Dr. Dre celebrated the 30th anniversary of the classic album, The Chronicleby announcing that rare collectibles will be available for purchase for fans.
In a statement shared with HipHopDX Monday, May 22, “The Chronic Masters” collection is a series of drops in collaboration with Interscope and Trophy. The press release also claims that this is the first time such collectibles have been made available for purchase.
The first offering includes three sessions of tape art prints photographed by Jeremy Deputat, Session tapes (1:1 replica set that includes all three session boxes), the Session Tapes Oversized Replicas (only 30 available) and four limited edition skate decks.
The items will be available for sale on June 1.
Interscope Records also shared an Instagram teaser video announcing the collaboration on Monday, May 22, promising that fans will be thrilled with what’s available.
“Fans and collectors 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,” the company wrote in part.
From his days in the NWA until today, Dr. Dre has been one of the most influential hip-hop stars of the modern era.
That’s why it was no surprise that the “Fuck Wit’Dre Day” rapper was awarded the accolade of having the “greatest Hip Hop beat of all time” by Spotify. RapCaviar.
The streaming platform’s dedicated rap channel ranked the 50 best hip-hop beats ever made to celebrate the genre’s 50th anniversary on May 11 and gave the esteemed title to Dre’s 2001 hit “Still DRE” featuring Snoop Dogg .
Produced by Dre, Scott Storch and Mel-Man and anchored by an iconic piano melody, “Still DRE” held No. 1 over other classic tracks like Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones Pt.” 2, “Grindin” by Clipse, “Who Shot Ya?” by Biggie and “A Milli” by Lil Wayne.
Memorable beats from Kanye West (“Power”), Diddy (“It’s All About the Benjamins”), Mike Jones (“Still Tippin’), Travis Scott (“Sicko Mode”) and Missy Elliott (“Get Ur Freak On”) also made the list.