Dr Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ returns to streaming for 30th anniversary

Iconic album rejoins streaming platforms Feb 1st

Legendary 7X Grammy and Emmy Award-winning artist/producer Dr. Dre celebrates the 30th anniversary of his magnum opus, The Chronic by announcing the album has been reissued digitally by its original distributor, Interscope Records which worked the album in 1992 via its relationship with Death Row Records. The Chronic, which had been available on streaming services in 2020 but was removed in spring 2022, is now available to fans again on all major DSPs. The re-release of the acclaimed work will be accompanied by a special merch collection which via Interscope.

“I am thrilled to bring The Chronic home to its original distribution partner, Interscope Records,” the rapper says. “Working alongside my longtime colleagues, Steve Berman and John Janick, to re-release the album and make it available to fans all over the world is a full circle moment for me.”

First released on December 15, 1992, on Death Row Records/Interscope, The Chronic peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and has spent 97 weeks on the chart since its release. The album also spawned three top 40 hits on the Hot 100, including top ten records with “Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang” (No. 2) featuring Snoop Dogg and “F— Wit Dre Day” (No. 8). The Chronic topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for eight weeks, while “Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang” hit No. 1 for two weeks on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Videos from the album are also available on Dr. Dre’s official YouTube channel.

Last year, Dr. Dre dazzled during the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show in Los Angeles. His enormous set was star-studded, as Dre performed alongside some of music’s biggest stars, including Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and 50 Cent. Dre commanded the stage – just a few miles from his birthplace of Compton – with a groundbreaking setlist anchored by hits such as “The Next Episode” and the 2Pac-led “California Love.” The historic performance earned Dr. Dre his first-ever Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special (Live).

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