This CD is a compilation of tracks from the Death Row era. It was not released by Dr. Dre at all. It was put out by Suge Knight to make money off of Dr. Dre because Suge still has rights to all of Dre's Death Row material. In the CD liner notes, Suge gives us a history lesson on gangsta rap, and on Dr. Dre himself. Suge takes every opportunity to slam Dre and make his contributions to the music industry seem much less important that we would all like to think. However, Dre never claimed anything about himself that wasn't true and so Suge's stabs at him are limited in that regard. He does begrudgingly give Dre credit where it is due, but you can tell that Suge does not really care for him, and he's just making money off of his name by releasing this compilation. That being said, this is an excellent collection of tracks, with a couple hard to find ones that make this worth buying, especially if you are a fan of Dre. I only wish that there were a few more songs on here, but Suge Knight is probably saving that material for future releases since Dr. Dre is probably still Death Row's number one bread winner (besides Pac) even though he's not even on the label anymore. That's okay though because Dre's not hurting. I'm sure he's got more bread stacked up than Suge by now anyway AND he's legit, which is more than Suge Knight can say, plus Dre has enough talent to make a hundred more classic songs and Suge can only keep selling the same thing over and over again so it is what it is. I'm sure Dre's still pissed about it thought. Anyway, This CD is really f-n good and you should pick it up, but buy it used for 3 or 4 dollars and don't give any more money to Suge Knight, extortionist extrordinaire. Dr. Dre forever, Suge Knight never!!!!