Dr. Dre’s Classic First Solo Album “The Chronic” just received a very high honor.
Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” album was an instant classic when it came out in 1992. Almost 30 years later, the project is still earning the rapper/producer admiration and recognition
The national recording registry made the announcement Wednesday that the album was among this year’s group of music ” worthy of preservation.”
In a statement librarian of congress had this to say about induction: “The National Recording Registry is the evolving playlist of the American soundscape.” Furthermore, she added, “It reflects moments in history captured through the voices and sounds of the time. We received over 800 nominations this year for culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant recordings to add to the registry. As genres and formats continue to expand, the Library of Congress is committed to working with our many partners to preserve the sounds that have touched our hearts and shaped our culture.”
Joining The Chronic are some other big-name artist and their musical contributions.
Whitney Houston’s “I will always love you single,” Tina Turner’s ” Private Dancer album, and Selena’s “Ven Conmigo album” are some of the other honorees.
Dr. Dre has had a very successful career spanning almost four decades and continues to contribute to hip-hop. Even more, the mogul was announced as the top-earning musician of the decade. What makes this is special is the fact Dre hasn’t put out a solo album since 2001.
Additionally, the former NWA member got recognition for his production contribution at this year’s producers and engineers wing. The CEO of the recording academy had this to say about Dr. Dre.
“Dre breaks boundaries and inspires music creators across every genre. His evolution as a producer solidifies him as a leader of the pack within our industry, and we watch in amazement as he continues to shape the future of music.”
Congratulations to Dr. Dre on this prestigious honor.
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