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Chronic Jointz: The Hitz, Vol. 1
     

Chronic Jointz: The Hitz, Vol. 1

 
According to compilation producer/former A&R guy Jonathan P. Fine's liner notes, "Marijuana heightens the appreciation of music. And no music is better to appreciate with a big blunt blazin' than hip-hop." This claim is no doubt debatable -- many would argue that dub-reggae or perhaps ambient techno sounds better with the chronic; others, See more details below

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According to compilation producer/former A&R guy Jonathan P. Fine's liner notes, "Marijuana heightens the appreciation of music. And no music is better to appreciate with a big blunt blazin' than hip-hop." This claim is no doubt debatable -- many would argue that dub-reggae or perhaps ambient techno sounds better with the chronic; others, the Grateful Dead or, perhaps, Pink Floyd. Yet one thing is clear: A lot of rap artists write songs about smoking marijuana. And Chronic Jointz compiles many of those songs, beginning with Tone-Loc's "Cheeba-Cheeba," originally released in 1987 at a time when, according to Fine, "some rappers, like Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five -- "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" -- were protesting the use of drugs." However, as Fine notably points out, "Of course, rap aficionados know pot's not a drug, so as time passed, and people became more educated, attitudes like Loc's became the norm." And indeed they did, as the following songs no doubt illustrate. Three of the most well-known get-high-to songs follow: Cypress Hill's "Hits From the Bong," the Pharcyde's "Pack the Pipe," and the Luniz's "I Got 5 on It." From there, Chronic Jointz compiles a variety of chronic-smoking songs, though it's almost seems blasphemous to not have a Dr. Dre or Snoop Dogg song here; after all, they're the ones that made "chronic" a noun rather than an adjective. Regardless, Chronic Jointz is somewhat of a fun novelty, more noteworthy perhaps in concept than execution.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/09/2002
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923823827
catalogNumber:
8238

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Performance Credits

Cypress Hill   Track Performer
Pharcyde   Track Performer
Keith Murray   Track Performer
Luniz   Track Performer
Xzibit   Track Performer
Kurupt   Track Performer
Legit   Track Performer
Trick Daddy   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Spazz   Illustrations
Michael Ross   Composer
Matt Dike   Composer
Alan Grunblatt   Executive Producer
Jeff Chenault   Art Direction
Anthony Smith   Composer
Jonathan P. Fine   Liner Notes
Dee "Pitboss" Sonaram   Executive Producer
Larry Muggerud   Composer

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