Armond White Music Review of the Dr. Dre “The Chronic” album (QUOTE from the Armond White book “The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World”)

 

85)   Armond White Music Review of the Dr. Dre The Chronic album      -1993-

 

 

 

 

Dr. Dre’s The Chronic is the work of a musical auteur.  He stands as one of the finest creators of hip…

 

 

-hop cultural ambiance, musical curators and coordinators of various rap performers’ voices that there is in pop today.  The Chronic’s street-hard aesthetic and ‘gangsta-cruel’ ethic provide a beautifully consistent tone (perhaps only the more politically sophisticated Public Enemy album It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back rivals its coherence).  And if Dr. Dre is the man to credit, he’s also the man to blame.  Look at Dr. Dre in his own music video ‘Nuthin’ But A G Thang’. 

 

 

 

 

 

His wide, knowing face shows a comfortable smugness-he has the confidence of a leader that befits a record producer or gang tough.  The rappers who surround him–Snoop Doggy Dogg (the album’s most featured rapper and flamboyant star) and the D. O. C. — are immediately…”

 

 

To read more of Armond White’s take on Dr. Dre’s The Chronic album, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World

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