Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ To Be Added To Library Of Congress

blame it on Meka March 25, 2020

On “The Watcher,” the opening track from his second album 2001, Dr. Dre lamented “we started this gangsta sh*t, and this the motherf**kin’ thanks I get?”

We can finally say, “yes, yes you do.”

It has been announced that the legendary artist-slash-mogul-slash-entrepreneur’s debut solo album, The Chronic, will be added to and archived in the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

Every year the National Recording Registry chooses 25 songs and albums considered “worthy of preservation because of their cultural, historical, and aesthetic importance” in shaping American music, and each selection must be at least 10 years old. Recent inductees have included Jay-Z’s The Blueprint, “Minnie the Moocher” by Cab Calloway, “Mississippi Goddam” by Nina Simone, Schoolhouse Rock! (all of it!), and “September” by Earth Wind & Fire.

Dr. Dre will be joined by the theme song to Mister Rogers Neighborhood, Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You,” the late Selena’s Ven Conmigo, Tina Turner’s Private Dancer, and Village People’s “Y.M.C.A.”