One of the most influential rappers and producers of all time, Dr. Dre has single-handedly changed the face of hip-hop music. In addition to pioneering gangsta rap with N.W.A. he discovered and championed such hip hop luminaries as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Xzibit, 50 Cent, The Game and Kendrick Lamar and released some of the best albums of any genre with The Chronic and it's follow-up Chronic 2001.
Originally issued in 1999, the eagerly anticipated Chronic 2001 is the second solo masterpiece from Dr. Dre and the highest selling release of his storied career thanks to hit singles like "Still D.R.E.," "Forgot About Dre" and "The Next Episode" and famous guest spots from his two proteges Snoop Dogg and Eminem.
With Chronic 2001, Dre set out to "try and change the course of hip hop again" and he succeeded with flying colors, it both revitalized the West coast hip-hop he literally helped invent and cemented his place at the forefront of the genre for good. The album received multiple Grammy award nominations with the Eminem featured "Forgot About Dre" winning for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
"(Chronic 2001) was an album that updated Dre's G-Funk sound for the new millennium, and it solidified his status as one of Hip-Hop's all-time greatest producers with an unrivaled ear for talent." - All Hip Hop