Dr. Dre’s Debut Solo Album ‘The Chronic’ Re-Released on Streaming Services
In honor of the acclaimed LP’s 30th anniversary.
On December 15, 1992, Dr. Dre unveiled his first solo full-length solo release following his departure from hip-hop group N.W.A, a 16-track effort titled The Chronic. Released via Death Row and Interscope Records, the album would go on to secure the then-rising rapper his first Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance on the track “Let Me Ride,” as well as a second nomination in the same category for “Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang.”
Beyond the initial acclaim surrounding its release, The Chronic was instrumental in establishing Dre as one of the leading rappers of the decade and popularized the bass and synth-heavy G-funk sound. It also served as a launchpad for the career of Snoop Dogg, who featured on three of the LP’s singles.
“I am thrilled to bring The Chronic home to its original distribution partner, Interscope Records. Working alongside my longtime colleagues, Steve Berman and John Janick, to re-release the album and make it available to fans all over the world is a full circle moment for me,” Dre said in a statement.
In addition to the re-issued release of The Chronic, Interscope has debuted a merch collection commemorating the project’s momentous anniversary.
Revisit Dr. Dre’s The Chronic on streaming services everywhere now.
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