The story of Death Row Records

by Trey White

Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers in Philadelphia

Written in English
Published: Downloads: 913
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Subjects:

  • Record labels,
  • Death Row Records,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementTrey White
SeriesHip-hop hitmakers
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML3792.D43 W55 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25005892M
ISBN 109781422221136, 9781422221266, 9781422294659
LC Control Number2011035323

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Dre, Suge Knight, Dick Griffey. The money rolled in for Death Row's founder, Marion "Suge" Knight. The good times could not last, however. Tupac was murdered, Suge Knight was sent to prison for various crimes, and the label's top stars moved on.

The dramatic rise and fall of Death Row Records is chronicled in this : Mason Crest. Each title in this series focuses on a major music label that specializes in hip-hop, R&B, or urban music. The books provide the history behind the music label's creation and tell the story of its growth and development, while also providing biographical information about the label's biggest stars and their major releases.

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The burly founder of Death Row Records walked out of a Portland, Ore., prison Monday morning and hopped on a plane headed for Los Angeles. “I’m stress-free,” said Knight in. The money rolled in for Death Row's founder, Marion "Suge" Knight. The good times could not last, however.

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Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight Jr. (/ ʃ ʊ ɡ /; born Ap ) is an American former music executive who, as cofounder and CEO of Death Row Records, was a central figure in gangsta rap's catapult to massive commercialization. This feat is attributed to the record label's first two album releases: Dr.

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The story told by Welcome to Death Row is a cautionary tale about the grimy realities of the entertainment industry, one that has made billions exploiting the talents of. Our story begins with the inception of Death Row Records.

Dre was then working closely with veteran record producer Dick Griffey, the founder of Solar Records, a. Death Row Records is an American record company founded in by Marion “Suge” Knight Jr. and Andre “Dr. Dre” Young. It is known to have. J — -- With larger-than-life characters, violent feuds, a dramatic rise and a public fall, the story of Death Row Records reads like a classic epic novel or Greek morality play.

Death Row Records full discography with all albums, compilations, EP's & singles release. Studio albums. List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications; US US. From the makers of the documentary film Welcome To Death Row and the writer/co-executive producer of Straight Outta Compton comes a book.

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