Music Videos Play all. Some of the greatest hits from Death Row, right from the Death Row Vaults, using the original masters. Death Row Records was an American record label founded in by Suge Knight, The Although the name of their new music venture was originally called Future Shock, The . According to Daz Dillinger, the reason this happened was that Sam Sneed had too many East Coast rappers in his Lady Heroin music video.
Pac was cool, laughing. How can you see with blood out your eyes?
Later on, Suge is grilled about whether he had rapper Biggie Smalls murdered the following year in retaliation for the murder of Tupac. And second, whatever happened to Biggie, I was in the county jail. He was also a member of the Crips.
You got homies over here, and you got the Crips over here. Everybody wants the trophy.
Got a tip? News Innovation Scouted Travel. Marlow Stern Senior Entertainment Editor. Founded by Knight in , Death Row's reputation was as menacing as the music pumped out by the label's top artists: Tupac Shakur, Dr.
Dre and Snoop Dogg. They didn't just promote the "thug life," it was their chosen lifestyle.
It was a really exciting time. White people from Minnesota were buying records," he continued. It's [a story of] what can happen when the execs are not kept under control; when you're not keeping people in check and the people at the helm of a record label go off the rails because they get drunk with money and power.
The six-part, three-night series, premiering Tuesday at 10 p.
ET, offers an intimate look at the rise and fall of Death Row through never-seen archival footage and documents straight from the Death Row vault. Interviews with more than 60 people affiliated with the label, including former members Kurupt, Danny Boy and Knight's ex-wife and former singer Michel'le Toussaint, give first-hand accounts of exactly what it meant to work for one of rap's most feared men.
Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Positive feedback. Biggie died two days later. They were two of the most talented hip-hop rappers on the scene. Dre's debut solo album, which heavily featured Snoop and the rest of the label's core roster. Heavy Rotation.
Knight is currently behind bars awaiting a murder trial in California. And then [we look at] how he steered Death Row, what things helped to make it great and what things he did to bring it down.