20 Ways Dr. Dre's The Chronic Changed Music

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The G-Funk Era

On The Chronic, Dr. Dre (and his co-producers) revealed a brand new sound: G-funk. Anchored by live instruments, wah-wah guitars, whiny synth melodies, clean sonic and heavy Parliament-Funkadelic influence, G-funk was a sharp departure from the darker, sample-heavy East Coast-based sound that dominated hip hop at the time. It was rap with a decidedly West Coast bent, and changed the sound of the genre forever.   

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