COVERED: Dr. Dre vs. Trey Galyon

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Twenty-two years after its release, people are still showing how impressed they are with Dr. Dre’s album The Chronic. Even Dr. Dre no longer has to make music these days, no need for Detox or whatever code name he chooses to use. That Beats headphone money secures him for life. Nonetheness, another comedian honors him with a bit of album cover homage, similar to what Michael Ian Black did a few years ago. This time, it’s from comedian Trey Galyon, who released a new album last week Tuesday called The Moronic? (Rooftop Comedy). If anything, more people will recognize the Dr. Dre design than the reality that itself is homage to the Zig Zag man.

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COVERED: Dr. Dre vs. Busy P

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This one passed me by when it was released in June, but I’m happy to make itself known here today. It’s not the first time the Zig Zag man, as honored in Dr. Dre’s The Chronic album, has been honored in an album cover homage. Art Vandelay did it last year, along with a comedy album by Michael Ian Black, but this one comes from a new single by Busy P called “Still Busy” on Ed Banger Records. Could “Still Busy” be as much of a banger as The Chronic? I’m sure it is in its own way.

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COVERED: Vibe vs. The Booth

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Timeline: early 1996. Vibe magazine creates a cover story for Death Row Records and on the cover were its biggest stars: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, and the label’s founder, Suge Knight. The backdrop was simple: black. In the foreground: hip-hop elegance. It remained one of the best covers Vibe would do. 18 months after this cover his stores, 2Pac was dead.

Timeline: 2013. Joe Clair, former host of the BET hip-hop show Rap City and star of many television commercials over the years, now has a new radio show called The Booth. For their photo, Joe Cleezy takes on Suge’s stance, co-host Shanti Das takes the Snoop glare while co-host Ronnie Jordan handles the 2Pac move. Like his career in music, Dr. Dre doesn’t exist in this recreation but we’re okay with this. As for The Booth, you may check out the latest installment below, or make sure to check out Clair’s Soundcloud page on a regular basis.

COVERED: Dr. Dre vs. Art Vandelay

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Dr. Dre‘s The Chronic album is once again honored with album cover homage, this time from Seattle’s Art Vandelay. It’s not the first time The Chronic has been honored with album cover homage. Last summer, the cover was moved into the comedy world by actor/comedian Michael Ian Black.

Art Vandelay’s album is a recent release that he has made available for free, so if you want to check out some new hip-hop music, stream and/or download.

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COVERED: Dr. Dre vs. Michael Ian Black

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Next year will be the 20th anniversary of Dr. Dre‘s first and best album, The Chronic.

Yesterday was the first day Very Famous by comedian/actor Michael Ian Black has been released. Time shows the influence of Dre and his rolling paper-influenced cover, so how does that fare with Black’s debut comedy album? Unsure.

I will say this. Black is one half of the people behind one of my favorite podcasts, Mike & Tom Eat Snacks. The other half is Tom Cavanagh, and together they talk about snacks and mix it within a very funny and improvisational piece of audio excellence. But this is about Very Famous and see how he looks, all hardcore and shit? Go buy it, then go check out Mike & Tom Eat Snacks.

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