American Rapper Snoop Dogg has taken over Death Row Records, a popular record label that launched his stellar career. The rapper acquired Death Row Records’ brand from MNRK Music Group, which is controlled by a private equity fund managed by Blackstone, the investment firm announced Wednesday.
How did Snoop Dogg Get Death Row Records?
The ultra-smooth Southern California rapper, who is part of a blockbuster halftime show lineup that includes Dr. Dre at SoFi Stadium Sunday in Inglewood, acquired Death Row Records. The label on which Snoop rocketed to fame was purchased from MNRK Music Group, which is controlled by the Blackstone investment firm.
How much did Snoop buy Death Row Records for?
Death Row Records ultimately filed for bankruptcy in 2006 and was acquired at auction three years later for $18 million by WIDEawake Entertainment.
Who owned Death Row before snoop?
The 30-year-old label, owned and operated by rapper Dr. Dre and music executive Marion “Suge” Knight, recorded and released two of Snoop Dogg’s albums before his exit in 1998.
When did Snoop Dogg go to death row?
After leaving Death Row Records in January 1998, Broadus signed with No Limit Records, releasing three Snoop albums: Da Game is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998), No Limit Top Dogg (1999), and Tha Last Meal (2000).