2001 is the second album by hip hop producer and rapper Dr. Dre, released in 1999 and featuring guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Hittman, Eminem, Xzibit, and others. The album was the long-awaited follow-up to Dr. Dre's 1992 debut The Chronic. The original title of the album was "Chronic 2001: No Stems, No Seeds, No Sticks".
The album has been credited with bringing the West Coast hip hop scene back to the spotlight after years of obscurity, while showing that Dr. Dre could still remain prominent with a new generation of listeners and viewers. 2001 also further established the career of Eminem, who eventually became one of the best-selling rappers of all time. 2001 debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 charts with sales of over 550,000 units.