Listen To ‘The DAMN. Chronic,’ The Kendrick Lamar And Dr. Dre Mixtape You’ve Dreamed About
What happens when you seamlessly combine Kendrick Lamar’s impeccable flow with Dr. Dre’s legendary beats? You get this incredible mashup album titled “The Damn. Chronic.” The dynamic rap duo collaborate on a mashup album that encompasses different eras of hip-hop and even goes back to N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton.”
The vocals are not only from Kendrick’s “Damn” and the beats are not only from 1992’s “The Chronic.” Kendrick raps “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” over “Forgot About Dre,” Lamar’s bars from “The Heart Part 2” over Dre’s “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang,” and the first track borrows from Eminem’s “My Name Is.” Besides two of Compton’s finest, the album features guest appearances by Jay Rock, Nate Dogg, Pusha T, and Alori Joh.
The mastermind behind the mashup mixtape is DJ Critical Hype, who perfectly executed a similar project in 2016. DJ Critical Hype created the “Chance The Dropout” mashup album that combined Chance The Rapper’s vocals with Kanye West beats. Coincidentally, just like the current album, the “Chance The Dropout” album features two artists from the same city, in that case, Chicago.