2001 [Clean Lyrics]

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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! ...
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Editorial Reviews

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 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. [2001 was also released in a "clean" edition, containing no profanities or vulgarities.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/1999
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 606949048921
  • Catalog Number: 490489
  • Sales rank: 1,568

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lolo (Intro) (0:41)
  2. 2 The Watcher (3:26)
  3. 3 You - Snoop Dogg (3:25)
  4. 4 Still D.R.E. - Snoop Dogg (4:30)
  5. 5 Big Ego's - Hitman (3:57)
  6. 6 Xxplosive - Hitman (2:50)
  7. 7 What's the Difference - Eminem (4:04)
  8. 8 Bar One - Traci Nelson (0:50)
  9. 9 Light Speed - Hitman (2:40)
  10. 10 Forgot About Dre - Hitman (3:42)
  11. 11 The Next Episode - Snoop Dogg (2:41)
  12. 12 Let's Get H*** - Ms. Roq (2:27)
  13. 13 [Untitled Track] - Hitman (4:13)
  14. 14 The Car Bomb - Mel-Man (1:00)
  15. 15 Murder Ink - Ms. Roq (2:28)
  16. 16 Ed-Ucation - Eddie Griffin (1:32)
  17. 17 Some L.A. - Knoc-Turn'al (4:29)
  18. 18 Pause 4 1 (1:23)
  19. 19 Housewife - Hitman (4:02)
  20. 20 Ackrite - Hitman (3:39)
  21. 21 Bang Bang - Knoc-Turn'al (3:42)
  22. 22 The Message - Reil (5:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dr. Dre Primary Artist
Mary J. Blige Track Performer
Eddie Griffin Track Performer
Xzibit Track Performer
Defari Track Performer
Kurupt Track Performer
Eminem Track Performer
Traci Nelson Track Performer
Time Bomb Track Performer
Hitman Track Performer
Ms. Roq Track Performer
Technical Credits
Dr. Dre Producer, Executive Producer
Jason Clark Art Direction
Mel-Man Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome!!

    This is one of the best cd's i ever bought

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty good.....

    This was a pretty good album. Not many artists manage to craft each song into a banger like Dre has. Although edited for some objectable content, 2001 is nothing less of a hip- hop masterpiece that will be remembered years from now.

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