2 x LP
+ bonus download
2015 EU repressing on 180g vinyl+download- One of the most flawless albums in hip-hop history. Dr. Dre’s production reached a mythical tier on songs like, “Still D.R.E”, “The Next Episode”, and “Forgot About Dre”.
Release date:25-11-2015(originally released in 1999)
2015 EU repressing on 180g vinyl 2LP+download-After a seven-year hiatus Dr. Dre returned with ‘2001’ the follow-up to his debut album, ‘The Chronic.’ In the interim between the two monumental projects, Dr. Dre assembled an all-star cast of rap superstars including, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, and Xzibit who would assist in executing his vision on one of the most flawless albums in hip-hop history. Dr. Dre’s production reached a mythical tier on songs like, “Still D.R.E”, “The Next Episode”, and “Forgot About Dre”.
A1 Lolo (Intro)
A2 The Watcher
A3 Fuck You
A4 Still D.R.E.
A5 Big Ego's
B2 What's The Difference (Featuring – Eminem)
B3 Bar One
B4 Light Speed
B5 Forgot About Dre (Featuring – Eminem)
B6 The Next Episode (Featuring – Nate Dogg)
C1 Let's Get High
C2 Bitch Niggaz
C3 The Car Bomb
C4 Murder Ink.
C6 Some L.A. Niggaz
C7 Pause 4 Porno
D3 Bang Bang
D4 The Message(Featuring – Mary J. Blige, Rell)
The Slim Shady LP announced not only Eminem's arrival, but it established that his producer Dr. Dre was anything but passé, thereby raising expectations for 2001, the long-anticipated sequel to The Chronic. It suggested that 2001 wouldn't simply be recycled Chronic, and, musically speaking, that's more or less true. He's pushed himself hard, finding new variations in the formula by adding ominous strings, soulful vocals, and reggae, resulting in fairly interesting recontextualizations. Padded out to 22 tracks, 2001 isn't as consistent or striking as Slim Shady, but the music is always brimming with character. If only the same could be said about the rappers! Why does a producer as original as Dre work with such pedestrian rappers? Perhaps it's to ensure his control over the project, or to mask his own shortcomings as an MC, but the album suffers considerably as a result. Out of all the other rappers on 2001, only Snoop and Eminem -- Dre's two great protégés -- have character and while Eminem's jokiness still is unpredictable, Snoop sounds nearly as tired as the second-rate rappers. The only difference is, there's pleasure in hearing Snoop's style, while the rest sound staid. That's the major problem with 2001: lyrically and thematically, it's nothing but gangsta clichés. Scratch that, it's über-gangsta, blown up so large that it feels like a parody. Song after song, there's a never-ending litany of violence, drugs, pussy, bitches, dope, guns, and gangsters. After a full decade of this, it takes real effort to get outraged at this stuff, so chances are, you'll shut out the words and groove along since, sonically, this is first-rate, straight-up gangsta. Still, no matter how much fun you may have, it's hard not to shake the feeling that this is cheap, not lasting, fun. -All Music Guide-
About Dr Dre
Andr Romelle Young born February 18 1965 better known by his stage name Dr Dre is an American record producer rapper and record executive He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and a former coowner and artist of Death Row Records also having produced albums for and overseeing the careers of many rappers signed to those record labels As a producer he is credited as a key figure in the popularization of West Coast Gfunk a style of rap music characterized as synthesizerbased with slow heavy beats
Dr Dre began his career in music as a member of the World Class Wreckin Cru and he later found fame with the influential gangsta rap group NWA which popularized the use of explicit lyrics in rap to detail the violence of street life  His 1992 solo debut The Chronic released under Death Row Records led him to become one of the bestselling American performing artists of 19933 and to win a Grammy Award for the single Let Me Ride In 1996 he left Death Row to found his own label Aftermath Entertainment producing a compilation album Dr Dre Presents the Aftermath in 1997 and releasing a solo album titled 2001 in 1999 for which he won the Grammy producers award the next year
During the 2000s he focused his career on production for other artists while occasionally contributing vocals in other artists songs Rolling Stone named him among the highestpaid performers of 2001 and 2004Dr Dre also had acting roles in the 2001 films The Wash and Training Day  His final solo studio album Detox is set to be released in 2008 following much delay and speculation
Bonus(cd,single,download): bonus download
Originally released: 1999
This release: 2015