Back N Tha Day is one of many budget-priced compilations of Dr. Dre's early, pre-NWA material but it is different than the rest. Instead of relying on Dre's occasonally awkward old-school material, the compilation consists entirely of mid-'90s remixes of his old-school recordings, adding two previously unreleased tracks as enticement for hardcore fans, who probably gave up following these scatter-shot releases long ago. Since Dre's old-school, early '80s recordings are primarily of historical interest anyway, Back N Tha Day qualifies as the most exploitive release among legions of exploitive records.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine