Dr. Dre featured in an interview session and revealed that his friend forced him to into making the “The Chronic.”
During a Hart to Heart conversation with Peacock, the legendary rapper said, “The difference, there was money and business got involved, and it separated the friendship. I had to separate myself from [Eazy-E] because he decided to take a different route. [Ice] Cube had already left, so I’m out here on my own. I have absolutely no idea what the fuck I’m gonna do. I just know I have this talent.”
He continued by recounting how his good friend encouraged him to get to the studio and make something happen.
Dre said, “A close friend of mine, we’ll call him D.O.C., talked me into doing the Chronic album. It wasn’t my decision, I was talked into doing that. I just went in there and went for it because I felt, at that time, it was a life or death situation.”
The album, upon its release in 1992 make it on Billboard’s No 2 and earned the rapper his first Grammy Award.
Speaking further on the matter, Dre said, “The D.O.C., my friend, talked me into to getting on the mic and actually doing that thing. Before that, I wasn’t going to get on the mic. I was just going to lay back and produce, which was the idea of The Chronic album, my first solo album. That’s what I wanted to do.”
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