew on the album. Nuthin But A “G” Thang was the first single released and it featured Snoop Doggy Dogg on the track. The album is viewed as one of the most important and influential records of the 90s. Dr. Dre tossed some major disses towards his former friend, Eazy-E on the album and more specifically, Dre Day. You can view the video below, but he took aim at Eazy-E and Luther Campbell of the 2 Live Crew. Below is the track listing for the Chronic.
- The Chronic (Intro)
- Fuck with Dre Day ft. Snoop Dogg
- Let Me Ride
- The Day the Niggaz Took Over ft. Dat Nigga Daz & RBX
- Nuthin But A “G” Thang ft. Snoop Dogg
- Deeez Nuuuts
- Lil’ Ghetto Boy ft. Snoop Dogg
- A Nigga Witta Gun
- Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat ft. Snoop Dogg
- The $20 Sack Pyramid (Skit)
- Lyrical Gangbang ft. Lady of Rage, Kurupt & RBX
- High Powered ft. RBX
- The Doctor’s Office (Skit)
- Stranded on Death Row ft. Kurupt, RBX, Lady of Rage, Snoop Dogg & Bushwick Bill
- The Roach (The Chronic Outro) ft. RBX
- Bitches Ain’t Shit ft. Snoop Dogg, Daz, Kurupt & Lady of Rage
The Chronic launched the careers of Snoop Dogg, Dogg Pound, Lady of Rage, RBX and his brother, Warren G. The album has sold about 6 million records till this day and people anticipated the hell out of Snoop Doggy Dogg’s debut album. While Dre was launching careers, this also started the G-Funk Era of hip hop from the West Coast. With the success of the Chronic, it also came with so much backlash from many people who wanted to ban rap music doing this time. This album has never got old and I still bump it all the time, just not as loud as I use to…….lol. I’ve said this many times, but this album should be in your collection if you’re a fan of hip hop.
Where are all my hip hop fans? Did you know that Dr. Dre released the Chronic 25 years ago? What are your memories about the album? What about that era? What’s your favorite track off the album? Leave a comment below about Dr. Dre, The Chronic or Death Row.