Dr. Dre, DeFari, Xzibit, Knoc-turn’al, Time Bomb, King T, MC Ren, Kokane – Some L.A. Niggaz on – FNJ
Written by 107PowerFM.Net on November 12, 2016
2001 is the second studio album by American rapper and producer Dr. Dre. It was released on November 16, 1999, by Interscope Records as the follow-up to his 1992 debut album The Chronic. 2001 exhibits an expansion on his debut’s G-funk sound and contains gangsta rap themes such as violence, promiscuity, drug use, street gangs, and crime.
The album debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 516,000 copies in its first week. It produced three singles that attained chart success and has been certified sextuple platinum in sales by the RIAA; as of August 2015 the album has sold 7,800,000 copies in the United States. 2001 received mostly positive reviews from critics, many of whom praised the music although some found the lyrics objectionable.
The title “Chronic 2000” was the original title for former Death Row Records artist Dr. Dre’s anticipated second album, but Suge Knight took the title and used it for his album which forced Dre to retitle his album to 2001. The album primarily featured co-production between Dr. Dre and Mel-Man and was generally well received by critics. AllMusic writer Stephen Thomas Erlewine noted that Dr. Dre had expanded on the G-funk beats on his previous album, The Chronic, and stated, “He’s pushed himself hard, finding new variations in the formula by adding ominous strings, soulful vocals, and reggae, resulting in fairly interesting recontextualizations” and went on to say, “Sonically, this is first-rate, straight-up gangsta.”
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