How to follow the phenomenally-successful The Chronic album must have caused superstar rap producer Dr Dre more than a few sleepless nights. Five years on, for 2001 he's gathered a plethora of prime, new rap talent around him, including his prodigy-of-the-moment, Eminem, and Xzibit (who duet on boombastic anthem "What's The Difference?"); and is reunited with former compadres Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and MC Ren. While the lyrical preoccupations remain the same--sex, sess (marijuana), girls, guns and cars--the predictably flawless production has been cranked up way beyond the G-Funk formula that found him fame. "Still D.R.E." is driven by the persistent pluck of a harmonium; "Light Speed" is all spooky, retro-future funk; and "Forgot About Dre" boosts kinetic, Timbaland-style beats with insistent strings and squalls of guitar. All in all, there's more than enough on here to satisfy the hardcore that Dre is back and business is booming. --Chris Campion --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Great CD. Was hard for the Dr. To live up to. Amazing back ground featured performers. Stacked collaboration!Published 6 months ago by M.J.P.
5/5 as long as sound quality is there which it is, 100% flawless.. i wish they had the lp open up or have some dre pictures and artwork and stuff. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Evan S.
people are crazy saying that chronic 2001 is bad, this is definitly a cd that can been known as one of the greatest rap albums ever made. you can tell that dr. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2006 by redeyez420
This is the best cd ever. No other artists/producer can top this. Dre is a legend!Published on Aug. 12 2005
This Album is wicked. This Is One Of My Favorite Albums It Has Some Wicked Tracks Like Forgot About Dre Feating Eminem, What's The Difference Feating Xzibit and Eminem And The Next... Read morePublished on June 6 2005 by Andrew Mci
This cd is a Classic. Dre delivers some sick beats. I suggest you go out and get this album.Published on Feb. 25 2005 by "wwwcanucks"