Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ Returns To Streaming Services
Thirty years after its release, Dr. Dre’s groundbreaking album The Chronic is returning to streaming services.
“I am thrilled to bring The Chronic home to its original distribution partner, Interscope Records,” Dr. Dre said in a statement. “Working alongside my longtime colleagues, [Interscope execs] Steve Berman and John Janick, to re-release the album and make it available to fans all over the world is a full circle moment for me.”
“Dre’s solo career all started with the The Chronic, one of the most celebrated recordings of all time. To have this album at Interscope once again where we work with Dre and his amazing team at Aftermath day in and day out is incredibly gratifying for me personally and all of us at Interscope,” said Steve Berman, Vice Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M.
The Chronic is now available on all major streaming services.
The re-release of The Chronic is accompanied by a special merch collection.
Originally released on December 15, 1992, on Death Row Records/Interscope, The Chronic spent 97 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart and topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
The album was briefly on streaming services but was removed in 2011 after Snoop Dogg acquired digital rights of the catalog of Suge Knight’s Death Row Records through a legal battle.