Javascript is required to view shouts on this page. So I'd be on the keyboards, and Mike [Elizondo] was on the bass guitar, and Dre was on the drum machine.

Consider that between the years of 2002 -- when Detox was first being toyed with -- and 2005, Dre provided beats to Xzibit’s Man Vs. Machine, Busta Rhymes’ Genesis, Eve’s Eve-Olution, Eminem’s Encore, 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, Obie Trice’s Cheers, Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 2, The Game’s The Documentary, and more. Get the hottest music, news and videos delivered directly to your inbox. Death Row owned the trademark for The Chronic as did Interscope Records who previously distributed Death Row. When he wants to work, they work.) A track he recorded on the album, originally named "The Way I Be Pimpin'", was later retouched as "Xxplosive"; this version has Dr. Dre rapping penned verses by Royce and featured Royce's vocals on the chorus. Dr. Dre beg…, André Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965 in Los Angeles, California), better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record producer, rapper, actor and record executive. "[10] Josh Tyrangiel of Time has described the recording process which Dr. Dre employs, stating "Every Dre track begins the same way, with Dre behind a drum machine in a room full of trusted musicians. Not only does he happen to smoke an abundance of chronic -- a habit that speaks to stargazing and existential philosophy -- but he once committed to the idea of conducting a concept album about the (then) nine planets within our solar system. Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. ?. Mainstream hip-hop was being dominated by a new generation of rappers, with many of the production trends moving further away from Dre’s iconic sound.

2001 (sometimes called The Chronic 2001) is the second studio album by rapper and hip hop producer Dr. Dre. [16] "Still D.R.E." [5] He was noted for writing the last track, "The Message";[6] however, he is not credited by his legal name or alias in the liner notes. "[8], Entertainment Weekly's Tom Sinclair depicted the album as "Chilly keyboard motifs gliding across gut-punching bass lines, strings and synths swooping in and out of the mix, naggingly familiar guitar licks providing visceral punctuation". [16] It peaked at number three on UK single charts in February 2001. "[13], In 2006, Hip Hop Connection ranked 2001 number 10 on its list of the 100 Best Albums (1995–2005) in hip hop. [8] Critics noted that Dr. Dre had differed from his effort to "clean-up his act" which he tried to establish with his 1996 single, "Been There, Done That" from Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath. [21] The record was mildly successful in Europe, reaching number 4 in the United Kingdom, number 7 in Ireland, number 15 in France, number 17 in the Netherlands and number 26 in Norway. Death Row owned the trademark for The Chronic as did Interscope Records who previously distributed Death Row. Edit Release All Versions of this Release Data Correct . [4][9], NME mentioned that the album was full of "pig-headed, punk-dicked, 'bitch'-dissing along with requisite dollops of ho-slapping violence, marijuana-addled bravado and penis-sucking wish fulfilment. It peaked at number 93 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 32 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and reached number 11 on the Hot Rap Singles. This site uses cookies. If only the same could be said about the rappers! "The Message" contains hidden vocals from, "Big Ego's" contains samples of "Theme from. What more do I need to do? [22] Closing out the year of 2000, the album was number 5 on the Billboard Top Albums and number one on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Reference tracks for his third solo album began to surface, including collaborations with T.I. "[4], Some of the lyrics on the album used by Dre have been noted to be penned by several ghostwriters.

"[34], In a negative review, Robert Christgau from The Village Voice found Dr. Dre's lyrics distastefully misogynistic, writing "it's a New Millennium, but he's Still S.L.I.M.E. To this day, there are some in Dre’s inner circle that still allude to its possible existence, not unlike a wayward mountain man vigilantly vowing that Sasquatch is indeed out there roaming the wilderness. [16] It reached number seven on the UK single charts in June 2000. Many critics cited the last track, "The Message"; a song dedicated to Dr. Dre's deceased brother, as what the album could have been without the excessively explicit lyrics,[12][14] with Massey calling it "downright beautiful" and "a classic of modern rap". Detox has become larger than life, and it's likely we'll be hearing the name for many years to come. [9] NME spoke of how the lyrics were too explicit, stating, "As the graphic grooves stretch out, littered with gunfire, bombings and 'copters over Compton, and the bitch-beating baton is handed from Knock-Turnal to Kurupt, 2001 reaches gangsta-rap parody-level with too many tracks coming off like porno-Wu outtakes. His following single “I Need A Doctor” fared a little better, although by this point it was becoming clear that Dre’s sound was in the process of undergoing a drastic change. O.K., here's the album – now what do you have to say? Shortly after, Interscope began a big budget promotional campaign for Chronic 2001. Dre eventually decided to release the album as simply 2001.[3]. [7], The album's production expanded on that of The Chronic, with new, sparse beats and reduced use of samples which were prominent on his debut album. Still Relevant? “I’ve been doing this for about two years now just in my spare time so to speak. The album turned out to be Compton, an incredible body of work that emerged as one of the first surprise rap albums, a trend we’ve since come to take for granted. It suggested that 2001 wouldn't simply be recycled Chronic, and, musically speaking, that's more or less true. [4], The album was intended to be released as a mixtape; with tracks linked through interludes and turntable effects, but was then changed to be set up like a film. Find release reviews and credits for 2001 [Clean] - Dr. Dre on AllMusic - 1999 - =The Slim Shady LP= announced not only Eminem's… He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Enterta…. The album debuted at number 2 on the U.S. was released as the lead single in October 1999. It’s unclear as to whether the creation of Planets ultimately put a hamper on Detox’s process, or if Dre himself simply felt that the music he was making was not on par with his established personal standards; lest we forget, this is a man whose discography consists of The Chronic and 2001, two of the greatest albums of all time.

"The Next Episode" contains additional vocals from Kurupt and Nate Dogg.

", Dr. Dre – 2001. Adding to the collection of spinning plates was the arrival of 50 Cent, who Eminem discovered and brought to Dre’s attention.

[8] Sinclair mentioned similar views of the lyrics, calling them "filthy", but noted "none of [this] should diminish Dre's achievement". They include many themes associated with gangsta rap, such as violence, promiscuity, street gangs, drive-by shootings, crime and drug usage. Either way, the fact that Detox was consistently in the works since 2002 all but ensured that the album underwent a variety of different stages throughout its creation period. How many platinum records have I made? Other [Low Rider Provided By] – Kevin "Elbow" Smith, Coordinator [Aftermath Project Coordinator], Coordinator [Interscope Photo Shoot Coordinator], Coordinator [Interscope Production Coordinator], Buy CD, "Vorbis - free and open-source audio compression format", "C3S - Cultural Commons Collecting Society SCE", Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 to 12): IFPI L001, Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 06069 490 486-2 01 / MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L P, Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 06069 490 486-2 01 MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L Q, Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 06069 490 486-2 01 / MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L AQ, Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 06069 490 486-2 01 / MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L E, Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): 06069 490 486-2 01 / MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L W, Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): 06069 490 486-2 01 / MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L AV, Matrix / Runout (Variant 7): 06069 490 486-2 01 / MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L X, Matrix / Runout (Variant 8): 06069 490 486-2 01 / MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L A, Matrix / Runout (Variant 9): 06069 490 486-2 01 / MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L H, Matrix / Runout (Variant 10): 06069 490 486-2 01 / MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L AV, Matrix / Runout (Variant 11): 06069 490 486-2 01 / MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L AA, Matrix / Runout (Variant 12): 06069 490 486-2 01 / MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L AH. Unfortunately, that productivity only served to push Detox further behind schedule, and thanks to a few choice promises from Eminem (“We gon’ make Dre do it!”) and The Game (“Look out for Detox!”), the album began to take on a reputation of its own. ]. Mould SID Code (Variant 12 [Hardly visible because GERMANY is etched over it]): IFPI ?? Other tracks "Fuck You", "Let's Get High", "What's the Difference" and "Xxplosive" were not officially released as singles but received some radio airplay which resulted in them charting in the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. The early two-thousands and the sounds that came with them were long gone. [25] The album was certified six times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on November 21, 2000. Royce da 5'9" was rumored to be a ghostwriter on the album. Dr. Dre stated, "Everything you hear is planned. Marketplace 0 … So you've got buildups, touching moments, aggressive moments. [2001 was also released in a "clean" edition, containing no profanities or vulgarities. [12] PopMatters writer Chris Massey declared that "Musically, 2001 is about as close to brilliant as any one gangsta rap album might possibly get.

Given that things had inevitably moved so far away from Dre’s original vision first pondered in 2002, the name Detox seemed to be retained solely for the benefit of the fans. [18], "Forgot About Dre" was released as the second single in 2000 and like the previous single, it was a hit on multiple charts.

It's a direct bite."[41]. [38] AllMusic's Erlewine spoke of how the number of guest rappers affected the album, and questioned his reasons for collaborating with "pedestrian rappers". "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" is a song by American rapper Dr. Dre, featuring fellow American rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg, on Dre's debut solo album, The Chronic (1992). View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1999 Vinyl release of 2001 on Discogs. It was released on November 16, 1999, by Interscope Records as the follow-up…, 2001 is the second studio album by American rapper and producer Dr. Dre. [27] As of August 2015, the album has sold 7,800,000 copies in the United States. Barcode … Music; Still Tough, Still Authentic.

“Under Pressure” featured, for lack of a better term, a futuristic sound. It's got everything that a movie needs. It was released on November 16, 1999, by Interscope Records as the follow-up to his 1992 debut album The Chronic.…, André Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965 in Los Angeles, California), better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record producer, rapper, actor and record executive.