A’INT NUTHIN BUT A ‘G’ THANG BABY!!!!
Dr. Dre has finally released his all-time classic hip-hop album “The Chronic” to all DSP services. Jay-Z and Tidal is doing the hip-hop community a great service by having it available a day early before it’s general release on 4/20.
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) April 19, 2020
The Chronic originally released on December 15, 1992 and it is Dr. Dre’s first solo release. The Chronic transformed the sound of hip-hop and is considered the start of the G-Funk era in hip-hop. Dre sampled the sounds of funk-soul artists from the 70’s like George Clinton, Parliment, and Funkadelic and created a revolutionary sound that hip-hop had never heard before at the time.
The 16-track album features West Coast hip-hop legends, Daz, RBX, Nate Dogg, and the everlasting Snoop Doggy Dogg. This album was the world’s introduction to Snoop Dogg in the early 90’s. Every track Snoop graced with his raunchy rhymes and slick bars he impressed. Tracks like, “Nuthin But A ‘G’ Thang”, “F*ck With Dre Day (And Everybody Celebratin’)”, and “Let Me Ride”, cemented Dre as a West Coast General on his first solo effort.
Earlier this month, Entertainment One (eOne) made this statement to announce The Chronic‘s release to DSPs. “Fans now have another reason to celebrate on what has become a national holiday, celebrating all things cannabis-related—where legally allowed and in moderation of course,” Chris Taylor, global president of eOne’s music and live division, said in a press release. “Working with the Death Row catalog is like working with the legendary recordings of Elvis, Chuck Berry, and the Beatles. These historic artifacts should be heard by all music lovers and we are so happy Dr. Dre has opened this door so everyone can experience the brilliance of this seminal work.”
Tidal Is Always Looking Out For Hip Hop Culture
Tidal was able to get The Chronic a day earlier than other streaming services. They released all the music videos to “Let Me Ride”, “Nuthin But A ‘G’ Thang”, “F*ck With Dre Day (And Everybody Celebratin’), and “Lil Ghetto Boy” as well.
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