Dr. Dre is honoring The Chronic's 30th anniversary with a re-release of his iconic gangsta rap album. Last month marked the three-decade anniversary of the West Coast icon's critically acclaimed first studio album. The Chronic will return to streaming services on Wednesday after being removed last year.
Dr. Dre said in a statement that he is "thrilled to bring the Chronic home to its original distribution partner, Interscope Records." "Working alongside my longstanding colleagues, Steve Berman and John Janick, to re-release the album and make it available to fans all around the world is a full circle moment for me," the music mogul continued.
After acquiring Death Row Records, Snoop Dogg removed The Chronic from streaming services, along with the majority of the label's repertoire. He stated the music will "live in the metaverse" as his first move as owner, noting that "such platforms don't pay."
Dr. Dre was named one of the most influential musicians of the modern age by Steve Berman, vice chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M. He also called The Chronic "one of the most famous albums of all time."
The historic triple-platinum certified album became a classic, producing multiple singles including "Let Me Ride," which earned Dr.Dre his first Grammy in 1994. The Chronic was designated as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress in 2019, and it was chosen for preservation in the National Recording Registry.
Dr. Dre's classic debut album "The Chronic" is now back on streaming services. 👀⚡️ pic.twitter.com/f3y3R3ml7w— WhatsOnRap (@whatsonrap) February 2, 2023