Yes, that’s right. First, Death Row Records still existed! Who knew? Now, the once-great label that launched 2Pac, Dre, Snoop, and a dozen others is a mere shadow of its former self.
Former label exec Suge Knight has had a rough go of things the last few years. He basically went bankrupt, managed to get himself with trouble with a variety of old acquaintances, and even managed to get himself knocked out in a fight.
There’s really nowhere to go but up after a situation like that. So, in an effort to turn himself around, he started a new label, got himself a reality TV show, and made the tough decision to sell what’s left of Death Row.
Now, Global Music Group has bought Death Row and it’s back catalogue for $24 Million Dollars. So they now get possession of Dre’s The Chronic and Snoop’s Doggystyle, amongst others. Some serious hits in that group of records, so it seems like a decent investment to me.