Friday, 14 December 2012

The Chronic turns 20: Big Boi reflects on Dr Dre’s Masterpiece

by Carl Williott

It’s impossible to describe the particular sound of Outkast (or Big Boi on his two solo albums) without somehow employing the word “funk.” Hip-hop’s use of bouncy beats is a given at this point, but it was Dr. Dre who first married gritty rhymes and such glossy production, with the G-funk of his 1992 classic The Chronic. Dre’s solo debut proved gangsta rap could be fun, that rappers could make party songs without losing street cred — and the genre never looked back.

That influence is certainly heard on Sir Lucious Left Foot’s latest effort Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors. So we asked Big Boi how The Chronic impacted him, ahead of that album’s 20th anniversary tomorrow (December 15). Watch it up top.

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Thursday, 13 December 2012

The Chronic - Two Decades Later

Dr. Dre's iconic album forever altered hip-hop production and turned him into a kingmaker.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Game gets Dr Dre’s stamp of approval for Jesus Piece

Dr. Dre and Game’s relationship hasn’t always been perfect. But the Doc is giving his protégé props for his new album Jesus Piece. The super-producer sent Game a text message congratulating him on the release and calling the album “dope.”

“The song with the D’Angelo sample ["All That (Lady)"] is fuckin Crazy. Great job,” he told him via iMessage.

“Couldn’t do it without you Doc,” responded Game, who shared their iPhone conversation on Twitter.

“When Dr. Dre STAMP the album…….. You know it’s a fuckin CLASSIC !!!!!” he wrote.
Dre produced “Dead People,” which appears as an iTunes bonus track on Jesus Piece, available Tuesday.

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