20 Ways Dr. Dre's The Chronic Changed Music

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Snoop Dogg Breaks Out

Snoop kicked in the door with his classic turn on “Deep Cover,” but his domination on The Chronic—he appeared on 11 of the 16 tracks—is what made him a true star. Doggystyle, which came out a year later, was the first debut album to enter the charts at No. 1, but it wasn’t really Snoop’s first LP. The Chronic was. And 20 years later, he's still one of rap's biggest names.

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