All that changes on Monday 20th April (4.20) when The Chronic will be made available to stream for the first time across all popular services.
Tidal gets The Chronic a day early (Sunday 19th) where it will stream the album in lossy, lossless CD-quality and MQA hi-res audio formats. From this, we can deduce that Qobuz will (more than likely) offer The Chronic in hi-res PCM from Monday.
First released in 1992, Dr. Dre’s debut was one of the most important and influential rap albums of the nineties. It made its author a star, launched the career of Snoop Dog and – our focus here – marked a high point for rap music’s sound.
Pitchfork’s recent retrospective review gave it a perfect 10:
“The Chronic lives on as a timeless show of strength when the stakes couldn’t have been higher, and as the herald of a tectonic shift in rap. Without it, or Dre, there is no Game, no YG, no Kendrick Lamar or To Pimp a Butterfly, no Nipsey Hussle.”
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Further information: Tidal