Today In Hip-Hop: Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ Turns 21

On this day, December 15, in hip-hop history… 1992: Dr. Dre reached a pinnacle last year when his debut album The Chronic turned 20. Quite frankly, it doesn’t matter if it’s an even or odd number, Dre changed the face of hip-hop with his classic. In June 1992, Dre left his N.W.A. cohorts after disputes with Ice Cube and Eazy-E and signed to Death Row Records, which was a relatively new label in the industry. His first release as a signee was The Chronic that brought hardcore hip-hop and a distinctive West Coast sound to the forefront. The album is highly considered ...

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