Snoop Dogg Now Owns Death Row, The Record Label That Signed him 30 Years Ago
Almost 30 years after he first joined the label Death Row Records as a young artist, Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., made a boss move by acquiring the company.
As a young artist, Snoop Dogg joined Death Row in 1993, where he released his first album, the critically acclaimed ‘Doggystyle’. Coincidentally, he returns to Death Row as he prepares to launch his forthcoming album, ‘B.O.D.R.’ on Feb. 11.
Speaking about the move, Snoop Dogg acquiring the label is a major move for the culture.
“I AM THRILLED AND APPRECIATIVE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE THE ICONIC AND CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT DEATH ROW RECORDS BRAND, WHICH HAS IMMENSE UNTAPPED FUTURE VALUE,” THE RAP ICON SAID. “IT FEELS GOOD TO HAVE OWNERSHIP OF THE LABEL I WAS PART OF AT THE BEGINNING OF MY
CAREER AND AS ONE OF THE FOUNDING
MEMBERS. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY MEANINGFUL MOMENT FOR ME,’ SNOOP’S STATEMENT BEGAN.
“I WOULD LIKE TO PERSONALLY THANK THE TEAMS AT BLACKSTONE, MNRK, AND ESPECIALLY DAVID KESTNBAUM, WHO WORKED COLLABORATIVELY WITH ME OVER SEVERAL MONTHS TO MAKE THIS EXCITING HOMECOMING A REALITY. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO BUILDING THE NEXT CHAPTER OF DEATH ROW RECORDS,” THE RAPPER ENDED.
Death Row Records was founded by Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, The D.O.C., and Dick Griffey and hold a significant place in
rap music history as it produced some of the greatest West Coast rappers in hip-hop history.
Snoop is one of many legendary rappers who graced the label with his presence.