Dr. Dre’s long-awaited follow-up to “The Chronic” will be hitting stores before the end of the year… that is, if the producer-rapper can settle on a title for it.The album was originally supposed to be called “Chronic 2000,” but Dre switched the title because his former label, Death Row Records, released a compilation album by the same name earlier this year (see “Dr. Dre And Death Row Records Release Competing ’Chronic 2000′ Albums” ). Since then, Dre changed the album’s title to “Chronic 2001″ and “Dr. Dre.” The album will now be called “Dr. Dre 2001,” according to a representative from Interscope Records, which distributes Dre’s label, Aftermath Records. Meanwhile, the Hype Williams-directed video for the first single from the album, “Still D.R.E.,” debuted on Monday on MTV’s “Total Request Live.” The song, which features Snoop Dogg, contains lyrics written for Dre by Jay-Z. “Dr. Dre 2001″ is slated
for a November 2 release and features guest appearances from Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, and Hittman, the latter being the newest signing to Aftermath Records. Dre and Mel-Man produced the bulk of the tracks on the album.