Studio album by Dr. Dre


16 November 1999


Larrabee West Studios, Encore Studios, A&M Recording, Skip Saylor's Studios, Can-Am Studios, Sierra Sonics Studios, Larrabee North Studios and D&D Recording


Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, G-funk




Aftermath, Interscope


Dr. Dre (also exec.), Lord Finesse, Mel-Man

Dr. Dre chronology


The Chronic (1992)


Compton (2015)

2001 is the second studio album by American hip hop musician Dr. Dre, released in 1999 on Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. It is the follow up to his 1992 debut album, The Chronic. It was produced primarily by Dr. Dre and Mel-Man, with one song produced by Lord Finesse. It features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Xzibit, Hittman, Nate Dogg, and Kurupt, among others. 2001 exhibits an expansion on his debut's G-funk sound and contains gangsta rap themes such as violence, promiscuity, drug use, street gangs, and crime.

The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 charts, selling 516,000 copies in its first week. It produced three singles that attained chart success, and the album has since been certified sextuple platinum in sales by the RIAA after sales of six million copies in the United States. Despite mixed criticism toward its gangster-themed lyrics, 2001 received general acclaim from music critics. The album has sold 7,664,000 copies in the United States as of July 2013.


All songs produced by Dr. Dre and Mel-Man, except for "The Message", produced by Lord Finesse.

No. Title Performer(s) Time
1. "Lolo (Intro)" -
2. "The Watcher" Dr. Dre 3:28
3. "Fuck You" Dr. Dre, Devin the Dude, Snoop Dogg 3:25
4. "Still D.R.E." Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg 4:28
5. "Big Ego's" Dr. Dre, Hittman 4:01
6. "Xxplosive" Dr. Dre, Hittman, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, Six-Two 3:35
7. "What's the Difference" Dr. Dre, Eminem, Xzibit 4:04
8. "Bar One" - 0:51
9. "Light Speed" Dr. Dre, Hittman 2:30
10. "Forgot About Dre" Dr. Dre, Eminem 3:54
11. "The Next Episode" Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg 2:42
12. "Let's Get High" Dr. Dre, Hittman, Kurupt, Ms. Roq 2:27
13. "Bitch Niggaz" Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Hittman, Six-Two 4:14
14. "The Car Bomb" - 1:01
15. "Murder Ink" Dr. Dre, Hittman, Ms. Roq 2:28
16. "Ed-Ucation" - 1:32
17. "Some L.A. Niggaz" Dr. Dre, Defari, Xzibit, Knoc-turn'al, Time Bomb, King Tee, MC Ren, Kokane 4:25
18. "Pause 4 Porno" - 1:33
19. "Housewife" Dr. Dre, Kurupt, Hittman 4:03
20. "Ackrite" Dr. Dre, Hittman 3:40
21. "Bang Bang" Dr. Dre, Knoc-turn'al, Hittman 3:42
22. "The Message" Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Rell 5:11

Certifications Edit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA) Gold 35,000
Belgium Gold 25,000
Canada (Music Canada) 5x Platinum 500,000
Denmark (IFPI Denmark) Gold 25,000
France (SNEP) Gold 100,000
Germany (BVMI) Gold 150,000
New Zealand (RMNZ) 2x Platinum 30,000
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) Gold 20,000
United Kingdom (BPI) 4× Platinum 1,200,000
United States (RIAA) 7x Platinum 7,800,000
Europe (IFPI) 2× Platinum 2,000,000
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