Dr. Dre Unveils “The Chronic” Collectibles For 30th Anniversary

A piece of hip-hop history could now be yours.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Dr. Dre Unveils “The Chronic” Collectibles For 30th Anniversary

Even with his controversies in mind, Dr. Dre's impact on hip-hop, from before N.W.A. all the way to today, continues to shake its foundation. Decades after its release, publications still call a song like "Still D.R.E." the best rap beat of all time. Now, for the 30th anniversary of his classic album The Chronic, some rare collectibles will now be available for purchase to fans. Moreover, the first drop consists of session tape prints, the session boxes themselves with the master tapes, and four exclusive skate decks. According to a press release obtained by HipHopDX, these items will be available to the public for the first time in history. "The Chronic Masters” collection is a series of drops in collaboration with Interscope and Trophy," the release reportedly read.

Furthermore, these drops will be up for sale on June 1, and Interscope shared a stylish teaser for them. "On May 20, 1993, @drdre’s single “Fuck wit Dre Day” began its explosion," the record label captioned its Instagram post announcing the collectibles. "To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Chronic album, we proudly present The Chronic Masters– a slow-burn series of limited edition releases honoring the timeless legacy of this classic.

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Dr. Dre's The Chronic Celebrated With Rare Collectibles For Its 30th

"Kicking off on June 1, 2023, at 12pm PST and 3pm EST, The Chronic Masters will feature exclusive drops throughout the year that pay homage to the legendary work of Dr. Dre," the post's caption continued. "Fans and collectors alike are invited to join us on this journey as we revisit one of the most influential hip-hop albums of all time. Stay tuned for all the latest updates and don’t miss your chance to own a piece of music history."

Of course, all this acclaim and celebration around The Chronic is unsurprising. After all, Rolling Stone recently named one of its standout tracks, "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" featuring Snoop Dogg, as the best West Coast hip-hop song of all time. Sure, lists alone aren't the only valid criteria for acclaim, but the fact that his work remains revered for such a long time by fans old and new is impressive. Still, what's your favorite song off The Chronic? Let us know in the comments and return to HNHH for the latest news and updates on Dr. Dre.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.