Long before the headphones. Long before Curtis and Marshall. Long before 2001. Long before making the best decision of his career by bolting from Death Row at what turned out to be absolute correct time. But nearly two years following the infamous Dee Barnes incident, Andre Young laid forth on the world The Chronic, an album many credit with shifting the direction of Hip-Hop in several ways.
“Nuthin’ But A G Thang” remains the LP’s most recognizable contribution, yet “Let Me Ride” has aged just as gracefully. Summer may be long gone, but the record can at least momentarily convince you otherwise. And for one reason or another, Cube’s “Damn right it was good day” while picking his hair will never not be the hardest part of the video to me.