Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath

Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath

by Dr. DreDr. Dre


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Dr. Dre shifted directions drastically halfway through 1996, leaving Death Row Records and abandoning gangsta rap, claiming that he had "Been There, Done That." So, Dre founded a new record label, Aftermath, and built an artist roster consisting entirely of new, unproven talent. He also decided not to concentrate on rap, signing urban R&B acts as well as hip-hop. Aftermath's initial release was the various-artists compilation Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath and one listen proves that Dre wasn't kidding when he said he wasn't interested in gangsta anymore. There are a number of rappers on The Aftermath, even a handful of hardcore rappers, but nothing fits into the standard G-funk template. The true revelation of the album is Dre's skill for urban R&B and soul, all of which sounds fresh and exciting compared to several of the fairly pedestrian hip-hop tracks. Despite the success of these urban productions, none of the actual performers make much of an impact -- the tracks are impressive only because they demonstrate Dre's musical versatility and skill. In fact, the two tracks that really stand out -- Dre's stately, sexy "Been There Done That" and the powerful "East Coast/West Coast Killas," which features cameos by B-Real, KRS-One, Nas, and RBX -- are a combination of terrific production and personality, which is usually what results in great singles. But that doesn't mean that The Aftermath is a washout. Instead, it's a promising fresh start for Dre that is full of potential and enough great music to make it a vital listen.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/26/1996
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0606949004422
catalogNumber: 90044

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dr. Dre   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
King Tee   Rap,Track Performer
Group Therapy   Track Performer
Nicole Johnson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Victor Johnson   Guitar
Jheryl Lockhart   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Sid McCoy   Vocals
Carl "Butch" Small   Percussion
Maurice Wilcher   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Track Performer
RBX   Track Performer
Ruben Cruz   Background Vocals
Chris "The Glove" Taylor   Keyboards
Cassandra McCowan   Background Vocals
Kim Summerson   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Stu-B-Doo   Keyboards,Track Performer
Mike Lynn   Background Vocals
Alex Singleton   Keyboards
Camara Kambon   Keyboards
Mel-Man   Track Performer
D-Ruff   Background Vocals
DJ T.   scratching
Flossy P   Background Vocals
Hands-On   Background Vocals
RC   Vocals,Background Vocals
Whoz Who   Background Vocals
Stan the Guitar Man   Guitar

Technical Credits

Dr. Dre   Producer,Executive Producer
Richard Huredia   Engineer
Jheryl Lockhart   Vocal Arrangements
Joe Pirrera   Engineer
Steve Robbins   Engineer
Maurice Wilcher   Producer
Keston Wright   Engineer
Ryan Arnold   Engineer
Lamont Hyde   Engineer
Chris "The Glove" Taylor   Producer
Alvin McGill   Engineer
Ewart A. Wilson   Producer
Bud'da   Producer
Mel-Man   Producer
Rodney Duke   Producer
Flossy P   Producer
Rose Griffin   Producer
Floyd Howard   Producer
Glen Mosley   Producer

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Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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