Chronic Jointz: The Hitz, Vol. 1 [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/9/2002
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923823827
  • Catalog Number: 8238
  • Sales rank: 216,371

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cheeba Cheeba - Tone-Loc (6:04)
  2. 2 Hits from the Bong (2:40)
  3. 3 Pack the Pipe (5:03)
  4. 4 I Got 5 on It (4:13)
  5. 5 Blaze It - Legit (4:27)
  6. 6 Blast Off (Intro) (1:49)
  7. 7 Buddah Lovaz - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (4:44)
  8. 8 Sticky Now - St. Lunatics (5:12)
  9. 9 I'm So Hi - Three 6 Mafia (3:56)
  10. 10 Smoke Out - Trick Daddy (3:28)
  11. 11 I Can't Wake Up - KRS-One (3:35)
  12. 12 High as Hell - Keith Murray (3:21)
  13. 13 Half Baked - Noreaga (3:48)
  14. 14 Chronic Keeping (1:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cypress Hill Track Performer
The Pharcyde Track Performer
Keith Murray Track Performer
The 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
Drew Lavyne Remastering
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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