Dr. Dre has been celebrating the 30th anniversary of his seminal debut album, The Chronic, for quite some time — and now, fans can enjoy an exclusive memorabilia drop featuring the best of the groundbreaking album.
The Chronic Masters are set to drop on Tuesday (October 3), and they’ll be available on Interscope Records‘ website. The Chronic Masters also features memorabilia like new artwork, clothing items, and skate decks.
Fine art prints — called Session Grid, Session Stacks, and The Masters — are collectible items, and are only available for a limited time. But for those who aren’t in the market to drop hundreds of dollars on exclusive new items, t-shirts and other, more affordable memorabilia will also be available.
Check out Interscope’s first announcement of the new loot drop, whose first capsule was released over the summer, below.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of @drdre's #TheChronic album, we proudly present The Chronic Masters – a slow-burn series of limited edition releases honoring the timeless legacy of this classic kicking off on June 1st. pic.twitter.com/m3LBQ6fGp1
— interscope (@Interscope) May 26, 2023
The Chronic alone is proof that Dr. Dre’s contribution to Hip Hop is second to none — but, if you believe Symba, he may have a second life as an acting coach if he ever decides to retire from behind the mic (or the boards).
During a recent interview on the Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson podcast, the Bay Area rapper opened up about his experiences working with the Compton icon. Symba said that Dre encouraged him to start acting out his lyrics, and his performance improved immeasurably.
Symba showed what he meant by spitting a short excerpt of his song “Can’t Win for Nothing” twice. The first time he delivered it in a monotone fashion. But in the second he added emphasis, sounding like he was actually going through the events and emotions the lyrics were addressing.
“I didn’t know how to do that until I got around [Dre],” the rapper admitted.
That wasn’t the only praise Symba had for the good Doctor.
“He also has the best ear and the best understanding of rap music,” Symba said of Dre. “I don’t say a motherfuckin’ thing when I’m in [the studio] with Dre. I’m just listening. And everything he tells me to do, it ends up being two times better than what I thought.”
Symba has been talking about his time with Dre since late last year.
“We got a lot of music, I can say that,” he told HipHopDX in December 2022 of his work with the icon. Symba speculated that some of their work together might be released on Dre’s upcoming joint album with Snoop Dogg, Missionary, which was announced back in October. Snoop recently told fans that the record would be completed by November.