Iconic producer Dr. Dre released his legendary album, The Chronic twenty-eight years ago. Now, the billionaire rapper is releasing the body of work to streaming platforms on the national marijuana holiday.
Chris Taylor, global president of eOne Music confirmed the release slated for 4/20.
“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 Chronic was released in December of 1992 during Dre’s time with Death Row Records. earned acclaim from fans and critics. The 16-track music phenom was named among Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The album opened the door for West Coast hip-hop to flourish, as it continues to do to this day. The Chronic also introduced us to the uncle that we all share, Snoop Dogg himself. Other guests featured on the album include Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Warren G and the late Nate Dogg.
The album continues to receive critical acclaim two decades later. It is now among 25 recordings that will be archived in the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry this year for its cultural, historical, and aesthetic importance to the nation’s recorded sound heritage, according to Rap-Up.