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How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« on: April 23, 2007, 07:48:07 PM »
i was thinking when dre was gonna release his 3rd album when i realized he already did... chronic 2001... don't remember hearing anything but negative reviews of that album "The aftermath"... so how bad was it?
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2007, 07:54:01 PM »
it wasnt bad...it just wasnt what people expected and def  not a very good release
some dope tracks ..like the dre , rbx, mel man or the eastcoast westcoast killaz song
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2007, 08:02:03 PM »
When Dre left Death Row, he wanted to stop making hip hop because of the violence and focus on R&B, so half or more are just singing. But the tracks that aren't R&B are pretty good. Especially the King Tee song.
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2007, 08:51:11 PM »
This isn't really a Dre album in the sense that he only appeared on two tracks and out of the 16 songs on the album he only produced 5 of them.  The rest of the songs are produced by the Aftermath in-house producers that he was fuckin with at the time.  It's a pretty good album, but if you're expecting something on the level of the Chronic you'll probably be dissapointed.
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2007, 08:53:00 PM »
I thought it was decent at best, but not bad. Maybe by Dre standards.
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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2007, 08:53:58 PM »
i agree the album was'nt his greatest but it did have some dope shit on it
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2007, 08:59:41 PM »
I'm in the minority, but I love this album.  The live instrumentation was  :o

Like tha Doggfather, this album gets hated on way too much.
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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2007, 09:10:49 PM »
This isn't really a Dre album in the sense that he only appeared on two tracks and out of the 16 songs on the album he only produced 5 of them.  The rest of the songs are produced by the Aftermath in-house producers that he was fuckin with at the time.  It's a pretty good album, but if you're expecting something on the level of the Chronic you'll probably be dissapointed.

co-sign.. this wasnt Dre's second album it was COMPILATION album to showcase the Aftermath artists..

it was "DR. DRE PRESENTS" not "DR. DRE" similar to "SNOOP DOGG PRESENTS DOGG HOUSE ALL STARS"
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2007, 09:53:46 PM »
I think I had this album but don't remember.. any chance someone can hook it up?
 

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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2007, 10:09:28 PM »
I think I had this album but don't remember.. any chance someone can hook it up?


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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2007, 11:04:45 PM »
all seven tracks dre produces on this record are DOPE

the track dre raps on that he didn't produce is TIGHTa

and the King T song is COOL as fuck.

the rest is LISTENABLE but not at all exceptional RandB.

the LAW-SHARIEF track is CORNY.

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2007, 11:12:28 PM »
I think it is solid. You can tell in the early stages of the label, Dre had alot of good talent, but not that one superstar like a Snoop Dogg or Eminem that really separated themselves from others on the label.
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2007, 11:13:35 PM »
This isn't really a Dre album in the sense that he only appeared on two tracks and out of the 16 songs on the album he only produced 5 of them.  The rest of the songs are produced by the Aftermath in-house producers that he was fuckin with at the time.  It's a pretty good album, but if you're expecting something on the level of the Chronic you'll probably be dissapointed.

co-sign.. this wasnt Dre's second album it was COMPILATION album to showcase the Aftermath artists..

it was "DR. DRE PRESENTS" not "DR. DRE" similar to "SNOOP DOGG PRESENTS DOGG HOUSE ALL STARS"

I see.... never looked at it that way..... thanks!
 

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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2007, 05:07:56 AM »
been there done that is one of my favorite dre tracks

some other sick tracks. nothing i wanna bump from cover to cover but i still think its dope.
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2007, 05:11:54 AM »
its got a few dope songs, but the rnb shit wasnt so good, RBX, Mel-Man, King T, Group Therapy and Been There Done That tracks are dope

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2007, 05:35:43 AM »
"East Coast Killaz/West Coast Killaz" was one of the most important songs/video's in hip-hop history.  Although it never got the credit it deserved.  If nothing else, the album was special because of that one song.

Also, there were other interesting tracks on the album, such as Dre's "Been There, Done That", the David Bowie cover "Fame" and Nationowl's track.

But ultimately the R&B tracks were weak, and Dre says some of the songs were just demo's that they put on the album because they were rushed for time.

I still listen to the album.  Actually, I listen to it even more than his other albums.
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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2007, 05:45:47 AM »
I think I had this album but don't remember.. any chance someone can hook it up?


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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2007, 05:51:44 AM »
For me it has stood the teeth of time, i still listen to it til today, it is a really cool ass album, has a nice, smooth vibe to it.  8)

Maybe the R&B songs are weak for hiphop fans, but as R&B it is definately not weak, i prefer such R&B songs over that poppy bullshit nowadays like Ne-Yo, Mario Winans, Bobby Valentino etc.
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2007, 06:01:48 AM »
Wasn't there an interview with someone(can't remember the name) that Dre just got married and was in love or something and that affected the direction the album?
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2007, 06:47:46 AM »
It was decent.


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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2007, 06:53:04 AM »
I rememebr back in like 1997 when this compilation came out, all my firends was just saying how "wack" the album.

10 years later, in retrospect, this album freakin BANGS!

There's not much Dre on it, but if you LOVE classic G Funk, this album is for you.

Some of the beats are hit and miss, but the beat for that Mel Man joint "Shittin On the World" is is off the chains, thought it was dope in 97, and that shit is still dope today.


The sad part is, that Aftermath compilation is way more entertaining than 95.3% of the bullshit that comes out now...
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2007, 06:56:37 AM »
I rememebr back in like 1997 when this compilation came out, all my firends was just saying how "wack" the album.

10 years later, in retrospect, this album freakin BANGS!

There's not much Dre on it, but if you LOVE classic G Funk, this album is for you.

Some of the beats are hit and miss, but the beat for that Mel Man joint "Shittin On the World" is is off the chains, thought it was dope in 97, and that shit is still dope today.


The sad part is, that Aftermath compilation is way more entertaining than 95.3% of the bullshit that comes out now...

Nice post.

btw, it came out Sept. 96
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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2007, 07:18:59 AM »
The two RC tracks are fire - some of the best produced tracks I've ever heard, especially Sexy Dance.
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2007, 07:36:27 AM »
I rememebr back in like 1997 when this compilation came out, all my firends was just saying how "wack" the album.

10 years later, in retrospect, this album freakin BANGS!

There's not much Dre on it, but if you LOVE classic G Funk, this album is for you.

Some of the beats are hit and miss, but the beat for that Mel Man joint "Shittin On the World" is is off the chains, thought it was dope in 97, and that shit is still dope today.


The sad part is, that Aftermath compilation is way more entertaining than 95.3% of the bullshit that comes out now...

Nice post.

btw, it came out Sept. 96

That's right, sho, nuff, I forgot... I remember I was a sophmore in high school when this came out... the record got hated on so much back in day.... I dare anyone to say this isn't classic Dre production (the tracks he did produce).

BTW I would have to loved to hear Snoop over a lot of these beats too...

And you can really see the influence Mel Man had on him, particularly all releases after this one (Besides King Tee, the Firm and Slim Shady LP.)

Anybody notice how Dre gave Eminem a lot of throwaway Firm beats for his Slim Shady LP?
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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2007, 11:03:45 AM »
Apart from 'Been there Done That' it was a rubbish compilation.
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