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10 Year Anniversary: Dr. Dre - 2001 - By : Rud - November 16, 2009



Sometimes our Forum Members really show how switched on they are when they drop a discussion thread today to mark the 10th anniversay of Dr. Dre's last solo outing "2001" - you read that right today, November 16 2009, is 10 years since "2001" hit shelves worldwide.

For those of you who were online back in 1999 you will remember the incredible hype and suspense around this record. From the leaked RealMedia (rm file) tracks that were circling around to the very low quality, early MP3s the internet was buzzing, perhaps the first time the internet was truly used to support the release of a key Hip-Hop album; albeit on a small scale compared to the online scene today.

In fact it was out of the ashes of the Dre 2001 Forums of that era that The Westcoast Affiliates Forum and subsequently Dubcc was born. You could summise that without the release of Dr. Dre's "2001" and the online community that grew, Dubcnn may not have come into existence as Dubcnn was founded on the back of the group of people that came from the Dre 2001 Forums - that community is now over 20,000 strong and reside at Dubcc.

Of course the album itself has a much bigger legacy. Not only did it spawn countless hits and reunite the westcoast for the next few years - it has mapped much of the musical landscape of the past decade across all genres.

Today we stand to acknowledge an album that sounds as fresh today as it did 10 years ago when it first graced our CD Players. As a reminder we have put the whole album, for listening only, on a tribute page to mark this 10 Year Anniversary.

Dr. Dre - Chronic 2001 (Listen)

If its been some time since you last had this in rotation your about to be transported back in time, dont blame us if you come back down to earth and switch the radio on!

The entire Dubcnn staff want to thank Dr. Dre and the entire team who worked tirelessly on "2001" - now please finish up "Detox" so the next decade can be just as fresh backed by a new soundtrack.

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Props to Larabee for also highlighting this > http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=237060

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Things just aint the same for gangstas..........
funkyfreshintheflesh
 

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i always like it "Fuck you"."Big Ego's","La niggaz","Bang Bang" and "bitch Niggaz" laid back beat kill the shit in me 8) 8) 8)
ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO!!!

Detox 2000Never

tyranasaurus rex like fuck a bitch
i once saw a pterdactyl fuck a bitch
eat a bowl these bitch gobbling dick
hoes forgot to eat a dick a shut the fuck up
roll through crenshaw on my pterdactyl like what up!
By kevin t as Kurupt :D
 

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Fucking aye
 

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Yeah, it's a decent record.
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I commented in the other thread aswell, but yea

I remember the day like it was yesterday.  Skipped school to go to the mall and was listening to it by like 1030am....

  8)

This album is most definitely a timeless masterpiece.  Ive said many times before, Dre could drop this album tomorrow and it would still sound fresh and make people go  :o  Simply Amazing.  If Detox can sound half as good as the production and features on this record, I will be impressed.
 

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Classic CD

Production is definetely on another level ... and there has not been a better album since ...
 

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Let us now pause for a moment of silence to reflect on the joys   8)
10 years... damen! feels like it was yesterday!!!


Life is short

LOOOL
 

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Just listening through this just now and i think i prefer it to the original Chronic  :-\
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I can't believe it was actually 10 years ago. That's crazy. I remember bumping that album for the first time when I was in 8th grade.

I still love this album as much as I did when I first got it. It almost single-handedly changed the game.

And I can put 2001 above The Chronic anyday. 2001 is just a superior album sonically.
 

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I cant say more than this...............................

Things just ain't the same for gangstas.
Times is changing, young niggas is aging.
Becoming OG's in the game and changing,
To make way for these new names and faces, but
The strangest things can happen from rappin, when
Niggas get wrapped up in image and actin,
Niggas get capped up and wrapped in plastic,
Zipped up in bags when it happens, that's it.
I've seen em come; I've watched em go,
Watched em rise, witnessed it and watched em blow.
Watched em all blossom, and suddenly watched em grow.
Watched the lawsuits when they lost the dough.
Best friends and money: I lost them both.
Went, visited niggas in the hospital.
It's all the same shit all across the globe.
I just sit back and watch the show. (The watcher)


hell yeah it's the d.r.e. !!!! once a week i bump this album in the car and i must agree that it's timeless. This shit sounds fresh!hehe
 

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Like i already said in the other topic, "2001" is one of the greatest albums ever.
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Props for this thread Rud. I actually didn't know that this album played a key role in the unification of many forums to become DUBCC. that's crazy !!

Man i can still remember when this album dropped, i was pretty young and my brother was outside the house with his friends who had gotten two 15 inch Kickers installled in the trunk of his bimmer just for this, then they copped the album and came back home and where playing it all day long until midnight...it was a crazy ass block party and i'll never forget the chills i had When i heard Still D.R.E, forgot about Dre, The Next Episode and What's the difference.


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Dre, Detox baby, we need it !!!
 

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Props for this thread Rud. I actually didn't know that this album played a key role in the unification of many forums to become DUBCC. that's crazy !!

Yup as i was writing that, it made me think how instrumental the album was in Dubcc and then Dubcnn even existing.

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Ahead of its time. I remember working at Wherehouse when that came out and I got a promo copy of it. And even the leftover tracks helped Xzibit, Snoop, Eminem, etc with their solo albums as well.
 

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Bumping it as I type.

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one of the best albums

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Come on Doc its been ten i know 2001 is a classic but we want new classics. In 2000 the only cd i have in my sony discman was Chronic 2001

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I REP THAT WEST
 

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 You could see the immediate impact when everything that came on the radio for the next few years sounded just like it.. (Irv Gotti, I'm looking at you!).. Let's see if Dre can do it again with Detox!
 

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Bit young to remember when it dropped although I remember people singing parts of the Next Episode at school. When I first was getting into rap I heard Still Dre in the car and it changed music forever for me.

Amazing album and brilliantly represented the West Coast. If only every album could seek to push boundaries like this one...
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classic hip-hop album, period.

2001 went through some troubles too with Suge stealing the original Chronic 2000 title or even Lucasfilm suing Dr Dre for using the THX sound http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5922699/lucasfilm_taking_dr_dre_to_court

here is a throwback article published 2 days before the album release of Dre talking to NY Times where he said the album was originally a mixtape and then it was made like a movie :


DR. DRE, who has sold more than 20 million albums as a rapper and producer, feels like an underdog again. ''For the last couple of years, there's been a lot of talk out on the streets about whether or not I can still hold my own, whether or not I'm still good at producing,'' he said. ''That was the ultimate motivation for me. Magazines, word of mouth and rap tabloids were saying I didn't have it any more. What more do I need to do? How many platinum records have I made? O.K., here's the album -- now what do you have to say?''

Dr. Dre, 34, was talking about his second solo album, ''Dr. Dre 2001,'' in the lounge of a midtown Manhattan hotel on the afternoon before his Oct. 23 appearance on ''Saturday Night Live.'' Wearing an oversized Fubu jersey and fielding handshakes from his Avirex-branded entourage as he talked, he was rousing himself after waking up late. The reason, he said, was that his wife had made him play the album five times the night before. ''She's big on it,'' he said.

On many of the album's songs, Dr. Dre raps like a hard-partying character surrounded by eager, trampy women. His wife, Nicole, whom he married in 1996, doesn't mind. ''For awhile, right when I got married, I was kind of turned off from using the type of language I was using and the type of records that I was doing,'' Dr. Dre said. ''It was, like, O.K., I'm married now, so maybe I need to tone it down. And my records stopped coming out as good as they should. So she got with me: 'What's up? I want to hear the hardcore stuff.' She was a big reason for me getting back on track.''

Hardcore means a return to the staples of gangsta rap: boasts, threats, shootouts, marijuana and sex. On ''2001,'' Dr. Dre said: ''Everything you hear is planned. It's a movie, with different varieties of situations. So you've got buildups, touching moments, aggressive moments. You've even got a 'Pause for Porno.' It's got everything that a movie needs.''

The album started out with a different approach, Dr. Dre said. It was originally going to be like a mix tape, the quasi-bootleg collections of songs that disc jockeys make, with songs connected by interludes of fancy turntable effects. But during the year and a half that Dr. Dre worked on ''2001,'' other rap albums appeared with the mix-tape format, so he moved in the opposite direction: clean, spartan production with a minimum of turntable scratching. ''I don't make my records for the clubs, the radio or nothing like that,'' he said. ''I make my records basically for people to play in their cars or just play in their houses when they're cleaning up. I believe that's where people listen to the most music: in the car.''

His albums, he said, are simply entertainment, not an advertisement for the lifestyle of the gangsters and players in his raps. ''I'm not trying to send out any messages or anything with this record,'' he said. ''I just basically do hard-core hip-hop and try to add a touch of dark comedy here and there. A lot of times the media just takes this and tries to make it into something else when it's all entertainment first. Any person that listens to these records and wants to imitate them is an idiot, unless they just want to imitate the fact that it's a good record. You should't take it too seriously. It's not like you're going to go see a play or a movie or something and want to come out to be Rambo.''

Dr. Dre is already planning his next projects. One is a possible tour with Snoop Dogg that would present a full-fledged hip-hop musical, with actors portraying the stories from the songs. ''For instance, an undercover cop gets killed on stage, and then me and Snoop would come out and do 'Deep Cover.' It could work,'' he said.

He is looking for a singer to make an album of hip-hop soul songs that he has stockpiled. He's producing Eminem's next album. He is also contemplating a revival of N.W.A. to include two other original members of the group -- Ice Cube and Ren -- plus Snoop Dogg. ''We'll have to see how the business goes on that,'' he said. The album is tentatively planned for the Christmas 2000 buying season.

''I'm a winner, man, I'm a leader,'' Dr. Dre said, an underdog no more. ''I've got to do this, I've got to keep doing it. I want to do another 10 years and set a record -- the longest person to be in this business successfully. And I want to keep shocking people like, 'Man, what is he going to next?' ''
 

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The crazy thing for me is that this album is PERFECT to bump in the summertime and it came out in November. I remember they pushed the date back a couple times. But damn near till 2001, this album was getting steady rotation for almost a year and a half.
 

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You know your album has classics when the radio station makes homemade edited versions of Fuck You to play on the radio. LMAO.
 

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EPIC album.. only grodt was better  ;)
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