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Classic Album Sundays Chicago Celebrates Dr. Dre's The Chronic

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Saturday Audio Exchange

1021 West Belmont Avenue

Chicago, IL 60657

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Classic Album Sundays, Saturday Audio Exchange, CHIRP Radio, Dark Matter Coffee, and event organizer Sam Willett will be celebrating the slick and funky gangsta rap legacy of Dr. Dre's The Chronic by listening to it in its entirety on vinyl.

Dr. Dre is surely the undisputed godfather of west coast hip-hop and gave potent meaning to “music for the streets”. From NWA to his solo records, Dre sought to shock his audience and be the life of the party with his music. His seamless and undeniably funky production gave life to the most controversial music of its time with NWA’s Straight Outta Compton and his first solo album, The Chronic. The Chronic best achieved his mission and exposed the rap genre to the widest audience up to that point, selling over two million copies within its first year and six million copies to date. The album’s chill and bass-heavy production rattled boomboxes and car stereos nationwide and modernized west coast hip-hop with g-funk. After 25 years, its sounds still feel innovative and powerful, especially through a hi-fi audio system.

Saturday Audio Exchange, a well-renowned Chicago independent music dealer, will be providing a custom-curated hi-fi audio system to make this experience come to life on vinyl. In attending the event, you will listen to the album as if you are watching a movie- no phones, no distractions, and complete focus on precise production engrained in The Chronic. Take a look at the sound equipment Classic Album Sundays typically uses at their events here.

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5:30-6:30 pm- Sam will play a musical leadup playlist of artists that inspired or have been inspired by Dr. Dre, including NWA, Parliament/Funkadelic, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Anderson .Paak, and more. Free Sam-made Lemonade and Dark Matter Coffee coffee is available to attendees. It's also BYOB.

6:35 pm- Sam gives presentation on The Chronic, detailing its recording process and lyrical content

6:45 pm- Sam drops the needle on The Chronic

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