Forget about who?? DRE, that's WHO! No matter how many wannabees or other real deals come up, Dr. Dre will still be listened to years from now as possibly the most influential person the rap industry has ever seen. We all know that Dre has been writing beats for Eminem and others while not doing much rhyming himself, but he is still boss when he spits it himself.
Dre 2001 has been out for awhile now, but for some stupid reason, I did not buy it until recently. No matter how much new rap I buy, Dre 2001 still is in the front row of my CD collection in the car. And it's not just Dre's raps that make this CD great, it's the wonderful compilation of the talent of other rappers joining in on Dre's classic beats that make this album really shine. Xzibit and Eminem highlight my favorite song of the album, "What's the Difference." And of course, Snoop Dogg makes appearances on this album, most excellently in the well-played "Next Episode" and "Still Dre."
There are countless other good songs on this album, including "The Watcher", "Forget about Dre", "Housewife", "Ackrite", ....wait a minute, I'm listing all the songs here.
Then again, that's the incredible final point about Dre 2001: every song on this album is listenable. It's one of those rare albums that you'll pop in your car CD player, and listen to from beginning to end. I sure hope this isn't Dr. Dre's last album, but if it is, he'll at least have convinced the world not to "forget about Dre."