On this day in Hip-Hop history, Dr. Dre released his debut solo album The Chronic.
On this day in 1992, Dr. Dre released his debut solo album The Chronic on Death Row Records. The album was produced by Dr. Dre and made heavy use of '70s funk samples saturated with Moog synthesizers and laid the foundation for the new West Coast G-funk sound and style that would dominated hip-hop in the '90s.
Notable guest artists featured on the album included Tha Dogg Pound, RBX, Lady of Rage, and Snoop Doggy Dogg. The Chronic spawned the hit singles "Let Me Ride," which won a Grammy Award; "Dre Day," and "Nuthin' But a G Thang." The album peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200. It reached #1 on the R&B chart. It was certified multi-platinum by the RIAA.
Also on this day...
1990 - EPMD released their third studio album Business as Usual on Def Jam.
1998 - DJ Clue released his debut studio album The Professional on Desert Storm.
1998 - Busta Rhymes released his third solo album, E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front.
1998 - Mystikal released his fourth album Ghetto Fabulous on No Limit.
2014 - Nicki Minaj released her third studio album The Pinkprint on Young Money.