High and Mighty is the ninth studio album by British hard rock band Uriah Heep, released in 1976 by Bronze Records in the UK and Warner Bros. Records in the US. High and Mighty was the last Uriah Heep album to feature vocalist and founding member David Byron, who was subsequently fired due to his troubles with alcohol (he later died in 1985).
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The album’s cover was created in the style of the artwork for Zig-Zag rolling papers and the term chronic is used for high-grade marijuana. Snoop Dogg claimed that the term originated after he misheard his dealer explain that what they were smoking was hydroponic, which he explained on his GGN show. Following the album’s completion, there was some trouble getting distribution in the beginning, in part due to Dre’s legal issues with Ruthless Records, which ended with Eazy-E receiving a royalty for every copy The Chronic sold. After Priority Records agreed to distribute the album, they refused to release it with the song Mr. Officer, which was removed and replaced with The Day the Niggaz Took Over amid the controversy around the song Cop Killer by Ice-T’s rock group Body Count. Dre helped change the rap game with his gangsta rap productions on .
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