1989's Straight Outta Compton, by Dre's previous outfit NWA, may have shined the public spotlight on the genre, but The Chronic legitimized it. Snoop Doggy Dogg makes his debut on this album while Dre's raps about sex, drugs, violence and politics of South Central Los Angeles.
Breeding hip-hop, jazz (studio instrumentation includes saxophones and flutes), funk and soul (sampled artists include Parliament, Donny Hathaway, and Isaac Hayes), Dr. Dre creates downright intoxicating grooves. If you can't feel The Chronic pulsating through your veins, maybe your heart's not pumping.
The album features the singles "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang", "Let Me Ride" and "Dre Day".
30th Anniversary Edition. Heavyweight double vinyl produced by Interscope Records in 2023.