A new report claims Dr. Dre, 2Pac won't be included in Snoop Dogg's Death Row records deal.
Snoop Dogg’s Death Row Records Acquisition Won’t Include 2Pac, Dr. Dre Albums
Tupac Shakur's major label is currently under Interscope Records while his posthumous album is still listed under MNRK. MNRK still hasn't confirmed whether the ownership over both album has changed nor has it stated what other albums from Death Row are still under their control
According to Billboard, 2Pac‘s Death Row albums All Eyez On Me and The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory are technically “no longer on the label,” meaning Snoop wouldn’t have access to them.
As explained in the report, sources claim that specifics of the label’s catalog portion of the widely publicized deal are still “being negotiated,” which—until the deal closes—means that MNRK Music Group and investment firm Blackstone are still the owners of the Death Row catalog entries.
Death Row Records has exchanged hands numerous times since its 1990s inception and Snoop Dogg is just the latest person to step in. Snoop acquired the Death Row brand from MNRK Music Group (formerly eOne Music), which is controlled by private equity funds managed by Blackstone.
“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,” Snoop Dogg said in a statement. “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.
“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.”