25 Vinyl Records Every Collector Should Own

23. The Chronic, Dr. Dre (1992)

From a production standpoint, Dre set the bar relatively high with his solo hip hop masterpiece. The record, which essentially launched Snoop Dogg’s solo career, took gangsta rap — and West Coast rap — to more mainstream heights thanks to MTV favorite “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang.” It’s also responsible for drawing attention to the “G-funk” subgenre within the same movement. There’s thinking that rap/hip hop projects aren’t made for vinyl, that’s not the case when it comes to The Chronic. There’s plenty of old-school feel that makes for the perfect vinyl listening experience.

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