20 Ways Dr. Dre's The Chronic Changed Music

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Rap Gets Live

At a time when hip hop was dominated by sampling, The Chronic brought live instruments into the mix. Dr. Dre and his team of musicians replayed and interpolated samples, giving them their own gangsta funk (and saving publishing money on the way). In the decade that followed, OutKast producers Organize Noize, the Neptunes, The Roots, keyboard maestros Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, and several other producers and artists that eschewed sampling came to prominence.

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