20 Ways Dr. Dre's The Chronic Changed Music

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Nothing But a Gangsta Party

KRS-One, N.W.A., and Ice T and others pioneered gangsta rap, but The Chronic made it bigger than ever. Hip hop this hardcore had never made it the radios of suburban America before. Two decades later, gangsta is still rap's default setting, for better and worse, and it's all because of The Chronic.

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