dr dre the chronic

Dr Dre’s landmark album ‘The Chronic’ was removed from streaming services last year in the wake of Snoop Dogg’s acquisition of Death Row Records.

“First thing I did was snatch all the music off those platforms traditionally known to people, because those platforms don’t pay,” he said at the time.

However, the ultimate decider on the streaming availability of ‘The Chronic’ is Dr Dre rather than Snoop, and just in time for its 30th anniversary, the album has returned to DSPs courtesy of a deal with its original distributor Interscope Records.

As is the way of things  nowadays, the return is accompanied by spin-off products. No, not NFTs (not yet, at least) but physical merchandise: hoodies, crewnecks and t-shirts alongside vinyl, CD and cassette versions of the album are being sold by Interscope.

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Stuart Dredge

Music Ally's Head of Insight

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