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On Dr. Dre 2001, rap's premier beatmaker, Dr. Dre, is as deeply musical as ever, but surprisingly world-weary and contemplative. After a long layoff from his last full-length, hip-hop's absentee father, returns to confront critics and appeal to the streets. Or as he puts it on "Still Dre:" "They want to know if I still got/ they say rap's changed/ they want to know how I feel about it." Dre hasn't skipped a beat so the introspection proves rhetorical. The new disc accumulates six years worth of grit since 1993's The Chronic, and illustrates the difference between Dre and common producers who assemble short shelf life CDs. Dre can make noggin-bustin' beats and cinematic rap overtures at the drop of a dime, which ...
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On Dr. Dre 2001, rap's premier beatmaker, Dr. Dre, is as deeply musical as ever, but surprisingly world-weary and contemplative. After a long layoff from his last full-length, hip-hop's absentee father, returns to confront critics and appeal to the streets. Or as he puts it on "Still Dre:" "They want to know if I still got/ they say rap's changed/ they want to know how I feel about it." Dre hasn't skipped a beat so the introspection proves rhetorical. The new disc accumulates six years worth of grit since 1993's The Chronic, and illustrates the difference between Dre and common producers who assemble short shelf life CDs. Dre can make noggin-bustin' beats and cinematic rap overtures at the drop of a dime, which means this is a man who operates on his own space-time continuum. This outing, Snoop Dogg is back on board and strong as ever but Dre himself is a bigger revelation on the mic, having been influenced by emerging affiliates Eminem and Xzibit. The author's commitment to audio innovation powers Dr. Dre 2001, with guest spots from underrated rappers like Devin the Dude and various members of the Likwit Crew, but expanded to include comedian Eddie Griffin and porn star Jake Steed. The easily offended should beware 'cuz his subject matter is basic "Jerry Springer, Too Hot for TV" but just right for rap records. Standout material: "F..k You," a funk paean to straight sexin'; "Forgot about Dre," the obligatory southern booty-quake jam with a twist on which Eminem flips double-time lyrics over a ghetto-funk beat; and the full-throttle battle of Dre, Em, and X on "What's the Difference?" The album unfurls a subtle resonance, especially when Dre reveals for future consumption the long dormant legacy of West Coast hip-hop. In the long run, Dr. Dre 2001 wholly smokes. Donnell Alexander
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Slim Shady LP announced not only Eminem's arrival, but it established that his producer Dr. Dre was anything but passé, thereby raising expectations for 2001, the long-anticipated sequel to The Chronic. It suggested that 2001 wouldn't simply be recycled Chronic, and, musically speaking, that's more or less true. He's pushed himself hard, finding new variations in the formula by adding ominous strings, soulful vocals, and reggae, resulting in fairly interesting recontextualizations. Padded out to 22 tracks, 2001 isn't as consistent or striking as Slim Shady, but the music is always brimming with character. If only the same could be said about the rappers! Why does a producer as original as Dre work with such pedestrian rappers? Perhaps it's to ensure his control over the project, or to mask his own shortcomings as an MC, but the album suffers considerably as a result. Out of all the other rappers on 2001, only Snoop and Eminem -- Dre's two great protégés -- have character and while Eminem's jokiness still is unpredictable, Snoop sounds nearly as tired as the second-rate rappers. The only difference is, there's pleasure in hearing Snoop's style, while the rest sound staid. That's the major problem with 2001: lyrically and thematically, it's nothing but gangsta clichés. Scratch that, it's über-gangsta, blown up so large that it feels like a parody. Song after song, there's a never-ending litany of violence, drugs, pussy, bitches, dope, guns, and gangsters. After a full decade of this, it takes real effort to get outraged at this stuff, so chances are, you'll shut out the words and groove along since, sonically, this is first-rate, straight-up gangsta. Still, no matter how much fun you may have, it's hard not to shake the feeling that this is cheap, not lasting, fun.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/1999
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 606949048624
  • Catalog Number: 490486
  • Sales rank: 8,975

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lolo (Intro) - Tray Deee (0:41)
  2. 2 The Watcher (3:26)
  3. 3 Fuck You - Devin the Dude (3:25)
  4. 4 Still D.R.E. (4:30)
  5. 5 Big Ego's - Hitman (3:58)
  6. 6 Xxplosive - Hitman (3:35)
  7. 7 What's the Difference (4:04)
  8. 8 Bar One - Ms. Roq (0:50)
  9. 9 Light Speed - Hitman (2:40)
  10. 10 Forgot About Dre - Hitman (3:42)
  11. 11 The Next Episode - Nate Dogg (2:41)
  12. 12 Let's Get High - Ms. Roq (2:27)
  13. 13 Bitch Niggaz - Hitman (4:13)
  14. 14 The Car Bomb - Charis Henry (1:00)
  15. 15 Murder Ink - Ms. Roq (2:28)
  16. 16 Ed-Ucation (1:32)
  17. 17 Some L.A. Niggaz (4:25)
  18. 18 Pause 4 Porno - Jake $Teed (1:32)
  19. 19 Housewife - Hitman (4:02)
  20. 20 Ackrite - Hitman (3:39)
  21. 21 Bang Bang (3:42)
  22. 22 The Message (5:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dr. Dre Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
King Tee Track Performer
MC Ren Track Performer
Snoop Dogg Track Performer
Mary J. Blige Vocals, Track Performer
Eddie Griffin Track Performer
Kokane Track Performer
Xzibit Track Performer
Nate Dogg Track Performer
Defari Track Performer
Kurupt Track Performer
Eminem Track Performer
k. Track Performer
Rell Track Performer
Traci Nelson Track Performer
Time Bomb Track Performer
Six Two Track Performer
Jake $Teed Track Performer
Hitman Track Performer
Ms. Roq Track Performer
Technical Credits
Dr. Dre Producer, Executive Producer
Snoop Dogg Composer
Melvin Bradford Composer
Jay-Z Composer
Chris "The Glove" Taylor Producer
Andre Young Composer
Brian Bailey Composer
A. Young Composer
Mel-Man Producer
Marshall Mathers Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    a masterpiece not to be forgotten

    i heard about this cd thru some kids thru my old middle school i borrowed this cd from a friend of mine who also happens to be a juggalo he lent me it i listened to the album all the way thru tommy chong makes a cameo at the end of this album on the hidden track known as the outro dr dre is still doing his thang and im proud of both sides of both shadyheads and juggalos im a fan of both eminem and icp but im sick and tired of shadyheads going up against juggalos i think fighting is wrong i was in a juggalo mosh pit once i had a blast at the gathering 2008 this album is off the hook phat beats dr dre proves age does not matter even tho after detox dr dre will be retiring from the rap and hip hop game dr dre should make a 4th and 5th studio albums but hes only making 3 solo albums well my review here is done this album is off the hook i suggest every juggalo/shadyhead to pick up this album it is amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    gangsta king.

    sometimes there can be a cliche, a picture is worth a 1,000 words but i was loving rock album covers and since i was cutting and pasting them on my notebooks i wanted to see rap covers not showing any rappers at all like kanye west and his anime cover for graduation. it is better than 50's ugly mug in curtis or any kind of rapper who is about to kill you. the songs? forgot about dre is a class track with eminem. this album is a little underrated than the first chronic because it is not overhyped. be careful though. many rap albums has a parental advisory sticker and it is hell for the parents. good for the rappers, annoying for the rockers but of enough of that phoney baloney and get it. at first i thought it was kinda boring but it will grow on you the next minute.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great album

    It's hard to write about how great this album is without talking about each song, because it offers a great stylistic range with varying beats and tunes. So, I'll go song by song. **The Watcher: A simple backbeat, with smooth, poetic lyrics, and a hypnotic rhythm and a catchy chorus. **F*** You: If you don't approve of the title of this song, this album is not for you. The entire song's about sex, which sort of detracts from how good the beat and tune is, because you have to think about Dre having sex with random women, so that's kinda dumb. If you enjoy the songs of a similar nature on The Notorious B.I.G.'s album 'Ready to Die,' then I suppose you shouldn't have any problem with this. **Still D.R.E.: One of the best songs on this album, the piano and deep bass background beat makes the song, and Snoop Dogg's contribution is perfect for the song. Otherwise, the lyrics are amazing, and this is one of several songs on the album that would independently justify getting the album. **Big Ego's: If you are severely bothered by how Dre pluralizes 'ego' in the title to this song, then this album probably isn't for you (and I can't imagine that you would've found the other song acceptable if you can't find this one acceptable...whatever). The piano/synth backbeat and the story-like lyrics rapped by Dre's deep voice mesh perfectly. **Xxplosive: Wow, this song is difficult to describe. It's the closest that Dre comes to singing on the album, but it's one of the best songs to listen to with headphones on and bob your head to the beat. A deep bass line and a relatively high treble line, the lyrics are raw and the chorus is equally catchy. **What's the Difference: Another song that would independently justify buying the album, and yet another song which is perfect to listen to with headphones on and bob your head to (especially since he has a cool effect that travels from ear to ear). The chorus is probably the most best chorus I've heard in rap, and the flow of the lyrics is unstoppable. **Bar One: A skit, nothin special. **Light Speed: This song isn't so memorable. A slow beat, and a freaky bass line and a high pitched whistle over it, the lyrics are basically all drug related (which I can't relate to in the slightest, not that I can relate to anything else he talks about), but some of the lyrics are just cool to listen to. I typically switch to the next song, and understandably so. **Forgot About Dre: Ahh yes, the best song on the album. If you haven't heard this song, you have been listening to radio stations that would predispose you to dislike this album. This is one of the few songs where I actually appreciate Eminem rapping. The backbeat is unstoppable, and the lyrics tell an interesting story. **The Next Episode: Yet another song that would independently justify buying this album, a lot of this song is Snoop Dogg, and the backbeat is fantastic. The transitions in the song provide interesting contrasts, and when Dre comes on you almost shiver in anticipation. **Let's Get High: I don't think I've ever listened to what was past the first 20 seconds of this song before I'm writing this review (I'm listening to each to remind me of key stuff as I go). That's how repulsively stupid and crappy-sounding the intro to the song is. And, listening to the content after the 20 second mark, I haven't missed anything. NEXT SONG, QUICK!!! **Bitch N****z: Yeah, see the comment on the song above. This is definitely the first time I've heard past 5 seconds on this song, and Snoop is quickly lowering my impression of this album. I hope I can still give this five stars before I finish typing the review. NEXT SONG! **The Car Bomb: Another skit, nothing special. **Murder Ink: Yet another instance of how women are incapable of producing good rap. I don't understand, how can the first half of the song, with Dre rapping, be among my most favorite songs in rap, with the deepest bass line I've ever heard with an amazing piano line over it, com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dre Is ONE of the Best ? Huh. He IS the Best

    He signed Eminem, Nate Dogg, Xzibit and others. Although he didn't rep NWA he was in it for that matter. This is where Em got his recognition. They had actually made Forgot About Dre before half Em's album was completed. But he inspired kids and is the best of the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dre is 1 of the Best!

    I think Dr. Dre is a huge inspiration to local teens coming up the the producing era. Dre taught young kids that just because they live in the ghetto doesn't meen that they can't be someone. Dre is a phenominal producer and is in the game for the passion he has, and people he pleases. Just think he signed great artists, like Eminem, Nocturnal, Nate Dogg, and the whole NWA; without Dre the hip hop industry wouldn't be what it is today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dre is tha s***

    Dr. Dre is the best in tha west.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE GREATEST PRODUCER OF ALL TIME !

    ''Chronic 2001'' is a quality hip hop album. Every song on this album is dope. It has dope beats and dope lyrics. Dres first album ''The Chronic'' is a hip hop classic and im sure this will be too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dre is Still Strong

    For about the last year or so my interest in rap music has greatly declined. Dr. Dre is one exception. Most rappers today are in it for the money and fame. Dre is one person who seems like he is rapping because he believes it. This CD is one of my favorites. I can listen to tracks like The Watcher, Forgot About Dre, and Xplosive and never get bored. Dre's early stuff is good, but this album sounds flawless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dre is da bomb!!!

    Dr. Dre has really done it this time,he has come back after many years after making ''The Chronic''.He has still rocked the world with this album,and probably will do it again with his next album. Chronic 2001 has been his best album yet, especialy with the countless artists that he has featuring on his album.This album is funny, and it will keep you bouncin' for hours. I cant wait until his next album comes out, because it's most likely going to be than his last.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FANTASTIC

    A fantastic album.....a 'need to have' to add in your rap collection!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OruthlessB

    hahaha...hell yeah Dre's bacc yo and better then ever be-4...all of tha song's r outta of this world....yall people out there that haven't listen to this album yet..yall should check it out it's the best.... peace....oriental ruthless boyz 4 life....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    CHRONIC ALBUM

    AGAIN DRE WHO TO ME IS CONSIDERED THE BEST PRODUCER AND INOVATER IN RESENT MUSIC HISTORY.AS I PREDICTED DRE WILL KEEP CHANGING MUSIC TILL HE RETIRES.CHRONIC 2000 IS ANOTHER CLASSIC AND WILL REMAIN FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Still D.R.E.

    Even though Jay-z wrote Still D.R.E. Dr. Dre delivers it with an iron-clad grip.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ThE BesT!

    This is the best rap cd you could possibly buy. This cd is even much better with snoop and slim

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    B O O M !

    Soooooooo Cool. It Truly Is Dre's Next Episode Of Divine

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best CD for the year 2000

    This is a good cd if you want the best selection of artists like Snoop dog and others Dr. Dre gives his best performence in the song 'The next episode' i just realy like this cd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Did you Forget About Dre?

    The father of gangsta rap is at it again with 2001,his best album yet.This CD will NOT let you down.Each song is cleverly written with the tightest beats.This is a must-get CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome

    this is the best! forgot about dre is the coolest song

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The ace is back!

    2001 kicks bottom! (language ban) The best rap album ever. The album is worth buying if just for the humorous interludes: Pause 4 Porno is so damn funny. Aside from these the music rules. The watcher is a good iniciation (although what's the difference may have opened similarly well). the third song is one of the better numbers. Still Dre is just so good. What's the difference is a strong song which describes Dre's feelings about the NWA and has good rhymes(about the best on the album)Forgot about Dre is the best song featured. Let's get high, The next episode, Murder Ink, Housewife and Bang Bang are also shot hot and The message is a great way to round of on an emotional note. The album gives an insight into how Dre felt about the most telling aspects of his life and still is funny, catchy and not very serious almost simultaneously. This review is pretty jobby (ban) even for me to look at, but this is just so good. . Buy it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not gangsta but Dre

    Dre took a step away from the hardcore gangta rap heard in the original chronic, but this album is still great. this is the best album in along time that i have been waiting to hit for a long time. the best tracks are the watcher, still Dre, whats the difference, forgot about Dre, next episode, and murderink

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