Snoop Dogg has acquired Death Row Records
Thirty years ago, Snoop Dogg saw his life forever change. At the time, Dr. Dre just left NWA and Ruthless Records, and he was looking for a change. Dr. Dre partnered with Suge Knight and they created Death Row Records. Snoop Doggy Dogg was among the artists signed to the label.
Snoop Dogg would quickly become the most popular rapper on the Death Row roster. Given how popular Death Row became, Snoop Dogg became the most popular rapper in the game. The Long Beach rapper sold 9 million copies of Doggystyle, his debut album, which was the highest-selling rap album, at that time.
A dispute led to Snoop Dogg leaving Death Row Records. Snoop Dogg would reunite with Dr. Dre, but dropped albums on No Limit, EMI, and Star Trak, before going into his own Doggystyle label. Along the way, Snoop Dogg also held executive roles at Priority Records and Def Jam. Through the years, Snoop Dogg has said he would like to own Death Row Records. In 2018, Snoop Dogg and Suge Knight ended their longstanding feud, and now Snoop owns Death Row. Snoop acquired the label from MNRK Music Group and he will be releasing his album, Bacc on Death Row, on February 11.