Dr. Dre ‎– 2001 Instrumental

Aftermath Entertainment ‎– 069490572-1, Aftermath Entertainment ‎– 069490573-1
2 × Vinyl, LP

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A1 Lolo (Intro)
A2 The Watcher
A3 Fuck You
A4 Still D.R.E.
A5 Big Ego's
B1 Xxplosive
B2 What's The Difference
B3 Bar One
B4 Light Speed
B5 Forgot About Dre
C1 The Next Episode
C2 Let's Get High
C3 Bitch Niggaz
C4 Murder Ink.
C5 Some L.A. Niggaz
D1 Jake's Pause For Porno
D2 Housewife
D3 Ackrite
D4 Bang Bang
D5 The Message
Producer – Lord Finesse


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 06949 05711 4

Other Versions (5 of 69) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
069490486-2 Dr. Dre 2001(CD, Album) Aftermath Entertainment 069490486-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
UMD 99271 Dr. Dre 2001(CD, Album, Promo) Aftermath Entertainment UMD 99271 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
none Dr. Dre 2001 (Censored Version)(CD, Promo) Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records none US 1999 Sell This Version
none Dr. Dre 2001(23xFile, FLAC, Album, 16-) Aftermath Entertainment none US 2008
490 486-4 Dr. Dre 2001(Cass, Album) Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records 490 486-4 UK 1999 Sell This Version


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December 20, 2016

Without Any Vocals, This Album Sounds Great

Dr. Dre has never been a great rapper. I don't care for his voice and his lines were/are ghost written by someone else anyway. That said, he has always been a standout producer and beatmaker, even going back to albums like No One Can Do It Better.

Without the vocals, which are really just a distraction at best anyway, you can hear how well produced this album actually was. The beats are very carefully crafted, with little slivers of melody here and there. They are almost minimalistic in approach, but I don't get bored listening to them. This album, in its instrumental form, manages to be very engaging yet relaxing at the same time. I like the fact that these are true instrumentals - they didn't leave the hook/chorus parts in at all.

My copy is on vinyl and comes with no info beyond what's on the record labels. The jacket is just a plain black DJ sleeve with a sticker on it. The pressing quality is pretty good, not the best I've ever seen but nowhere near the worst - probably about average for a contemporary vinyl release.


September 18, 2015

Excellent pressing!


September 12, 2007
One of the greatest things the DRE has done in his music career is release the instrumentals of his multi-platinum classic LP, '2001'. I personally prefer this to the original vocal LP, as it shows that Dre is one of the greatest contempory music producers, up threre with people like Phil Spector, George Martin and Quincy Jones.

As Dre's main strength is production, he and Mel Man produce beautiful, timeless beats, that give the songs life and a George Clinton influence, through it all, to give it an extra bit of funk.

Each song that he produces, creates perfect ambience for the theme or rapper, ie, the radio-friendly club hit 'The Next Episode', has a classic western feel with heavy big beat drums. Others such as Xxplosive is a nice, chilled funk jam, while 'Murder Ink', has a creepy, violent haloween feel to it.

Out of mainstream hip-hop/rap's producers, Dr Dre's is definatley at the top. Recommended for those who either loved the original vocal album, as a tool to practice rap, or just to chill out, get a chronic and listen to the hard work gone into the production.

PS: Dre, if you are out there, I hope you will release an Instrumental version of Detox, that would be awesome!