Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath

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Dr. Dre Presents... the Aftermath
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Compilation album by
Various Artists
ReleasedNovember 26, 1996
Recorded1996
Genre
Length71:12
Label
ProducerDr. Dre (exec.)
Dr. Dre chronology
Back 'n the Day
(1996)
Dr. Dre Presents... the Aftermath
(1996)
2001
(1999)
Singles from Dr. Dre Presents... the Aftermath
  1. "East Coast / West Coast Killas"
    Released: November 14, 1996
  2. "Been There, Done That"
    Released: March 26, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars link
Entertainment WeeklyB+ link
Rap Pages magazine(mixed) link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars link

Dr. Dre Presents... the Aftermath is a compilation album produced by Dr. Dre, featuring various artists. The album was released on November 26, 1996, a week after the release of the lead single, "East Coast / West Coast Killas" featuring Group Therapy. The album is Dre's first release after leaving Death Row Records, and was the first release on his then newly established Aftermath Entertainment. In spite of Dr. Dre's name being on the album, and it being certified platinum,[1] it received mixed reviews and was not amongst the year's more commercially successful releases. The album was later followed by the second single, the Dr. Dre solo track "Been There, Done That".

Dr. Dre later said: "That point of my life, musically, it was just off balance. I was off track then and trying to find it. It was a period of doubt… It happens with artists. Everything isn’t going to be out of the park…"[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleSample(s)Length
1."Aftermath (The Intro)" (performed by RC and Sid McCoy) 2:51
2."East Coast/West Coast Killas" (performed by Group Therapy - featuring Dr. Dre & Scarface)Quincy Jones - "Ironside"4:54
3."Shittin' on the World" (performed by D-Ruff, Hands-On and Mel-Man)The Fuzz - "I Love You For All Seasons"4:58
4."Blunt Time" (performed by RBX featuring Roger Troutman & Dr. Dre)Quincy Jones - "Summer In The City"4:22
5."Been There, Done That" (Dr. Dre) 5:10
6."Choices" (performed by Kim Summerson)Isaac Hayes - "Look of Love"4:45
7."As the World Keeps Turning" (performed by Cassandra McCowan, Mike Lynn, Flossy P and Stu-B-Doo) 4:43
8."Got Me Open" (performed by Hands-On featuring Dr. Dre)Real Live featuring K-Def & Larry O - "Real Live Shit"4:19
9."Str-8 Gone" (performed by King T) 4:33
10."Please" (performed by Maurice Wilcher and Nicole Johnson) 4:22
11."Do 4 Love" (performed by Jheryl Lockhart)Heath Brothers - "Smiling Billy Suite Pt. 2"3:23
12."Sexy Dance" (performed by Cassandra McCowan, Jheryl Lockhart and RC) 4:55
13."No Second Chance" (performed by Who'z Who) 4:49
14."L.A.W. (Lyrical Assault Weapon)" (performed by Sharief) 4:24
15."Nationowl" (performed by Nowl) 4:06
16."Fame" (performed by Jheryl Lockhart, King T and RC)David Bowie - "Fame"4:30

Chart performance[edit]

Charts (1996)[3] Peak
position
Canadian RPM Albums Chart[4] 69
U.S. Billboard 200 6
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Rhythmic Top 40
1996 "East Coast, West Coast, Killas"
1999 "Been There, Done That" 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ RIAA Searchable Database[permanent dead link]. Recording Industry Association of America. Accessed May 29, 2008.
  2. ^ http://defiantones.clique.tv/en/
  3. ^ allmusic ((( Dr. Dre Presents...The Aftermath > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). Allmusic. Accessed May 29, 2008.
  4. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 64, No. 17, December 09 1996". RPM. Retrieved 2011-03-10.