Two major artist albums will not be included in Snoop Dogg’s acquisition of Death Row Records
Snoop Dogg is happy to own his old record label now, but fans might not be thrilled to hear that music from their favorite artists won’t be available under Snoop’s stewardship. Media reports that music by Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre will not be on the catalog under Snoop’s ownership. Snoop, who recently performed at the 2022 Super Bowl halftime show, did not speak about the reports.
Tupac and Dr. Dre’s Albums Won’t Be Featured in Snoop Dogg’s Label Acquisition
Many applauded Snoop for his purchase of the label, especially those who know his story. He began his career on Death Row and has made it clear in recent years that he wants the legacy to continue, regardless of the incarceration of former label executive Suge Knight. But according to multiple reports, two other legendary artists formerly affiliated with the label will not have their projects featured in the acquisition.
By The Jasmine brand, some of Dre and Tupac’s works will not be included in Snoop’s latest business deal. Two of Tupac’s Death Row albums, All eyes on me and The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory are “no longer on the label”.
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Dre’s debut album in 1992 The Chronicle, which featured Snoop’s debut single, is no longer on death row. But the report notes that there are plans to return to the label sometime next year.
Some reports according to the article note that the details surrounding the Snoop acquisition remain under negotiation until everything is fully finalized. The label’s former owners, MNRK Music Group and investment firm Blackstone, are still the alleged owners of the label’s affiliated catalogs.
The rapper talks about buying Death Row Records
Snoop’s career began 30 years ago on the label. It was previously reported that Knight ceded all rights to his name and label to Ray J, who is believed to be Snoop’s cousin. Either way, Snoop is happy with the transition.
“I am thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to acquire the iconic and culturally significant Death Row Records brand, which has immense untapped future value. It feels good to own the label I was part of at the start of my career. and as one of the founding members,” Snoop said of himself as the new owner, per TMZ.
He previously had beef with Suge Knight
Although Snoop was on the label during his heyday, he apparently wasn’t disappointed with Knight, a known gang affiliate, the bullying practices he used in business. After Snoop’s murder acquittal in 1996, the “Gin & Juice” rapper reportedly wanted to distance himself from the chaos. Things reportedly escalated after the 1996 drive-by shooting and murder of Tupac, who was close friends with Snoop.
Knight was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison. Simultaneously, Snoop signed with Master P’s No Limit Records. At the time, he spoke about his negative experiences in Death Row, which Knight didn’t appreciate.
In 2013, Knight and Snoop reconciled. Snoop told Vlad TV the same year how he managed to end his feud with Knight: “It’s not that he ever hated me. I just think he was bummed that he couldn’t get me. control. When you have a record label and you have artists… I’ve done that before. You really want to control that artist, but some artists deserve their own control and their own way, and you have to give it to them.
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