Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ available for the first time digitally only on Apple Music

“Taylor Swift’s 1989 isn’t the only major album that will exclusively be available on Apple Music: Dr. Dre’s G-Funk classic The Chronic will finally make its streaming debut when Apple’s relaunched service arrives on June 30th,” Daniel Kreps reports for Rolling Stone.

“The album’s absence could be explained, in part, over the rapper’s legal battle over The Chronic with his former label Death Row Records,” Kreps reports. “In 2011, Dre won back the digital rights of The Chronic after a judge ruled that the then-incarnation of Death Row could not sell the album digitally and granted Dre 100 percent proceeds of all Chronic online sales; Death Row retained the rights to The Chronic on all physical mediums.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: This is just the beginning of the exclusives for Apple Music.


    1. “N!gga, n!gga, mutherfsck. N!gga, n!gga, mutherfsck…”

      High art.

      Apple’s pulling flag icons, but featuring this on their new music service after paying its author hundreds millions of dollars.

      Interesting times we live in.

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