3.0 out of 5 stars
THE bud BOMBS, April 25 2001
I have heard alot about this album and finally decided to listen to it. I was very unsatisfied and only 3 songs on the album caught my attention. Dre utilizes a similar format for all his sounds. Considered by many to be the greatest rap producer of all time, Dre fails to live up to his billing. Misogynistic and explicit lyrics aside, the beats are pretty decent as with all Dre albums. Dre CANNOT recapture the power and feel of the original Chronic. The genius of the first album is it Perfectly Captured the Moment. It was like walking into COMPTON and taking a picture. You can't TRY to reproduce a classic. The orginal Chronic was great cause everything just happened to come together. For those who don't know DRE can't really rap. I doubt he even writes most of the music, according to Daz, Dre rips off alot of other artists sounds.What Dre does have is a good ear and a good feel for sound levels and effects. I am very glad I didn't buy it, MTV once again determines the sales of most albums. Keep in mind what SUGE KNIGHT said, Dre doesn't do alot. In 14 years as a rapper he has only completed about 5 records! 2PAC did five records in about 20 months! Dre also avoids utilizing the reggae bottom coupled with high end key boards and loose funky beats which was his signature sound. Should have stayed with the FUNK. Maybe George Clinton should save the day again?