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The Chronic

The Chronic is the debut solo album from American gangsta rapper Dr. Dre. Having split from Ice Cube and Eazy-E, Dre's first solo album established him as the biggest hip hop artist in the US, and one of the biggest stars of his era. The Chronic established a sound known as G-funk, slow George Clinton-influenced bass beats, that quickly moved into the mainstream. This album also jumpstarted the career of Snoop Doggy Dogg, who appears on several tracks.

On the Billboard Music Charts (North America) album lists, The Chronic hit #1 R&B/Hip hop and #3 Pop.

Track listing

  1. The Chronic (Intro) performed by Doctor Dre/Snoop Dogg - 1:57
  2. Fuck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody's... performed by Doctor Dre/Snoop Dogg/RBX/Jewell - 4:52
  3. Let Me Ride performed by Doctor Dre/Ruben/Jewell - 4:21
  4. The Day the Niggaz Took Over performed by Doctor Dre/RBX/Snoop Dogg - 4:33
  5. Nuthin' but a "G" Thang performed by Doctor Dre/Snoop Dogg - 3:58
  6. Deeez Nuuuts performed by Doctor Dre/That Nigga Daz/Snoop Dogg - 5:06
  7. Lil' Ghetto Boy performed by Doctor Dre/Snoop Dogg/That Nigga Daz - 5:29
  8. A Nigga Witta Gun performed by Doctor Dre/Snoop Dogg - 3:52
  9. Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat performed by Doctor Dre/Snoop Dogg/RBX - 3:48
  10. The $20 Sack Pyramid performed by Doctor Dre/Big Tittie Nickie/D.O.C./Samara - 2:53
  11. Lyrical Gangbang performed by Doctor Dre/Rage/Kurupt/RBX - 4:04
  12. High Powered performed by Doctor Dre/RBX/That Nigga Daz/Rage - 2:44
  13. The Doctor's Office performed by Doctor Dre/Jewell/Rage - 1:04
  14. Stranded on Death Row performed by Doctor Dre/Bushwick Bill/Kurupt/RBX - 4:47
  15. The Roach performed by Doctor Dre/RBX/That Nigga Daz/Rage/Ruben - 4:36
  16. Bitches Ain't Shit performed by Doctor Dre/Snoop Dogg/That Nigga Daz - 4:47

Personnel

  • Rage - Vocals
  • Bushwick Bill - Vocals
  • Dr. Dre - Keyboards, Producer, Drum Programming, Mixing
  • Snoop Dogg - Performer
  • Warren G - Vocals
  • Katisse Buckingham - Flute, Saxophone
  • Emmage - Vocals
  • Bernie Grundman - Mastering
  • Greg Royal - Mixing
  • Colin Wolfe - Guitar (Bass), Keyboards, Keyboard Bass
  • Daniel Jordon - Photography
  • Cheron Moore - Drums
  • RBX - Vocals
  • Eric Borders - Guitar
  • Chris Clairmont - Guitar
  • Justin Reinhardt - Keyboards
  • Nate Dogg - Vocals
  • Chris "The Glove" Taylor - Mixing, Mixing Assistant
  • Suge Knight - Executive Producer
  • Willie Will - Mixing, Mixing Assistant
  • Kimberly Holt - Artwork, Art Direction, Design
  • Daz - Performer
  • Kurupt - Vocals
  • Bernie Brundmans - Mastering
  • Kimberly Brown - Project Coordinator
  • BJ "Tha Mocking Bird" - Performer

Charting singles Billboard Music Charts (North America) - singles

 1993	Dre Day	                The Billboard Hot 100	            No. 8
 1993	Let Me Ride	        The Billboard Hot 100	            No. 34
 1993	Nuthin But A "G" Thang	The Billboard Hot 100	            No. 2
 1993	Dre Day	                Hot Rap Singles	                    No. 13
 1993	Nuthin But A "G" Thang	Hot Rap Singles	                    No. 1
 1993	Dre Day	Hot             R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks	    No. 6
 1993	Let Me Ride	        Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks    No. 34
 1993	Nuthin But A "G" Thang	Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks    No. 1
 1993	Dre Day	                Rhythmic Top 40	                    No. 6
 1993	Let Me Ride	        Rhythmic Top 40	                    No. 21
 1993	Nuthin But A "G" Thang	Rhythmic Top 40	                    No. 2
 1993	Dre Day	                Hot Dance Music/Club Play	    No. 29
 1993	Let Me Ride	        Hot Dance Music/Club Play	    No. 45
 1993	Nuthin But A "G" Thang	Hot Dance Music/Club Play	    No. 22
 1993	Dre Day	                Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales  No. 1
 1993	Nuthin But A "G" Thang	Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales  No. 3
 1993	Let Me Ride	        Hot Rap Singles	                    No. 3



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