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1992 in Albums: The Chronic, by Dr. Dre

G-Funk masterpiece changes hip-hop history

Hip-hop was in kind of a weird place in 1992.

Rap’s most respected names — Public Enemy, Tribe, N.W.A., and so on — had peaked without achieving massive chart success. 1991’s best hip-hop album, The Low End Theory, sold only half a million copies.



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Bernard O'Leary

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