‘The Chronic’ is finally going to be available on all streaming platforms as of 4/20. The news was revealed today in a press release from Chris Taylor, eOne’s Global President as he said “These historic artifacts should be heard by all music lovers, and we are so happy Dr. Dre has opened this door so everyone can experience the brilliance of this seminal work.”
Dre had made the decision to keep the 1992 classic rap album available only physically. This decision was maintained with a 2011 lawsuit that saw Dre win against Death Row Records in a ruling that saw him take 100 per cent of proceeds of any possible online sales.
Interestingly even when Dr. Dre had his own streaming service, Beats Music, the album was still not available to stream. Although following the launch of Apple Music the album was made available to steam for the first time.