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Encyclopedia > 2001 (album)
2001
2001 cover
Studio album by Dr. Dre
Released November 16, 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 68:12
Label Aftermath, Interscope
Producer Dr. Dre (exec.), Mel-Man (co-exec.), Lord Finesse
Professional reviews
Dr. Dre chronology
Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath
(1996)
2001
(1999)
Detox
(2008)

2001, sometimes referred to by fans as Chronic 2001 or Dr. Dre 2001, is a 1999 hip hop album by famed rapper and producer Dr. Dre, featuring guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Hittman, Eminem, Xzibit, and others. Originally intended to be called The Chronic 2000 (the name was changed because of litigation with Dr. Dre's former label Death Row Records), the album was the long-awaited follow-up to Dr. Dre's classic 1992 album The Chronic. It brought the West Coast hip hop scene back to the spotlight after years of obscurity, showed that Dr. Dre could still make hits, and further established the career of Eminem, who went on to eventually become one of the best-selling rappers of all time. 2001 debuted at number two on the Billboard charts and was eventually certified 6x platinum by the RIAA, with total worldwide sales of 10 million. Image File history File links Cover of the Dr. Dre album 2001. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... West Coast hip hop, also known as West Coast rap or California hip hop, is a style of hip hop music that originated in California in the early 1980s. ... For the Ice T album, see Gangsta Rap (album). ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Aftermath Entertainment is an American record label founded by Dr. Dre. ... Interscope Records is a record label currently owned by the Universal Music Group. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Melvin Bradford, better known as Mel-Man, is a hip-hop producer who co-produced Dr. Dres 2001 album. ... Lord Finesse is a Hip Hop artist and producer, hailing from The Bronx, New York. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... Steve Flash Juon is an American journalist and web master who writes about hip-hop music and culture. ... Image File history File links Stars10100. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links 5_stars. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links 5_stars. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Released in the fall of 1996, Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath is a compilation album by Dr. Dre, shortly after leaving Death Row Records, and was the first release on his then newly established Aftermath Entertainment label. ... This article is about the Dr. Dre album. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Hittman (born Brian Bailey in 1974) is a rapper who was prominently featured in Dr. Dres multi-platinum selling 2001 album. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... Alvin Nathaniel Joiner (born September 18, 1974), better known by his stage name Xzibit, is an American rapper, actor, and television personality, who was born in Detroit, Michigan and was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico by his father and stepmother. ... Death Row Records is a record label that was founded in 1991 by Daniel Trifkovic and Nuri Yargi, and was once home to some of raps biggest names, including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound, (Kurupt and Daz). ... The Chronic is the highly influential debut album from American rap producer Dr. Dre. ... West Coast hip hop, also known as West Coast rap or California hip hop, is a style of hip hop music that originated in California in the early 1980s. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The RIAA Logo. ...

Contents

Overview

The album was well-received by most critics, if not on quite the same level as Dr. Dre's classic debut The Chronic. Some complained that several of the rappers who featured prominently on the album (such as Hittman and Ms. Roq) were not particularly talented and crowded out Dr. Dre himself. Hittman was featured so prominently on the album that he had the only solo song on the album ("Ackrite") besides Dr. Dre. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of All Music Guide asked "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."[1] Incidentally, none of these "lower-level" rappers have been able to parlay their turns on the album into successful careers. Critics generally considered the album's production top-notch and innovative, though, and praised Snoop Dogg and Eminem's contributions to the album. Hittman (born Brian Bailey in 1974) is a rapper who was prominently featured in Dr. Dres multi-platinum selling 2001 album. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ...


Royce Da 5'9" also did extensive ghostwriting for Dr. Dre on the album.[2] However, when that information was leaked to the media by Royce's then-manager (who Royce refused to fire at the time), Royce was disassociated with Dr. Dre. One track, "Xxplosive", was even retouched; the original version had featured Royce's vocals, which were removed. He also wrote the song "The Message". This was the only song on the album not produced by Dr. Dre, instead produced by Lord Finesse. Dr. Dre dedicated the song to his late brother Tyrece Young, who was killed in a gangfight. Ryan Montgomery (born July 5, 1977) is an MC known by his stage name Royce Da 59. He was born in Detroit, Michigan then moved to Oak Park, Michigan by the age ten. ... Lord Finesse is a Hip Hop artist and producer, hailing from The Bronx, New York. ...


The album marked the beginning of Dr. Dre's collaboration with keyboardist Scott Storch, who had previously worked with The Roots and is creditted as a co-writer on several of 2001's tracks, including the hit single "Still D.R.E.". Storch would later go on to become a successful producer in his own right, and has been creditted as a co-producer with Dr. Dre on some of his productions since. Scott Spencer Storch (born December 16, 1973) is a Canadian[1] entertainment mogul, hip hop, pop, R&B and Reggaeton record producer. ... The Roots, also variously known as The Legendary Roots Crew, The Fifth Dynasty, The Square Roots and The Foundation, are an influential, Grammy-winning hip-hop band based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, famed for a heavily jazzy sound and live instrumentation. ... Still D.R.E. was the lead single from Dr. Dres multi-platinum sophomore album 2001 that features Snoop Dogg on the chorus. ...


The album was released in a censored version which blanked out all profanity, drug content, and violence. It was one of the most censored versions of an album in the late '90s, when most editors would commonly leave in drug and/or violent content (see DMX's first two albums as well as It Was Written by Nas). Earl Simmons (born on December 18, 1970), better known by his stage name, DMX, is an American rapper and actor who rose to popularity in the late-1990s. ... It Was Written is the second album by Queensbridge rapper Nas. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ...


Dr. Dre faced a couple of legal battles as a result of this album's content. George Lucas sued him over the use of the THX Deep Note in the album's intro, and the London-based music publisher Minder Music Ltd. was awarded $1.5 million in a federal copyright infringement lawsuit against the rapper, claiming the bassline for "Let's Get High" was stolen from a 1980 tune called "Backstrokin'". In 2001 the album won the Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year. George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... THX is the trade name of a high-fidelity sound reproduction system for movie theaters, screening rooms, home theaters, computer speakers, gaming consoles, and car audio systems. ... Deep Note in Audacity in Ubuntu Linux Deep Note in Baudline in Linux Deep Note in Baudline in Linux(zoomed to 5kHz) Deep Note is the name of THXs audio logo, a distinctive synthesized crescendo sound. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Copyright symbol Copyright is a set of exclusive rights regulating the use of a particular expression of an idea or information. ... For the English folk dance, see Rapper sword. ... The Soul Train Music Award winners for Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year See also Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album, Female and Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album, Male Category: ...


Most recently, 2001 has re-entered in the UK Top 40 R&B albums peaking at #21 (highest entry, the week before it was #24) in March 2006. Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ...


Track listing

All tracks are produced by Dr. Dre and Mel-Man except for "The Message", which is produced by Lord Finesse. A different version of "Housewife", entitled "Ho's a Housewife", is included on Kurupt's 1999 album Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha. Lord Finesse is a Hip Hop artist and producer, hailing from The Bronx, New York. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha is Kurupts second solo album. ...

# Title Time Guest(s)
1 "Lolo" (intro) 0:40 Xzibit & Tray Deee
2 "The Watcher" 3:28 Eminem & Knoc-turn'al (chorus together)
3 "Fuck You" 3:25 Devin the Dude & Snoop Dogg
4 "Still D.R.E." 4:28 Snoop Dogg
5 "Big Ego's" 4:01 Hittman
6 "Xxplosive" 3:35 Hittman, Kurupt, Nate Dogg & Six-Two
7 "What's the Difference" 4:04 Phish, Xzibit & Eminem
8 "Bar One" 0:51 Traci Nelson, Ms. Roq & Eddie Griffin
9 "Light Speed" 2:41 Hittman
10 "Forgot About Dre" 3:42 Eminem
11 "The Next Episode" 2:42 Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg
12 "Let's Get High" 2:27 Hittman, Kurupt & Ms. Roq
13 "Bitch Niggaz" 4:14 Snoop Dogg, Hittman & Six-Two
14 "The Car Bomb" 1:01 Mel-Man & Charis Henry
15 "Murder Ink" 2:28 Hittman & Ms. Roq
16 "Ed-ucation" 1:32 Eddie Griffin
17 "Some L.A. Niggaz" 4:25 MC Ren, Time Bomb, Defari, Xzibit, King Tee, Knoc-turn'al & Kokane
18 "Pause 4 Porno" 1:33 Jake Steed
19 "Housewife" 4:03 Hittman & Kurupt
20 "Ackrite" 3:40 Hittman
21 "Bang Bang" 3:42 Hittman & Knoc-turn'al
22 "The Message" 5:29 Mary J. Blige & Rell

Alvin Nathaniel Joiner (born September 18, 1974), better known by his stage name Xzibit, is an American rapper, actor, and television personality, who was born in Detroit, Michigan and was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico by his father and stepmother. ... Tray Dee (real name Tracy Lamar Davis, born October 1966 in Long Beach, California) is a rapper who was once signed to Death Row Records and later signed with Snoop Doggs label Dogghouse Records (now Doggystyle Records). ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... Knoc-Turnal (born Rosheam Harbor) is an African American West Coast rapper. ... Fuck You is a 1999 single from Dr. Dres multi-platinum sophomore album, 2001. ... Devin the Dude (born Devin Copeland) is a Houston, Texas-based rapper. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Still D.R.E. was the lead single from Dr. Dres multi-platinum sophomore album 2001 that features Snoop Dogg on the chorus. ... Hittman (born Brian Bailey in 1974) is a rapper who was prominently featured in Dr. Dres multi-platinum selling 2001 album. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nathaniel Dawayne Hale (born August 19, 1969), commonly known by stage name Nate Dogg, is an American hip hop artist born in Long Beach, California. ... Dallas-based rapper discovered by The D.O.C.. Six-Two appeared on Dr. Dres 2001 and D.O.C.s The Deuce. ... Phish (F-I-S-H) a young rapper that has appeared on the song Whats The Diffirence by Dr. Dre, Eminem, Xzibit on the album The Chronic 2001. ... Eddie Griffin (July 15, 1968) is an American comedian and television/film actor. ... Forgot About Dre is a single for Dr. Dres 2001, featuring Eminem. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... The Next Episode is a single by Dr. Dre released in 2000 from his album 2001, which was released in 1999. ... Melvin Bradford, better known as Mel-Man, is a hip-hop producer who co-produced Dr. Dres 2001 album. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... D.A. Johnson Jr. ... King Tee, also spelled King T (born Roger McBride in Compton, California), is an American West Coast hip hop pioneer. ... Kokane (born Jerry Long) is a rapper from Pomona, California and best known for working on the classic G-funk album Funk Upon A Rhyme and his backup work with Snoop Dogg. ... Jake Steed (born Jason Anyiam Okezie on August 27, 1970) is an American male porn star, who appeared in Interracial pornography, most notable for his many films in which he sexually uses attractive young white women while degrading them (see the Blacks on Blondes series). ... This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ...

Samples/Interpolations

Still D.R.E.

Big Ego's Grant Green Grant Green (June 6, 1935, St. ...

Xxplosive John Barry. ...

  • "Bumpy's Lament" by Soul Mann & The Brothers

What's the Difference

Bar One Charles Aznavour (Armenian: Õ‡Õ¡Õ¼Õ¬ Ô±Õ¦Õ¶Õ¡Õ¾Õ¸Ö‚Ö€; born May 22, 1924) is an Armenian-French singer, songwriter and actor. ...

Light Speed Julian Edwin Cannonball Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975), originally from Tampa, Florida, was a jazz alto saxophonist of the small combo era of the 1950s and 1960s. ...

The Next Episode Boogie Down Productions (1989) Boogie Down Productions was originally composed of KRS One, D Nice, and DJ Scott La Rock. ... Richard Arnold (Groove) Holmes (1931 – 1991) was an American jazz organist who performed in the soul jazz genre. ...

Let's Get High David Keith McCallum (born September 19, 1933) is a prolific Scottish actor and the son of concertmaster violinist David McCallum, Sr. ... David Axelrod (born April 17, 1936) is a very versatile musician. ...

Bitch Niggaz The Fatback Band (later, Fatback) were a 1970s and 80s American funk band. ...

Murder Ink Break out hit for Audio Two. ... Audio Two were the Brooklyn, New York hip hop duo of rapper Kirk Milk Dee Robinson and DJ Nat Gizmo Robinson, most famous for their first hit, the classic Top Billin. They are also the older brothers of female rap star MC Lyte. ...

Ed-ucation Halloween (sometimes referred to as John Carpenters Halloween) is a 1978 American independent horror film set in the fictional midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween. ... John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, film score composer and occasional actor. ...

  • "Diamonds Are Forever"

Housewife

Rappers Delight is a 1979 single by American hip hop trio The Sugarhill Gang; it was one of the first hip hop hit singles. ... The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop and funk group, known mostly for their biggest hit, Rappers Delight, the first hip hop single to become a Top 40 hit. ...

Other versions

Cover of clean version
Cover of instrumental version

There are two other versions of 2001 that exist. One is a censored, or clean version, with no profanity. The other is an instrumental version which does not have tracks #14 and #16. This is most likely because those are skit tracks with minor or no beats. Image File history File links ChronicClean. ... Image File history File links ChronicClean. ... Image File history File links ChronicInstrumental. ... Image File history File links ChronicInstrumental. ...


Album singles

Single information
"Fuck You" featuring Devin the Dude & Snoop Dogg
  • Released: 1999
  • B-side: "Xxplosive" (featuring Six-Two, Hittman, Kurupt & Nate Dogg)
"Still D.R.E." featuring Snoop Dogg
  • Released: October 1999
  • B-side: "Xxplosive" (featuring Six-Two, Hittman, Kurupt & Nate Dogg)
"Forgot About Dre" featuring Eminem
  • Released: March 2000
  • B-side: "The Showdown" (featuring Eminem)
"The Next Episode" featuring Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg
  • Released: July 2000
  • B-side:

Fuck You is a 1999 single from Dr. Dres multi-platinum sophomore album, 2001. ... Still D.R.E. was the lead single from Dr. Dres multi-platinum sophomore album 2001 that features Snoop Dogg on the chorus. ... Forgot About Dre is a single for Dr. Dres 2001, featuring Eminem. ... The Next Episode is a single by Dr. Dre released in 2000 from his album 2001, which was released in 1999. ...

Personnel

The back cover of 2001.
  • Dr. Dre - Executive producer/Producer/Mixer/Performer
  • Mel-Man - Producer/Performer
  • Lord Finesse - Producer ("The Message")
  • Eminem - Performer, Vocals
  • Snoop Dogg - Performer, Vocals
  • Hittman - Performer
  • Xzibit - Performer
  • Kurupt - Performer, Vocals
  • Ms. Roq - Performer
  • Devin the Dude - Performer, Vocals
  • Nate Dogg - Performer
  • Six-Two - Performer
  • MC Ren - Vocals
  • Tommy Chong - Vocals
  • Knoc-turn'al - Performer, Vocals
  • Defari - Performer
  • Time Bomb - Performer
  • King Tee - Performer
  • Kokane - Performer
  • Mary J. Blige - Performer
  • Rell - Performer
  • Jake Steed - Performer
  • Eddie Griffin - Performer
  • Charis Henry - Performer
  • Traci Nelson - Performer
  • Ian Sanchez - Performer
  • Scott Storch - Keyboards
  • Camara Kambon - Keyboards
  • Larry Chatman - Production manager
  • Kirdis G. Tucker - Aftermath product manager
  • Charles "Big Chuck" Stanton - A&R director
  • Mike Lynn - A&R director
  • Damon "Bing" Chatman - Aftermath project coordinator
  • Michelle Thomas - Interscope product manager
  • Andrew Van Meter - Interscope production coordinator
  • Ekaterina Kenney - Interscope photo shoot coordinator
  • Richard "Segal" Huredia - Album/Mix engineer/Collage photographer
  • Brian "Big Bass" Gardner - Masterer
  • Paul Foley - Album editor
  • Charis Henry - Collage concept
  • Stan Musilik - Photographer
  • Donn Thompson - Photographer
  • Jason Clark - Art director/designer

Image File history File links 2001Back. ... Image File history File links 2001Back. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Melvin Bradford, better known as Mel-Man, is a hip-hop producer who co-produced Dr. Dres 2001 album. ... Lord Finesse is a Hip Hop artist and producer, hailing from The Bronx, New York. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Hittman (born Brian Bailey in 1974) is a rapper who was prominently featured in Dr. Dres multi-platinum selling 2001 album. ... Alvin Nathaniel Joiner (born September 18, 1974), better known by his stage name Xzibit, is an American rapper, actor, and television personality, who was born in Detroit, Michigan and was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico by his father and stepmother. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Devin the Dude (born Devin Copeland) is a Houston, Texas-based rapper. ... Nathaniel Dawayne Hale (born August 19, 1969), commonly known by stage name Nate Dogg, is an American hip hop artist born in Long Beach, California. ... Dallas-based rapper discovered by The D.O.C.. Six-Two appeared on Dr. Dres 2001 and D.O.C.s The Deuce. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thomas Tommy B. Kin Chong (born May 24, 1938) is a Canadian-born actor and musician who is well-known for his stereotypical portrayals of hippie-era stoners. ... Knoc-Turnal (born Rosheam Harbor) is an African American West Coast rapper. ... D.A. Johnson Jr. ... King Tee, also spelled King T (born Roger McBride in Compton, California), is an American West Coast hip hop pioneer. ... Kokane (born Jerry Long) is a rapper from Pomona, California and best known for working on the classic G-funk album Funk Upon A Rhyme and his backup work with Snoop Dogg. ... This article or section may contain excessive or improper use of copyrighted images and/or audio files. ... Jake Steed (born Jason Anyiam Okezie on August 27, 1970) is an American male porn star, who appeared in Interracial pornography, most notable for his many films in which he sexually uses attractive young white women while degrading them (see the Blacks on Blondes series). ... Eddie Griffin (July 15, 1968) is an American comedian and television/film actor. ... Scott Spencer Storch (born December 16, 1973) is a Canadian[1] entertainment mogul, hip hop, pop, R&B and Reggaeton record producer. ...

Chart positions

Album

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top Canadian Albums Top Internet Albums Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
1999 2001 #2 #1 #1 #1

The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1999 "Forgot About Dre" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks 14
1999 "Still D.R.E." Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks 32
1999 "Still D.R.E." Hot Rap Singles 11
1999 "Still D.R.E." Rhythmic Top 40 29
1999 "Still D.R.E." Rhythmic Top 40 31
1999 "Still D.R.E." Billboard Hot 100 93
2000 "Forgot About Dre" Rhythmic Top 40 3
2000 "Forgot About Dre" Billboard Hot 100 25
2000 "Forgot About Dre" Top 40 Mainstream 32
2000 "Forgot About Dre" Top 40 Tracks 24
2000 "Fuck You" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks 61
2000 "Let's Get High" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks 77
2000 "The Next Episode" Hot Rap Singles 9
2000 "What's the Difference" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks 76
2000 "Xxplosive" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks 51
2000 "The Next Episode" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks 11
2000 "The Next Episode" Rhythmic Top 40 2
2000 "The Next Episode" Billboard Hot 100 23
2000 "The Next Episode" Top 40 Tracks 28

Accolades

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Source Awards USA Album of the Year 2000 Won

All URLs accessed on October 15, 2006 (UTC) To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. 2001 > Review. All Music Guide. Accessed July 22, 2007
  2. ^ Soren Baker (October 29, 2002). Royce Da 5'9" Isn't Eminem's Shadow. MTV. Accessed July 22, 2007.

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