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This week marks the 24th anniversary of the original release of Dr Dre's 'The Chronic' - an album that would take the world by a storm and forever change hip-hop. We've rounded up 13 amazing facts you may not have known about the album.
Dr Dre's infamous debut solo album was released on December 15 1992.
The recording sessions took place at Death Row Studios in Los Angeles (the same record company that homed Snoop and Tupac) and at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood.
Snoop used the album to launch his own successful recording career - the two still work together today and performed at last year's Coachella festival together.
Surprisingly, the album didn't make it to number one in the charts. But was ahead of its time in helping to make hip-hop more mainstream.
Not bad for an album debut.
The feat has meant it's been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
His follow-up album, 2001, was a bigger hit - becoming certified sextuple Platinum. That's a lot of copies.
'Dre Day' and 'Let Me Ride' followed as the only other two singles released from 'The Chronic'.
It was certified Platinum on March 24, 1993 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Yeezy has been quoted as saying: 'The Chronic' is still the hip-hop equivalent to Stevie Wonder's 'Songs in the Key of Life'. It's the benchmark you measure your album against if you're serious."
First as a remastered CD, then as a remastered DualDisc with enhanced stereo and four videos, and in 2009 as 'The Chronic Re-Lit' with a bonus DVD containing a 30 minute interview and 7 unreleased tracks
It also re-entered Ireland's album charts, peaking at number 48.
It came it at number 138 on The Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and also placed in the top 100 albums of the 90's.