The Chronic Explicit Lyrics
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Vinyl, Explicit Lyrics, Original recording remastered, May 22, 2001
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Highlights on the album include the infamous Eazy-E diss "Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')", where Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg take it at Dr.Read more ›
The Introduction to this release has Dre telling us listeners the subject of this album, and dedicates it to his "n-ggas"[...]Snoop Doggy Dogg makes his rap debut on this album, and certainly expresses his impressive flow on this track. "Let Me Ride" is purely hip hop at its finest, with a very groovy beat, a catchy chorus, and tight lyrics making it an album highlight. "The Day the N*ggaz Took Over" is more of a hardcore gangsta song, with the explicit lyrics telling the stories of living in the city where it is "do or die". "Nuthin' But a "G" Thang" has remained popular ever since it was recorded, with its very accessible, funky beat for the classic Dre/Snoop collaboration. It was the biggest hit off the album. "Deeez Nuts" has my favourite beat on the album, you can literally feel it in your veins. It is down-to-earth, and Nate Dogg makes a very memorable appearance with his impressive vocals. Dre actually lets the beat play out with no lyrics for one minute to close out the track. "Lil' Ghetto Boy" moves back to some more hardcore street lyrics with a very laid back beat. "A N*gga Wit a Gun" has more of the N.W.Read more ›
Remember, this album came out right around/just before the infamous '92 post-Rodney King verdict L.A. riots.
A significant historical note is that journalists started turning to rappers for social commentary after this development.
If you want a true education in Hip Hop 101, this is one of several masterpieces to start with.
Also check out:
Nas - "Illmatic" (1994)
Jay-Z -- "Reasonable Doubt" (1996)
Eric B & Rakim -- "Paid in Full" (1987)
Public Enemy -- Fear of a Black Planet (1990)
Ice Cube -- "Amerikkka's most Wanted" (1989)
LL Cool J -- "Mama Said Knock You Out" (1990)
Boogie Down Productions (BDP) -- "By All Means Necessary" (1988)
TuPac Shakur -- "2Pacalypse Now" (1991)
Notorious BIG -- "Ready to Die" (1994)
Then, and only then, can a new hip hop listener understand what makes artists like Eminem, DMX, Ja Rule, Vanilla Ice, the Fugees & Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Game, 50 Cent, Jadakiss, Big Pun, Grand Master Flash, Mobb Deep, Lil Kim, Slim Thug, Chamillionaire, OutKast and the Black Eyed Peas either a truly talented/under-rated artist and poet OR a fake, talentless, media whore who'll do anything or say anything to sell records.
There is a difference & more hip hop heads should know.
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I've lost this CD twice over the years, this is my third purchase. Does this tell you how much I love this CD?Published 5 days ago by Citrus Citrus
I mean what can you say... it's the chronic. Great press and packaged well. Love it. Wish it was original press but what can you do ???Published 19 days ago by Wareagle2334
Friend was so stoked when I gave it too him he says it's greatPublished 1 month ago by Michelle Davis