Dr. Dre - 2001
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Based on 8 reviews
1999 Ratings: #33 / 117
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Based on 607 ratings
1999 Ratings: #37
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Drowned in Sound

An eloquent full stop at the end of an insane genre, and one of the most intelligent rap records of the last few years.


Musically, 2001 is about as close to brilliant as any one gangsta rap album might possibly get. The hip-hop rhythms are catchy, sometimes in your face, sometimes subtle, but always a fine backdrop for the power of Dre’s voice.

Entertainment Weekly

If this is truly, as he has implied, Dre’s last will and testament as a solo artist, it’s a hell of a way to go out.


No matter how much fun you may have, it's hard not to shake the feeling that this is cheap, not lasting, fun.


2001 proves that Dre's got the depth of soul to rise above his own shit and become a credit to the race.


The album is musically solid, lyrically entertaining (albeit campy) and criminally underrated, pun intended.


It's powerful enough in parts, but not clever enough to give Will Smith the fear.

Smoke Weed Everyday
While I have always been a fan of the singles from this album but only today did I finally listen to it in full. I've seen many calling this a classic and some saying it's aged like spoiled milk but after listening to this I still feel this is a very solid album. First of all the mastering/mixing on this album is by far some of the best I have EVER heard from an album, especially one that is this old. It just sounds so smooth and well done and it amazes me quite a bit honestly. The actual songs ... read more
This album is a girthy, strong 9 if you stop your listen at the end of The Next Episode. If you wanna include The Message, that's fine too.
Some of the deep cuts are just not as fun nor memorable as the classics on this album but it is an essential gangsta record and has some of the most well known hip hop tracks on it.

Track Review

Lolo (Intro) 7.5/10
The Watcher 8/10
You 7.5/10
Still D.R.E. 10/10
Big Ego's 7.5/10
Xxplosive 8.5/10
What's The Difference 9.5/10
Bar One 6/10
Light Speed 6.5/10
Forgot About Dre 10/10
The Next Episode 10/10
Let's Get High 8/10
Bitch Niggaz 7.5/10
The Car Bomb 7/10
Murder Ink 7/10
Ed-Ucation ... read more
Imo the most overrated hip-hop album of all time...
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Track List

  1. Lolo (Intro)
  2. The Watcher
  3. You
  4. Still D.R.E.
  5. Big Ego's
  6. Xxplosive
  7. What's The Difference
  8. Bar One
  9. Light Speed
  10. Forgot About Dre (featuring Eminem)
  11. The Next Episode
  12. Let's Get High
  13. Bitch Niggaz
  14. The Car Bomb
  15. Murder Ink
  16. Ed-Ucation
  17. Some L.A. Niggaz
  18. Pause 4 Porno
  19. Housewife
  20. Ackrite
  21. Bang Bang
  22. The Message
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Added on: February 23, 2013