Snoop Dogg officially became the new owner of the iconic label Death Row Records. That is the very same label that young Snoop joined in 1993 after Dr. Dre discovered him in the early 1990s. The label put out many iconic albums, but some of the biggest items in the catalog are not included in the new sale.
The previously announced deal does not include of Death Row Records’ most popular releases. The label has seen many hip-hop legends kick off their successful careers from it.
Billboard report claims Tupac‘s Death Row albums All Eyez On Me and The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory are technically “no longer on the label” as of last month. Meanwhile, Dr. Dre’s The Chronic is reportedly scheduled to be returned at the very start of next year. This leads to Snoop Dogg becoming the best-selling artist on the roster.
Reports further detail, the specifics of the label’s catalog portion are still “being negotiated,” which means MNRK Music Group and investment firm Blackstone are still the owners of the Death Row catalog listings.
In February, Snoop released his new album B.O.D.R. via Death Row Records, his first release from the iconic label under his ownership.