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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless,
This review is from: Chronic 2001 (Audio CD)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."
3.0 out of 5 stars This Better Be Good if We Waited 8 Years,
This review is from: Chronic 2001 (Audio CD)You can't help but need to be blown away by Dr. Dre's next piece of work... The man's been locked away from the world with a few exceptions (lackluster collaborations, 1996's this-album-is-so-bad-I-need-to-include-a-bomb-on-the-cover-to-warn-my-fans 'Aftermath'), now this better be good... is it?
Yes and no. The tight play between the drum and the bass on 'The Watcher' mixed with Dre's voice (and powerful lyrics) creates one of the best songs on the CD. 'Still D.R.E.' rides an irritating but catchy hook throughout the same song, and the first Eminem track 'What's the Difference' is made even better (from the promo) byt the addition of an organ.
However, it's the year 2000, and musical tastes have changed. Too bad Dr. Dre hasn't changed as much as I had hoped. I'd expect him to match the musical audacity found in some of the more interesting producers (Swizz Beats, DJ Premier, RZA, the Dust Brothers) around today. Sadly, Dr. Dre delivers the expected and fails to match the breakthrough that was 1992's 'The Chronic.' If you don't have that album, buy it. If you do, don't expect anything exciting from 'Chronic 2001'. Maybe Dr. Dre will come out with another musical landmark with 'Chronic 2010' (or whatever is next).
5.0 out of 5 stars DRE at his best,
This review is from: Chronic 2001 (Audio CD)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.dre put all his effort into making the beats and the lyrics in the album.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest CD of All Time,
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This review is from: Chronic 2001 (Audio CD)This is the best cd ever. No other artists/producer can top this. Dre is a legend!
5.0 out of 5 stars What I Thought Of Dr Dre 2001,
This review is from: Chronic 2001 (Audio CD)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 Episode Feating Snoop Dogg And Nate Dogg.Get It.
5.0 out of 5 stars F*cking Incredible,
This review is from: Chronic 2001 (Audio CD)This cd is a Classic. Dre delivers some sick beats. I suggest you go out and get this album.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not As Good I Thought,
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This review is from: Chronic 2001 (Audio CD)I thought this cd is very over rated. It is not as good as the chronic or Dr.Dre presents aftermath. It is a good cd. It does have to many guest apperences. Dr.Dre needs 2 display his skills without all the help from snoop dogg and eminem.
3.0 out of 5 stars Dr.Dre 2001,
This review is from: Chronic 2001 (Audio CD)I think that this album is ok, but for sure, Dr.Dre can't touch Eazy E. I like the songs F*** You, Still Dre, and the next episode, but if you want some real gangsta rap, than just pick up an Eazy E album.
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST DR. DRE !!!!!!!,
This review is from: Chronic 2001 (Audio CD)this cd is wayyy better than chronic. a must-buy! songs 5-11 are my favorites.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best CD I own,
This review is from: Chronic 2001 (Audio CD)I consider myself to have a wide variety of musical tastes. I like Bob Marley, The Clash, Rancid, the musical "Rent" as well as the soundtrack for Oh Brother Where Art Thou. Point is, if I like music, I don't try to hide it. N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton" was the first rap album I bought, when I was in 7th grade. I got really into the N.W.A. family, regardless of feuds and such, who was more popular or not. I was big into oldschool rap for awhile, not really giving the new school a chance, as I could hear it on the radio and it jsut wasnt the same as the good old school stuff.
Public Enemy, Run D.M.C., Wu Tang, N.W.A., and then the solo's from all Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr Dre and MC Ren were all great. I loved Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" so much, that I picked this up from eBay for $6, and it changed my views on new school rap. As I've said, I own albums of Bob Marley, The Clash, Rancid, Korn, Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sex Pistols,...a wide variety. This album is just so honest and personal that you can't not like it. The beats are sick as well, but I like the whole family aspect of Dr Dre best. He brought Snoop Dogg into the industry, and he revolutionized rap with The Chronic, as well as Straight Outta Compton, and now, a 3rd time, with 2001.
Friends of his died, Eazy-E, Tupac... this CD is a tribute to them. Best CD in existance
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Chronic 2001 by Dr. Dre (Audio CD - 1999)
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