• Dr Dre - 2001
    (Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records  1999  4904861)

    Sleeve in Excellent condition
    - some wear to edges/corners - small dink on top edge, small crease on top right corner & crease on bottom right corner

    Double Vinyl in Nr MINT condition

    (there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality - slight damage to side one label, nothing major)

    Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, audio engineer, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and previously co-founded, co-owned, and was the president of Death Row Records. Dr. Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru in 1985 and later found fame with the gangsta rap group N.W.A. The group popularized explicit lyrics in hip hop to detail the violence of street life. During the early 1990s, Dre was credited as a key figure in the crafting and popularization of West Coast G-funk, a subgenre of hip hop characterized by a synthesizer foundation and slow, heavy beats.

    Dre's solo debut studio album The Chronic (1992), released under Death Row Records, made him one of the best-selling American music artists of 1993. It earned him a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance for the single "Let Me Ride", as well as several accolades for the single "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang". That year, he produced Death Row labelmate Snoop Doggy Dogg's debut album Doggystyle and mentored producers such as his stepbrother Warren G (leading to the multi-platinum debut Regulate...G Funk Era in 1994) and Snoop Dogg's cousin Daz Dillinger (leading to the double-platinum debut Dogg Food by Tha Dogg Pound in 1995). In 1996, Dr. Dre left Death Row Records to establish his own label, Aftermath Entertainment. He produced a compilation album, Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath, in 1996, and released a solo album, 2001, in 1999.

    During the 2000s, Dre focused on producing other artists, occasionally contributing vocals. He signed Eminem in 1998 and 50 Cent in 2002, and co-produced their albums. He has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many other rappers, including 2Pac, the D.O.C., Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Knoc-turn'al, the Game, Kendrick Lamar, and Anderson Paak. Dre has also had acting roles in movies such as Set It OffThe Wash and Training Day. He has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. Rolling Stone ranked him number 56 on the list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. He was the second-richest figure in hip hop as of 2018 with an estimated net worth of $800 million.

    Accusations of Dre's violence against women have been widely publicized. Following his assault of television host Dee Barnes, he was fined $2,500, given two years' probation, ordered to undergo 240 hours of community service, and given a spot on an anti-violence public service announcement. A civil suit was settled out of court. In 2015, Michel'le, the mother of one of his children, accused him of domestic violence during their time together as a couple. Their abusive relationship is portrayed in her 2016 biopic Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'le. Lisa Johnson, the mother of three of Dr. Dre's children, stated that he beat her many times, including while she was pregnant. She was granted a restraining order against him. Former labelmate Tairrie B claimed that Dre assaulted her at a party in 1990, in response to her track "Ruthless Bitch".

    2001 is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Dr. Dre, released on November 16, 1999, by Interscope Records. It is the follow-up to his debut album The Chronic (1992). It was produced primarily by Dr. Dre and Mel-Man, as well as Lord Finesse, and features several guest contributions from fellow American rappers such as The D.O.C., Hittman, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Xzibit, Nate Dogg, and Eminem. 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 after sales of six million copies in the United States. Despite mixed criticism toward its gangster-themed lyrics, 2001 received general acclaim from music critics. As of July 2013 the album has sold 7,664,000 copies in the United States.

    Track listing

    Credits adapted from liner notes.

    • All songs produced by Dr. Dre and Mel-Man, except "The Message" produced by Lord Finesse.
    No. Title Writer(s) Length
    1. "Lolo" (Intro) (performed by Xzibit and Tray-Dee)   0:40
    2. "The Watcher"   Andre Young, Marshall Mathers 3:26
    3. "Fuck You" (featuring Devin the Dude and Snoop Dogg) Young, Brian Bailey, Calvin Broadus, Devin Copeland 3:25
    4. "Still D.R.E." (featuring Snoop Dogg) Young, Melvin Bradford, Shawn Carter, Scott Storch 4:30
    5. "Big Ego's" (featuring Hittman) Young, Bailey, Bradford, Storch, Tracy Curry, Richard Bembery 3:57
    6. "Xxplosive" (performed by Hittman, Kurupt, Nate Dogg and Six-Two) Young, Bailey, Ricardo Brown, Craig Longmiles, Nathaniel Hale, Chris Taylor 3:35
    7. "What's the Difference" (featuring Eminem and Xzibit) Bradford, Mathers, Bembery, Alvin Joiner, Stefan Harris 4:04
    8. "Bar One" (skit) (performed by Traci Nelson, Ms. Roq and Eddie Griffin)   0:51
    9. "Light Speed" (featuring Hittman) Young, Bailey, Brown 2:40
    10. "Forgot About Dre" (featuring Eminem) Young, Bradford, Mathers 3:42
    11. "The Next Episode" (featuring Snoop Dogg, Kurupt and Nate Dogg) Young, Brown, Bailey, Bradford, Broadus 2:41
    12. "Let's Get High" (featuring Hittman, Kurupt and Ms. Roq) Young, Bailey, Mathers, Brown, Racquel Weaver 2:27
    13. "Bitch Niggaz" (featuring Snoop Dogg, Hittman and Six-Two) Bailey, Bradford, Broadus, Longmiles 4:13
    14. "The Car Bomb" (skit) (performed by Mel-Man and Charis Henry)   1:00
    15. "Murder Ink" (performed by Hittman and Ms. Roq) Young, Bailey, Weaver 2:28
    16. "Ed-Ucation" (skit) (performed by Eddie Griffin)   1:32
    17. "Some L.A. Niggaz" (performed by Defari, Xzibit, Knoc-turn'al, Time Bomb, King T, MC Ren and Kokane) Young, Bailey, Joiner, Duane Johnson, Jr., Royal Harbor, Marquese Holder, Roger McBride 4:25
    18. "Pause 4 Porno" (skit) (performed by Jake Steed)   1:32
    19. "Housewife" (featuring Kurupt and Hittman) Young, Bailey, Bradford, Brown, Curry 4:02
    20. "Ackrite" (performed by Hittman) Young, Bailey, Bradford 3:39
    21. "Bang Bang" (featuring Knoc-turn'al and Hittman) Young, Bailey, Mathers, Harbor 3:42
    22. "The Message" (featuring Mary J. Blige and Rell) Ryan Montgomery 5:30
    Sample credits[38][39]
    • "Lolo (Intro)" contains samples of "Deep Note" performed by James A. Moorer.
    • "Big Ego's" contains samples of "Theme from The Persuaders!" performed by John Barry and "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" performed by Rose Royce.
    • "Xxplosive" contains samples of "Bumpy's Lament" performed by Isaac Hayes and interpolates "Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)" performed by Snoop Dogg.
    • "What's the Difference" contains samples of "Parce Que Tu Crois" performed by Charles Aznavour.
    • "Bar One (Skit)" contains samples of "Poundin'" performed by Cannonball Adderley.
    • "Light Speed" contains samples of "I'm Still #1" performed by Boogie Down Productions.
    • "Forgot About Dre" contains samples of "The Climb" performed by No Doubt.
    • "The Next Episode" contains replayed elements of "The Edge" performed by David McCallum.
    • "Let's Get High" contains samples of "Backstrokin'" performed by The Fatback Band and "High" performed by Skyy.
    • "Bitch Niggaz" contains samples of "Top Billin'" performed by Audio Two.
    • "The Car Bomb (Skit)" contains samples of "Time Is Passing" performed by Sun.
    • "Murder Ink" contains samples of "Halloween Theme" performed by John Carpenter.
    • "Ed-Ucation (Skit)" contains samples of "Diamonds Are Forever" performed by Franck Pourcel.
    • "Housewife" interpolates "Bitches Ain't Shit" performed by Dr. Dre.
    Additional notes
    • "The Watcher" contains additional vocals from Eminem and Knoc-Turn'al.
    • "What's The Difference" contains additional vocals from Phish.
    • "Some L.A. Niggaz" contains uncredited vocals by Hittman.
    • "The Message" contains hidden vocals from Tommy Chong.



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