Dr. Dre's debut album "The Chronic" is undoubtedly one of the most important hip-hop albums of all time, and it inspired an entire regional sound for years to come.
It popularized the iconic West Coast sound that defined the 90's, led by a Dre at his masterful best, and accompanied by a slew of young and raw artists with an insatiable lust for greatness.
It was a sonic marvel, a revolution in sound engineering, and if nothing else, it delivered Snoop Dogg to the world on a silver platter.
And now, nearly 30 years after it's release, The Chronic is now available on all streaming platforms. The album was previously only available on Apple Music, a result of Apple's acquisition of Beats by Dre.
“Fans now have another reason to celebrate on what has become a national holiday, celebrating all things cannabis-related — where legally allowed and in moderation of course,” eOne’s Chris Taylor said in a statement.
“Working with the Death Row catalog is like working with the legendary recordings of Elvis, Chuck Berry and the Beatles. These historic artifacts should be heard by all music lovers and we are so happy Dr. Dre has opened this door so everyone can experience the brilliance of this seminal work.”
And in a somewhat profoundly poetic move, the album that popularised West Coast slang which included much of the Marajuana slang we still use today, was released to streaming services on 4/20.