Death Row Records

American record label

Death Row Records is an American record label. It was founded in 1991 by Tracy "The D.O.C." Lynn Curry, Andre "Dr. Dre" Young, Suge Knight and Richard Gilbert "Dick" Griffey. Artists including Snoop Doggy Dogg, Nate Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, The Lady of Rage, RBX and Michel'le agreed to join the label, following with the label's biggest star Tupac Shakur. The label declined when Shakur was killed in September 1996, Knight was charged with parole violation the following year, and when Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and many others left the label. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2006, and was sold to the MNRK Music Group (formally eOne Music).

Death Row Records
Founder
Status Active
Distributing label
Genre
Country of origin United States
Location 8200 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.[4]

Snoop Dogg later purchased the rights to the trademark and music of Death Row Records in 2022. He intends to revive the record label, which is currently active as an NFT label since.

Notable artistsEdit

Current artistsEdit

Act Years
signed
Releases
under the label
Snoop Dogg CEO
1992–1998
2022–present
3
Mount Westmore 2022–present 1
Merkules 2022–present 1

Former artistsEdit

Act Years
signed
Releases
under the label
The D.O.C. 1991-1994
Dr. Dre 1991–1996 1
Michel'le 1991–1999
2002-2003
1
CPO Boss Hogg 1992–1996
Daz Dillinger 1992-1999 1
Tha Dogg Pound 1992-1996 1
Jewell 1992–1999
Kurupt 1992-1996
2002-2005
1
The Lady of Rage 1992–1999 1
Nate Dogg 1992-1998
RBX 1992-1994
Sam Sneed 1993–1996
Lil' Bow Wow 1993-1994
Danny Boy 1994–1999
J-Flexx 1994–1999
O.F.T.B. 1994–1997
Young Soldierz 1994–1998
Tupac Shakur/2Pac 1995–1996 7 (6 posthumous albums)
Johnny J 1995–1996
K-Solo 1995–1996
MC Hammer 1995–1996
Prince Ital Joe 1995–1998
Young Noble 1996–1997
Bad Azz 1996–1998
Butch Cassidy 1996–1998
Tha Realest 1996–2001
CJ Mac 1997–2000
YGD Tha Top Dogg[5] 1997–1999
Crooked I 1999–2003
Mac Shawn 1999–2000
Miilkbone 1999
Spider Loc 2000–2004
Lisa Lopes 2001–2002
Mark Morrison 2001–2002
Petey Pablo 2004

AlbumsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Death Row Records Co-Founder Involved In Fatal Hit-And-Run". NPR. Associated Press. January 30, 2015. Archived from the original on April 7, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2020. It was founded by Tracy "The D.O.C." Lynn Curry, Andre "Dr. Dre" Young, Knight and Richard Gilbert "Dick" Griffey.
  2. Westhoff, Ben (September 6, 2016). "Straight Outta Dallas: How Texas Artist D.O.C. Helped Jump-Start Death Row Records". Dallas Observer. Archived from the original on July 29, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  3. "SNOOP DOGG, RELEASES LATEST ALBUM, B.O.D.R. (BACC ON DEATH ROW) OUT TODAY". snoopdogg.com.
  4. "IRS Raps Death Row Headquarters". January 6, 2005. Archived from the original on November 1, 2021. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  5. Jake Paine (September 5, 2011). "YGD Top Dogg Recalls Controversies While At Death Row Records, New Album". Archived from the original on October 1, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2019.