The Top Five Post-Break-Up Rap Debuts
1. Dr. Dre, The Chronic (1992)
If there's one element of Dr. Dre that's gone understated, it's his ability to successfully reinvent himself time and time again. Originally the DJ for smooth R&B outfit World Class Wreckin' Cru (complete with a shiny bejeweled stethoscope), the good Doctor then became the beatsmith for the unapologetically abrasive N.W.A. During his time with the group, he famously stated he doesn't "smoke weed or cess, cause it known to give a brother brain damage," and then years later remolded himself into the mastermind behind The Chronic. If your group's responsible for a genre-changing masterpiece, and then you yourself make your first solo album become another genre changing masterpiece, it's hard for anyone deny your talents. Lets hope Detox eventually shocks us just as much, or at least as much as his headphones.