In the 1990s, Death Row Records was arguably the biggest Hip-Hop label around. From the founders of Dr. Dre, Dick Griffey, Suge Knight and the D.O.C, Death Row filled a roster of legendary artists like Tupac, Snoop Dogg, and several others.
Now, nearly 30 years after his debut album was released it has all come full circle with Snoop Dogg acquiring the label. Death Row was previously under the MNRK Music Group Umbrella, but now it will be under Snoop’s direction to see the label go in another direction.
Snoop spoke on the purchase saying,
“It feels good to have ownership of the label I was part of at the beginning of my career and as one of the founding members. This is an extremely meaningful moment for me. I would like to personally thank the teams at Blackstone, MNRK and especially David Kestnbaum, who worked collaboratively with me over several months to make this exciting homecoming a reality. I’m looking forward to building the next chapter of Death Row Records.”