Dr Dre - The Chronic 20 Years Later

NPR has a great story on the 20th anniversary of Dr. Dre's groundbreaking album The Chronic, the L.A. Riots and how gangster rap went mainstream.

This album played an important role in my own music education. In 1993, I was a young "white boy" in the army stationed in Germany. When this album hit, it was played everywhere ... where I worked and in the barracks. Before then, I wasn't really a fan of rap, but this one grew on me. I eventually bought the album myself and was then turned onto more hip hop like A Tribe Called Quest, Outkast, and the Hieroglyphics Crew. 20 Years later the album sounds as fresh as ever. The production on this one is probably the best I've ever heard. Enjoy the full album and studio outtakes below -

0:00 - The Chronic (Intro) (feat. Snoop Dogg), 1:58 - Fuck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin') (feat. Snoop Dogg, RBX and Jewell), 6:50 - Let Me Ride (feat. Ruben and Jewell), 11:11 - The Day the Niggaz Took Over (feat. RBX, Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger), 15:44 - Nuthin' but a "G" Thang (feat. Snoop Dogg), 19:42 - Deeez Nuuuts (feat. Daz Dillinger, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Warren G), 24:48 - Lil' Ghetto Boy (feat. Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger), 30:17 - A Nigga Witta Gun, 34:09 - Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat (feat. RBX, BJ and Snoop Dogg), 37:58 - The $20 Sack Pyramid (feat. Big Tittie Nickie, The D.O.C., Samara and Snoop Dogg), 40:51 - Lyrical Gangbang (feat. Lady of Rage, Kurupt and RBX), 44:55 - High Powered (feat. RBX, Daz Dillinger, and Lady of Rage), 47:39 - The Doctor's Office (feat. Lady of Rage and Jewell), 48:43 - Stranded on Death Row (feat. Bushwick Bill, Kurupt, RBX, Lady of Rage and Snoop Dogg), 53:30 - The Roach (Chronic Outro) (feat. RBX, Daz Dillinger, Lady of Rage, Emmage, Ruben and Jewell), 58:07 - Bitches Ain't Shit (feat. Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt and Jewell),

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