Music mogul Dr. Dre‘s The Chronic is going to finally reach the masses. The hip-hop veteran’s iconic and classic album is set to stream on all digital platforms this month.
According to record label eOne, the wait for Chronic to hit every streaming platform is almost over. Plans have the LP set to premiere everywhere on national smoke day, April 20.
Chris Taylor, eOne’s Global President, Music & Live, says, “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. Working with the Death Row catalogue 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.”
The album is considered one of the all-time best hip-hop albums ever released. Its already nearing its 30-year-anniversary since coming out.
The Chronic was released 28 years ago, in December 1992, on Death Row Records and is widely considered by both critics and fans to be one of the greatest albums of all time. The album redefined West Coast rap, and introduced the world to Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Lady of Rage, D.O.C, RBX, and others. The Chronic was also recently selected as one of only 25 recordings to be inducted into the National Recording Registry this year. The inductees were selected by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and showcase the cultural, historical and aesthetic importance to the U.S.’ recorded sound heritage.
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Recently, rap veteran Snoop Dogg shared a super vintage Doc pic. The West Coast legend released a vintage pic of himself hanging out in the 90’s with Dre.
“Classic hip hop in front of a fly a** car”
Before You Go
Earlier this year, Dr. Dre called into radio personality Big Boy‘s show to dish on his recent birthday celebration plans. Despite his massive wealth, Dre admitted he didn’t have lavish born day events lined up.
“I was in the studio last night – I decided to just keep it low-key this time – I’m going to have a few friends over and my wife is going to do a crab boil for me. I love crab. We’re just going to kick it, kick it in my backyard.” (Real 92.3)