Today In Hip-Hop: Dr. Dre Releases ’2001′

On this day, November 16, in hip-hop history... 1999: It took seven years for Dr. Dre to make a worthy follow-up to his game-changing 1992 masterpiece The Chronic but the Good Doctor was able to exceed expectations when he finally released his sophomore album 2001 in November 1999. In February 1999, Dre had enjoyed a career revitalization when his struggling Aftermath Entertainment imprint landed a young Detroit rapper by the name of Eminem whose chart-topping The Slim Shady LP was produced under the auspices of Dre's watchful eye. The album not only launched Eminem's supernova career but proved that Dre was ...

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