Dr. Dre's Classic 'The Chronic' Hits Digital Streaming Services on 4/20
The album was previously available on Apple Music.
April 20 will be a holiday for Spotify and Tidal users. After five years of being exclusive to Apple Music, Dr. Dre's West Coast classic The Chronic will finally be available on the digital service providers.
"Fans now have another reason to celebrate on what has become a national holiday," eOne's global president Chris Taylor said. "Celebrating all things cannabis-related--where legally allowed and in moderation of course."
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A series of legal battles made the album hard to find on streaming services. The album has sold over 5 million copies in the United States, enough to be certified as three times platinum. The Chronic gave fans their introduction to Snoop Dogg, who appeared on eleven of the album's 16 tracks.
"Working with the Death Row catalogue is like working with the legendary recordings of Elvis, Chuck Berry, and The Beatles," Taylor continued. "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.
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The Chronic is widely considered the album that established the blueprint for the West Coast sound. With help from Nate Dogg and Daz Dillenger, the sample-heavy album is a pillar of the G-funk subgenre. On the heels of The Chronic's success, Snoop Dogg released his debut album Doggystyle just over a year later.