Death Row Records is widely regarded as one of the most legendary record labels in hip-hop history. Founded by Suge Knight, Dr. Dre, and The D.O.C., Michael “Harry-O” Harris, and Dick Griffey, Death Row was unique in how they operated at recording sessions and also signed legends such as 2Pac and Snoop Dogg.
Death Row is now at 30 years of its history and now, has an online virtual experience to celebrate its accomplishments and history in hip-hop. The virtual experience has options such as seeing the “Death Row Story” along with entering a “legends room.” Film success is even celebrated here such as for 2Pac’s appearances in “Above The Rim” and “Gridlock’d.” Fans also have the options to play some of Death Row’s classic records such as Dr. Dre’s “F*ck With Dre Day” and 2Pac’s “All Eyez On Me” feat. Big Syke.
“Death Row is one of the most influential labels in hip hop,” said Sean Stevenson, eOne’s EVP & GM. “30 years later, its musical legacy continues to make an impact in music and beyond. We are excited to celebrate this anniversary and highlight the label’s seminal albums and accomplishments throughout the year.” And that’s only the beginning — on the 30th day of every applicable month, the virtual exhibit will incorporate additional easter eggs and areas, with a floor plan hinting at what’s to come.”
In January, Harris was also pardoned by Donald Trump in his last day in office as president. He was in prison for 31 years for murder and kidnapping charges. Harris had funded Death Row with $1.5 made from drug sales. Now, he is set to be released sometime in August, according to The Daily Mail.
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