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Title: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on July 11, 2008, 04:42:57 PM
http://web.archive.org/web/20050326030111/www.deathrowrecords.net/countdown.swf
http://web.archive.org/web/20001019015258/www.deathrowrecords2000.com/artists/RollCall.swf

Okay, I have been gearing up for this for a while. This is something I have always wanted to do, to make the ULTIMATE Death Row thread or Death Row affiliates thread so with the death of a company and a lot of people's lively hood *gives a hard stare at some forum members*, but also the companies inner-workings are. I'll start with one to get Ed Capo/Tha Hustla to stop making threads about her since she has probably retired.

PARADISE - Made appearances on three soundtracks in which Death Row either was on or was in charge of.
                   - Also apparently signed to Long Play Music Group which was apparently a division of Fontana Distribution
                   - Possibly retired which is likely the case after you read below.


"Long Play Music Group are proud to announce the launch of their DVD by poker pro player "Evelyn", and Slick Sister debut album "Born to Borrow". Both projects will be available this summer, nationwide. Long Play are also producing new music for 2 artists signed to Death Row Records during the labels successful reign; Paradise, and V.K. The upcoming debut album release from V.K. ("Vanesha Knight") will be released through Long Play Music / Fontana this fall.

Visit Long Play Music on myspace;
www.myspace.com/lpmusicgroup (http://www.myspace.com/lpmusicgroup)"

The Myspace hasn't been active since 2007, the news apparently came from www.nobodysmiling.com which means someone pulled a trick on them. I checked with Fontana Distribution and there was NEVER a Long Play Music Group on their distribution. Check their roster by clicking here (http://www.fontanadistribution.com/Ourlabels.htm). This story is bogus, and I have a good idea who orchestrated this little news article because I talked with them for about three months and I know how they work. So to put it bluntly Hustla, she probably retired after 1996 since Death Row went into limbo.

NEXT: Tha Realest


If you guys have myths here add them, if you guys have stuff you'd like to share add it, pictures add them, information add it, I will be doing my part to reveal to you the real on Death Row.
  8)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Mackin on July 11, 2008, 04:50:24 PM
^^Props for the info and props for breaking some info to reduce Psycho Hustla from setting up threads...
+1
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on July 11, 2008, 05:01:55 PM
Tha Realest - Tenkamenin The Vigilante:

(http://members.lycos.co.uk/deathrow2tharow/18.jpg)

His start:

According to J. Flexx Tha Realest was discovered sometime in 1996 by K.C. who was/is J. Flexx's manager. This is according to the Mr. Makaveli interview, which had some amazing interviews I might add even if the Val Young interview was done by one of my friends (Props to you S.C.). You can view that interview by clicking here (http://www.troublesome21.com/Music/JFInterview.rtf). However, Tha Realest made it seem like he only got his chance to go to Death Row when he met Suge and 2Pac in Las Vegas. Either way, by 2Pac's death he had taken 2Pac's apparent place on the power house that was The Untouchable Death Row Records. It's rather funny Snoop Dogg would also soon have a replacement to aid Tha Realest in taking over Death Row by the name of Young Gangsta Derek p.k.a. Top Dogg.

Allegations of stealing music:

I have heard from a good amount of people that Jevon/Tha Realest has stolen a good bit of 2Pac lyrics and music. One rumor which comes from a good friend of mine who we will call Q is that Tha Realest, Daz, Kurupt, and others raided the vaults a few days after 2Pac had died and made copies of all the 2Pac stuff inside. Apparently, Tha Realest had taken apparent 2Pac tracks and recorded over the ones he liked then erased 2Pac's vocals. It's kind of how ghost writing is done. Such songs that have apparently came of 2Pac lyrics are A Change To Come, Stand Strong, and They Wanna Be Like Us. No substantial proof has backed up these claims though. The only thing Tha Realest has been proven guilty of is jacking 2Pac's style and rapid fire delivery from time to time.

Swagger Jacking:

I couldn't get the image, but the Youtube should help you make up your mind.

http://www.youtube.com/v/qefwgReJEHI&hl

The Shooting:

After the Kurupt record Callin' Out Names was released there was a bit of tension between the East Coast and the West Coast. The record was directed at such industry names as Ja Rule, DMX, Irv Gotti, and others. Apparently, one night while coming out of the studio after recording with The Dogg Pound, Tha Realest was shot in the foot via a drive by shooting while another man was killed. This was shooting was apparently inspired by the tension with the east coast.

Two articles by Yahoo:

The Shooting
(http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/12039499)

The Aftermath (http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/12039485)

Leaving Death Row:

The reasons why Tha Realest left Death Row have been disputed many times such as him and Suge having problems or he got booted out by Suge for not representing Death Row to the fullest at an awards show. One story according to K9 was that Tha Realest changed his shirt to a white shirt from the casual Death Row red and then tucked his chain. K9 informed the leaders of Death Row of this and Tha Realest apparent got the boot. More stories coming soon.

Albums featured on while stranded on Death Row:

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:S1lBY2AUh17scM:http://www.angelfire.com/wa/DefRow/images/c.gangrelated.gif)(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:PULrzsnKuCamYM:http://www.undergroundwestcoastrap.com/chronic2000.jpg)(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:r5Qn1yK21id90M:http://www.artistdirect.com/Images/Sources/AMGCOVERS/music/cover200/dre300/e329/e32937k8oly.jpg)

Tha Realest's Interviews:

Death Row Website Interview (http://web.archive.org/web/20050331013506/http://www.deathrowrecords2000.com/interviews/tharealest/realest_interview2.rm) - Conducted by Miles aka Last Circle Faggot (That's by Tha Realest's staff)

MORE COMING SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and NEXT: Mac Shawn!

Props go out to S.C, Q, and Steven Mark. :)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Kameroti on July 11, 2008, 05:08:13 PM
i can say kurupt didnt raid nothing and only has a handfull of pac shit. Ive talked to gotti on this situation plenty times
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Quadruple OG on July 11, 2008, 06:01:25 PM
its funny you mention him biting Pac's lyrics, because I remember talking with a friend of mine while in college who had some connections to Death Row (he was from LA and knew people high up in the label), and he mentioned to me that "They wanna be like us" was originally a 2pac and Snoop song that was redone by Top Dogg and Tha Realest to piss off Snoop. I forget who the third person on that track was (which would have been replaced by Doobie).
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on July 11, 2008, 06:04:34 PM
MAC SHAWN!:


(http://www.angelfire.com/wa/DefRow/images/mac.jpg)

Pre-Death Row:

Mac Shawn had made some what of a rapping career prior to Death Row with his group Funk Mobb which released their debut album in 1995. Not much is known about his time with this group, but it was short lived to say the least. Within less than three years after the release, Mac Shawn touched down on DPG Recordz which was a sub-label of Death Row Records.

DPG Recordz and the transition to Death Row:

DPG Recordz was a sub-label of Death Row formed by Daz Dillinger after his failed attempt at another label. Soon Daz and Suge started having problems and the label was dis-continued and Daz gave his artists the ultimatum to bounce with him or to stay with Suge. Artists like Crooked I and Mac Shawn chose to go with where the checks were coming from - Suge. Mac Shawn made his first debut on Death Row with the release Chronic 2000 and his last Death Row appearance on DPG 2002. Despite staying on Death Row, Mac Shawn apparently still managed to be friends with Daz according to some of the stuff Daz released on later compilations. However, that would not be the case with former Death Row inmate Snoop Doggy Dogg. Mac Shawn had accused Snoop of biting his style and slang. He even attacked him on Too Gangsta 4 Radio 2001 with these accusations. Nothing has ever been proven though.

After Death Row

Mac Shawn was apparently serving jail time until a few months ago. I have heard rumors of him getting out, but this is all just speculation. According to some people in the rap industry Mac Shawn is a snitch, but this is just pure and idol gossip. We will see when and if Mac Shawn resurfaces in rap.

COMING SOON CROOKED I!!!!!!!
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Kilo4 on July 11, 2008, 11:57:35 PM
any othe Mac Shawn photos?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 12, 2008, 04:34:07 AM
Okay, I have been gearing up for this for a while. This is something I have always wanted to do, to make the ULTIMATE Death Row thread or Death Row affiliates thread so with the death of a company and a lot of people's lively hood *gives a hard stare at some forum members*, but also the companies inner-workings are. I'll start with one to get Ed Capo/Tha Hustla to stop making threads about her since she has probably retired.

PARADISE - Made appearances on three soundtracks in which Death Row either was on or was in charge of.
                   - Also apparently signed to Long Play Music Group which was apparently a division of Fontana Distribution
                   - Possibly retired which is likely the case after you read below.


"Long Play Music Group are proud to announce the launch of their DVD by poker pro player "Evelyn", and Slick Sister debut album "Born to Borrow". Both projects will be available this summer, nationwide. Long Play are also producing new music for 2 artists signed to Death Row Records during the labels successful reign; Paradise, and V.K. The upcoming debut album release from V.K. ("Vanesha Knight") will be released through Long Play Music / Fontana this fall.

Visit Long Play Music on myspace;
www.myspace.com/lpmusicgroup (http://www.myspace.com/lpmusicgroup)"

The Myspace hasn't been active since 2007, the news apparently came from www.nobodysmiling.com which means someone pulled a trick on them. I checked with Fontana Distribution and there was NEVER a Long Play Music Group on their distribution. Check their roster by clicking here (http://www.fontanadistribution.com/Ourlabels.htm). This story is bogus, and I have a good idea who orchestrated this little news article because I talked with them for about three months and I know how they work. So to put it bluntly Hustla, she probably retired after 1996 since Death Row went into limbo.


She Ain´t On The Roster?


Death Row Inmate: Paradise

http://rapidshare.com/files/128723808/Paradise-Down_With_My_Nigga.mp3.html Paradise-Down With My Nigga (Deep Cover)
Female-Gangsta Rap, Real Hardcore-Lyrics,Old School G-Shit Produced By Rhythm D And (DJ) Unknown
http://rapidshare.com/files/128725730/Paradise-Hoochies_Need_Love_Too.mp3.html Paradise-Hoochies Need Love Too (Above The Rim)
Smooth-Ass Track With Isley Brothers Sample,Female G-Funk Produced By: S "Bright Eyes" Riley,Suamana Brown Co-producer-Captain Curt
http://rapidshare.com/files/128727161/Paradise-Devotion.wma.html Paradise-Devotion (Gang Related)
Another Mellow-Track With Earth-Wind & Fire Sample G-Funkish Beat, R´n´B Feel To It Produced By: Les "Dr.Smoke" Pierce Of The Group "Colour Club".






Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 12, 2008, 05:41:30 AM
B-Rezell Was An R´n´B Project On Death Row, They Group Had Producer/Singer Hurt-Em-Badd And Prod. LT Hutton (Don´t Know About Other Members, Feel Free To Add) They Released 2 Cuts "Blowed Away" Which Was Produced By Devante Swing And Timbaland, And "Horny", Tracks Appeared On Above The Rim And Murder Was The Case Soundtracks.Maybe DeVante Swing Was Also Part Of The Group?

Rhythm & Knowledge?"U Bring Da Dog Out" Was Prod. By Sean "Barney" Thomas, Maybe It Was Him On The Vocals Too?Since He´s Singing?Y´all Heard His Cut With J-Flexx On "Christmas On Death Row" Called "Party 4 Da Homies" Where, He´s Singing.

BGOTI-Bad Girls Of The Industry

The Members I Know Of Are: Uneq´ka & Oobie.Uneq´ka Is Still Makin Music, She Has An Youtube & Myspace Page, Oobie Was Working With Too $hort And Lil´Jon Last Time I Heard Of Her.BGOTI Appeared On Gridlock´d And Gang Related Soundtracks, Also On Lady Of Rage´s "Confessions" From The "Nessecery Rougness" Album.
Who Are Other Members Of BGOTI?

6 Feet/6 Feet Deep
Male R´n´B Group On Death Row, The Members Were Tall And That´s Why They Have Names Like:
6-2,6-6,6-8 And 6-9 They Appeared On Gang Related Soundtrack And On Christmas On Death Row Album.They Have A Video With BGOTI & Guess Called "Silent Night".6 Feet Deep Also Appeared On Nate Dogg´s "Crazy, Dangerous", 2Pac´s "Ballad Of A Dead Soldier", 6-2 Appeared On 2Pac´s "Life Of An Outlaw",6-9 Appeared On "U Can Be Touched (OG)".6-9 And 6-2 Also Collaborated With Tha Relativez On Tha Relativez "The Takeover" Album.It´s Rumoured That 6 Feet Deep Also Appeared On Mark Morisson´s Death Row Album.6-9 (Real Name: Christopher Harvest) Was Married w/ Actress Vivica A. Fox.6-9 (http://www.manmademultimedia.com/magazine/features/former/twocanplaythatgame/sixxnine.jpg)

Guess(s)

Remember The Song By 2DV Off Gang Related OST?
Yes, They´re The Same Group As Guess (From "Christmas On Death Row")
They Have An Album Released Under The Name "Guesss" (3 S´s) But Suge Signed Them Under The Name Guess (2 S´s) Because, They Where On Warner Bros. And Suge Couldn´t Sign Them Under The "Guesss" Name, So He Dropped 1 "S" From The Name.
DJ Pooh Remixed Their Song "It´s You That I Need".Guess(s) Also Appeared On Jewell´s Unreleased Album.
They Also Have A Video With BGOTI And 6 Feet Deep "Silent Night".Guesss´Album
(http://www.h6.dion.ne.jp/~yco/LOVELOG_IMG/guesss.jpg) Released On Warner Bros.

To Be Continiued...

P.S. Kilo, Correct Me.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on July 12, 2008, 06:52:08 AM
You are almost correct on all that.  8) I don't believe any of 6 Feet Deep was on Mark's album though.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Kameroti on July 12, 2008, 07:49:45 AM
i think they wanna be like us was pac, snoop and gotti, i can swear i remember hearing the song with gotti and pac on it.... ill have to ask him
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The "Untouchable" DJR on July 12, 2008, 07:58:31 AM
Nice thread props Kilo.

Now let's keep this free of aim convos and any other bullshit and nonsense and we got ourselves a DR related thread interesting enough to make it worthwhile.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: KURUPTION-81 on July 12, 2008, 07:59:11 AM
Props on the thread, keep the info coming.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on July 12, 2008, 08:06:33 AM
Crooked I
(http://www.crookedi.de/pics/014.jpg)

COMING SOON!!!!

- NOTE: I am fixing this one up later. Crooked I is a 2Pac type. Too much information.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 12, 2008, 08:52:43 AM
You are almost correct on all that.  8) I don't believe any of 6 Feet Deep was on Mark's album though.

i dont know man, i say what ive read about the album of mark morrison.
you can´t add something on my infos?like who were the otha people in b-rezell and BGOTI?
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its funny you mention him biting Pac's lyrics, because I remember talking with a friend of mine while in college who had some connections to Death Row (he was from LA and knew people high up in the label), and he mentioned to me that "They wanna be like us" was originally a 2pac and Snoop song that was redone by Top Dogg and Tha Realest to piss off Snoop. I forget who the third person on that track was (which would have been replaced by Doobie).
Dope.Never knew it.thx.

Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on July 12, 2008, 08:57:07 AM
You are almost correct on all that.  8) I don't believe any of 6 Feet Deep was on Mark's album though.

i dont know man, i say what ive read about the album of mark morrison.
you can´t add something on my infos?like who were the otha people in b-rezell and BGOTI?

Nah, you just about said what all I know about them. That information was fake by the way, my friend created the title for that One Mack track.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: kuruptDPG on July 12, 2008, 09:16:13 AM
i think they wanna be like us was pac, snoop and gotti, i can swear i remember hearing the song with gotti and pac on it.... ill have to ask him

shit no way? please go ask him, anychance kameroti, u can get an interview wit kurupt maybe? talk about his deathrow days since u connected wit him?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: kuruptDPG on July 12, 2008, 09:24:53 AM
ther was a thread on makaveli-forever.com wit deathrow rare facts, ill try to get a hold of that agian cuz with each fact came with the source so u can say it was true. heres some that i can remember.

The original of "Who Gots Some Gangsta Shit" on murder was the case featured cpo boss hogg and slip capone.

^^ this is true cuz i asked slip and he said yes.

Tha Dogg Pound's first single was supposed to be called "I Rock Mic's" with the lady of rage.

Daz Dillinger said him and kurupt did more than 500 leftovers for dogg food.

thats all i can remember. il post more info
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 12, 2008, 09:56:09 AM
Convictz (Big Mike, 3-2)

The Convictz Was A Group Signed To Death Row At The Very Beginning, The Group Was: Big Mike And (Lord) 3-2.
There Did Some Songs On Tha Row But They Didn´t Record An Album.One Of Them Songs Was:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=RJTTn9Fd21A Snoop Doggy Dogg f/ Tha Convictz-Playin For Keeps
And Another Track Was Done With  3-2,CPO,Snoop Doggy Dogg And Chocolate For Chocolate´s Album .Later, Tha Convictz Left Death Row, Signed To J Prince´s South Label "Rap-A-Lot" Where They Released Music Including Their Solo Projects.

Emmage

Emmage Stands For: Ebony Men Musically Able to Give Entertainment, Was A Short-Lived Group On Death Row, They Featured On Deep Cover Soundtrack And Dr.Dre´s Classic Album "The Chronic".Later They Were On Players Club Soundtrack And Compton´s Most Wanted Album "Music To Drive-By" On A Song Called "U´z A Bitch".Andre Harris (The Only Member I Know Of Emmage) Is Still Makin Music.Here´s The Bio.
http://keepinggod1st.com/It%20Was%20Jesus.htm
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Born to Betty L. Harris and Charles Cheatham, Andre’ was a very exceptional child whose musical talents were evident from birth.  He displayed several musical gifts at a very early age where he would be found playing the drums, dancing, and singing with his cousins.  He began singing with his church choir at the age of five and continued to sing in churches with the Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA) Community Choir until he reached his teens.  The SCA Community Choir was sought after throughout the Hampton Roads area and opened for musical giants such as James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar, the Hawkins Family, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Slim and the Supreme Angeles, and local groups such as the Sunset Traveler, the Gospel Impressions and many others.  Andre’s child light soprano voice was often heard as lead singer (vocalist) on the Hawkins’ Family songs, “Going up Yonder”, “Bye and Bye”, “Jesus is Knocking” and “God Is” to name a few.

In 1992, Andre’ and a few of his close friends saw an opportunity to enhance their musical career, moving to Los Angeles, California where they formed the group EMMAGE (Ebony Men Musically Able to Give Entertainment), with Death Row Records.  The group recorded a musical soundtrack for the hit move, “Deep Cover” starring Laurence Fishburne.  Some of the group’s recordings include songs from Dr. Dre’s album, “ The Chronic, Welcome to Death” and “ We Be Clubbing” by Ice Cube from the movie, “ The Players’ Club”.  Andre’s stellar tenor voice can be heard in many of the background vocals in albums by Mack 10, MC Eight, and Lydia Harris.  EMMAGE has opened for acts such as Dru Hill, Az Yet, Naughty by Nature, Boys to Men and Michelle at the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia, MGM grand in Las Vegas, and locations in New York City, Washington DC and Loa Angeles. EMMAGE received a platinum plaque for their contribution to the “Player’s Club” soundtrack.

Recognizing God’s gift of a melodious and angelic voice, Andre; responded to the call of God in 1999, returning to his home in Newport News VA.  There, he is an upcoming gospel-recording artist who released his first gospel project “The Truth”.  Released in February 2002, the project has done suitably well in two cities, selling several hundred copies in 2 months with only 3 tracks available.  Currently, Andre’ is ministering through song with his new album, "It Was Jesus!" out the East Coast region.

CPO-Boss Hogg

CPO=Capital Punishment Organization Was A Group, The Members: DJ Train (RIP),Lil´Nation (CPO The Boss Hogg),Young D And MC Chip.
After DJ Train´s Tragic Death In Fire, Lil Nation, Continued To Record Under The Name CPO (The Boss Hogg).He Released An Album In 1990 Called "To Hell And Black", Which Was Exec. Produced By NWA´s MC Ren.CPO Was Closed To NWA And Eazy-E.His Album Had Songs Like "Ballad Of A Menace" And "The Beat Is Funky" After That, He Signed With Death Row Records, Made Couple Appearances On Chocolate´s Life-N A DayAlbum, Murder Was The Case And Above The Rim Soundtrack And On 2Pac´s All Eyez On Me.Since The Death Row Went Downhill, CPO Has Collaborated Here And There (Warren G,Eastsidaz) But No Solo Album.Still He´s One Of The West Coast Veterans In The Hip-Hop History.

Chocolate

Chocolate Was Managed By Suge Knight Along With DJ Quik And One Of The Original Death Row Artists In The Beginning.Chocolate Ghostwriting For People Like Quik And Vanilla Ice, He Wrote And Produced The Famous "Ice Ice Baby" By Vanilla Ice.He Recorded An Album For Death Row Records But It Was Later Released By Ghetto Life Records.The Album Is Called "Life-N-A-Day" featured Snoop Doggy Dogg,B.O.X And CPO.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ilME1xOspsM&feature=related Chocolate f/ B.O.X & CPO-"Five To Ten"
http://youtube.com/watch?v=0awGKEyUs2Q Chocolate-Ghetto Holocaust
http://youtube.com/watch?v=DVIAnOpZEmo Chocolate f/ Snoop Doggy Dogg,CPO & 3-2-Ni**az Iz Like That
http://www.megaupload.com/de/?d=L10WIJC0 Chocolate-Life-N A Day Download

P.S. Does Someone Have The Album And Can Give Us Credits Of The Album?

Lord G

Lord G Is From Detroid, He Hooked Up With Death Row Thru A Bass-Player,Produced And Vocalist Named Tony "T" Green (Who Was Working For Death Row At The Time, Appeared On "What´s My Name" By Snoop And Produced CPO´s "Jus So Ya Know" To Name A Few) And Produced Butch Smalls.
Lord G Was Featured On A 12" Of "Regulate" For Above The Rim Soundtrack Called "Mi Moni Rite"Which Was A Bonus Track For Above The Rim Soundtrack On Cassette. While He Was On Death Row, Also He Was Vocal-Coaching Lil Bow Wow, He Was Also Producing And Ghostwriting For People, Including Dr.Dre´s R´n´B Girl-Group Called Warning.He´s From The Group Militia With Ms.Toi And Mr.Tan, They Had A Hit "Burn" Back In The Days.

http://rapidshare.com/files/129172344/Lord_G.-Mi_Monie_Rite.mp3.html Lord G.-Mi Moni Rite
Interview With Lord G. (Talking Militia, Death Row,etc.)
http://www.g4tv.com/streetfury/features/53953/Words_From_The_Lord_Lord_G_Speaks_On_Militia_AllStars_Death_Row__Going_Solo.html

To Be Continiued...







Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 12, 2008, 09:58:51 AM
ther was a thread on makaveli-forever.com wit deathrow rare facts, ill try to get a hold of that agian cuz with each fact came with the source so u can say it was true. heres some that i can remember.

The original of "Who Gots Some Gangsta Shit" on murder was the case featured cpo boss hogg and slip capone.

^^ this is true cuz i asked slip and he said yes.

Tha Dogg Pound's first single was supposed to be called "I Rock Mic's" with the lady of rage.

Daz Dillinger said him and kurupt said there was more than 500 leftovers for dogg food.

thats all i can remember. il post more info


Good Info.Thx.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: acgrundy on July 12, 2008, 11:18:08 AM
ther was a thread on makaveli-forever.com wit deathrow rare facts, ill try to get a hold of that agian cuz with each fact came with the source so u can say it was true. heres some that i can remember.

Daz Dillinger said him and kurupt did more than 500 leftovers for dogg food.


Well if Daz said it, then its got to be true
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 12, 2008, 12:40:58 PM
Young Soldierz And Tha Relativez
http://www.discogs.com/image/R-610852-1138187105.jpeg

Young Soldierz (Big Wy,Dogg,Lil´Stretch,G-Pops,Yank) Members Got Their Start From The Famous "Bloods & Crips" Albums, Which Was Organized By Ronnin Ro To Make Two Notorious Gangs Collaborate On One Album.Nothing Is Impossible" So It Worked Out.Bloods & Crips Were Bustin Rhymes Together, Puttin´The Anger Against Each Other In Raps, Not Violence On Streets.Bloods & Crips Projects Released Albums, Incl. Best Of Albums From Both Sides Bloods And Crips.Big Wy Was Rappin Under The Alias Red Rag.Dangerous Records Also Released Some Solo Works By Various Members Of Bloods & Crips Albums.The Young Soldierz Album Was One Of Them.They Released  Self-Titled Album Before They Got With Death Row.The Album Had Songs Like "If Tomorrow Comes" And "Aligator" On It And Featured Other Bloods & Crips Rappers Incl. Bloody Mary aka Nini X (Sometimes Nina Ross)  Who Was Also Signed To Death Row Records By Suge.The Young Soldierz Album Had A Song Called "Eastside- Westside", Which Was Later Remixed And Put On Murder Was The Case Soundtrack (The Original On Young Soldierz Album Was Longer And Feature Keystone-Lil Stretch´s Brother,Tweedy Bird Loc,Freeze And Flip).Young Soldierz Appeared On 2 Soundtracks Released By Death Row Records."Eastside-Westside" On Murder Was The Case And "Take A Ni**a Like Me" On Gang Related Soundtrack.There´s Also A Rumoured-Track "Fiend To A Pipe" Which Was/Is Supposed To Be On "Inside Out Compilation" By Death Row  Which Later Became "Chronic 2000: Still Smokin".Later Big Wy And Dogg (Under The Alias Suga Buga) Formed A New Group Named "Tha Relativez", They Released 3 Albums, One Of Them "The Takeover" Was Death Row Material It Featured Death Row Artists Like Tha Realest, 6-9 Of 6 Feet Deep And Top Dogg Tha YGD.

O.F.T.B
(http://www.progaz.com.pl/deathrow/oftb01.jpg)
Stands For Operation From The Bottom.Members Are: Flipside,Bustop,Low-MB.
They Are From LA-Watts, The Nickerson Garden Projects Blood-Set Called "Bounty Hunters".They Released An Album Before Death Row Called "Straight Up Watts".The Albums Sold Good, It Had Singles Like "Slangin´Dope" And "I Ain´t From Compton".After That They Hooked Up With Suge Knight And Death Row Records, Got Signed, Appeared On Murder Was The Case With The Song "Hot One" (Was Released Only On Cassette Of Murder Was The Case).They Had A DJ Quik Produced Cut On Above The Rim Soundtrack "Crack´Em".They Collabored With 2Pac, They Get A Shout-Out From 2Pac On His Hit Song "2 Live & Die In LA".Later They Appeared On Christmas On Death Row Compilation And Gridlock´d Soundtrack With Jewell On A Song Called "Body & Soul" They Also Shot A Video For It.Their Recorded Album For Death Row Was Unofficially Released The Album Featured 2Pac, Big Syke,Outlawz,6 Feet Deep,Snoop Doggy Dogg,Kurupt And Big Pimpin.They Also Collaborated With 2Pac On An Unreleased Song Called "The Struggle Continiues".There´s Also A Video For "Check Yo Hood" A Song With Female Death Row Vocalist Jewell.Their Death Row Album Contains A Song "Still A Mistery To Me" Dedicated To Yafou "Yaki Kadafi" Fula And Tupac "Makaveli" Shakur Of The Outlawz.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=YM_dvmvIS4Q OFTB-Slangin Dope
http://youtube.com/watch?v=6FTzsnEFuw4&feature=related OFTB f/ Jewell-Check Yo Hood
Download http://www.zshare.net/video/15157689c65daaba/ "Body & Soul" Video.

To Be Continiued...





Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on July 12, 2008, 12:55:43 PM
ther was a thread on makaveli-forever.com wit deathrow rare facts, ill try to get a hold of that agian cuz with each fact came with the source so u can say it was true. heres some that i can remember.

Daz Dillinger said him and kurupt did more than 500 leftovers for dogg food.


Well if Daz said it, then its got to be true

Daz says a lot of unbelievable things, but turns out more than half of them have been proven true. Lol.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on July 12, 2008, 01:11:54 PM
There was a Chronic 2000 tour which V.K. got kicked off. - FALSE.

Before anyone posts about this, Tha Realest did a few shows here and there, but there was never a Chronic 2000 tour. Props to S.C. for the information.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on July 12, 2008, 01:13:06 PM
Random Stuff:

MAKING OF ALL EYEZ ON ME:

http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=186831.0 <--- Props to G Funk.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 12, 2008, 03:50:51 PM
Quote
Before anyone posts about this, Tha Realest did a few shows here and there, but there was never a Chronic 2000 tour. Props to S.C. for the information.
Thanks To You For Tha Info. ;). So Why Did She Got Kicked Off? ???
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on July 12, 2008, 04:37:02 PM
Quote
Before anyone posts about this, Tha Realest did a few shows here and there, but there was never a Chronic 2000 tour. Props to S.C. for the information.
Thanks To You For Tha Info. ;). So Why Did She Got Kicked Off? ???

People have a thing for falsifying information. That probably was the reason she got kicked off his shows, but there was never a Chronic 2000 tour.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: kuruptDPG on July 12, 2008, 06:09:04 PM
originally dr.dre wanted the murder was the case soundtrack strictly done by dpg members (snoop, dpg, nate etc) wit dre production but suge wanted othr artists & producers on it (sneed, young soldiers, cube, cpo etc).
kurupt said in a interview that him & daz only did a few traks on their "westcoast aftershock" album.

craig mack left bad boy the same night of the mike tyson fight wer he went 2 death row 2 record wit daz. Have i got this right?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on July 12, 2008, 07:24:38 PM
originally dr.dre wanted the murder was the case soundtrack strictly done by dpg members (snoop, dpg, nate etc) wit dre production but suge wanted othr artists & producers on it (sneed, young soldiers, cube, cpo etc).
kurupt said in a interview that him & daz only did a few traks on their "westcoast aftershock" album.

craig mack left bad boy the same night of the mike tyson fight wer he went 2 death row 2 record wit daz. Have i got this right?

Indeed.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: OG Hack Wilson on July 12, 2008, 09:39:18 PM
is that the mike tyson fight Pac got killed after???

damn thats insane
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 13, 2008, 02:53:21 AM
Quote
craig mack left bad boy the same night of the mike tyson fight wer he went 2 death row 2 record wit daz. Have i got this right?
yes, thats right.i dont know if it happend same night with mike tyson fight but its was at club 662, run dmc were also there when craig mack performed and was about to sign.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 13, 2008, 04:13:30 AM
Quote
Nice job with info,the info about Convicts needs to be updated though
what i need to add?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Dre-Day on July 13, 2008, 05:00:29 AM
Chocolate
P.S. Does Someone Have The Album And Can Give Us Credits Of The Album?


Yes,I got it. Will I post the credits; NO!
I can't believe die hard fans like you don't own any albums from Dead Row Records and their affiliated artists.
Not even classics such as The Chronic,Doggstyle and All Eyes On Me 
:P.

(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/starwars/star-wars-smiley-013.gif)



 ;D
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 13, 2008, 09:43:45 AM
thanks for tha info, i knew about the "mr.officer" track tho.big  up!ill add it.
i love the beat of "mr.officer".
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 13, 2008, 11:25:21 AM
thanks for tha info, i knew about the "mr.officer" track tho.big  up! ill add it.
i love the beat of "mr.officer".

I updated the info a little  ;).
I got a interview with Big Mike talking a little bit about Death Row,Snoop and the Peter Man track.
Might up it when I come by it again.
(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/starwars/star-wars-smiley-013.gif)

yeah it would be cool..and ima continue with my infos tomorrow.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 14, 2008, 01:03:26 PM
Sam Sneed
Sam Anderson
(http://a214.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/29/s_40a03867bbda94def073880cefcf36c5.jpg)

Sam Sneed Started With EPMD Before He Came To Death Row, He Produced For K-Solo On Solo´s Album "Time´s Up" And A Group Called Hit Squad Which Of EPMD-Fame, The Group Was: K-Solo,Drayz And Skoob (Of Das EFX),Redman And PMD (Of EPMD).He Became Famous With The Phrase: "I Think You Better Recorgnize", From His Death Row-Debut-Song "U Betta Recorgnize" With Dr.Dre From The Soundtrack Of A Short-Movie Called "Murder Was The Case" With Snoop Dogg, Sam Himself Had A Little Role In The Movie.He Produced And Co-Produced Many Songs With Dr.Dre ("Natural Born Killaz", "Keep Their Hands Ringin") Sam Sneed Was On Unreleased Original-Version Of "Natural Born Killaz" Instead Of Ice Cube.He Produced For Nate Dogg,Snoop Doggy Dogg,Later He Produced For People Like: Scarface,Jay-Z, Capone-N-Noreaga, G-Unit And Many More.Sam Sneed Had His Own Group On Death Row Called Street Scholars Which Contained: J-Flexx,Drauma (Now Stocks McGuire),Sharief And Vance Buford.The Project And His Solo Album Is Still Unreleased.There´s A Rumour That Sam Sneed Got Beat Up By Suge Knight And 2Pac When He Shot A Video For A Song "Hollywood Squares" From His Still-Unreleased Album "Street Scholars/Sneed Indeed", Because He Had East Coast People In It.The Beating Caused Brain Tumor.However, Sneed Really Had Brain Tumor, Don´t Know If It Was Because Of The Beating, Or If The Beating Ever Took Place, Sam Denies It.

J-Flexx
(http://www.hiphop-elements.com/img/5001/3030722446cefeddd5b2d.jpg)
J-Flexx Is A Very Talented Artst.He Started As A Ghostwriter For Dr.Dre On Death Row, He Wrote Hits Like:"Natural Born Killaz", "Keep Their Hands Ringin´","California Love" And "Been There, Done That".His First Rapping-Debut Was On Gang Related Soundtrack With Tenkaminin (Later Known As: Tha Realest).He Did 2 Songs For Gang Related Soundtrack "A Change To Come" And "Free Em All" Dedicated To Then-Locked Up Suge Knight.Later He Appeared On Gridlock´d Soundtrack For The Soundtrack With A Song "Lady Heroin" With Lady Of Rage.The Original Version Of The Song Features Sam Sneed, J-Flexx Was A Member Of Street Scholars.However Street Scholars Album Is Still Unreleased, Unreleased Songs Like "Lady Heroin (OG)" "In Da Zone" And "Street Scholars" Were Supposed To Be On "Street Scholars" Album.J-Flexx Released A Dr.Dre-Diss Named "Who Been There, Who Done That" Where He Talks About Workin With Dr.Dre And How He Got No Credit, Money And Respect He Deserved For His Work As Ghostwriter And Producer, The Song Was Released On "Death Row´s Greatest Hits".J-Flexx Left Death Row Because Of All The Trouble That Was Goin On And Later He Worked With People Like Shaquille O'Neal And Warren G, Wrote Some Songs On Warren G´s "I Want It All" Album.J-Flexx Decided To Stay Positive With His Music And Even Recorded A Commercial For A Charity Called "911" For Kids.In 2007 J-Flexx Released His Debut-Album "Billboard Dreams",The Only Feature On The Album Is With Chamillionaire.His Death Row Album Was Unofficially Released, The Album Contains Songs Like "Stayin Alive", "Lady Heroin OG", "Street Scholars" And Has Guest Appearnces By Dr.Dre, Danny Boy, Lady Of Rage And Sean "Barney" Thomas.

Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 16, 2008, 10:56:53 AM
Killz?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 17, 2008, 03:50:02 AM
I Will Post More Infos Later. ;)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Twisted Smoke on July 17, 2008, 05:04:09 PM

Some 2003-2005  Kurupt/Roscoe Death Row Era Shit.

"My World"     Kurupt & Roscoe Produced by Sir Jinx   (2003-2004) "Remaster"

http://www.zshare.net/audio/15503314fae965a1/


"Ima Ridah"    Kurupt & Roscoe (With TriStar & Spider) Produced By Clinton Place # 9  (2003-2004)

http://www.zshare.net/audio/15503456171db7f0/


"Cali Girlz"                Kurupt & Roscoe ONLY Remaster (2003-2004)

http://www.zshare.net/audio/15503568ea483ade/


"The Way We Get Down"              Kurupt, Roscoe, I-Rocc    (2003-2005)

http://www.zshare.net/audio/15503788e137212d/   
   

 
8)




Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on July 17, 2008, 06:53:10 PM
Killz?

http://www.thavaults.com
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: RichSwagger on July 17, 2008, 10:03:48 PM

Some 2003-2005  Kurupt/Roscoe Death Row Era Shit.

"My World"     Kurupt & Roscoe Produced by Sir Jinx   (2003-2004) "Remaster"

http://www.zshare.net/audio/15503314fae965a1/


"Ima Ridah"    Kurupt & Roscoe (With TriStar & Spider) Produced By Clinton Place # 9  (2003-2004)

http://www.zshare.net/audio/15503456171db7f0/


"Cali Girlz"                Kurupt & Roscoe ONLY Remaster (2003-2004)

http://www.zshare.net/audio/15503568ea483ade/


"The Way We Get Down"              Kurupt, Roscoe, I-Rocc    (2003-2005)

http://www.zshare.net/audio/15503788e137212d/   
   

 
8)






Props homie
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 18, 2008, 05:04:55 AM
Killz?

http://www.thavaults.com

yeah whussup with it?i know site´s back.used to be my fav. site in 05.
i mean..whats up with the infos?why you left the thread?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Twisted Smoke on July 18, 2008, 04:30:35 PM

Not the OG but still Dope!

Vocals Recorded for Death Row 1996

"Still Ballin"   (Dope Ass Remix CDQ)  2pac & Kurupt 

http://www.zshare.net/audio/5609214259b5c4/ 

 

Bang This Shit in your Fuckin Ride!!!    :o  8) :o
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Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Kilo4 on July 18, 2008, 09:36:42 PM
Okay, I have been gearing up for this for a while. This is something I have always wanted to do, to make the ULTIMATE Death Row thread or Death Row affiliates thread so with the death of a company and a lot of people's lively hood *gives a hard stare at some forum members*, but also the companies inner-workings are. I'll start with one to get Ed Capo/Tha Hustla to stop making threads about her since she has probably retired.

PARADISE - Made appearances on three soundtracks in which Death Row either was on or was in charge of.
                   - Also apparently signed to Long Play Music Group which was apparently a division of Fontana Distribution
                   - Possibly retired which is likely the case after you read below.


"Long Play Music Group are proud to announce the launch of their DVD by poker pro player "Evelyn", and Slick Sister debut album "Born to Borrow". Both projects will be available this summer, nationwide. Long Play are also producing new music for 2 artists signed to Death Row Records during the labels successful reign; Paradise, and V.K. The upcoming debut album release from V.K. ("Vanesha Knight") will be released through Long Play Music / Fontana this fall.

Visit Long Play Music on myspace;
www.myspace.com/lpmusicgroup (http://www.myspace.com/lpmusicgroup)"

The Myspace hasn't been active since 2007, the news apparently came from www.nobodysmiling.com which means someone pulled a trick on them. I checked with Fontana Distribution and there was NEVER a Long Play Music Group on their distribution. Check their roster by clicking here (http://www.fontanadistribution.com/Ourlabels.htm). This story is bogus, and I have a good idea who orchestrated this little news article because I talked with them for about three months and I know how they work. So to put it bluntly Hustla, she probably retired after 1996 since Death Row went into limbo.


She Ain´t On The Roster?


Death Row Inmate: Paradise

http://rapidshare.com/files/128723808/Paradise-Down_With_My_Nigga.mp3.html Paradise-Down With My Nigga (Deep Cover)
Female-Gangsta Rap, Real Hardcore-Lyrics,Old School G-Shit Produced By Rhythm D And (DJ) Unknown
http://rapidshare.com/files/128725730/Paradise-Hoochies_Need_Love_Too.mp3.html Paradise-Hoochies Need Love Too (Above The Rim)
Smooth-Ass Track With Isley Brothers Sample,Female G-Funk Produced By: S "Bright Eyes" Riley,Suamana Brown Co-producer-Captain Curt
http://rapidshare.com/files/128727161/Paradise-Devotion.wma.html Paradise-Devotion (Gang Related)
Another Mellow-Track With Earth-Wind & Fire Sample G-Funkish Beat, R´n´B Feel To It Produced By: Les "Dr.Smoke" Pierce Of The Group "Colour Club".








She also done the chorus on Same Old Shit by MC Ren.

Heres some videos from Above The Rim.

O.F.T.B. - Body and Soul feat. Jewell
http://www.zshare.net/video/15157689c65daaba/
2nd II None - Didnt Mean To Turn You On (dirty)
http://www.zshare.net/video/15159539a832a4c6/

and
O.F.T.B. - Crack 'Em (dirty)
http://www.zshare.net/video/1515865578930e8f/ (wearing deathrow chains)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 19, 2008, 11:30:33 AM
^^ wow dope, never knew there was a video for this.why i never saw it before?no sources say shit about this video.
p.s. it aint the same paradise from death row.how you know its her?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Dre-Day on July 19, 2008, 11:33:27 AM
^^ wow dope, never knew there was a video for this.why i never saw it before?no sources say shit about this video.
p.s. it aint the same paradise from death row.how you know its her?

well you suck at doing research, maybe that explains it (http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/huepfen/jumping-smiley-025.gif)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 19, 2008, 11:40:36 AM
its not her.
Quote
MC Ren - Same Ol' Shit
   
Label:   Ruthless Records, Relativity
Credits:   Additional Vocals - Joanette (BaddNewz) Porter*
Engineer - Big Bad Bob Morse*
Keyboards - Mark (Fingaz) Dixon*
Producer, Written-By - Tootie
Written-By - MC Ren
Notes:   Produced by Tootie for Night Stawka Productionz. Recorded and mixed at Echo Sound Studios, LA, CA.
Manufactured & distributed by Relativity Ent. Distribution, Inc.

2           Same Old Shit (4:07)
       Keyboards - Mark "Fingaz" Dixon
  Vocals [Additional] - Badd Newz


Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Dre-Day on July 19, 2008, 11:43:11 AM
its not her.
Quote
MC Ren - Same Ol' Shit
   
Label:   Ruthless Records, Relativity
Credits:   Additional Vocals - Joanette (BaddNewz) Porter*
Engineer - Big Bad Bob Morse*
Keyboards - Mark (Fingaz) Dixon*
Producer, Written-By - Tootie
Written-By - MC Ren
Notes:   Produced by Tootie for Night Stawka Productionz. Recorded and mixed at Echo Sound Studios, LA, CA.
Manufactured & distributed by Relativity Ent. Distribution, Inc.

2           Same Old Shit (4:07)
       Keyboards - Mark "Fingaz" Dixon
  Vocals [Additional] - Badd Newz




wow you've just answered your own question (http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/party/party-smiley-013.gif)

Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Quadruple OG on July 19, 2008, 03:46:50 PM
Okay, I have been gearing up for this for a while. This is something I have always wanted to do, to make the ULTIMATE Death Row thread or Death Row affiliates thread so with the death of a company and a lot of people's lively hood *gives a hard stare at some forum members*, but also the companies inner-workings are. I'll start with one to get Ed Capo/Tha Hustla to stop making threads about her since she has probably retired.

PARADISE - Made appearances on three soundtracks in which Death Row either was on or was in charge of.
                   - Also apparently signed to Long Play Music Group which was apparently a division of Fontana Distribution
                   - Possibly retired which is likely the case after you read below.


"Long Play Music Group are proud to announce the launch of their DVD by poker pro player "Evelyn", and Slick Sister debut album "Born to Borrow". Both projects will be available this summer, nationwide. Long Play are also producing new music for 2 artists signed to Death Row Records during the labels successful reign; Paradise, and V.K. The upcoming debut album release from V.K. ("Vanesha Knight") will be released through Long Play Music / Fontana this fall.

Visit Long Play Music on myspace;
www.myspace.com/lpmusicgroup (http://www.myspace.com/lpmusicgroup)"

The Myspace hasn't been active since 2007, the news apparently came from www.nobodysmiling.com which means someone pulled a trick on them. I checked with Fontana Distribution and there was NEVER a Long Play Music Group on their distribution. Check their roster by clicking here (http://www.fontanadistribution.com/Ourlabels.htm). This story is bogus, and I have a good idea who orchestrated this little news article because I talked with them for about three months and I know how they work. So to put it bluntly Hustla, she probably retired after 1996 since Death Row went into limbo.


She Ain´t On The Roster?


Death Row Inmate: Paradise

http://rapidshare.com/files/128723808/Paradise-Down_With_My_Nigga.mp3.html Paradise-Down With My Nigga (Deep Cover)
Female-Gangsta Rap, Real Hardcore-Lyrics,Old School G-Shit Produced By Rhythm D And (DJ) Unknown
http://rapidshare.com/files/128725730/Paradise-Hoochies_Need_Love_Too.mp3.html Paradise-Hoochies Need Love Too (Above The Rim)
Smooth-Ass Track With Isley Brothers Sample,Female G-Funk Produced By: S "Bright Eyes" Riley,Suamana Brown Co-producer-Captain Curt
http://rapidshare.com/files/128727161/Paradise-Devotion.wma.html Paradise-Devotion (Gang Related)
Another Mellow-Track With Earth-Wind & Fire Sample G-Funkish Beat, R´n´B Feel To It Produced By: Les "Dr.Smoke" Pierce Of The Group "Colour Club".








She also done the chorus on Same Old Shit by MC Ren.

Heres some videos from Above The Rim.

O.F.T.B. - Body and Soul feat. Jewell
http://www.zshare.net/video/15157689c65daaba/

2nd II None - Didnt Mean To Turn You On (dirty)
http://www.zshare.net/video/15159539a832a4c6/
 
and
O.F.T.B. - Crack 'Em (dirty)
http://www.zshare.net/video/1515865578930e8f/ (wearing deathrow chains)

"Body and Soul" is from the Gridlock'd soundtrack, not Above The Rim.

Few things in this thread are wrong though.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Quadruple OG on July 19, 2008, 04:44:07 PM
another little known fact about Suge: He did some consulting for "Fastlane" (the show on FOX that had Bill Bellamy and some other guy as cops, lasted one season) to bring some authenticity to a couple of the episodes
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: KC-HOODSTA on July 19, 2008, 06:05:13 PM
i thought the DOC wrote keep their heads ringing
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on July 19, 2008, 06:25:40 PM
i thought the DOC wrote keep their heads ringing

J. Flexx did and Sneed co-produced it.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on July 19, 2008, 06:27:26 PM
another little known fact about Suge: He did some consulting for "Fastlane" (the show on FOX that had Bill Bellamy and some other guy as cops, lasted one season) to bring some authenticity to a couple of the episodes

Interesting. I never knew that. Great show, I wish it would have continued longer.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: KC-HOODSTA on July 19, 2008, 06:28:55 PM
i thought the DOC wrote keep their heads ringing

J. Flexx did and Sneed co-produced it.


damn does dre ever produce shit for himself with no help?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on July 19, 2008, 06:30:14 PM
i thought the DOC wrote keep their heads ringing

J. Flexx did and Sneed co-produced it.


damn does dre ever produce shit for himself with no help?

From time to time.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: KC-HOODSTA on July 19, 2008, 06:32:15 PM
i thought the DOC wrote keep their heads ringing

J. Flexx did and Sneed co-produced it.


damn does dre ever produce shit for himself with no help?

From time to time.

LOL
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Mietek23 on July 20, 2008, 02:57:30 AM
^^^yea, but the problem is that the beats produced by dre himself always sucks big time
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 20, 2008, 08:19:13 AM
killz, what do you know about hug?was he just on "g´z up hoes down"?
was d-ruff on death row too?david ruffin jr., wasnt he dre´s gay-lover?did he ever do something for death row?appearances,etc?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Quadruple OG on July 20, 2008, 11:05:55 AM
another little known fact about Suge: He did some consulting for "Fastlane" (the show on FOX that had Bill Bellamy and some other guy as cops, lasted one season) to bring some authenticity to a couple of the episodes

Interesting. I never knew that. Great show, I wish it would have continued longer.

Was one of my favorite shows. I met Bill Bellamy a couple years ago and was talking with him about Fastlane, and he missed doing that show, but the main reason it was cancelled is because of how ridiculously expensive it was to make the show. The one season cost $57.2 million to produce because of all the stunts, pyro, etc. He also said at the time that Fastlane would never be released onto DVD because it would have cost them a shitload for them to keep the original soundtrack (which shows when watching the series on DVD because there were several west coast songs that got shine on the show including DJ Quik and WC...and they had to take Snoop off of the intro theme as well).

I was lookin' forward to more Jay Mohr on than show too. He was funny as shit on "Action" (another FOX show that was cancelled WAY too soon, was like the Grandfather for Entourage)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 20, 2008, 11:12:04 AM
Quote
yea, but the problem is that the beats produced by dre himself always sucks big time

i highly doubt that dre produced something on his own.dre´s a product of yella, cold187um, mel-man, sean barney rumbles, sam sneed, j-flexx and later mel-man and scott storch.now its focus
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Dre-Day on July 20, 2008, 12:33:50 PM
Quote
yea, but the problem is that the beats produced by dre himself always sucks big time

i highly doubt that dre produced something on his own.dre´s a product of yella, cold187um, mel-man, sean barney rumbles, sam sneed, j-flexx and later mel-man and scott storch.now its focus

how can you tell, you're not able to read the credits (http://www.realraptalk.com/images/smilies/multi.gif)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 21, 2008, 08:59:06 AM
Danny Boy Was Supposed To Drop His Album As First Of All The R´n´B People On Tha Row, Because He Was Suge´s Fav.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on July 21, 2008, 10:29:17 AM
Danny Boy Was Supposed To Drop His Album As First Of All The R´n´B People On Tha Row, Because He Was Suge´s Fav.

Actually Jewell was supposed to. Lol.

Jewell - Black Diamond (1995)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 21, 2008, 12:40:43 PM
^ Why You Think So?Suge Liked Danny More Than Jewell I Think, Danny Was His Artist, Jewell Was Dre´s.

Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: RichSwagger on July 21, 2008, 02:05:10 PM
So Michel'le was suckin Suge up and she never got shit done project wise

Favoritism means nothing
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Quadruple OG on July 21, 2008, 03:17:14 PM
So Michel'le was suckin Suge up and she never got shit done project wise

Favoritism means nothing

well, she did release her album in '98 while Danny Boy and Jewl's album collect dust in a vault somewhere
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 22, 2008, 02:00:45 AM
^ yep but michel´le wasnt doin that much like jewell and danny did.
i wonder why suge let eazy release her from contract if he didnt wanted her to sing.that appeared like on two songs.she wasnt on chronic, doggystyle, mwtc, above the rim, only thing she did was "lets play house" "run tha streetz".i cant understand why suge took her to death row.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on July 24, 2008, 05:20:13 AM
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michel´le wasnt doin that much like jewell and danny did.
i wonder why suge let eazy release her from contract if he didnt wanted her to sing.that appeared like on two songs.she wasnt on chronic, doggystyle, mwtc, above the rim, only thing she did was "lets play house" "run tha streetz".i cant understand why suge took her to death row.
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killz, what do you know about hug?was he just on "g´z up hoes down"?
was d-ruff on death row too?david ruffin jr., wasnt he dre´s gay-lover?did he ever do something for death row?appearances,etc?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on August 15, 2008, 08:11:01 AM
uppin
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on August 15, 2008, 04:23:24 PM
^^ ok homes, i willl try, im lil bit busy at the moment,killz where you at?help me (let´s help each other) :D
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on August 16, 2008, 07:11:11 AM
Bloody Mary
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/985/bloodymaryripud5.jpg)
(http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/3403/redrumandbloodymaryfe6.jpg) With Redrum781

Myspace: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=272352933

Real Name: Unknown
Hailing From: Steubenville, OH / Los Angeles, CA
Date Of Birth: Unknown
Date Of Death: 19 November 2006
Cause Of Death: Nini X was riding her motorbike and unintenionally became involved in somebody elses high speed chase. Nini's bike was hit by an Escalade trying to outrun the police, and as a result she was placed into a braindead state and subsequently her life support was pulled.

"
"Nini X" Aka "Bloody Mary" Was Introduced To "Ronnie Ron" In 1993 By "Tweedy Bird Loc". She Was Strugling At The Time So "Ronnie Ron" Started Helping Her Out. At First He Didint Want Her To Be On "Bangin On Wax" But She Insisted And Gave Her Self The Name "Bloody Mary".
She Made Her Debut On The Single & Video "Piru Love" Along With "Lil Stretch", "Redrum781" & "Lil Leak"(Then Known As "CK").


She Released Her Album "She's Dangerous" Under "Nini X" In 1994. Due To A Misunderstanding Nini Left Dangerous Records And Stopped Working With "Ronnie Ron" Over Money Issues.
Due To The Joit Ventures With "Quality Records" And Money Being Handled By White Boys Nini Ended In Bad Terms With "Ronnie Ron" She Was Fetured On Most Of The First "Bangin On Wax" Album. She Released Her Second Album Under "Bloody Mary" Tittled "Day Of Ressurection".
Nini X released a solo album titled 'She's Dangerous' in 1994 and she was also a part of the 'Bloods & Crips' releases, also featuring on Tweedy Bird Loc's work. Nini also appeared on Assassin's 'Hitworks Vol 1' under the alias Nina Ross/Bloody Mary.She Has Another Album Called "Day Of Ressurection" Under The Name Bloody Mary.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/416AEZC7PWL._SS500_.jpg)
(http://i16.tinypic.com/82k9zl3.jpg)

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=66677006 Tebo´s Myspace.
Tebo, This Dude Is A Producer, I Saw His Comment On Bloody Mary´s Myspace He Said "hay bloody i miss you baby,the shit dont seem real im stuck i love you,we talked about all kinda shit.i will never forget when you had me come to the studio when you were on death row,man we had a good time & da song was( aint no sunshin when ninas gone)well you got dat shit right bloody....man suge never paid me 4 dat work,oh well dat ones on da house.I MISS YOU" then i messaged him i got answers.

Me: So Can You Tell Me More About Bloody Mary..s Death Row Time, Album (Songs,Features,Producers,etc.) And About Nini (RIP) In General?Please Reply I..m Making A Blog About Death Row And I Want To Have Infos About Her Too Since There..s Not Much Information About That Great Rapper.

Tebo: Bloody was a tru friend,we were down like fo flat tiers.she had a short stay with the row.....95-96.she had me & resse-cup a east palo alto rapper come to L.A & lace the song "aint no sun shine when nina's gone".i played bass & g-tar resse rocked 16,the song was off the hook but we cuold not get a copy of the track.suge was all about pac & snoop he put her shit to da side & she was'nt hav'in dat.after a while she moved to E.P.A. & me & PROHOEZAK STARTED PRODUCTION on her c.d. P.M.S. (PLAY MY SHIT) ON TAYLER MADE RECORDS.BUT IT NEVER HIT THE STREETS....THAT WAS THE STORY OF HER LIFE DOING SHIT THAT NEVER CAME OUT.

Me: did bloody mary know pac?
who was resse?does he something out?
did bloody mary collaborate with some inmates of death row?
was there an album recorded for death row?
was she signed to death row?
if yes, why did suge sign her if he wasnt goin to put out her shit anyway?(thats the shit he did with lotta DOPE artsits.
can you hook me up with something by bloody?i dont wanna leak it.
what you know about redrum..s time on death row?


Tebo: sup dogg.yep bloody was signed to the row,a rapper she called rick james brought her to suge,he had been lookin 4 her. he gave 12g's & she went to work.redrum & bloody were tight i didnt know him but she talked about him alot.resse-cup is a lady rapper i started working with @ age 7 shes 23 now & still dope,her & bloody were tight.i dont know how many tracks the row had done on bloody but she did know pac & snoop,she would see dem in the studio & just node she was 2 kool 2 jock.she worked wit storm, rated r, & some more rappers from the row that suge never put out...

Stay Tuned For More...Keep Your Eye On This Thread For Some Off The Hook Infos/Mp3´s/Interviews,etc.  8)

"EXCLUSIVE: http://www.zshare.net/audio/1714397815ba4fad/ David Ruffin Jr. (D-Ruff) ft. Bloody Mary And Unknown Jamaican-800 Buster
BLOODY MARY of 'Bloods and Crips' and myself doing a song back in the day. We made the track and recorded it ourselves...That was mad fun too....[/b]" D-Ruff.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on August 16, 2008, 07:29:39 AM

^^^+1 for putting in work... huge progress  ;)^^^
you should collect all Death Row related things here;
Reviews,interviews,info and what not. Feel free to jack what I´ve posted in for ex. The NWA thread (http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=150824.0)  ;)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: The Real Kilo2 on August 16, 2008, 08:08:03 AM
Great info Physco. I already contacted him for an interview via e-mail D-Ruff that is, but I have yet to get a response.  :'(
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on August 16, 2008, 08:29:08 AM
Great info Physco. I already contacted him for an interview via e-mail D-Ruff that is, but I have yet to get a response.  :'(

i might catch d-ruff too.let´s see.
damn i checked my PM as you see..can you help me?(i posted the reason why i need help) :'(
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: yourdead on August 16, 2008, 11:56:14 PM
Looks like Suge still fucks with Lake and Delson. Suge partying in New York 2 days ago.

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(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7310/5rzaoglargehs9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/5834/6034ajw1703xi6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/960/6034ajw1719vt8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on August 17, 2008, 04:20:12 AM
^^ good pics.drop more pics w/ death row ppl on it.
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a322/damianjay/Hammer.jpg)

01 - Intro
02 - I Got U Bouncin'
03 - Too Late Playa (Ft. 2Pac,Big Daddy Kane,Nutt-so,Danny Boy & Virginya Slim)
04 - The Beat
05 - Down In My Hood (Ft. Lil Big Of AMW-America´s Most Wanted)
06 - Props On The Spot (Givin Shout Outs To People Like Mike Tyson And Eddie Murphy)
07 - Get Up
08 - Player Hater Of The Week (Talks About Rasheed Wallace And The Bay Rappers)
09 - Town By The Bay (Ft. Lil Big)
10 - Can U Feel It Pt.1 (Ft. ,Nuttso,Evilsyder,Spice 1,Knumskull,Storm,Mac Mall,Kurupt,etc.)
11 - Hammer Time Brings It (Ft. Hurt-Em-Badd aka Tyrone Wrice)
12 - Everybody Party Down
13 - Free Intro
14 - I Wish U Were Free
15 - Tuesday Night
16 - Unconditional Love

"You´re Listening To K M.O.B Radio Station Of Nations..."
I Was Listening To That Album Yesterday.It´s Not Dope But It Ain´t Bad Either, Let´s Say You Can Listen To It.Good Mix Of R´n´B And Rap.The Album Has Very Much R´n´B People On It.(Judging From Choruses,etc., Sometimes R´n´B Parts Are Longer Than Hammer´s Verses).He Goes At Too Short Couple Times, Anyone Know Why?
"Down In My Hood" Has Lil Big,But It Ain´t Danny Boy On The Vocs.(I Know His Voice) And There Are More Singers Than One On This Song, As I Can Hear
.Another Song That Features Lil Big Is "Town By The Bay".
"Hammertime Brings It" Features Hurt-Em-Badd, The Host (MC Hammer Himself?) Says It At The Start Of The Song, There Are Skits/Intros Just Like "W-Ballz" Skits, But This Time It´s Hammer (?) Talking As DJ(Host Of K M.O.B Radio, Plus,We Get New Meaning Of M.O.B, "Money, Organization, Bizness".I Think That´s Hurt-Em-Badd On The Song Too, Since He Is Also A Singer, He Was Singing In B-Rezell And Couple 2Pac Cuts. When I Get More Credits For The Album, I Will Post It.Im Figuring Out Who Is On Other Songs, Too Bad We Don´t Have Booklet/Credits For This One.There´re Many Featured On This Album But Only Few Can Be Recorgnized.Overall I Would Rate This Album, 3/5.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Quadruple OG on August 17, 2008, 05:26:52 AM
I'm pretty sure Danny Boy is on "Get Up"
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on August 17, 2008, 06:55:05 AM
^^ Thanks I Will Check It Out And See If It´s Danny, I Will Add Him To The Credits. ;)

Redrum781
(http://www.raptalk.net/images/redrum-interview-pic.jpg)

Redrum Got On Death Row In 95/96 With Her Homegirl Bloody Mary (RIP) They Caught Suge´s Attention From "Bangin On Wax" Projects.
Since We All Know Suge Is A Blood, He Got Down With These People (Young Soldierz,Bloody Mary,Redrum) On His Label Because They´re Bloods Too.
Redrum Was Also Featured On Legendary Bloods-Anthem "Piru Love".Redrum Is Related To Kurupt, But He Claims Kurupt Didn´t Help Me During His Time On Death Row.His Death Row Album Is Still Unreleased, Redrum Might Re-Do It Someday With Updated Productions. (Let´s Hope So).
Redrum Is Still In The Game, Still Makin Songs, Ex-Member Of Young Soldierz Big Wy, Dedicated A Song "Piru Love 3000" To Bloody Mary, Redrum And 4Bent aka Billboard.Redrum´s Also On Big Wy´s New Compilation "Soo Woop Movement" And On Couple Underground Releases In Cali.

Read The Interview With Redrum 781 Here (http://www.raptalk.net/news/features/ExclusiveInterviewWithBanginOnWaxOriginalRedRum781.php) (Talks About His Time On Death Row, Kurupt,2Pac, Lady Of Rage,etc. Dope Interview)
Thx To Raptalk.net 4 This One.

Handwritten Lyrics Of "2 Live & Die In L.A" By 2Pac, Submitted By Redrum781 Of Bangin On Wax, Death Row Records
(http://i35.tinypic.com/1zdcjz8.jpg)

Be On The Look-Out For More Redrum Shit!
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on August 17, 2008, 07:02:05 AM
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a322/damianjay/Hammer.jpg)
10 - Can U Feel It Pt.1 (Ft. ,Nuttso,Evilsyder,Spice 1,Knumskull,Storm,Mac Mall,Kurupt,etc.)  

He Goes At Too Short Couple Times, Anyone Know Why?

I never got around to check this album. There´s a track with Mac Mall and Kurupt... wow that sounds dope.
He disses Too Short? Diss tracks,or just some words here and there?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on August 17, 2008, 07:14:06 AM
^^ Some Words.No Whole Diss-Tracks But Still Dope And Clear He Mentions His Name.
Anyone Know Who The Beef Started?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on August 17, 2008, 07:54:43 AM
Interview With Hurt-Em-Badd aka Tyrone Wrice:
Producer, Singer.Member Of B-Rezell.


Hurt M Badd; a legend in the record business. A composer/songwriter, producer and vocal arranger with tracks that have been used by Jay-Z, Mariah Carey and numerous other artist. But it is his work at Death Row and with 2Pac that has got him much recognition, most recently in XXL magazine. He was one of the main producers on "Makaveli - Don Killuminati-The 7 Day Theory". For those who read the article in XXL on the making of Makaveli in the Sept. 2003 issue, you have seen some of his work. For those who have heard 2Pac's Makaveli album; you have heard his work. Hurt M Badd wrote, arranged and produced the music for six songs on "Don Killuminati" The true gem that stands out from these cuts is 'Hail Mary". One of the greatest songs recorded by Tupac.

Hurt M Badd's music has been used to add flavor to many artists multi platinum albums. He is now an independent artist and is focused on letting the world hear his music...once again.

Thru his great management group, The Dilla Management Group; with special thanks to Nashawn D. Price, CEO; for hooking all this up for us.

Rap News Direct: First let me 'thank you' for taking this time to talk to us.

Hurt M Badd: Thanks man. I appreciate it.

Rap News Direct: A lot of things were covered in the XXL article, but I'd like to hit on just a few things from the Death Row Days.

Hurt M Badd: Ok. Let’s go.

Rap News Direct: It is hard to believe that an album of the magnitude of the 'Makaveli' album only took 7 days to record, much less 20 cuts in those 7 days. The pace must have been incredible.

Hurt M Badd: Well yeah, it was. Pac had just finished his album "All Eyes on Me" so, his next album he was like, "I want to get this done real quick". So I was already into making tracks and doing them quick so, it just really right up my alley.

Rap News Direct: Did everybody just stay there at Death Row for the 7 days?

Hurt M Badd: Basically, yeah.

Rap News Direct: Was that Tupac's normal way of doing thing's? Did he always do his cuts so fast?

Hurt M Badd: Quick, fast and in a hurry.

Rap News Direct: Was there a sense of 'urgency' in Tupac's actions during the recording of the 'Makaveli' album?

Hurt M Badd: He was just like, "I gotta get this done, I can’t let nothing stop me. I gotta get it done and get it done now".

Rap News Direct: Where you and the others comfortable with such a fast pace?

Hurt M Badd: Well like I said I work fast, so it was like right up my alley. I don’t know about everyone else but they seemed to take to everything and be on time as well.

Rap News Direct: The 'Makaveli' album lists 'Simon' as the executive producer, can you tell us who that is?

Hurt M Badd: Yeah, sure that’s Suge.

Rap News Direct: Were Danny Boy, KC,and JoJo there for the 7 days or were the 'mixed' in later?

Hurt M Badd: Uh, mixed in later. Danny Boy was there. He was in the studio as well as Tupac.

Rap News Direct: How are the Outlawz to work with?

Hurt M Badd: The Outlawz were beautiful man, they were ok.

Rap News Direct: You were at Death Row in the height of the west/ east conflict; was there alot of tension because of the 'conflict' that was going on?

Hurt M Badd: Only when Tupac got full of Hennessey.

Rap News Direct: What is your opinion on the 'beefs' that seem to be among many camps in today’s rap game?

Hurt M Badd: It’s a phase but to keep it real it’s really the ignorance of our people.

Rap News Direct: Before we move on from the Death Row days can you give us any insight to 'Storm" the only lady Outlawz? Did you know her and do you know what she is up to now?

Hurt M Badd: Yeah, I knew Storm. I worked with Storm a few times. As a matter of fact, we was kind of close, she used to be in the studio all the time when I was in there. I don’t know what she’s doing right now, I haven’t talked to her in a while.

Rap News Direct: You worked on the 'Gang Related' soundtrack and wrote, arranged and produced my favorite cut 'Staring Through My Rear View'; was that one of those songs that just came easy and was done quickly?

Hurt M Badd: Yeah

Rap News Direct: You did work on 'Above The Rim ' , writing the lyrics and doing vocals on 'Blowed Away'. As an artist are you limited to create such songs because they have to be cleared by the movie people, or do they just except what you come up with?

Hurt M Badd: Well basically it has to be cleared by the music people cause everybody wants hits you know.

Rap News Direct: Is there anything about Tupac's personality, work ethic, attitude etc. that has stuck with you ?

Hurt M Badd: Yes, yes the way he worked real quick, the way he took things so serious. He knew what he could do and he just got in there and did it. That rubbed off on me as well.

Rap News Direct:If you only had one word to describe Tupac, what would it be?

Hurt M Badd: Amazing.

Rap News Direct: Do you still have a relationship with any of the artist from Death Row ?

Hurt M Badd: Yes a few of them.

Rap News Direct: What about Suge?

Hurt M Badd: We talk sometime.

Rap News Direct: It has been 7 yrs. now since we lost Tupac, and still there are many that believe in all of the theory's of him being alive. You were there at Death Row when all that happened. Can you give us your thoughts on the theory's and your personal opinion on all the theory's?

Hurt M Badd: Well the theories from the outside, I call that Hollywood, you know. But people gonna think what they want. Tupac is dead, but to each his own.

Rap News Direct: One last Question from those days; all the un-released cuts that there seems to be, how is it determined who owns what? I mean Daz Dillnger says he has some unreleased cuts and Death Row has some and Afeni has some. How is all that worked out on who owns what? And do you have any?

Hurt M Badd: I don’t know about their business but the tracks that we did together its all been worked out.

Rap News Direct: Do you see any artist out there that you feel would benefit from your expertise and talent?

Hurt M Badd: Yeah, all of them.

Rap News Direct: Now more recently your music has been used by many artist, Jay-z, 50 Cent , Eminem and Mariah Carey to mention a few. So it seems there is a call for your work. So fill us in on what you have been doing recently.

Hurt M Badd: Basically, I just been staying in the studio man and just continue to keep that feeling of shooting the ball so I wont lose it.

Rap News Direct: What the future holds for Hurt M Badd.

Hurt M Badd: Success.

Rap News Direct: Well Hurt thanks for taking time for me.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Schreibs21 on August 17, 2008, 10:27:35 AM
Tha Dogg Pound's "Let's Play House" was originally titled "Running For The Fence"
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on August 19, 2008, 01:39:23 PM
http://forbezdvd.com/cod.php?v=MTY2 Lady Of Rage (Small Video Interiew 2008)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on August 19, 2008, 02:28:04 PM
http://raptalk.net/website/content/view/725/54/ Big Wy (Of Young Soldierz) Interview 2008

Styles: I hear that Big Wy might not be so “big” anymore. You’ve been working out and getting your nutrition game on?

Big Wy: You know, I want to be around for a little more longer. I don’t want it to get to the point where [my weight] stops me from doing what I need to do as far as my career goes and even living. I want to be here for my baby.

Styles: How have the workouts been going?

Big Wy: It’s been cool. I’ve got a nutritionist. I am doing more dieting and exercising. I fuck a little longer now. Instead of 5 minutes, I fuck to 6 [laughs].

Styles: [laughs] Hey….anything that helps in that department is good.

Big Wy: [laughs] I’ll go out with Suga Buga’s son and play basketball. We’ve got weights over at his house. I’m just trying to stay busy man.

Styles: You’ve been telling us for quite a while about a new album called the Soo-Woop Movement. What made you decide to do a whole album of all Bloods?

Big Wy: Really, the album isn’t just all Bloods. I’ve got Glasses Malone on there and a couple more cats that aren’t Bloods. With all of the hype around it, everybody wants to talk about “Soo-Woop”, due to the number one selling rapper [lil Wayne] that is Blood affiliated. Me being a young legend out here as far as on the gangster-ism end and representing the Bloods for so many years, I took it upon myself to do this. And it’s not to represent gang-banging but rather us who we are and showing that we do business together. It’s not just ignorance that’s involved. We are who we are and we represent what we represent but we are doing legitimate power  business at a high level and not just gang-banging or other things that people look at with a negative aspect.

Styles: So when people hear this album, they aren’t to expect anything like on the Bangin’ on Wax or the Damu Riders albums? No Crip dissing and stuff like that?

Big Wy: Nope, none of that. This is not a gang-banging album. This is my album, Big Wy Presents the Soo-Woop Movement. It’s basically me featuring the movement of all of us that represent the Soo-Woop: myself, The Relativez, Jim Jones, Lil Wayne, Baby, The Game, Mack 10, Jay Rock, and others. All of the cats that are making moves and represent Damu. The music is the tales that we go through. Bloods, Crips, Latinos & Mexican gangs and everybody else in the streets – we go through the same type of things. We live the same type of lives. Stuff that we go through in jail and the streets, it’s all music that you can relate to. I also produced the whole thing.

Styles: Are you concerned at all that an album like the Soo-Woop Movement, might actually still promote gang-banging across the nation?

Big Wy: Naw, because it’s just letting people know about the dudes who represent this is like the Wu-Tang when the Wu-Tang was hot. It’s just that we come from a real street element – a high profile gang The Bloods – but it just so happens that through all of the affiliations you’ve got these dudes that are representing this situation that are selling a lot of the records right now and making most of the noise. It’s a whole movement. I have nothing on there with us being anti-Crip, anti-Latino or anti-anything. It’s just us representing us on the music biz. It’s like The Relativez – when we first came out everybody thought that all of our songs were going to be Blood-this and Blood-that. But a good majority of our fans are Crips. It’s just music. This is a record that’s going to compete. This project is also going to be visual. Once we drop the videos with me, Mack 10, TQ, Game and Jim Jones in high quality video people are going to realize that this project is fly.

Styles: How was it getting the co-operation of stars like Lil Wayne, Jim Jones and The Game?

Big Wy: We have relationships with these dudes already. I met Jim through El Dorado Red. My partner Wacko also had a previous relationship with Jim too.

Styles: Getting their companies to sign off on it wasn’t a problem either?

Big Wy: We’ve got all of that taken care of. Everybody that’s on the project is like their own boss. Jimmy is his own boss. Game has his situation but he’s his own boss to a certain extent. The one’s that he answers to, we have a relationship with them. Lil Wayne, Baby, TQ – they are their own bosses. Jay Rock and Top Dawg is my family. We do our homework and handle our business the right way to where we won’t have those kinds of problems. The songs will be cleared and they will see the light. 

Styles: How is the project going to be distributed?

Big Wy: The Soo-Woop album will be a mainstream pushed album, so we’ve got a few a companies that we are trying to get something in ink and knock out before the New Year. We are trying to get the best options. As far as Checkmate Entertainment is concerned, we have Damu Money that is out digitally right now. You can get it on Amazon.com, iTunes, Rhapsody and all of those online stores. The Damu Money series is a street album series with all original music. I’ve got a couple of cats on there like my boy from Far Rockaway, Queens named E-Side. He’s from Mitchy Slick’s Wrongside camp. I also got my boy Brooke Money, he’s from Indianapolis. I’ve got songs with Red-Rum.

Styles: The Damu Money is going to be a series of on-going albums?

Big Wy: We are going to do a volume 2 with my partners out in Texas named Studeville. He’s from San Antonio. I’ve got a couple of more cats that I’m going to get on there.

Styles: How are things going with your Checkmate Entertainment company that you started with your partner Wacko?

Big Wy: We’ve added more people. It’s also turning in to a production company. There are 7 producers along with myself. We all work together creating and writing. We sell tracks to different artists. We just submitted tracks to Sha Money for 50 Cent. We’ve got a song on Ray J’s last album. It was a song that featured Lil Kim. We are working with a lot of different up-in-coming artists like Papa Smurf, June, and Polidony. We are trying to develop artists as well as putting my records out.

Styles: You produce records too?

Big Wy: Yeah, I produce. People don’t know that. Me and Lil Stretch actually produced Eastside, Westside on Murder Was The Case. We did that track. On Bangin’ On Wax 2, we did the Mafia Lane record. We did like 5 songs on Bangin’ On Wax 2. We also did Take A Nigga Like Me on the Gang Related Soundtrack. That’s our production.

Styles: So you know how to work the boards?

Big Wy: Yeah.

Styles: All this time, I never knew that.

Big Wy: I’ve been producing. A lot of stuff that you hear on The Relativez album, I didn’t put my name on it for credit. I wasn’t really tripping about that. I pretty much come with the song and the beat, then I have people come in and re-do it or to play it for me. But now I am more hands on because I took a little schoolin’ on Pro-Tools game and engineering – trying to get my frequency’s right as far as mixing is concerned. I’m going that route as far as production is concerned.

Styles: Damn. I just learned something new about you and I’ve interviewed you like 10 times.

Big Wy: There’s a lot of things that I’m about to do Styles that a lot of people don’t know. I’m not a braggadocios type of dude or I haven’t really shown it in public. If a person where to sit down in a studio with me, they would really see what goes on.

Styles: I saw you get upset recently about comments made about your Lakers Theme song. Some forum posters made some remarks about you using a danceable beat instead of the traditional hard-core stuff that you do.

Big Wy: I don’t really let that stuff get me worked up. I more or less just laugh and joke about it. With that situation, I understand where they are coming from. But as far as myself responding to comments, there are a lot of artists that won’t go on forums and do that. So for you just say what you want on a forum, I am going to let you know back that I am going to “do me.” I’m paid. I’ve got bread. You’ve got to understand that this is a music “business.” I know that fans are used to hearing me on the gangsta boom-clap, but I’m not about staying in the same area and being stuck in the same music. I grow with the times. Our message doesn’t change but by being musicians, we know what’s hot at the time, and that’s the type of music that do – and we are able to do it. To the negative comments, I’ll try to break it down for them. Most of the time, they will respond back saying that they understand and get it. I love all of the fans and those that even take the time to click on anything about me.

I got in to the whole thing about going online and talking to the fans when I started dealing with you Styles. I didn’t know anything about all of that at first. It’s a good tool and I like it, so I’ll stay involved.

Styles: Have ever taken some of the comments personally though?

Big Wy: Um…. If it’s not true. But to the ones that are just being outright disrespectful – naw. I’m a real dude, man. Sometimes you’ll have someone make a comment about my weight. But that’s all they can say. I’ve got my records on the streets. I’m a real nigga. But all of that “fat dude” stuff, I don’t take personally because I know that if I see that dude in person, it will be a whole different attitude towards me.

Styles: Recently, you released a song with Papa Smurf and G. Malone about a young man who was mistakenly shot by police in Inglewood, right there at Rally’s on Crenshaw. Then even more recently, a 38 year post office worker was shot mistakenly by the police at his apartment. It sounds like a lot of drama in your city.

Big Wy: It’s getting worse. Michael [the young man shot at Rally’s] was Papa Smurf’s cousin. We did a song called “Please Don’t Shoot.”  The dude was wrongfully killed. The Inglewood PD officer said he was nervous and scared – but maybe he just did that shit on purpose. Who knows? Then the same officer turns around and shoots somebody at their house. First he kills the kid by shooting through the car window and now he shoots through the door. The dude is shooting at people and killing them, without them even being in his range. People need to be careful in what they do because of the type of world that we live in – especially around here in Inglewood because that shit has been going on for years. They didn’t say anything about one of my little homeboys, the IPD gunned him down in the back. They shot him in the back of the head. They said that he had a gun, yet they shot him in the back of the head. All IPD ain’t bad, like my homeboy Blaylock and a few others. They are cool, but the rest of them dudes are a piece of shit, man. They just have this hatred in them.

I know you have to do your job when you deal with gangbangers but you can’t judge each individual. A gang is based on individuals. If you go in these areas everyday, then you’ll know these dudes. You’ll know who’s capable of doing what. The little dude that got killed was 5’3” and about 140 pounds – and they gunned him down by shooting him in the back of the head. Then they kill Michael at Rally’s and gunned him down after he was getting chased and shot at by some other niggas. Yet they kill him. And now they turn around and kill the mail man – shooting through the door and smoking him. That’s fucked up.

Now some of the black leaders are trying to get the Chief of Police to resign. For what? She didn’t do it. They need to go after the cop who did this and put his ass on trial – and do something about that. Let’s tear this motherfucker up! I believe in God and I love Martin Luther King Jr., but I believe like Malcolm X also and he said, “By any means necessary.”

I just try to stay out of the way of all that Styles, for real, because sometimes you’ll put yourself in a position. I am not saying that the kid shouldn’t have been out there, but late at night at 3 a.m. – shit happens to people.

Styles: People do need to be more careful when out super late.

Big Wy: Yeah, you’ve got to be more careful. You’ve got to know what’s going on in your surroundings and in your areas. I mean, when it’s your time to go it’s your time to go, but you can do some things a little different to try to avoid all of that.

People are lazy though, especially our people. If everybody and I mean everybody that lives or has lived in Inglewood went down to City Hall, something “would” change. But everybody doesn’t want to do it.

Styles: It’s good that you are speaking on these social issues. Maybe a kid will listen to it and not be out at 3 a.m. or if they do, they will be more careful.

Big Wy: You’ve got to be aware of your surroundings. If you are in the streets, you have to be street smart. If you don’t have street smarts, then you don’t need to be around in areas where you have to move fast. If you are in the inner city or urban areas, then you know that there are gangs involved. Even if you have no affiliation or don’t bang, they always seem to be the ones that get it.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on August 20, 2008, 06:26:34 AM


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Artists:
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In House Producers:

Big Hutch (2000 - 2002)
Cold 187um a.k.a. Big Hutch (2000 - 2002)
Darren Vegas (2000 - 2003)
Dat Nigga Daz a.k.a. Daz Dillinger (1992 - 1999)
Dr. Dre (1992 - 1996)
Jim Gittum (2000 - 2003)
Sam Sneed (1993 - 1996)
Sir Jinx (2002 - 2003)
Soopafly (1993 - 2001)
Young Gotti b.k.a. Kurupt (1992 - 1997) (2002 - 2005)


The Roster:

2Pac (1995 - 1996)
6 Feet Deep (1994 - 1999)
Above The Law (2001 - 2003)
B.G.O.T.I. (1996 - 1999)
Barney Rubble/Sean Thomas (1993 - 2001)
Big Foot (2000 - 2002)
Bloody Mary (1996 - 1998)
Capricorn (1999 - ?)
Chocolate Bandit (1997 - 1998)
Cold 187um a.k.a. Big Hutch (2000 - 2002)
CPO a.k.a. Bozz Hogg (1994 - 1996)
Crooked I (2000 - 2004)
Cutthroat (? - 2005)
Danny Boy (1993 - 1999) (2003 - 2005)
Dat Nigga Daz a.k.a. Daz Dillinger (1992 - 1999)
DJ Go Mack (2000 - 2002)
Dre'sta (2000 - 2002)
Dr. Dre (1992 - 1996)
Eastwood (2000 - 2005)
El Dorado (1999 - 2003)
Gail Gotti (2002 - 2005)
Gangsta Girl (2002 - 2004)
Gina Longo (1996 - 1998)
Hug (? - ?)
Jewell (1992 - 2000)
J. Valentine (2000 - 2002)
K9 (2000 - 2005)
K-Solo (1993 - 1996)
Lil C-Style (1994 - 1997)
MC Hammer (1995 - 1997)
Mac Shawn (1998 - 2001)
Mark Morrison (2000 - 2003)
Michel'le (1992 - 2005)
N.I.N.A. (New Identity Non Applicable) b.k.a. Left Eye (2001 - 2002)
O.F.T.B. (1993 - 1998)
Pretty Boy (2000 - 2004)
R.B.X. (1992 - 1995)
Redrum 781 (1996 - 1998)
Sam Sneed (1993 - 1996)
SKG (Suge Knight's Girl (2000 - 2002)
Snoop Doggy Dogg (1992 - 1997)
Soopafly (1993 - 2001)
Spider Loc (2002 - 2003)
Swoop G (1998 - 2002)
Tha Outlawz (1996 - 1999)
The Lady Of Rage (1992 - 2001)
Total K-Oss (2000 - 2002)
Tray Dee (1994 - 1997)
Virginya Slim (2002 - 2005)
V.K./Vanesha Knight (1999 - 2002)
Young Gotti b.k.a. Kurupt (1992 - 1997) (2002 - 2005)
Young Soldierz (1994 - 1998)
Y.S.G. (? - ?)

Unofficial Artists:

Bad Habitz (1999 - 2001) - Only under a management deal via Suge Knight Management -
Bobby Brown (1996 - 1997) - He was meant to sign to Death Row East, but never inked a contract. -
Juvenile (2002 - 2002) - The deal never worked out, so Juvenile never became an artist over there -
Keyshia Cole (2003 - 2004) - Never inked a contract -
Petey Pablo (2004 - 2007) - Only under a management deal via Suge Knight Management -
Ray J (2000 - 2002) - Never inked a contract -
Reddbone (2003 - 2005) - Never inked a contract -
Shyne (2003 - 2003) - Was considered for the label, but never signed -
The D.O.C. (1992 - 1995) - Never inked a contract -
Treach (1996 - 1997) - Never inked a contract -
Tre Deuce (1992 - 1993) - Never inked a contract -
Warlord (2005 - 2006) - Never inked a contract -


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Discography:
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Unreleased Albums:

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The Lady Of Rage - Eargasms
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1995
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status: Not up to Suge Knight's standards.
Scheduled Singles:
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Jewell - Black Diamond
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1995
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status: Not up to Suge Knight's standards.
Scheduled Singles:
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Danny Boy - Danny Boy
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1996
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status: Not up to Suge Knight's standards.
Scheduled Singles:
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Dr. Dre - Poppa's Got A Brand New Funk
Alternate Titles: Dr. Dre - New World Odor
Scheduled Release Year: 1996
Project Status: Incomplete
Reason for non-retail status: Incompletion.
Scheduled Singles:
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Gina Longo - Untitled
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1996
Project Status: Incomplete
Reason for non-retail status: Incompletion.
Scheduled Singles:
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K Solo - Untitled
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1996
Project Status: Incomplete
Reason for non-retail status: Incompletion.
Scheduled Singles:
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MC Hammer - Too Tight
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1996
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status: Not up to Suge Knight's standards.
Scheduled Singles: MC Hammer featuring Nancy Fletcher - Too Tight (Ghost Written by 2Pac)
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Sam Sneed - Street Scholars
Alternate Titles: Sam Sneed - Sneed Indeed
Scheduled Release Year: 1996
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status: Sam Sneed left the label due to the hostility toward him.
Scheduled Singles:
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Various Artists - Doggystyle Records Compilation
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1996
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status: Not up to Suge Knight's standards.
Scheduled Singles:
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Various Artists - Death Row East Compilation
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1996
Project Status: Incomplete
Reason for non-retail status: Incompletion.
Scheduled Singles:
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2Pac and The Boot Camp Clik - One Nation
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1997
Project Status: Incomplete
Reason for non-retail status: Incompletion.
Scheduled Singles:
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Kurupt - Against The Grain E.P.
Alternate Titles: Back In Lane E.P.
Scheduled Release Year: 2002
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status:
Scheduled Singles:
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Crooked I - Say Hi To The Bad Guy
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 2003
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status:
Scheduled Singles: Hood Star
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Kurupt - Against The Grain
Alternate Titles: Back In Lane
Scheduled Release Year: 2004
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status:
Scheduled Singles:
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_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Employees:
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Chief Executive Officers:

Suge Knight
Ron Winters - UK Division

Presidents:

Coming Soon.

Vice Presidents:

Big Hutch a.k.a. Cold 187 Um (2000 - 2002)
Dr. Dre (1992 - 1996)
James Winters - UK Division
Keita Rock
Petey Pablo (2005 - 2007)
Ricardo Brown b.k.a. Kurupt a.k.a. Young Gotti (2002 - 2005)
Roy

Security:

Wrightway Security
    - C.E.O. : Reggie Wright
                  - Employees:
                                     - Frank Alexander (1995 - 1997)

Assistants:

Cerdic Garland - Suge's personal assistant

Lawyers:

David Kenner

Press Relations:

George Pryce
Jonathan Wolfson
Jenny Stanley-Clark - UK Division

Graphic Designer:

Ronald "Riskie" Brent

Project Management:

Ilka - UK Division
Phil - UK Division

Marketing:

Scott C. Shephard - UK Division
Nick Hurley - UK Division
Jenny Stanley-Clark - UK Division

Receptionist:

Candy Brown
Tony Best

Secretary:

Tina

Webmasters:

Johnathan Hyland a.k.a Nathan Jones
Miles Nault a.k.a. Miles Iverson

Unreleased Tracks/Unreleased List:
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Unconfirmed Tracks:

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Crooked I featuring Kurupt and Montell Jordan - This Is How We Roll
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2003
- Notes: This song was apparently meant for Crooked I's 2nd Death Row album which never came out entitled Say Hi To The Bad Guy.
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Confirmed Tracks:

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2Pac featuring Danny Boy - Something 2 Ride
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1996
- Notes:
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6 Feet Deep - July Halloween
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:
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Above The Law - Bubbled Eyed Lens
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2000
- Notes:
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Above The Law - Cheese
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2001
- Notes:
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Above The Law - Ghetto Platinum
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2002
- Notes:
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Above The Law - Jackin 4 Beats 2000
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2000
- Notes:
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Above The Law - Let It Be Known
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2000
- Notes:
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Above The Law featuring Kokane - Reality
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2001
- Notes:
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Above The Law - Sex, Money, Music (Original Version)
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2000
- Notes:
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Above The Law - Sex Money, Music (Final Remixed Version)
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2002
- Notes:
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Chocolate Bandit featuring Six Two - Junior Blowed
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:
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Chocolate Bandit - Just Touch Me (Original Version)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:
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Chocolate Bandit - Mr. Chocolate (Original Version)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:
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Chocolate Bandit - Mamma Say (Original Version)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:
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CJ Mac - I Ain't Fuckin' Wit'cha (Original Version)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2000
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Ain't Lovin No Rat
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Anotha Day in The L.B.C.
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Bang On Em
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Cocaine's A Helluva Drug (Original DPG Recordz Version)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1998
- Notes: This song was re-done in 2004 after Crooked I left Death Row.
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Crooked I - Cold Game
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg & Tech9ne - Crooks N Doggs
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1998
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Crook Show
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I featuring Nate Dogg - Crook In Me
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1998
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Dollaz In My Hand
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2000
- Notes: This song was meant for Crooked I's debut Death Row album Untouchable which was never released.
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Crooked I featuring Dylan - East/West
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2002
- Notes: This song was the first time in over seven years anybody from Death Row had colaborated with Bad Boy Records.
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Crooked I - Fa Shizzle Killa
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2003
- Notes: This song is a diss to Snoop Doggy Dogg. The song was meant to be on Crooked I's 2nd unreleased Death Row album - Say Hi To The Bad Guy.
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Crooked I - Gangsta's Ride
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - G'd Up & Banged Out
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Gangstaology
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Hood Star
- Produced By: The Track Team
- Year: 2002
- Notes: This song was meant to be the first single off Crooked I's 2nd album Say Hi To The Bad Guy that was never released.
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Crooked I - I Ain't The One
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Jack 101
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2000
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Knock Knock Knock
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Livin In Tha Hood
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1998
- Notes: The alternate name for this song is Ride With A G.
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Crooked I - Middle Finger Music
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2000
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Niggaz Got Game
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1998
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Nobody Understands Me
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Raw Dawgs
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I featuring K-Ci - R.I.P. Buntry (Version One)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2002
- Notes: Redone because of K-Ci's horrible vocal work.
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Crooked I featuring Ray J - R.I.P. Buntry (Version Two)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2002
- Notes: Final version played at Buntry's funeral
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Crooked I - Slap Back
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2003
- Notes: This song is aimed at Snoop Doggy Dogg of The Dogg Pound Crew.
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Crooked I featuring Sisqo - So Damn Hood (Original Version)
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2001
- Notes: Remixed by Darren Vegas after Big Hutch left Death Row.
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Crooked I - The Untouchable Intro (No words by Crooked I just a beat)
- Produced By: Dat Nigga Daz
- Year: 2000
- Notes: There are no words on this song, it is basically just an intro beat produced by Dat Nigga Daz for Crooked I's debut Death Row album Untouchable that never came out.
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Crooked I featuring 2Pac - Untouchable (Remix)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2000
- Notes: Crooked I added his vocals after 2Pac died for his debut Death Row album "Untouchable". The 2Pac vocals spawn from a ten minute freestyle. Crooked I's album was never released.
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Crooked I - Young Ryda
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Youngsters
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Danny Boy featuring The Dramatics and Eastwood - What?/I Thought You Knew (Original Version)
- Produced By: Tha Row Hitters
- Year: 2003
- Notes: Crooked I added himself to the retail version of this song. Danny Boy thought the name of the song was "What" because that's all he sung in this song.
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Danny Boy - Against All Odds
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes: This song was meant for Danny Boy's 1997 album as well as the Inside Out Death Row compilation. However, neither project was released.
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Dr. Dre - California Love (Original Version)
- Produced By: Dr. Dre
- Year: 1995
- Notes: DJ Jam (Snoop Doggy Dogg's DJ) is the only one who has this song outside of Dr. Dre and the owners of the Death Row catalog. This song was meant for The Chronic 2.
Dr. Dre featuring Ice Cube and George Clinton - Can't C Us (Original Dr. Dre Version)
- Produced By: Dr. Dre
- Year: 1995
- Notes: This song was meant for the Ice Cube and Dr. Dre colaboration album Helter Skelter. The beat was later used by The Dogg Pound and 2Pac.
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Dr. Dre - Ghetto Tango (Original Dr. Dre Version)
- Produced By: Dr. Dre
- Year: 1995
- Notes: The beat was remixed by Aftermath Producer Bud'da for the song Ghetto Fabulous by Rass Kass for his album in 1998.
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Kurupt - I Didn't Change (Original Version)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2003
- Notes:
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Tha Realest featuring Swoop G and Crooked I - Drunk Drivin' In My Glass House
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2001
- Notes:
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The Dogg Pound featuring George Clinton - Can't C Us
- Produced By: Dr. Dre
- Year: 1995
- Notes: This song was meant for The Dogg Pound's album Dogg Food, but never made the cut. The beat eventually made it's way to 2Pac and on his debut Death Row album "All Eyez On Me".
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The Dogg Pound - Dogg Pound Gangstaz (Dr. Dre Remix)
- Produced By: Dat Nigga Daz and Dr. Dre
- Year: 1995
- Notes:
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The Dogg Pound featuring Lenny Kravitz - Question 4 Ya?
- Produced By: Dat Nigga Daz
- Year: 1998
- Notes:
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Tha Realest - Takin' Pictures In The Cemetary (K9 Diss)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2001
- Notes:
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Thx 2 Kilo2 ;)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on August 20, 2008, 01:42:52 PM
^^^ Good work,but everything in bold is a little too much  ;) ^^^props for the work anyway  ;)

Agreed ;)

Check Your PM´s Chad.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on August 20, 2008, 02:26:48 PM
ey man do me a favour and gimme chocolate´s "life-n a day" credits man. come on man. I need it bad.

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you owe me one now  ;)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on August 20, 2008, 02:48:26 PM
Prop Chad 4 This 1.

No Thanks To: Suge & Death Row?Even Snoop Is On The Album?No Thanks To Snoop?
Fuck You To Battlecat?Or Is It Another Battle Cat?
Ha Ha He Even Shoutout Admiral D On There.

P.S. Tam Rock, Is Mentioned As An R´n´B Of Death Row In "Have Gun Will Travel" Along With Paradise.
Ever Heard Of Tam Rock? ???
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Tam+Rock
Appears On:
Oochie Coochie (Cass, Single, Car)       Motown    1991 By MC Brains, Hmm, Only 1 Track On Non-Death Row (Affiliated Release).Interessting If She Ever Did Something On Death Row, Because She Was There At The Very Beginning.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on August 20, 2008, 02:54:38 PM
wow man..no shoutie for suge or death row? ???

he went to work for Ruthless as both songwriter and producer so that could be it?
another thing could be that the album got released before The Chronic (I know the credits say 93)...
but I seem to remember that I bought the album a couple of months before The Chronic came out...
my first copy got stolen  :-\ so I had to buy another one.

or does he mean "suge" when he says "shug"?


could be,could be.... Suge helped him getting his publishing for writing for Vanilla Ice.
the CD and artwork is ghetto so it could be a typo.



battle cat in "no thanks" section?
beef?


don't know... I actually never noticed that.



P.S. Tam Rock, Is Mentioned As An R´n´B Of Death Row In "Have Gun Will Travel" Along With Paradise.
Ever Heard Of Tam Rock? ???


Nope..
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Schreibs21 on August 20, 2008, 02:59:41 PM
^^^add to the confirmed Dr. Dre tracks...

Chronic Sessions:

F It, Kill A Cop (Dre cop killer song)
The Executioner

Hoe Hoppin (Remix) was recorded on 2/15/99

Another interesting song would be "Mobbin' With Tha Dogg Pound" it's a Dr. Dre song and was recorded on 5/7/93


Also to edit the Can't See Me (Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Version) It was recorded on 5/10/93 NOT 1995

you can also include the Dr. Dre & Ice Cube song "Endonesia" to the list and it was recorded on 5/16/93

Those 2 songs along with Natural Born Killaz were the only songs Dre and Cube made together for the Helter Skelter album.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Dre-Day on August 21, 2008, 01:55:19 AM
ey man do me a favour and gimme chocolate´s "life-n a day" credits man. come on man. I need it bad.
ahahah, lol at the constant begging, desperate leecher (http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/huepfen/jumping-smiley-024.gif)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: es-jay on August 21, 2008, 06:15:07 AM
^^^add to the confirmed Dr. Dre tracks...

Chronic Sessions:

F It, Kill A Cop (Dre cop killer song)
The Executioner

Hoe Hoppin (Remix) was recorded on 2/15/99

Another interesting song would be "Mobbin' With Tha Dogg Pound" it's a Dr. Dre song and was recorded on 5/7/93


Also to edit the Can't See Me (Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Version) It was recorded on 5/10/93 NOT 1995

you can also include the Dr. Dre & Ice Cube song "Endonesia" to the list and it was recorded on 5/16/93

Those 2 songs along with Natural Born Killaz were the only songs Dre and Cube made together for the Helter Skelter album.


how do you "know" the dates of when these songs were recorded?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: teletomble on August 21, 2008, 07:18:56 AM
ey man do me a favour and gimme chocolate´s "life-n a day" credits man. come on man. I need it bad.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3142/2782535108_d993428839_b.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3099/2781672829_d6a0a4b63b_b.jpg)

you owe me one now  ;)


Any Chance Of posting The Back Cover?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on August 21, 2008, 11:46:51 AM
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up 
http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=186775.msg1951941#msg1951941
proped.
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how do you "know" the dates of when these songs were recorded?
good question, someone could know the year but not the exact dates. ???

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F It, Kill A Cop (Dre cop killer song)
The Executioner

never heard about "the executioner" and "f it".
"kill a cop"?you mean "mr.officer" OG?

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Hoe Hoppin (Remix) was recorded on 2/15/99

a remix?
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Another interesting song would be "Mobbin' With Tha Dogg Pound" it's a Dr. Dre song and was recorded on 5/7/93

im almost sure its "just doggin´"
 
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Also to edit the Can't See Me (Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Version) It was recorded on 5/10/93 NOT 1995

isnt "cant see me" a dogg pound track?

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you can also include the Dr. Dre & Ice Cube song "Endonesia" to the list and it was recorded on 5/16/93

never heard about "endonesia"

anyways props 4 tha infos.

sup schreibs, really how you know the dates?Can you enlighten us?

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he went to work for Ruthless as both songwriter and producer so that could be it?
another thing could be that the album got released before The Chronic (I know the credits say 93)...
but I seem to remember that I bought the album a couple of months before The Chronic came out...
my first copy got stolen  Undecided so I had to buy another one.

he went to ruthless after fuckin wit suge and death row?lol
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could be,could be.... Suge helped him getting his publishing for writing for Vanilla Ice.

thats why i think he should (alone for that reason) shout-out suge

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the CD and artwork is ghetto so it could be a typo.

doubt it, he even mentions some liquor-store and shit and it was a TYPO not mentioning snoop and suge? ???

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don't know... I actually never noticed that.

but its fucked up if it´s THAT battlecat. :-X



Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Schreibs21 on August 21, 2008, 08:38:12 PM
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up 
http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=186775.msg1951941#msg1951941
proped.
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how do you "know" the dates of when these songs were recorded?
good question, someone could know the year but not the exact dates. ???

Quote
Quote
F It, Kill A Cop (Dre cop killer song)
The Executioner

never heard about "the executioner" and "f it".
"kill a cop"?you mean "mr.officer" OG?

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Hoe Hoppin (Remix) was recorded on 2/15/99

a remix?
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Another interesting song would be "Mobbin' With Tha Dogg Pound" it's a Dr. Dre song and was recorded on 5/7/93

im almost sure its "just doggin´"
 
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Also to edit the Can't See Me (Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Version) It was recorded on 5/10/93 NOT 1995

isnt "cant see me" a dogg pound track?

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you can also include the Dr. Dre & Ice Cube song "Endonesia" to the list and it was recorded on 5/16/93

never heard about "endonesia"

anyways props 4 tha infos.

sup schreibs, really how you know the dates?Can you enlighten us?

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he went to work for Ruthless as both songwriter and producer so that could be it?
another thing could be that the album got released before The Chronic (I know the credits say 93)...
but I seem to remember that I bought the album a couple of months before The Chronic came out...
my first copy got stolen  Undecided so I had to buy another one.

he went to ruthless after fuckin wit suge and death row?lol
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could be,could be.... Suge helped him getting his publishing for writing for Vanilla Ice.

thats why i think he should (alone for that reason) shout-out suge

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the CD and artwork is ghetto so it could be a typo.

doubt it, he even mentions some liquor-store and shit and it was a TYPO not mentioning snoop and suge? ???

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don't know... I actually never noticed that.

but its fucked up if it´s THAT battlecat. :-X





I took the dates from the Death Row legal proceedings, they have the dates listed on the masters. There is some pretty cool information and unheard tracks listed. This is all public information, people just have to look :)

I'm assuming the F It, Kill A Cop is the Mr. Officer (OG) but probably the correct title as Mr. Officer (OG) is not listed in the catalog. As for Can't See Us, it's originally a Dr. Dre & Ice Cube track that was meant for Helter Skelter but since that project never really got going Dre gave the instrumental to Tha Dogg Pound to use and they made their own version for Dogg Food but it didn't make the cut, finally 2pac got it and it got released. The Hoe Hoppin' is indeed a remix of the original Hoe Hopper song and is one of the remixed Dr. Dre tracks for the original Chronic 2000 album.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on August 22, 2008, 06:50:38 AM

he went to work for Ruthless as both songwriter and producer so that could be it?
another thing could be that the album got released before The Chronic (I know the credits say 93)...
but I seem to remember that I bought the album a couple of months before The Chronic came out...
my first copy got stolen  :-\ so I had to buy another one.  :-\


he went to ruthless after fucking wit suge and death row?lol

could be,could be.... Suge helped him getting his publishing for writing for Vanilla Ice.

thats why i think he should (alone for that reason) shout-out suge

the CD and artwork is ghetto so it could be a typo.

doubt it, he even mentions some liquor-store and shit and it was a TYPO not mentioning snoop and suge?


well,we can only assume.... you got to keep in mind that Rutless and Death Row was basicilly the same,they was all in the same scene.
All that publishing shit for Chocolate happent before Death Row,so maybe Chocolate was signed to Ruthless as a songwriter and producer?
And Suge fucked Chocolate,I doubt Suge did that shit for free  :P
We can only speculate,but it would be dope if someone could interview some of these cats..... just look at all the info Erotic D provided.



don't know... I actually never noticed that.

but its fucked up if it's THAT battlecat.

people fall out all the time and make up,so I wouldn't look too much into it.  ;)




Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on August 22, 2008, 10:19:23 AM
I took the dates from the Death Row legal proceedings, they have the dates listed on the masters.
There is some pretty cool information and unheard tracks listed. This is all public information, people just have to look :)

can you post a link or scans?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Kilo2 on October 17, 2008, 08:39:47 PM
I took the dates from the Death Row legal proceedings, they have the dates listed on the masters.
There is some pretty cool information and unheard tracks listed. This is all public information, people just have to look :)

can you post a link or scans?

I got your Mr. Grocer.

http://drr.pszyjw.com/
http://drr.pszyjw.com/folder.asp?main=Death%20Row%20Records,%20Inc
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Kilo2 on October 17, 2008, 09:06:10 PM
I took the dates from the Death Row legal proceedings, they have the dates listed on the masters.
There is some pretty cool information and unheard tracks listed. This is all public information, people just have to look :)

can you post a link or scans?

I got your Mr. Grocer.

http://drr.pszyjw.com/
http://drr.pszyjw.com/folder.asp?main=Death%20Row%20Records,%20Inc


props/thanx  ;)


No problem, thanks for whopping dude's ass in season one. I started watching early last year.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Majesty on October 18, 2008, 08:59:25 AM
NICE THREAD KEEP IT UP  ;D
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on October 19, 2008, 03:37:33 AM
^^ Are The Real Eastwood?
Does Someone Have The K-9 Demo For Death Row?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Okka on October 19, 2008, 03:40:35 AM
^^ Are The Real Eastwood?

No, he is not. But the real Eastwood posts here too.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on October 19, 2008, 04:05:14 AM
^^ Thx.

Does Someone Have The K-9 Demo For Death Row?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Mietek23 on October 19, 2008, 04:24:18 AM
Does anyone know what was the tracklist to a 9-track EP from Tha Realest that Death Row planned to release in March 2000?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: D-Stress on October 20, 2008, 01:43:14 AM
^never heard about that EP.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Ruge662 on October 20, 2008, 02:22:10 AM
On a slightly similar note, is it possible for anyone to start posting the Death Row leftovers and whatnot from back in the day? I remember them circulating the net from like 2003-2006, but hard to find the links these days...
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Black Excellence on October 20, 2008, 04:45:52 PM
can someone hook up that documentary from 99 that mtv did on death row ?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: LAZY on November 24, 2008, 01:25:12 PM
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Mac Shawn had made some what of a rapping career prior to Death Row with his group Funk Mobb which released their debut album in 1995. Not much is known about his time with this group, but it was short lived to say the least. Within less than three years after the release, Mac Shawn touched down on DPG Recordz which was a sub-label of Death Row Records.

Mac Shawn was fuckin with Sick Wid It records, i wanna say, since 1993. off my head hes on these Sick Wid It releases:

D-Shot- The Shot Calla- 1994
Celly Cel- Heat 4 Yo Azz- 1994
E-40- In A Major Way- 1995
Suga T- Paper Chasin- 1996
B-Legit- The Hemp Museum- 1996
Funk Mobb- It Aint 4 Play- 1996
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on December 18, 2008, 06:37:37 PM

Death Row Family Jewels in Rap Pages 1997
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3206/3118672009_e23fcc3552_b.jpg)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: NewYork Pope on December 18, 2008, 07:52:16 PM
Where can that MC Hammer album be heard? Will like to hear the production on there.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: GottiValentino on December 19, 2008, 07:40:55 AM
Where can that MC Hammer album be heard? Will like to hear the production on there.

I had a few songs before my computer crashed and they were pretty dope

would like to hear the whole album myself
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on January 12, 2009, 07:21:05 PM
UPDATED;

Nice job with the info,but the info about The Convicts needs to be updated though
(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/starwars/star-wars-smiley-013.gif)

what i need to add?


-Convicts was signed to and released a album on Rap-A-Lot before they got with Death Row.
The reason they went back to Rap-A-Lot is because J.Prince needed to replace Willie D in Geto Boys (for a minute),so he asked Big Mike.
Big Mike had originally written the Crooked Officer track for The Chronic (called Mr.Officer).

Dre talks about the Mr.Officer track in The Source Magazine
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/8309/dre23fe.jpg)
for rest of the Dr.Dre interview;
http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=150824.msg1565474#msg1565474

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Snoop Dogg & Dubcnn - The Interview: Part 4 (Jan. '07)
http://www.dubcnn.com/interviews/snoopdogg07/part4/
Dubcnn: *laughs* Alright! Now we got another throwback question! Many people know that the song "Mr. Officer (Crooked Officer)", which appeared on the Geto Boys album, was going to be a song from the Chronic. How did it end up on the Geto Boys album?
Basically, that song... Big Mike had created that song! It was a Convict song, the group was called the Convicts! Big Mike and Lord 3-2, that was the act from Houston that Suge was gonna sign. Actually, Big Mike had created that song "Mr. Officer", we did that song late night one night, me, Lord 3-2, Big Mike and Warren G had produced it. So Dr. Dre heard it, flipped it, took it, made it his shit, but then he didn't really like it like that. Big Mike took it back to Rap-A-Lot, and the Geto Boys did it, cause he was the new Geto Boy. Does it make sense now?

Dubcnn: Yeah, I guess. Shit, I still would like to hear that version though, it probably don't even exist anymore, huh.
Shit, it probably exists! But who owns the masters to all that Death Row shit? It's a bunch of songs that we did that was dope as fuck that never came out that nobody never heard, that used to just be party classics! And I say that because Dre used to have parties every Friday at his house, and we had certain records that we would just play strictly at these parties! And they never made them real records, we just did the songs in the back, and whenever the party got cracking we popped this record on, and muthafuckas would get to grooving! Bam, boom, that just was a party classic!


Crooked Officer Geto Boys NOT produced by Dr.Dre
http://www.youtube.com/v/vNEyiuUsgjk

More about Dr.Dre's "Mr.Officer" track in this thread;
www.dubcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=130687.msg1358754#msg1358754#msg135874#msg1358754#msg1358754





-3-2 formed Blac´ Monks with A.W.O.L,D.A and John Bido (the producer),on Rap-A-Lot.
More info about 3-2 (http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=144128.msg1886640#msg1886640)

-Big Mike is also know as the Peter Man.
Snoop shouted him out on Stranded on Death Row,
Big Mike sampled that line on his Peter Man track from his solo album Something Serious.
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Stranded on Death Row
http://www.dr-dre.com/lyrics/chronic_14.php
[Verse Four: Snoop Doggy Dogg]
We gotta smoke 'em, then choke 'em like the motherfuckin peter man

Big Mike interview in The Source September 1994, NO.60
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3291/2824798769_fc5350003e_b.jpg)


Big Mike interview November 2008;
DX: I know you guys were either going to sign with Death Row or you did. Can you talk a little about that?
Big Mike: At the time they was putting Death Row together and they was choosing artists to bring up. I guess they liked the whole idea of The Convicts, Convicts being on Death Row, you know what I mean? So that's how that happened. We get a call and they tell us we going to Los Angeles. It just happened like that. That situation came about pretty quick. It was unexpected. We were down there working on a project being produced by Dr. Dre and the production team that was producing at the time for Compton's Most Wanted - DJ Slip and DJ Unknown. We was probably halfway into it and things kinda slowed down at Death Row. They started getting real heavy into The Chronic project, so everything [else] got pushed back to get The Chronic out - which is understandable. I had got the call around that time that Willie D had made an exit from [The Geto Boys] and they wanted to have somebody come in and fill that void. I thought about it, things wasn't really moving at [Death Row] and I thought it'd be a good idea for me to go and do the Geto Boys album and get my name out there further, to be all good for when I dropped my solo project.

DX: I heard that "Crooked Officer" was supposed to be a Dre record originally.
Big Mike: Well what happened was, when we was down there recording, I had some songs that I was working on. I was writing for my solo project and I let Dre hear the song. This was the time they was putting together tracks for The Chronic album. He heard it, he liked the song, he wanted to use the song. But I didn't know that he wanted to use the song on The Chronic, because after that I had headed back to Houston and I used the idea on the Geto Boys album.

For rest of the interview;
http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=201723.msg2040486#msg2040486

^^^^dope info ^^^


http://www.dubcnn.com (http://www.dubcnn.com)
http://www.dubcnn.com/interviews/bigmike (http://www.dubcnn.com/interviews/bigmike)
DUBCNN: Exclusive Interview With Big Mike! (Geto Boys/Dr. Dre/Death Row/Six2) (The thread) (http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=205922.msg2081243#msg2081243) link
(http://dubcnn.com/interviews/bigmike/bigmike.jpg)

Dubcnn: You talked a little bit earlier about being out in L.A. with Dr. Dre and Death Row.
Were you actually signed to Death Row?

Yeah, they had got at us; they liked us. I don’t know the details they had worked out with the owner of Rap-A-Lot to make it happen, but we ended up down there actually recording the album that was going to be released on Death Row. But with things the way they were there, even before the whole falling out with Dre leaving and what not, I just didn’t see my music coming out any time soon. So, when the Geto Boys’ offer came about I thought about it for awhile and I compared it like, ‘I’m out there with Dre; I’m out in L.A. with Death Row and some sh-t’s about to be popping off, but I wasn’t getting the attention’. I’m not talking about the fans ‘oohing’ and ‘ahhing’, I’m talking about the business attention, getting in the studio and them letting me know when I’m coming out. That wasn’t being provided to me and at the time I was hungry; I was ready to get it! But it was all love though; even after the Geto Boys album we still f-cked with each other, but it was after the big falling out that we all lost touch with each other.


Dubcnn: The Convicts project that was on Death Row, did that have Dre production on there, or what was that project going to sound like?

We were working with guys like DJ Unknown, who was known for doing a lot of 2Pac’s work, and Big Slip; both of them produced 2Pac. Dre he was doing some production; we had gotten probably 6 tracks into the project and I used some of those ideas for the Geto Boys album, like “Mr. Officer”, “Gangster Original”, “No Nuts, No Glory”. I took sh-t like that and used it on the Geto Boys album.


Dubcnn: I was going to ask you about that track “Mr. Officer”. Can you tell us the history on that track because there’s been a lot of talk about how it was meant for The Chronic and whatnot.

At the time we were there, Dr. Dre was putting together The Chronic and people were contributing to the album because everybody knew that their success rode on the success of that record. We all did it because we wanted to, not because we were forced to. We all took the attitude that we wanted to be a part of something big. We all knew something big was happening, so I had done the song, he heard it and he wanted to use it on The Chronic. So, when I came to the Geto Boys, while there was still some uncertainty with Death Row, I used that song on the Geto Boys’ album. It didn’t hurt anyone’s pocket but mine, you know? I did alright with the Geto Boys, but The Chronic sold I don’t know how many millions of records! But, man, you can’t live with regrets so it’s all love. That was me taking my shot on myself and, I mean, it worked out for me.


Dubcnn: So, did “Mr. Officer” sound the same on ‘Til Death Do Us Part  as it did when you were doing it with Death Row?

Nah, man, the music was on a totally different vibe.


Dubcnn: Did Dre produce the original?

Yeah.


Dubcnn: What other tracks or projects were you involved in during your time on Death Row?

Well, it was right around the time they did the Deep Cover soundtrack and they were working on that and I left while they were in the process of working on it. That’s the only thing I had the opportunity to work on. I mean they wanted the songs, but Rap-A-Lot decided that they were going to keep that work. I would have worked out something with them, but when other people have their money up you just have to do what you have to do sometimes.

updated  ;)


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Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: G.O.D. Pt. III on January 12, 2009, 07:42:47 PM
Geto Boys - Crooked Officer is classic.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on January 14, 2009, 11:28:02 AM
Unreleased:

OFTB-Gun A Ni**a Down
Nash-Kill Sumpin
OFTB-Think About Murder
Outlaw Immortalz-Hard Dayz & Hard Niggaz
Paradise-Another Woman
Lady Of Rage-No Shorts
Tha Realest-In Ain´t Workin With Feelings
Redrum-Hard Times
Redrum-Keepin My Guard Up
Redrum-All Doggs Go To Heaven
Redrum-Letter To Bro
Redrum-County Jail
Redrum-Funeral Song
Redrum-Rags To Riches (Prod. By: Darryl Big D Harper)
Redrum-Good In Da Game
Redrum-I Can´t Pray No More
Redrum-Streets Is Where You Will Find
Rhythm & Knowledge-Ask Somebody
Rhythm & Knowledge-Black Queen
Rhythm & Knowledge-Love My People
Rhythm & Knowledge-Ginnin It Back
Rhythm & Knowledge-Tragedy
Rhythm & Knowledge-Summer Madness
Rhythm & Knowledge-Don´t Worry
Rona-Hold Me
Rona-I´ll Be There For You
Rona-Stop, Look & Listen
Sally B-Push Me Violent
Show N Tell-Can I Go Deeper
Show N Tell-Will You Still Love Me?
Show N Tell-May I Testify
Show N Tell-I Destroyed Your Love
Show N Tell-Crazy Lately
6 Feet Deep-Pain
6 Feet Deep-Crazy, Lately (So Are Show N Tell And Six Feet Deep Same Group?)
6 Feet Deep-Give Me Love
6 Feet Deep-Willing To Wait
6 Feet Deep-Whatever
6 Feet Deep-Neighborhood
6 Feet Deep-These 4 Walls
6 Feet Deep-There´ll Never Be
6 Feet Deep-Too Many Things
6 Feet Deep-If I Loose Heaven
6 Feet Deep-Nite
Outlaw Immortalz-Smile 4 Me
Tha Realest-My Bad Habit
Murder IV Hire-Lyke A Gee
Tha Realest-Rules Of The Game
Paradise-Mama Told Me
Outlaw Immortalz-Angel (Prod.By: Johnny J)
Nash-Cali Life
Paradise-Backyard Party
Tha Realest-My Lost Luv
Outlaw Immortalz-In God´s Eyes
Lady Of Rage-Get Stupid
816-Give Love
Paradise-Trouble In Paradise
Lady Of Rage-Goes Like That
976-Mr.DJ
976-Something Deep
976-Tell Me
976-What You Hide From
Tha Dogg Pound-Addicted
Tha Dogg Pound-Mass Appeal
Tha Dogg Pound-Feel What I Feel
Tha Dogg Pound-Champagne Wishs
Tha Dogg Pound-My Mic Sounds Nice
Tha Dogg Pound-Whatchu About?
Tha Dogg Pound-Nobody Else (Remix)
BGOTI-Belong To U
BGOTI-Do Right
BGOTI-Woman/Man
Bad Habitz-What It Comes To The Love
Bad Habitz-Baller Life
Bad Habitz-Bull Game
Big Foot-I Can Still Feel It
Bloody Mary-When Ninas Gone
Bloody Mary-Show Me Love
B-Rezell-Let Me Kiss You
B-Rezell-Gettin Harder
B-Rezell-Ooh Wee
B-Rezell-F*** The S*** Out Of You
B-Rezell-Peaceful Summer
B-Rezell-Does My Music Make You
B-Rezell-Have Some Fun
B-Rezell-I Wanna F*** You
Outlaw Immortalz-Soulz Driftin
Paradise-Good Ol´Days
2 Much-I Need No Ni**a
2 Much-We Like It
Outlaw Immortalz-Smile 4 Me
Lady Of Rage-I Like It Like That
Outlaw Immortalz-Stay Awake
Storm-Would U Die 4 Me?
Storm-Wild Child
Storm-Livin Ain´t Easy
Storm-God´z Child
Storm-Broken Family Ties
Tha Dogg Pound-Way I Feel
Tha Dogg Pound-Ain´t No Sunshine
Tha Dogg Pound-Conversation
Tha Dogg Pound-Enter My World
Tha Dogg Pound-Gangsta Groove
Tha Dogg Pound-Hard On A Ni**a
Tha Dogg Pound-Farewell 2 My Enemies
Doobie-Professional Crack Slanga
Doobie-Keep It Hot
Evil Sydaz-21 Over
Freddy Ranks-Untitled
Fuskee-I Want Your Baby
Fuskee-She Can Never Love You
Fuskee-Personal Freak
Fuskee-Want Your Body
Fuskee-Pleasure Palace
Fuskee-Stone Cold
Fuskee-Center Of My Love
Fuskee-Bye Bye
Fuskee-Kickin It With The DJ
Geemann-Just What You Want
Geemann-If You Swing
Geemann-Sexy Body
Gina (Longo?)-Caught Up
Gina (Longo?)-Finish What You Started
Gina (Longo?)-Ready
Gina (Longo?)-Love Comes Back
Danny Boy/The Girls-Do U Wanna Ride
Danny Boy/The Girls-If It Takes All Night
Danny Boy/The Girls-Love Of Your Own
Graveyard Crew-Livin Between The Sky
Guess-Nothin But Nothin
Guess-Love You Down
Guess-I Wanna Give My All To You
Guess-Dreamin Of Black X-Mas
Guess-Baby You Are
Heiroshema-Unspoken Love
Hour Of Chaos-Cam Roll
Hour Of Chaos-Sweetening
Hugg-Reasons
Hugg-Tell Me aka Pure Pleasure
Hugg-The Days Go By
Hugg-Get Up
Hugg-I Want To Get Next To You
Hugg-If I Could Love You
Hugg-Sticky
Hugg-Tired Of Bein Alone
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on January 27, 2009, 06:24:25 AM
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Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on January 28, 2009, 05:00:13 AM
Geto Boys - Crooked Officer is classic.


For real,I remember they even played this joint in clubs  :o back in 93.  :P

Wonder if Big Mike got the sketch he did for Dre.
Since it was Dre's favorite off all the tracks Dre planned to put on The Chronic at the time,that shit must be dope as fuck.  :P
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: MediumL on January 29, 2009, 01:24:39 PM
I wish death row had started the east coast branch it had planned. I remember that Big Daddy Kane was scheduled to be on there but who else was?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on January 29, 2009, 02:53:59 PM
^^ Bobby Brown
Eric B (Was Supposed To Be The President Of DR East)
Method Man
Da Bastardz (?) I Still Don´t Know If Da Bastardz Had Somethin To Do With DR Or Not, If That EP Was DR Related Or Not, The Beats Didn´t Sound They Was Dre´s.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: AnnonymousOne on February 02, 2009, 10:21:37 PM
If anyone wants to put up the money you can get a good portion of Dre's Mr. Officer from the Birth Of A Nation documentary. It features a good clip.

It'll cost you $225 though. Good luck finding it.

I got mine already.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: G.O.D. Pt. III on February 02, 2009, 10:28:00 PM
If anyone wants to put up the money you can get a good portion of Dre's Mr. Officer from the Birth Of A Nation documentary. It features a good clip.

It'll cost you $225 though. Good luck finding it.

I got mine already.

http://www.twn.org/catalog/pages/cpage.aspx?rec=930&card=price
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Dre-Day on February 03, 2009, 03:03:51 AM
If anyone wants to put up the money you can get a good portion of Dre's Mr. Officer from the Birth Of A Nation documentary. It features a good clip.

It'll cost you $225 though. Good luck finding it.

I got mine already.

no it's not, stop lying
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: DTG Entertainment on February 03, 2009, 04:31:38 AM
FILMMAKER SUES HBO'S 'BASTARDS' OVER FOOTAGE: Matthew McDaniel says doc used 1992 riots clips without asking.

       *African-American filmmaker Matthew McDaniel was shocked to see video footage he shot during the 1992 Los Angeles riots as part of the recent HBO documentary "Bastards of the Party," especially since no one involved with the film asked him if the clips could be used.

       McDaniel, who says he's spent the last 20 years documenting the condition of blacks in America, has filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles against HBO, Antoine Fuqua, Fuqua Films, and Cle "Bone" Sloan for copyright infringement, fraud, breach of contract, and unfair competition. The lawsuit seeks both monetary damages and injunctive relief.

       The footage in question was also used, with permission, by Dr. Dre in his groundbreaking 1992 rap album, "The Chronic," as well as in McDaniel's award-winning documentary "Birth of a Nation: 4-29-1992."

       "Bastards of the Party," directed by former gang-banger Cle "Bone"
Sloan and executive produced by Fuqua, takes an in depth look at the history, proliferation and future of the Crips and Bloods in Los Angeles.


The only thing him and Dre have in common. Lol.

http://www.eurweb.com/printable.cfm?id=31695
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Mietek23 on February 03, 2009, 04:51:16 AM
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Could you post the album version of "Untouchable" by NINA and 2Pac?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on February 03, 2009, 05:34:29 AM
i think it´s on the board.

some1 know tracklist from skg´s "51/50" album?
anyone heard (about) the song "god don´t like ugly" by snoop?(was supposed to be on "doggystyle".)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on February 03, 2009, 06:12:19 AM
anyone heard (about) the song "god don´t like ugly" by snoop? (was supposed to be on "doggystyle".)


Sounds like it was a working title for "Murder Was The Case";
Here's a preview article in The Source July 1993,# 46,Cypress Hill cover.
They talk about a cut called "God Don't Like Ugly".
The track has been discussed before,so just search the board.  ;)

Snoop Dogg; Doggystyle (God Don't Like Ugly) preview in The Source July 1993,# 46
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Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: AnnonymousOne on February 03, 2009, 12:38:20 PM
The footage in question was also used, with permission, by Dr. Dre in his groundbreaking 1992 rap album, "The Chronic," as well as in McDaniel's award-winning documentary "Birth of a Nation: 4-29-1992.

Supposedly there was an exchange. Dre let him use "Mr. Officer" in the documentary and he let Dre use some documentary audio.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on February 05, 2009, 10:53:10 AM
^^ can some1 up this shit?

another unreleased group on death row was "murder IV hire".
here´s a snippet off their song "murder IV hire".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zinROg3-4M
plus myspace info´s from "murder IV hire"-members.
LA BEAT BRANCH
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L.A. BEAT BRANCH DARRELL (D.J. DARRELL)PRODUCER,D.J.,ENGINEER,ARRANGER,CHOREOGRAPHER. AGE:4O, RAISED IN SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES, PUEBLO DEL RIO PROJECTS HIGH SCHOOL: H P FORMER GROUP: MURDER IV HIRE 1994-PRESENT DARRELL JR (DJ KAOS) PRODUCER, FORMER CRENSHAW HIGH MUSICIAN, DJ, ENGINEER, RAPPER, SINGER, ARRANGER, CHOREOGRAPHER. AGE:22 BORN AND RAISED IN LOS ANGELES CA, PUEBLO DEL RIO PROJECTS FORMER GROUP:A LIL BIT FUNKY 1994-PRESENT L.A. BEAT BRANCH ASSOCIATES: CYPRESS HILL, DEATH ROW, BIG JAKE (R.I.P.), 2ND II NONE, MELLOW MAN ACE, GREEN EYES, RHYME POETIC MAFIA, J.KILLA, MOST HATED MOB, FIVE FOOTERS, REDRUM, FUNKDOOBIOUS, DAVE DUNCANS, THE NICKERSON GARDENS & BANGIN' ON WAX.
NAPALM ENTERTAINMENT
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JAMES TRESEVANT JR. A.K.A. "NEO tha' ONE" EARS FIRST OPEN TO MUSIC AS A CHILD BY, MY MOTHER, "MS. JESSIE MAE EPPS TRESEVANT. SHE PRACTICALLY INTRODUCED ME TO EVERY SOUL & R&B ARTIST BY PLAYING HER OLD 45's, L.P.'s AND HER PRECIOUS, 8 TRACK TAPES, WHILE SHE CLEANED HOUSE, DAILY & ENTERTAINING HER GUEST. ARTISTS LIKE: CURTIS MAYFIELD, BARRY WHITE & JOHNNY "GUITAR" WATSON etc., GREW UP IN THE HOUSE, RIGHT ALONG WITH ME. BY LISTENING TO ALL THESE ARTISTS I INHERITED MY STYLE OF COMPOSING, ARRANGING & MIXING. FATT DRUMS BY: JAMES BROWN, FUNKY GUITAR RIFFS BY: THE OHIO PLAYERS &,THE CREATIVE SYNTH SOUNDS OF PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC, WHICH GAVE ME THE TOOLS I NEEDED TO STUDY & LEARN WHAT GREAT MUSIC IS ALL ABOUT. MY MUSIC CAREER BEGUN AT THE AGE OF 20. ON ONE SATURDAY IN 1984,I WENT TO A DOWNTOWN MOVIE THEATRE WHERE THEY WERE PLAYING "KRUSH GROOVE". A MOVIE WHICH DISPLAYED A NEW STYLE OF DANCE, RAP & MUSIC CALLED...HIP-HOP. I WAS AMAZED AT THIS STYLE & HAD TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IT. ME & MY PARTNER (MARK KENNEDY) FORMED A GROUP CALLED THE "M.R.A." (MASTER RAPPERS ASSOCIATION) IMITATING RAP GROUPS LIKE: "RUN-D.M.C.","THE FAT BOYS" & "ERIC B. & RAKIM" MIXED WITH OUR OWN STYLE. WE PERFORMED OUR SONGS ON THE STREETS OF L.A., FOR FRIENDS, LOCAL TALENT SHOW CASES & RADIO STATIONS LIKE (THE LEDGENDARY) "K-DAY". FROM THAT, I WAS INTRODUCED TO THE TURN-TABLES, TO GET MORE INVOLVED. I BECAME AN EXPERT AT SCRATCHING, MIXING & RAPPIN'. BY PUTTING TOGETHER & SELLING MY MIXED TAPES, I BECAME VERY POPULAR THROUGH OUT LOS ANGELES. MY FANS DEMANDED MORE & OFFERED MY MONEY TO HERE ME PLAY AT THEIR PARTIES LIVE. FROM THERE, I TEAMED UP WITH MY CURRENT PARTNER: (D.J.DARRELL) DARRELL DAVIS. TOGETHER, WE ROCKED L.A.'s GANGSTA' PARTIES. DJ DARRELL TOOK THE GAME A LITTLE FURTHER BY PRODUCING HIS OWN BEATS. A FEW YEARS LATER IN 1993, HE ASKED ME TO JOIN HIM. AT THIS TIME, A NEW STYLE OF MUSIC WAS OUT CALLED GANGSTA' RAP. USING OUR D.J. & BEAT MAKING SKILLS, WE CREATED OUR OWN FORM OF RAP TRACKS. WE MADE TRACKS FOR "MURDER IV HIRE". TOGETHER, WITH THEIR GANGSTA' RAPS & OUR GANGSTA' BEATS, WE WON FIRST PLACE IN SEVERAL LOCAL TALENT SHOW CASES. WE WERE EVEN NOTICE BY, AT THE TIME, THE NO. 1 RAP RECORD COMPANY "DEATH ROW" RECORDS. SUGE KNIGHT & BIG JAKE GAVE US A SHOT AT BECOMING STARS. HOWEVER SHORTLY, THE COMPANY COLLAPSED & OUR SHOT & GROUP WENT RIGHT OUT THE DOOR WITH IT. EVEN THOU, THIS WAS A BIG DOWN-FALL, I CONTINUED TO GROW STRONGER WITH DJ DARRELL. TODAY, WE DOMINATE THE L.A. GANGSTA' STREETS WITH OUR HARD GANGSTA' BEATS & RAPS. COLLABORATING WITH SUCH TALENTS AS: CYPRESS HILL, LATIN THUGS, RHYME POETIC MAFIA, JKILLA, ERIC "SMIDI" SMITH, GREEN EYEZ & MORE. WE ARE ABLE TO BE MORE INVOVED WITH THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS.
MURDER IV HIRE WERE BLOODS FROM SOUTH CENTRAL.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on February 05, 2009, 10:58:08 AM
Members Of Guesss/Guess/2DV Were
Dairyl "Dee Gee" Gerdine And Detron Irons
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Dre-Day on February 08, 2009, 01:54:41 PM
The footage in question was also used, with permission, by Dr. Dre in his groundbreaking 1992 rap album, "The Chronic," as well as in McDaniel's award-winning documentary "Birth of a Nation: 4-29-1992.

Supposedly there was an exchange. Dre let him use "Mr. Officer" in the documentary and he let Dre use some documentary audio.


There was no exchange  :P :P :P :P :P....... so;?


If anyone wants to put up the money you can get a good portion of Dre's Mr. Officer from the
Birth Of A Nation documentary. It features a good clip.
It'll cost you $225 though. Good luck finding it.
I got mine already.


 :P
Well... I like to hear audio proof  ;)
Dre-Day reached out to Matthew McDaniel (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2993129/) on his  myspace (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=54059402)..... lets say he was confused by this rumor.
So unless you post audio proof,I stick with what Matt told Dre-Day  ;)


yeah, that AnonymousOne guy got fucked with No Vaseline i guess  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on February 09, 2009, 06:16:56 AM
Where´s Kilo2?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: AnnonymousOne on February 11, 2009, 07:01:44 PM
Anyone want to buy the doc? I have it on DVD. I'll sell it cheaper than the website.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Dre-Day on February 12, 2009, 09:05:23 AM
Anyone want to buy the doc? I have it on DVD. I'll sell it cheaper than the website.


eeeh  :P proof first  ;)

buying crack is a better alternative
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: AnnonymousOne on February 12, 2009, 09:59:31 AM
Anyone want to buy the doc? I have it on DVD. I'll sell it cheaper than the website.


eeeh  :P proof first  ;)


No problem.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on February 12, 2009, 10:11:24 AM
^^ action speaks louder than words.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: AnnonymousOne on February 12, 2009, 10:12:59 AM
Anyone want to buy the doc? I have it on DVD. I'll sell it cheaper than the website.


eeeh  :P proof first  ;)

buying crack is a better alternative
I got some of that for you too crack head.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Dre-Day on February 12, 2009, 10:14:30 AM
Anyone want to buy the doc? I have it on DVD. I'll sell it cheaper than the website.


eeeh  :P proof first  ;)

buying crack is a better alternative
I got some of that for you too crack head.
leeches don't have anything
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: AnnonymousOne on February 12, 2009, 10:16:47 AM
You guys really take no one's word do you?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Dre-Day on February 12, 2009, 10:20:04 AM
You guys really take no one's word do you?
nah, but we're ruthless
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: AnnonymousOne on February 12, 2009, 10:35:08 AM
The truth is yall are the leachers. That's why I never want to up anything.

Here's the intro to the doc. (In shitty quality of course.  :P)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL5ct9zPuH4
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Dre-Day on February 12, 2009, 10:58:12 AM
The truth is yall are the leachers. That's why I never want to up anything.

Here's the intro to the doc. (In shitty quality of course.  :P)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL5ct9zPuH4
nah, i don't spam to get hookup access
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Dre-Day on February 12, 2009, 12:27:47 PM
^it would be ridiculous if Matt didn't know the content of his own documentary.

besides, if the rumour was true, then somebody would have ripped the track ages ago.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: FuckThisForum on February 12, 2009, 08:55:06 PM
AnnonymousOne says:

A DEDICATION TO: Psycho662, Gay-Day, & Fag Vader (to a lesser extent - es-jay & Kilo2)

AnnonymousOne says:

I never said I knew for sure that Mr. Officer was on the documentary. I said that's just what I had heard. I bought the doc to verify and was wondering if anyone happened to want to buy it from me just to have it. I don't give a fuck, I'll spread a thousand false rumors to fuck with the pieces of shit on this poisonous forum. Because yall ain't worth consideration. Your agitation is my entertainment. Alot of yall say I ain't got shit. Believe me I do. Because believe it or not, there is a world that exists beyond the megapixels of your screen. I interact with the real world and operate in the real world, not all this net shit, -fuckin waste of time. I post the non-rare shit on my youtube for the newcommers to this shit. Because I remember being in their position and wanting a reliable source from which I could get everything. I am what I wish I had. Of course I won't post real rare shit (unless you faggots tempt me into it, which you've done twice already, but then again that is your starken trade). And yes, I spammed to gain Hook Up access just to check it out, cuz I don't give a fuck about this piece of shit site anyway. There ain't shit up in there anyway. Bottom line is this forum is garbage, and everyone on it needs to do something with their life for real. I can envision yall now, not doing anything except illuminating your ugly ass exhiled faces in front of the monitor eating your greasy ass momma cooked food stopping occasionally for a piss break. What the fuck do yall do for real. Go support a movement or some shit. Acquire some humility, get humble, and fuckin open your eyes, instead of always being on the spring attack. Pathetic ass losers, social outcasts, narcissists, closet homos, muther fuckin do nothings. I slaughter pitiful souls like yall in real life. If you want to hook up with a real forum who actually is supported by real people who do more with there lives than lurk in the dark hunched in a chair net banging, leeching, and obsessing over forgotten music, check out RealHipHopForEver.com. This site has really made me realize. That's where the real minds are at with real ideas and motives who support a REAL movement of truth and awareness, far better than this bullshit.
-PEACE (or not, however you want it as it is your nature not to have it.) -Anon
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: TDOT on February 12, 2009, 09:36:15 PM
what a pussy
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Not Likely on February 13, 2009, 03:27:49 AM
Gay-Day, & Fag Vader

I respect Dre-Day and Chad Vader, but that made me LAWL. nothing against you guys. ;)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Dre-Day on February 13, 2009, 03:54:13 AM
AnnonymousOne says:

A DEDICATION TO: Psycho662, Gay-Day, & Fag Vader (to a lesser extent - es-jay & Kilo2)

AnnonymousOne says:

I never said I knew for sure that Mr. Officer was on the documentary. I said that's just what I had heard. I bought the doc to verify and was wondering if anyone happened to want to buy it from me just to have it. I don't give a fuck, I'll spread a thousand false rumors to fuck with the pieces of shit on this poisonous forum. Because yall ain't worth consideration. Your agitation is my entertainment. Alot of yall say I ain't got shit. Believe me I do. Because believe it or not, there is a world that exists beyond the megapixels of your screen. I interact with the real world and operate in the real world, not all this net shit, -fuckin waste of time. I post the non-rare shit on my youtube for the newcommers to this shit. Because I remember being in their position and wanting a reliable source from which I could get everything. I am what I wish I had. Of course I won't post real rare shit (unless you faggots tempt me into it, which you've done twice already, but then again that is your starken trade). And yes, I spammed to gain Hook Up access just to check it out, cuz I don't give a fuck about this piece of shit site anyway. There ain't shit up in there anyway. Bottom line is this forum is garbage, and everyone on it needs to do something with their life for real. I can envision yall now, not doing anything except illuminating your ugly ass exhiled faces in front of the monitor eating your greasy ass momma cooked food stopping occasionally for a piss break. What the fuck do yall do for real. Go support a movement or some shit. Acquire some humility, get humble, and fuckin open your eyes, instead of always being on the spring attack. Pathetic ass losers, social outcasts, narcissists, closet homos, muther fuckin do nothings. I slaughter pitiful souls like yall in real life. If you want to hook up with a real forum who actually is supported by real people who do more with there lives than lurk in the dark hunched in a chair net banging, leeching, and obsessing over forgotten music, check out RealHipHopForEver.com. This site has really made me realize. That's where the real minds are at with real ideas and motives who support a REAL movement of truth and awareness, far better than this bullshit.
-PEACE (or not, however you want it as it is your nature not to have it.) -Anon


stop speaking in 3rd person you idiot; besides, you don't have a life, otherwise you wouldn't have come back  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
lol at the fact that you even took the time to type all that  :D

haha you got served
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: DTG Entertainment on February 13, 2009, 04:13:09 AM
AnnonymousOne says:

A DEDICATION TO: Psycho662, Gay-Day, & Fag Vader (to a lesser extent - es-jay & Kilo2)

AnnonymousOne says:

I never said I knew for sure that Mr. Officer was on the documentary. I said that's just what I had heard. I bought the doc to verify and was wondering if anyone happened to want to buy it from me just to have it. I don't give a fuck, I'll spread a thousand false rumors to fuck with the pieces of shit on this poisonous forum. Because yall ain't worth consideration. Your agitation is my entertainment. Alot of yall say I ain't got shit. Believe me I do. Because believe it or not, there is a world that exists beyond the megapixels of your screen. I interact with the real world and operate in the real world, not all this net shit, -fuckin waste of time. I post the non-rare shit on my youtube for the newcommers to this shit. Because I remember being in their position and wanting a reliable source from which I could get everything. I am what I wish I had. Of course I won't post real rare shit (unless you faggots tempt me into it, which you've done twice already, but then again that is your starken trade). And yes, I spammed to gain Hook Up access just to check it out, cuz I don't give a fuck about this piece of shit site anyway. There ain't shit up in there anyway. Bottom line is this forum is garbage, and everyone on it needs to do something with their life for real. I can envision yall now, not doing anything except illuminating your ugly ass exhiled faces in front of the monitor eating your greasy ass momma cooked food stopping occasionally for a piss break. What the fuck do yall do for real. Go support a movement or some shit. Acquire some humility, get humble, and fuckin open your eyes, instead of always being on the spring attack. Pathetic ass losers, social outcasts, narcissists, closet homos, muther fuckin do nothings. I slaughter pitiful souls like yall in real life. If you want to hook up with a real forum who actually is supported by real people who do more with there lives than lurk in the dark hunched in a chair net banging, leeching, and obsessing over forgotten music, check out RealHipHopForEver.com. This site has really made me realize. That's where the real minds are at with real ideas and motives who support a REAL movement of truth and awareness, far better than this bullshit.
-PEACE (or not, however you want it as it is your nature not to have it.) -Anon


Someone seems to be butthurt because he doesn't know his Death Row facts.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: es-jay on February 13, 2009, 05:30:01 AM
AnnonymousOne says:

A DEDICATION TO: Psycho662, Gay-Day, & Fag Vader (to a lesser extent - es-jay & Kilo2)

AnnonymousOne says:

I never said I knew for sure that Mr. Officer was on the documentary. I said that's just what I had heard. I bought the doc to verify and was wondering if anyone happened to want to buy it from me just to have it. I don't give a fuck, I'll spread a thousand false rumors to fuck with the pieces of shit on this poisonous forum. Because yall ain't worth consideration. Your agitation is my entertainment. Alot of yall say I ain't got shit. Believe me I do. Because believe it or not, there is a world that exists beyond the megapixels of your screen. I interact with the real world and operate in the real world, not all this net shit, -fuckin waste of time. I post the non-rare shit on my youtube for the newcommers to this shit. Because I remember being in their position and wanting a reliable source from which I could get everything. I am what I wish I had. Of course I won't post real rare shit (unless you faggots tempt me into it, which you've done twice already, but then again that is your starken trade). And yes, I spammed to gain Hook Up access just to check it out, cuz I don't give a fuck about this piece of shit site anyway. There ain't shit up in there anyway. Bottom line is this forum is garbage, and everyone on it needs to do something with their life for real. I can envision yall now, not doing anything except illuminating your ugly ass exhiled faces in front of the monitor eating your greasy ass momma cooked food stopping occasionally for a piss break. What the fuck do yall do for real. Go support a movement or some shit. Acquire some humility, get humble, and fuckin open your eyes, instead of always being on the spring attack. Pathetic ass losers, social outcasts, narcissists, closet homos, muther fuckin do nothings. I slaughter pitiful souls like yall in real life. If you want to hook up with a real forum who actually is supported by real people who do more with there lives than lurk in the dark hunched in a chair net banging, leeching, and obsessing over forgotten music, check out RealHipHopForEver.com. This site has really made me realize. That's where the real minds are at with real ideas and motives who support a REAL movement of truth and awareness, far better than this bullshit.
-PEACE (or not, however you want it as it is your nature not to have it.) -Anon



lol. how can a Death Row collector call anyone a loser... why was i mentioned?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on February 13, 2009, 10:35:19 AM
(http://www.soprupradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/l_50a1afab2aa564b7b5028b3772d0c256-225x300.jpg)
SoPrupRadio.com is celebrating its 2009 relaunch with many new videos, mixtapes, audio and more. Well, to start with a bang we got a chance to catch up with former Deathrow Records producer/rapper/writer J.Flexx. We will be releasing video blogs with J.Flexx every week so stay tuned to Soprupradio.com for more from J.Flexx.

J. Flexx spent several years as a writer for Dr. Dre during his tenure at Death Row Records. The first song he wrote in that collaboration. “Natural Born Killaz”, became a Top 40 hit for Dre and Ice Cube in 1994. J.Flexx’s success continued when he wrote Dre’s part in “California Love”, a duet with Tupac Shakur.

J.Flexx wrote “Keep Their Heads Ringin”, the first single from Ice Cube’s soundtrack “Friday” (which ultimately sold over 2 million units). He followed that success with “Been There, Done That”, the only single released from “Dr Dre presents the Aftermath”.

Here if the first J.Flexx Video Blog exclusively at SoPrupRadio.com:


http://www.soprupradio.com/?p=816
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Mista Rosa on March 11, 2009, 05:08:28 PM
what's up with nate dogg unrealised shit?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on March 22, 2009, 06:18:20 AM
During the ‘90s, Death Row Records linked the sound and do it yourself ethic of Stax and Motown with Hip Hop. It laid the blueprint for No Limit, Roc-A-Fella and a half dozen other independent labels. Along with the trademark sound emerged tales of industry shakedowns, studio beatdowns and a conflict that left two of Hip Hop’s greatest contributors dead. Things got so bad that Dr. Dre then Snoop Dogg and nearly everyone else departed, leaving thousands of unreleased recordings and plenty of drama in their trail. A few who chose to remain occasionally made headlines. As a shell of its former self, Death Row brought in a steady trickle of a couple million dollars annually, until a crippling lawsuit forced the label to sell its assets in a recent auction.
Canada’s WIDEawake Enertainment purchased the remaining Death Row assets for $18 million, simultaneously ending and starting a new era. As questions arose about the reintroducing the label’s analog material in a now digital Hip Hop landscape, the new owners promised a drastic change in the way business was conducted. After nearly a decade of re-releasing bootlegs and b-sides that were better left on the cutting room floor, stories of a board of trustees led by a suburban soccer-mom did little to ease the fears of die-hard Death Row fans.
In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX, WIDEAwake/Death Row CEO Lara Lavi and Senior Vice President John Payne cut through the clichéd press clippings to explain why they can equally relate to the suits who write the checks and the artists who cash them. With ties that reach back to Death Row’s infancy as Future Shock Records, John and Lara have offered a full pardon of sorts for all the artists and music stranded on Death Row. In the following pages, you can judge if they’ll successfully take the hood off of Death Row’s iconic mascot without taking the hood out of the label’s master recordings.

HipHopDX: What initially attracted you to the Death Row purchase?
John Payne: I was actually with Death Row from the very beginning. I did the Deep Cover Soundtrack, and I helped formulate the direction Death Row took before it kind of went a little negative. When the company went bankrupt, I worked with the trustees in identifying everything.
I’m involved primarily because I had a very good vibe with Lara; WIDEAwake is a very good company to work with. But I also want to maintain the integrity of the music and keep it in its original state. I want to make sure some of the artists who never came out have a chance to be exposed—some of them never got paid.

Lara Lavi: I am the CEO, president and chief bottle washer of WIDEAwake, and now WIDEAwake/Death Row Entertainment LLC. That’s the US company. I’m American, and now that Barack [Obama] is in office I think I can go back to America. I was recruited up here to put together a new breed of entertainment company with Canadian money. It seemed like a good thing to do with George W. Bush fucking up the United States.
Over the last couple of years, we’ve been intensely incubating, getting our sea legs and figuring out what we wanted to do. Our chairman, who is this somewhat reclusive white guy from Georgetown, Ontario, looked up one day and said, “We need to buy an asset that’s generating income. Go find a good one.” We looked at a lot of publishing catalogs and a host of other [assets]. We saw this as a good opportunity to generate an accelerated cash flow into the company, and build on an area that we have a lot of understanding in. This is an area where we can get ourselves on the map, and it seems to be working.

DX: Just to clarify, did your lot only include music or was the one with the cars and gold records?
John Payne: Those were two separate auctions. The one Wide Awake got was the material; this is strictly the musical catalog. The cars, the [electric] chair and the gold records were personal items which were seized. We have music, video and anything related to artistic items. The other auction was personal items. Just so you know, I was at the auction. There was a box of [Suge Knight’s] dirty underwear, and some guy bought it.

DX: I saw that on TV one night. That was crazy!
John Payne: Yeah, and he was happy to get it too. He went running out of the room screaming, and he called someone on the phone that was probably going to be equally happy later.

DX: Wow…not much you can say after that.
Lara Lavi: That’s some weird shit! But, we didn’t need any of that. I didn’t need Suge’s gold records sitting on my wall. I’m not interested in that silly stuff. I’m interested in a new home for these artists. It’s a new day.
John Payne: We didn’t go for the personal items. We went for the stuff that actually means something—the music. People ask us why we didn’t buy the electric chair, but we just released people from the electric chair. Why would we want it, when we pardoned them from that? We don’t need to decorate our artists with Suge’s possessions. We’ll put new gold and platinum up there and do it from the artist’s perspective.

DX: The sale of Death Row fell through at least two previous times for reasons unrelated to what was actually in the catalog. Did that deter you in any way?
John Payne: I wouldn’t have really worked with another company. The people that I saw who were looking to make the purchase were going to take Death Row in the wrong direction and do a lot of the stuff that’s been done to the 2Pac catalog—overproduce it, wash it out and mix it incorrectly.
We’re going to maintain things and keep it as original as possible, as well as inject some things people haven’t seen while keeping it in its original state. The Death Row catalog is a lot larger and more versatile than people realize. There’s probably 7,000 unreleased tracks. There’s also lots of professional footage as well as home movies. There’s also Gospel and R&B. We want to give people the full picture of Death Row so they can appreciate it. It will also explain how the music came to be and what it was truly about without the negativity. We want to base it around the artists—not around what it was in the past, and not around us personally.

DX: Let’s take Dr. Dre's The Chronic for example. How does what you have add to something that many people already think is a classic?
John Payne: We have enough product to fully enhance content from every year Death Row was in existence. You look at The Chronic, in the state that it’s in now, we can provide other versions of the songs and songs that didn’t make the album. These aren’t songs that didn’t make it because they weren’t good. They just didn’t make it because there were already enough songs on the album. We can include footage of how these albums were made and versions of the videos that you may not have seen. There are also videos from The Chronic and every other album that didn’t get released.
I’m sure you [as a fan] enjoyed everything that came out, but you got a very one-dimensional perspective of things. And we’ve also got stuff from Crooked I , Petey Pablo and various artists like that. A lot of people waited to hear Danny Boy, who did a lot of vocals with ‘Pac. Well we have several completed Danny Boy records and videos. So you can get a better idea of what was going on at that time. When you look at All Eyez On Me, you can see what Danny Boy was doing, [or] better understand why Charlie Wilson was a good fit to sing on Snoop Dogg’s records.

DX: In your Wall Street Journal interview, you expressed a desire to “get things on a better level” with artists who have catalogs in the assets. Former Death Row executive Daz, said he was willing to cooperate, push product and even possibly film videos.
Lara Lavi: We also want to do some creative things with this catalog, and these artists are going to be invited back to do some fun stuff. Some of them that are still active may want to re-sign. We don’t know; we’ll work our way through it. Eventually we’ll be looking at new artists, but we’ve got so much stuff to deal with now that that’s going to take a while.

John Payne: The fact that I know them all well and have known them all for a long time means I never really stopped being in touch with them. Back in October, I had Snoop and Tha Dogg Pound in Australia. So my relationship with them is good. They’re happy that I’m involved. Snoop and Crooked I have met Lara, and they know what we’re about. They know that they’re going to start getting paid again, and some of the stuff they were working on is going to see the light of day. When they left the label, I’m sure they never thought it would happen again. We still have to sit down and work out some things as well as set up things for the future, and they know that too.

DX: In addition to the marquee names, you also have artists like Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez and Petey Pablo. How do you sort them and establishing a pecking order?
Lara Lavi: This is a lot of heavy lifting, and I would not have even considered this without John Payne agreeing to do it with us. When you go to look at the content that Death Row has in storage, it’s like the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

John Payne: We have a chronological history that goes from day one up until a couple years ago. There’s an evolution of Death Row that people never got to see. The list that I was dealing with would equate to…When we broke it down into an Excel file it was 40,000 lines. And this was just from the year 2000 going forward. Going back, it would be considerably more.

DX: In the current economic climate, licensing a song for commercial use is an option more and more people are turning to. A lot of people want to make sure we don’t hear an old ‘Pac song on a Trix commercial…
John Payne: That’s not gonna happen. We don’t need that. We can give you a much broader stroke of Death Row without tarnishing the image with remixes and a Snoop Dogg and Barry Manilow compilation. Fortunately, there’s enough material where we don’t have to start diluting it or changing it. Further on down the line, there will be some collaboration with other artists. Right now, we can focus on letting Death Row be Death Row in its purest form. That’s what a lot of people want and have been waiting for. There’s been a lot of watering down of the product and the 2Pac catalog as it stands. For the purists who liked the original material for what it was, we can guarantee that there’s a lot more. We’re also going to seek involvement from the artists. There will be artist participation with products and events we have planned.This isn’t a closed door policy from a company that appears to be running things because they bought a catalog. A corporation did pay for the assets, and we’re going to return their investment. But they’re not dictating we do things a certain way, dilute it and just turn it into a big mess.

Lara Lavi: These investors really trust us, and we want the fans to trust us. We’re making good headway getting the artists to trust us. We want the fans and the artists to feel like this very, very part of important part of American culture gets a chance to be developed and continued in the right way.

DX: There’s an interesting dynamic between your respective resumes and someone in your catalog like Dre or Snoop who are also artists/executives?
Lara Lavi: I’m an artist. I’m an attorney, but I’m very left and right brained. I was on A&M Records, I was a writer for Warner Chappell, and I still put out albums. And, yeah, I’m more in the singer/songwriter vein, but I understand both sides of the microphone. I’ve toured the world with Peter Gabriel and done all sorts of things. John is a producer and engineer. He’s toured the world and worked with lots of different artists in virtually every genre of music. Artists are gonna resonate with us because we are part of their DNA. I know that someone wants to be heard and get paid, and we want to make sure both happen.

DX: Lara, the press that’s been done on you so far paints you as the exact opposite of a typical Death Row fan. No disrespect, but they’re really playing up this “soccer mom” aspect…
Lara Lavi: I’m a 48-year-old, Jewish soccer mom…that’s what I keep reading in the press. I find it funny. I’m also a singer/songwriter, and I’ve made millions of dollars as an artist. I’m an entertainment lawyer, and I’m married to an African-American since forever. I have an army of nieces and nephews who grew up on this stuff. So they think I’m the coolest aunt ever. My world has always had a huge component of black culture. I grew up with The Neville Brothers. Ivan Neville mentored me. These are folks who are a huge part of my fabric. Buddy Guy and The Blues Team…I started singing Blues when I was 17 and performing in clubs with a fake ID.
I come from a place of musicality. One of the fabulous things about music is if you put a bunch of musicians in a room—it doesn’t matter if they’re gangster rappers or opera singers—they only have one criterion. Can you blow? Can you sing? Can you play? Can you perform? Are you real? That transcends race, age and gender. The reason I do okay with these guys is because I don’t try to be like them. I’m not that cool. I drive a Volvo station wagon, and I like my Volvo station wagon. I can toss a lot of soccer balls in the back of that thing. I can also put everybody’s guitars in the back of that thing if necessary. When you sit down with Crooked I, Snoop, what’s the bottom line? They want to be heard, be paid and have their music respected. They get that from me. People will always get that from me. I’m thoroughly enjoying being underestimated.

DX: I don’t know. Do you think you can underestimate someone who pulls the trigger on an $18 million acquisition in the middle of a recession?
Lara Lavi: Absolutely, but I love it. You don’t look at me and see Death Row. But I’m not feeling a lot of haters. We get funny e-mails every now and then from people who say, “Don’t fuck it up, especially the 2Pac stuff.” And we don’t have any intention of fucking it up. We aren’t going to let the tail wag the dog, nor are we going to lose money.

DX: Are you able to answer questions about specific works?
John Payne: From those 7,000 songs you’re talking about unreleased Snoop and unreleased [Dr.] Dre. There are also solo albums from people who worked on the [marquee artist’s] albums. There’s Jewell, who was an original Death Row artist. [Lady of] Rage [click to read] has an album. There are Nate Dogg records. There are numerous Christmas albums. Anybody that you heard connected to Death Row, we have records from them. And there are also people that you’ve never heard of with albums too. We have R&B and Gospel, and nobody knew that Death Row had Gospel.

DX: I’ve gotta say a Gospel artist on Death Row sounds like oil and water.
John Payne: These wouldn’t be people you’ve heard of. But believe me; going through the stuff, the material is very good. I don’t think that a Gospel singer recording then would’ve considered even signing to Death Row based on their image. They wouldn’t have even known Death Row would take them in the first place. They didn’t gravitate toward Death Row, and I don’t think Death Row went out to actively seek Gospel musicians. But Death Row was willing to have people willing to work with them.

Lara Lavi: On the Gospel stuff, the fact that we own it doesn’t mean it has to come out under Death Row. WIDEAwake is a company with many, many genres of music. One of our projects, which isn’t Hip Hop at all is Sean Jones, who comes from a Gospel family. He’s done some stuff on our Christmas albums that would just vocally blow your mind. We own a whole company within a company, within a company, so there will be a home for everything. It’ll be alright

DX: There’s a kind of mythology about lost Death Row recordings. Can you clear some of that up?
John Payne: I’ll try. There are certain records that may exist, but they may have existed under a different title. But just kick some names out, and we’ll see if any of them ring a bell.

DX: 2Pac supposedly made a diss song entitled “Hit ‘Em Up 2.”
John Payne: Oh yeah, I’ve heard that

DX: Daz Dillinger says he has at least one whole album with 2Pac entitled Don’t Go to Sleep .
John Payne: Yes. And there’s also a couple Kurupt and 2Pac records. There’s material with 2Pac and Left Eye recording under the name of N.I.N.A.

DX: Just out of random curiosity, did MC Hammer really record material for Death Row?
John Payne: Actually, I do recall seeing something. Hammer and his brother, Louis Burrell, were connected with the label in the late '90s. I don’t know if there’s a complete record, but I do recall seeing something in the catalog list. There’s a good chance that if it’s not a complete album, there’s probably some finished tracks. That’s purely from a visual observation.

DX: Aside from that, what are some of the more surprising things you ran across?
Lara Lavi: I’m excited about Left Eye. I’m a fan of hers, and I’m excited to see there’s some material there. I’m excited about some of the stuff I’ve heard from Crooked I…some of the stuff from Petey Pablo. With that being said, we’re still sifting through a lot of the stuff and getting it organized.

John Payne: And the quality of the material is very good, especially the R&B. You have your Hip Hop versions of R&B, and then you have your more straight versions of R&B. And we have that too, because some of them are collaborations. The fact that people only saw Death Row as gangster rap will cause them to be surprised when the rest of this stuff is released. But it shouldn’t be surprising. If you look at the people who were involved in The Chronic, it was people involved in all genres of music.

DX: As great as the Death Row music is, it seems some people can’t mention the label without its former owner coming up. Is Suge always going to be the proverbial elephant in the room?
Lara Lavi: This label is not going to be about the tabloid elements of Mr. Knight’s exploits anymore. It’s going back to being about the artists and fans. It’s not about me, and it’s not about John. It’s about these fantastic, iconic, groundbreaking Folk artists who helped shaped what is now the American fabric of urban music. And Suge, God bless him, we don’t wish him anything negative at all. But if this continues onward with people just being fixated with “who beat him up,” “who did he beat up this week,” and “when is he going to jail,” “when is he getting out of jail,” and "oh by the way, this is Death Row," that isn’t serving the artists, fans or our company. So I hope you can respect that the days of everyone equating Death Row with Suge Knight have got to end. The only way that’s going to happen is if responsible media coverage helps us shift this so that the focus is on the artists. That’s the only thing we ask.
I want these artists heard and respected. I’m tired of [hearing], “Suge Knight, Suge Knight, Suge Knight.” I don’t have a negative word to say about the man. I’ve never met him; I probably never will. So it isn’t about hating on anybody, but these artists deserve better.

John Payne: We just don’t want to dwell on that. We want it to be about the artists and the music. That’s what we’re promoting. I’ve known Suge a long time. We’ve got nothing bad to say about him. Let him move on as well. It doesn’t belong to him anymore, and we’re returning it to fans and to the artists.

DX: What specifically are you working on now?
John Payne: A lot of these questions about what’s going on and what we’re going to do will get answered, but we’ve only had the company for a month. It seems like a lot longer, but it’s really only been a month. Outside of addressing regular business, contracts with the artists and those things, we’re addressing MTV and various other media outlets.

DX: Can you put any definitive timetable on when some of this will be released?
Lara Lavi: Sure. I think in 2010, we’ll put three or four different types of releases out. Initially, we’ll focus on box sets and compilation packaging. We’ll be enhancing those releases with a robust amount of video that we have, so people get a bonus DVD with the CD and some additional artwork. We’ve got rows and rows of flat art that we still have to go through and digitize. Some of it we’ll use for branding and merchandising, and some of it we’ll find other uses for. I think people should expect more multimedia packaging. That’s what resonates with the fans and consumers, and it allows us to enhance things. We’ve also got to make sure all this material is remastered and brightened up.
The digital compilation could be an area where we can have a lot of fun with your site. Maybe we all pick 20 songs from 10 different artists that we want the community to hear, and we almost treat it like a focus group.
John Payne: We may put a list or something like that on your site. Then your readers can just pick a bunch of songs, and create a compilation that way.

DX: No argument from us there. 2Pac is obviously a big draw, but after six posthumous albums, some of these pieced together projects are starting to sound worse and worse.
Lara Lavi: I don’t think you’ll see a 2Pac album before spring 2010, at the earliest. I think there’s a lot of 2Pac product out there, and we want the market to really be wanting a nice, pure, special 2Pac release.

DX: Things haven’t always been peaceful between the Shakur Estate and Death Row. Did you inherit that problem?
Lara Lavi: We are not in any kind of negative environment with the Shakur Estate. There is nothing negative. As a matter of fact, my son and I are going to visit Afeni [Shakur] in North Carolina in the beginning of April. There’s a lot of healing that’s been going on right now, because the face of Death Row is partially a mom. I’m not having any of that, and I’ve been clear that the old days are over.
We are going to come up with ways to support the Tupac Amaru Center in Atlanta and its spin-offs in different cities. When I say support, I mean financially through the income generated by the 2Pac material that we control and hands-on support from my husband and I. We plan on working with their board, and helping them realize dreams that they’ve had a little bit of a challenge getting to. I’m not interested in negativity.

DX: Given negativity associated with Death Row and the fact that many of these artists are household names now, did you ever consider releasing product independent of the Death Row label?
John Payne: No, because that would be wrong. Death Row is a good brand. It’s a reliable brand that people around the world know. It will eventually evolve to mean something more positive. It’s going to evolve to be a label that actually did some good things. Death Row started a whole new way of making records, and it made a tremendous statement. We’re just going to reduce the negative side of that name and turn it into a positive.

Lara Lavi: Another way to look at that is WIDEAwake has a children’s division, a Rock division and so on. If we were to resign any of these artists—if we were to do something with Crooked, for example—we would probably take a look at where they wanted to be. We’d see how they felt about the positioning. Do you want to be at WIDEAwake/Death Row, or just under WIDEAwake? They probably wouldn’t want to be in the children’s division, but you know, you give them all options.
For Death Row, I would say there’s going to be some modification. I’d like to create an animation where they guy [in the Death Row logo] is pardoned. The hood comes off and he’s free. We want to give people the sense that Death Row still exists, but nobody’s getting electrocuted anymore. It’s gonna take time. And the one thing we’re not going to do is be abrupt. We don’t want to be perceived as having scrubbed it [clean] either. Part of the allure of Death Row is that, during its peak, the people at Death Row were not little angels. There was an element of rebellion, and I don’t want to take that out. I don’t want everyone shooting each other, any rifts or anyone embracing negativity.

DX: People like C. Delores Tucker and Tipper Gore always pointed to how Death Row artists used the words “bitch” and “hoe.” Times have changed, but do you think you will inherit that criticism also?
Lara Lavi: As a mom, I’m not a big fan of misogyny per se. But I do understand that culture has many, many vocabulary words that are not the same as white, corporate America. Misogyny exists in many ways in this world, and it’s not just from a bunch of black guys in the hood. I sit in board meetings everyday with an army of white guys, and you don’t think those guys are misogynistic in their own way because I’m the only woman in there?

I don’t use the N-word. I’m a Jewish woman, and I don’t have the right to use that word, but you do because you know what you’re saying. You’re not using it the same way the Klu Klux Klan says it. You’re saying because it’s a piece of your fabric, and how you say it is different from how that guy says it.

We’re not going to censor this stuff. I’m not even interested in clean versions. We keep getting approached by Wal-Mart to scrub it up and sell clean versions. Why? That shit isn’t gonna sell! People wanted to clean it up and sell it in China. China has some of the strictest censorship laws in the world. Do you know what that’s going to sound like? Beep, beep, mother beep all day; it’s gonna be silly. The bottom line is that it is what it is, and it’s going to have a chance to have a much happier life.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Mista Rosa on March 22, 2009, 03:09:25 PM


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Artists:
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In House Producers:

Big Hutch (2000 - 2002)
Cold 187um a.k.a. Big Hutch (2000 - 2002)
Darren Vegas (2000 - 2003)
Dat Nigga Daz a.k.a. Daz Dillinger (1992 - 1999)
Dr. Dre (1992 - 1996)
Jim Gittum (2000 - 2003)
Sam Sneed (1993 - 1996)
Sir Jinx (2002 - 2003)
Soopafly (1993 - 2001)
Young Gotti b.k.a. Kurupt (1992 - 1997) (2002 - 2005)


The Roster:

2Pac (1995 - 1996)
6 Feet Deep (1994 - 1999)
Above The Law (2001 - 2003)
B.G.O.T.I. (1996 - 1999)
Barney Rubble/Sean Thomas (1993 - 2001)
Big Foot (2000 - 2002)
Bloody Mary (1996 - 1998)
Capricorn (1999 - ?)
Chocolate Bandit (1997 - 1998)
Cold 187um a.k.a. Big Hutch (2000 - 2002)
CPO a.k.a. Bozz Hogg (1994 - 1996)
Crooked I (2000 - 2004)
Cutthroat (? - 2005)
Danny Boy (1993 - 1999) (2003 - 2005)
Dat Nigga Daz a.k.a. Daz Dillinger (1992 - 1999)
DJ Go Mack (2000 - 2002)
Dre'sta (2000 - 2002)
Dr. Dre (1992 - 1996)
Eastwood (2000 - 2005)
El Dorado (1999 - 2003)
Gail Gotti (2002 - 2005)
Gangsta Girl (2002 - 2004)
Gina Longo (1996 - 1998)
Hug (? - ?)
Jewell (1992 - 2000)
J. Valentine (2000 - 2002)
K9 (2000 - 2005)
K-Solo (1993 - 1996)
Lil C-Style (1994 - 1997)
MC Hammer (1995 - 1997)
Mac Shawn (1998 - 2001)
Mark Morrison (2000 - 2003)
Michel'le (1992 - 2005)
N.I.N.A. (New Identity Non Applicable) b.k.a. Left Eye (2001 - 2002)
O.F.T.B. (1993 - 1998)
Pretty Boy (2000 - 2004)
R.B.X. (1992 - 1995)
Redrum 781 (1996 - 1998)
Sam Sneed (1993 - 1996)
SKG (Suge Knight's Girl (2000 - 2002)
Snoop Doggy Dogg (1992 - 1997)
Soopafly (1993 - 2001)
Spider Loc (2002 - 2003)
Swoop G (1998 - 2002)
Tha Outlawz (1996 - 1999)
The Lady Of Rage (1992 - 2001)
Total K-Oss (2000 - 2002)
Tray Dee (1994 - 1997)
Virginya Slim (2002 - 2005)
V.K./Vanesha Knight (1999 - 2002)
Young Gotti b.k.a. Kurupt (1992 - 1997) (2002 - 2005)
Young Soldierz (1994 - 1998)
Y.S.G. (? - ?)

Unofficial Artists:

Bad Habitz (1999 - 2001) - Only under a management deal via Suge Knight Management -
Bobby Brown (1996 - 1997) - He was meant to sign to Death Row East, but never inked a contract. -
Juvenile (2002 - 2002) - The deal never worked out, so Juvenile never became an artist over there -
Keyshia Cole (2003 - 2004) - Never inked a contract -
Petey Pablo (2004 - 2007) - Only under a management deal via Suge Knight Management -
Ray J (2000 - 2002) - Never inked a contract -
Reddbone (2003 - 2005) - Never inked a contract -
Shyne (2003 - 2003) - Was considered for the label, but never signed -
The D.O.C. (1992 - 1995) - Never inked a contract -
Treach (1996 - 1997) - Never inked a contract -
Tre Deuce (1992 - 1993) - Never inked a contract -
Warlord (2005 - 2006) - Never inked a contract -


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Discography:
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Unreleased Albums:

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The Lady Of Rage - Eargasms
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1995
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status: Not up to Suge Knight's standards.
Scheduled Singles:
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Jewell - Black Diamond
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1995
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status: Not up to Suge Knight's standards.
Scheduled Singles:
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Danny Boy - Danny Boy
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1996
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status: Not up to Suge Knight's standards.
Scheduled Singles:
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Dr. Dre - Poppa's Got A Brand New Funk
Alternate Titles: Dr. Dre - New World Odor
Scheduled Release Year: 1996
Project Status: Incomplete
Reason for non-retail status: Incompletion.
Scheduled Singles:
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Gina Longo - Untitled
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1996
Project Status: Incomplete
Reason for non-retail status: Incompletion.
Scheduled Singles:
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K Solo - Untitled
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1996
Project Status: Incomplete
Reason for non-retail status: Incompletion.
Scheduled Singles:
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MC Hammer - Too Tight
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1996
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status: Not up to Suge Knight's standards.
Scheduled Singles: MC Hammer featuring Nancy Fletcher - Too Tight (Ghost Written by 2Pac)
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Sam Sneed - Street Scholars
Alternate Titles: Sam Sneed - Sneed Indeed
Scheduled Release Year: 1996
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status: Sam Sneed left the label due to the hostility toward him.
Scheduled Singles:
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Various Artists - Doggystyle Records Compilation
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1996
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status: Not up to Suge Knight's standards.
Scheduled Singles:
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Various Artists - Death Row East Compilation
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1996
Project Status: Incomplete
Reason for non-retail status: Incompletion.
Scheduled Singles:
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2Pac and The Boot Camp Clik - One Nation
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 1997
Project Status: Incomplete
Reason for non-retail status: Incompletion.
Scheduled Singles:
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Kurupt - Against The Grain E.P.
Alternate Titles: Back In Lane E.P.
Scheduled Release Year: 2002
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status:
Scheduled Singles:
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Crooked I - Say Hi To The Bad Guy
Alternate Titles:
Scheduled Release Year: 2003
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status:
Scheduled Singles: Hood Star
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Kurupt - Against The Grain
Alternate Titles: Back In Lane
Scheduled Release Year: 2004
Project Status: Complete
Reason for non-retail status:
Scheduled Singles:
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_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Employees:
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Chief Executive Officers:

Suge Knight
Ron Winters - UK Division

Presidents:

Coming Soon.

Vice Presidents:

Big Hutch a.k.a. Cold 187 Um (2000 - 2002)
Dr. Dre (1992 - 1996)
James Winters - UK Division
Keita Rock
Petey Pablo (2005 - 2007)
Ricardo Brown b.k.a. Kurupt a.k.a. Young Gotti (2002 - 2005)
Roy

Security:

Wrightway Security
    - C.E.O. : Reggie Wright
                  - Employees:
                                     - Frank Alexander (1995 - 1997)

Assistants:

Cerdic Garland - Suge's personal assistant

Lawyers:

David Kenner

Press Relations:

George Pryce
Jonathan Wolfson
Jenny Stanley-Clark - UK Division

Graphic Designer:

Ronald "Riskie" Brent

Project Management:

Ilka - UK Division
Phil - UK Division

Marketing:

Scott C. Shephard - UK Division
Nick Hurley - UK Division
Jenny Stanley-Clark - UK Division

Receptionist:

Candy Brown
Tony Best

Secretary:

Tina

Webmasters:

Johnathan Hyland a.k.a Nathan Jones
Miles Nault a.k.a. Miles Iverson

Unreleased Tracks/Unreleased List:
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Unconfirmed Tracks:

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Crooked I featuring Kurupt and Montell Jordan - This Is How We Roll
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2003
- Notes: This song was apparently meant for Crooked I's 2nd Death Row album which never came out entitled Say Hi To The Bad Guy.
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Confirmed Tracks:

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2Pac featuring Danny Boy - Something 2 Ride
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1996
- Notes:
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6 Feet Deep - July Halloween
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:
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Above The Law - Bubbled Eyed Lens
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2000
- Notes:
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Above The Law - Cheese
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2001
- Notes:
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Above The Law - Ghetto Platinum
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2002
- Notes:
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Above The Law - Jackin 4 Beats 2000
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2000
- Notes:
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Above The Law - Let It Be Known
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2000
- Notes:
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Above The Law featuring Kokane - Reality
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2001
- Notes:
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Above The Law - Sex, Money, Music (Original Version)
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2000
- Notes:
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Above The Law - Sex Money, Music (Final Remixed Version)
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2002
- Notes:
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Chocolate Bandit featuring Six Two - Junior Blowed
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:
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Chocolate Bandit - Just Touch Me (Original Version)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:
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Chocolate Bandit - Mr. Chocolate (Original Version)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:
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Chocolate Bandit - Mamma Say (Original Version)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:
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CJ Mac - I Ain't Fuckin' Wit'cha (Original Version)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2000
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Ain't Lovin No Rat
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Anotha Day in The L.B.C.
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Bang On Em
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Cocaine's A Helluva Drug (Original DPG Recordz Version)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1998
- Notes: This song was re-done in 2004 after Crooked I left Death Row.
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Crooked I - Cold Game
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg & Tech9ne - Crooks N Doggs
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1998
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Crook Show
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I featuring Nate Dogg - Crook In Me
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1998
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Dollaz In My Hand
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2000
- Notes: This song was meant for Crooked I's debut Death Row album Untouchable which was never released.
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Crooked I featuring Dylan - East/West
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2002
- Notes: This song was the first time in over seven years anybody from Death Row had colaborated with Bad Boy Records.
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Crooked I - Fa Shizzle Killa
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2003
- Notes: This song is a diss to Snoop Doggy Dogg. The song was meant to be on Crooked I's 2nd unreleased Death Row album - Say Hi To The Bad Guy.
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Crooked I - Gangsta's Ride
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - G'd Up & Banged Out
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Gangstaology
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Hood Star
- Produced By: The Track Team
- Year: 2002
- Notes: This song was meant to be the first single off Crooked I's 2nd album Say Hi To The Bad Guy that was never released.
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Crooked I - I Ain't The One
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Jack 101
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2000
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Knock Knock Knock
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Livin In Tha Hood
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1998
- Notes: The alternate name for this song is Ride With A G.
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Crooked I - Middle Finger Music
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2000
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Niggaz Got Game
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1998
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Nobody Understands Me
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Raw Dawgs
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I featuring K-Ci - R.I.P. Buntry (Version One)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2002
- Notes: Redone because of K-Ci's horrible vocal work.
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Crooked I featuring Ray J - R.I.P. Buntry (Version Two)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2002
- Notes: Final version played at Buntry's funeral
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Crooked I - Slap Back
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2003
- Notes: This song is aimed at Snoop Doggy Dogg of The Dogg Pound Crew.
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Crooked I featuring Sisqo - So Damn Hood (Original Version)
- Produced By: Big Hutch
- Year: 2001
- Notes: Remixed by Darren Vegas after Big Hutch left Death Row.
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Crooked I - The Untouchable Intro (No words by Crooked I just a beat)
- Produced By: Dat Nigga Daz
- Year: 2000
- Notes: There are no words on this song, it is basically just an intro beat produced by Dat Nigga Daz for Crooked I's debut Death Row album Untouchable that never came out.
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Crooked I featuring 2Pac - Untouchable (Remix)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2000
- Notes: Crooked I added his vocals after 2Pac died for his debut Death Row album "Untouchable". The 2Pac vocals spawn from a ten minute freestyle. Crooked I's album was never released.
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Crooked I - Young Ryda
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Crooked I - Youngsters
- Produced By: ?
- Year: ?
- Notes:
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Danny Boy featuring The Dramatics and Eastwood - What?/I Thought You Knew (Original Version)
- Produced By: Tha Row Hitters
- Year: 2003
- Notes: Crooked I added himself to the retail version of this song. Danny Boy thought the name of the song was "What" because that's all he sung in this song.
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Danny Boy - Against All Odds
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes: This song was meant for Danny Boy's 1997 album as well as the Inside Out Death Row compilation. However, neither project was released.
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Dr. Dre - California Love (Original Version)
- Produced By: Dr. Dre
- Year: 1995
- Notes: DJ Jam (Snoop Doggy Dogg's DJ) is the only one who has this song outside of Dr. Dre and the owners of the Death Row catalog. This song was meant for The Chronic 2.
Dr. Dre featuring Ice Cube and George Clinton - Can't C Us (Original Dr. Dre Version)
- Produced By: Dr. Dre
- Year: 1995
- Notes: This song was meant for the Ice Cube and Dr. Dre colaboration album Helter Skelter. The beat was later used by The Dogg Pound and 2Pac.
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Dr. Dre - Ghetto Tango (Original Dr. Dre Version)
- Produced By: Dr. Dre
- Year: 1995
- Notes: The beat was remixed by Aftermath Producer Bud'da for the song Ghetto Fabulous by Rass Kass for his album in 1998.
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Kurupt - I Didn't Change (Original Version)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2003
- Notes:
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Tha Realest featuring Swoop G and Crooked I - Drunk Drivin' In My Glass House
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2001
- Notes:
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The Dogg Pound featuring George Clinton - Can't C Us
- Produced By: Dr. Dre
- Year: 1995
- Notes: This song was meant for The Dogg Pound's album Dogg Food, but never made the cut. The beat eventually made it's way to 2Pac and on his debut Death Row album "All Eyez On Me".
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The Dogg Pound - Dogg Pound Gangstaz (Dr. Dre Remix)
- Produced By: Dat Nigga Daz and Dr. Dre
- Year: 1995
- Notes:
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The Dogg Pound featuring Lenny Kravitz - Question 4 Ya?
- Produced By: Dat Nigga Daz
- Year: 1998
- Notes:
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Tha Realest - Takin' Pictures In The Cemetary (K9 Diss)
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 2001
- Notes:
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Thx 2 Kilo2 ;)


YOU FORGOT NATE DOGG!!
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on March 25, 2009, 06:32:36 AM
Some Of Suge´s Homies And "Securities" @ Death Row.

http://images.google.de/imgres?imgurl=http://www.geocities.com/jiggy2000_us/mcdonald-buntry.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.geocities.com/jiggy2000_us/a-bloods-gallery.html&usg=__dYtscxHoTKQtb5uWKWjneJBpllo=&h=293&w=222&sz=16&hl=de&start=1&um=1&tbnid=3NeThNNnHwWCMM:&tbnh=115&tbnw=87&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbuntry%26hl%3Dde%26sa%3DG%26um%3D1
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Dre-Day on March 25, 2009, 09:01:02 AM
Chocolate Bandit featuring Six Two - Junior Blowed
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:


No leak on this one right?
97? from what I can gather from Noncentz last D.O.C interview,it was D.O.C that brought 6-2 to Death Row... and he left in 95  :P


haha that shit stinks  ;D
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: DTG Entertainment on March 25, 2009, 09:02:21 AM
Chocolate Bandit featuring Six Two - Junior Blowed
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:


No leak on this one right?
97? from what I can gather from Noncentz last D.O.C interview,it was D.O.C that brought 6-2 to Death Row... and he left in 95  :P


haha that shit stinks  ;D

He's referring to the other Six-2. There was a group called Six-Feet Deep which also had 6'9, 6'2, etc.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on March 25, 2009, 09:02:52 AM
Chocolate Bandit featuring Six Two - Junior Blowed
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:


No leak on this one right?
97? from what I can gather from Noncentz last D.O.C interview,it was D.O.C that brought 6-2 to Death Row... and he left in 95  :P


dont get it twisted yall.
its 6-2 from 6 feet deep, not the 2001-one.;)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Dre-Day on March 25, 2009, 09:03:11 AM
Chocolate Bandit featuring Six Two - Junior Blowed
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:


No leak on this one right?
97? from what I can gather from Noncentz last D.O.C interview,it was D.O.C that brought 6-2 to Death Row... and he left in 95  :P


haha that shit stinks  ;D

He's referring to the other Six-2. There was a group called Six-Feet Deep which also had 6'9, 6'2, etc.
ah my bad.

Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on March 25, 2009, 09:04:43 AM
Chocolate Bandit featuring Six Two - Junior Blowed
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:


No leak on this one right?
97? from what I can gather from Noncentz last D.O.C interview,it was D.O.C that brought 6-2 to Death Row... and he left in 95  :P


haha that shit stinks  ;D

He's referring to the other Six-2. There was a group called Six-Feet Deep which also had 6'9, 6'2, etc.

lol we posted almost at the same time :D

6 feet deep: 6-2, 6-6, 6-8 and 6-9 ;)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: DTG Entertainment on March 25, 2009, 09:24:12 AM
Chocolate Bandit featuring Six Two - Junior Blowed
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:


No leak on this one right?
97? from what I can gather from Noncentz last D.O.C interview,it was D.O.C that brought 6-2 to Death Row... and he left in 95  :P


haha that shit stinks  ;D

He's referring to the other Six-2. There was a group called Six-Feet Deep which also had 6'9, 6'2, etc.

lol we posted almost at the same time :D

6 feet deep: 6-2, 6-6, 6-8 and 6-9 ;)


ok... in D.O.C´s DubCNN he interviews he says that he tried to get 6-2 on Death Row.
So I figure this must be before 95,since D.O.C left around that time.

For those that don't know,6-2 has been around for a while.... he released his first album in 94;
Gena Cide* - Waste Uva Cular (http://www.discogs.com/Gena-Cide-Waste-Uva-Cular/release/971811)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iUueH5YhH1I/R-7bIhbBQ0I/AAAAAAAAAJM/rURwi56tMJ4/s320/genacide.jpg)

Related thread;
The DFW thread; The D.O.C,Erotic D and 6-2 (http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=144128.0)


Two different Six-2's LOL.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on March 25, 2009, 10:16:03 AM
Chocolate Bandit featuring Six Two - Junior Blowed
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:


No leak on this one right?
97? from what I can gather from Noncentz last D.O.C interview,it was D.O.C that brought 6-2 to Death Row... and he left in 95  :P


haha that shit stinks  ;D

He's referring to the other Six-2. There was a group called Six-Feet Deep which also had 6'9, 6'2, etc.

lol we posted almost at the same time :D

6 feet deep: 6-2, 6-6, 6-8 and 6-9 ;)


ok... in D.O.C´s DubCNN he interviews he says that he tried to get 6-2 on Death Row.
So I figure this must be before 95,since D.O.C left around that time.

For those that don't know,6-2 has been around for a while.... he released his first album in 94;
Gena Cide* - Waste Uva Cular (http://www.discogs.com/Gena-Cide-Waste-Uva-Cular/release/971811)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iUueH5YhH1I/R-7bIhbBQ0I/AAAAAAAAAJM/rURwi56tMJ4/s320/genacide.jpg)

Related thread;
The DFW thread; The D.O.C,Erotic D and 6-2 (http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=144128.0)


thx 4 tha info i didnt know it.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on March 26, 2009, 11:30:15 AM
Chocolate Bandit featuring Six Two - Junior Blowed
- Produced By: ?
- Year: 1997
- Notes:


No leak on this one right?
97? from what I can gather from Noncentz last D.O.C interview,it was D.O.C that brought 6-2 to Death Row... and he left in 95  :P


haha that shit stinks  ;D

He's referring to the other Six-2. There was a group called Six-Feet Deep which also had 6'9, 6'2, etc.

lol we posted almost at the same time :D

6 feet deep: 6-2, 6-6, 6-8 and 6-9 ;)


ok... in D.O.C´s DubCNN he interviews he says that he tried to get 6-2 on Death Row.
So I figure this must be before 95,since D.O.C left around that time.

For those that don't know,6-2 has been around for a while.... he released his first album in 94;
Gena Cide* - Waste Uva Cular (http://www.discogs.com/Gena-Cide-Waste-Uva-Cular/release/971811)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iUueH5YhH1I/R-7bIhbBQ0I/AAAAAAAAAJM/rURwi56tMJ4/s320/genacide.jpg)

Related thread;
The DFW thread; The D.O.C,Erotic D and 6-2 (http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=144128.0)


thx 4 tha info i didn't know it.


you should know where to find the album by now (http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=182818.0)  ;).... his 2nd came out in 97.


yes i do.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on April 11, 2009, 04:42:33 PM
The truth is yall are the leachers. That's why I never want to up anything.

Here's the intro to the doc. (In shitty quality of course.  :P)
http://www.youtube.com/v/VL5ct9zPuH4&hl=en&fs=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL5ct9zPuH4


I believe you have the documentary....
But Matthew McDaniel (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=54059402) told Dre-Day that "Mr.Officer" don't appear in his documentary. (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2993129/)
So who to believe? You or Matt and Dre-Day?  :P
So unless you post audio of the track.... I will take their words over yours  ;)


^it would be ridiculous if Matt didn't know the content of his own documentary.

besides, if the rumour was true, then somebody would have ripped the track ages ago.

Found this while searching for some other shit;  :P
The original versions of the Chronic had a couple tracks that never made it to the intitial printing.  The one I know for sure (and have luckily had the honor to hear) was called "Mr. Officer".  Some of the first promotional copies of The Chronic had this track on it.  The track is very violent and musically brillant, and is Dre's solo version of "Fuck The Police".  But because of the fallout from Cop Killer and the riots(Mr. Officer was probably even slightly more graphic than Cop Killer) Interscope pulled the track from the initial printing.  (fyi - it does not sound anything like the geto boys song Crooked Officer, although lyrically parts of the chorus are the same) Although we can't share it with you there is a way for someone to track it down.  Mr. Officer was used on a documentary of the L.A. Riots called Birth of A Nation.  So if that movie is out there somewhere (which it may or may not be) then you might be able to find one of Dre's craziest unreleased tracks.


Related thread;
Who was MellowMan and was he legit? (http://www.dubcnn.com/connect/index.php?topic=185602.msg1896957#msg1896957)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Mietek23 on April 12, 2009, 03:07:40 AM
Here's some more confirmed unreleased/unleaked DR tracks:


Crooked I featuring K-Ci, Eastwood, Gangsta Ridd & K-Ci – Me & My Dogg
Crooked I featuring Ja Rule – Untitled
Crooked I featuring Treach - Untitled
MC Hammer featuring 2Pac & Snoop Doggy Dogg – U Can’t Touch This Pt.2
Crooked I, Eastwood, Ganxsta Ridd - Take The Title - Recorded 5/6/2002
Crooked I, Eastwood - La La - Recorded 10/3/2001
Crooked I - So Damn Hood (without Sisqo)- Recorded 10/03/2001
Crooked I - Hoodstar - Recorded 7/22/2002
Crooked I, Eastwood, Ray-J - House Party - Recorded 9/23/2001
Crooked I - So Damn Hood Remix (with Juvenile) - Recorded 7/26/2002
Petey Pablo - Dont Make Em' - Recorded 4/30/2005
Petey Pablo - Face Off - Recorded 4/30/2005
Petey Pablo - S.Q. - Recorded 4/30/2005
Petey Pablo - Squeeze N Here - Recorded 4/30/2005
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: pawel on April 12, 2009, 04:43:28 AM
I find:

The 2Pac DATS #1-5 (65 CDQ Deathrow Tracks)
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/287/dat1.jpg)
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1061/dat2j.jpg)
(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4561/dat3.jpg)
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/2936/dat4.jpg)
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/9495/dat5.jpg)

Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Mietek23 on April 13, 2009, 04:21:03 AM
Quik's Death Row Sessions isin't a REAL album - it's a compilation of tracks put together by LosSkanless...
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: It's All About 18 on April 13, 2009, 06:22:58 AM
Nate Dogg's double CD album ain't DR
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: DTG Entertainment on April 13, 2009, 01:49:57 PM
Nate Dogg's double CD album ain't DR

The first CD is.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on April 15, 2009, 06:26:38 AM
I find:

The 2Pac DATS #1-5 (65 CDQ Deathrow Tracks)
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/287/dat1.jpg)
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1061/dat2j.jpg)
(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4561/dat3.jpg)
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/2936/dat4.jpg)
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/9495/dat5.jpg)



where is it from?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Okka on April 26, 2009, 12:55:14 PM
Nate Dogg's double CD album ain't DR

The first CD is.

Yeah, but it was only out for 3 weeks or somethin like that.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on April 26, 2009, 02:08:05 PM
I find:

The 2Pac DATS #1-5 (65 CDQ Deathrow Tracks)
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/287/dat1.jpg)
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1061/dat2j.jpg)
(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4561/dat3.jpg)
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/2936/dat4.jpg)
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/9495/dat5.jpg)



where is it from?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Mietek23 on April 26, 2009, 11:28:31 PM
^^^Death Row bankruptcy papers?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on April 28, 2009, 08:05:27 AM
^^^Death Row bankruptcy papers?

man, i can´t find it.
can some1 post a link?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: bigpimpin20 on May 01, 2009, 10:29:05 AM
do you think Wideawake will release diss songs, they are in talks with Snoop Dogg and others so will they release Snoop diss for example
(personally i dont think so)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Mietek23 on May 02, 2009, 01:41:03 AM
do you think Wideawake will release diss songs, they are in talks with Snoop Dogg and others so will they release Snoop diss for example
(personally i dont think so)

I hope so cause Death Row made some of the greatest disses in hip-hop history. They should release everything they got...
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: mikeOG on May 02, 2009, 03:16:59 AM
well if dre's track does exist in that documentary: Birth of a NAtion, I found a link to youtube: http://tr.youtube.com/watch?v=p4mdI_h65vI&feature=related
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: mikeOG on May 02, 2009, 03:21:53 AM
there is 7 parts to that youtube link and on part 6 the audio is disabled and has a note: This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by WMG. The audio has been disabled

http://tr.youtube.com/watch?v=UIEHq20JfjA&feature=related

lol
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on May 02, 2009, 03:52:11 AM
damn i really hope some the great stuff they have in tha vaults.

where can i get the full document:

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4561/dat3.jpg)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: DTG Entertainment on May 02, 2009, 05:37:55 AM
there is 7 parts to that youtube link and on part 6 the audio is disabled and has a note: This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by WMG. The audio has been disabled
http://tr.youtube.com/watch?v=UIEHq20JfjA&feature=related
lol

There was audio on it at one point. I watched it. Nothing new in regards to music.

strange,I'm sure we will get hold of a copy (with audio) in time.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on May 03, 2009, 03:06:11 AM


where can i get the full document:

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4561/dat3.jpg)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Mietek23 on May 06, 2009, 05:04:59 AM
Words From The Lord: Lord G Speaks On Militia All-Stars, Death Row & Going Solo
written by Frank Meyer on Monday, June 12, 2006

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Rapper Lord G is a soldier. He fought in the Militia, led the Universal Brigade, and survived the war at Death Row.

The Detroit-born MC has much clout in the rap game, having fronted hit-makers Militia and a slew of other groups, having been under the tutelage of rap maestro Dr. Dre, and having appeared on albums that have sold nearly three million copies collectively. An expert lyricist, beat maker and freestyle king, Lord G has won many rap battles, but he’s about to win the war.

After moving to Los Angeles, Lord G found himself at Suge Knight’s legendary Death Row label, where under the guidance of Dr. Dre he crafted beats, ghost-wrote lyrics and appeared on the classic Above The Rim soundtrack with the hot bonus cut “My Money Right.” With his deep, gravely cadence, lyrics filled with one-two punch lines, and a vocal style that falls somewhere between Busta Rhymes and Method Man over a West Coast flow and Motor City attitude, G was one of the soon-to-be rising stars at the label. He was slated to record his debut album for tha Row, but exited just before the gun-play and drama set in.

Lord G Militia

Never one to lay low, G issued a slew of independent singles and the out-of-the-trunk album Phobia by his posse Faces of Fear (F.O.F.), which created a buzz and brought him to the attention of burgeoning label Red Ant (Salt 'N' Pepa, Wu Tang Clan’s Sunz of Man, Whoridas), who quickly signed him to a deal. While at Red Ant, G met the other rap newcomers to the label, duos Diz and Deviuz, and Ms. Toi and Mr. Tan. The five rappers got along so well they decided to form a super-group, and Militia was born. Militia’s self-titled debut album spawned the smash single “Burn,” three big-budget videos and sold over 300,000 copies. However, when the label went bankrupt the group went M.I.A.

Lord G quickly hit the studio to capitalize on the heat from “Burn” and churned out the indie album Hot Ta Def on Da Mic Chord, which was executive produced by Dr. Dre’s protégé Chris “The Glove” Taylor. Always on the hunt for new artists to groom and collaborate with, he laced the streets with a mixtape (U.B. In Ya Area) by his group Universal Brigade and a single under the name Strange Museum. Recently, Lord G recorded tracks for Supersuckers frontman Eddie Spaghetti’s upcoming remix album New No. 2 and reunited with Militia’s Mr. Tan, Ms. Toi and Diz for a reunion album titled Comin’ Atcha. G4 recently caught him on the set of the “Work Dat Thang” video and we chatted about the past, present and future of this hot ta def MC.

You’re from Detroit; tell me about how you got from Detroit to LA.

Well, you know, a series of events took place. I hooked up with my boy Billy Hearns, through one of his brothers, named Jay Mark. He got involved in listening to my music and saw there was a high level of seriousness in the music. He asked me what I thought was necessary to make it, and I told him I either had to go to California or New York, where it was really cracking. My cousin was out here and was already working for a record company that had Eric B and Rakim at the time, which is definitely one of my top groups. I came out here to California to link up with my cousin, Vince Berry and the rest is straight history.

So how did you hook up with Dr. Dre?

When I got out here, I started going to different studios and performing in different clubs, trying to promote myself on the street level. Then a friend of mine named Tony Green became the bass player for Dr. Dre and his Camp. He was up there telling them he knew the baddest rapper on the mic, “My boy from Detroit, Lord G.” So one day he took me down there with him and I met the Death Row Camp.

Lord G MilitiaWhat was your role when you were over there?

Well, when I was over there I was under artist development. I was gonna be Death Row’s first positive artist, which I thought would have been real good as they didn’t have nobody over there with that conscience rap. They had a lot of gangsta rap, underground stuff, but I was doing positive, conscience rap. I ended up vocal coaching Bow Wow when he was very young, and I even got to write some tracks a Dr. Dre group called Warning. It was three girls. Not only did I produce the music on a song, but I got to write the lyrics. That was one of the first times that I ever wrote an R&B song in its entirety. And it went really good, but the group had some internal conflicts and never ended up coming out. But I was honored that Dre allowed me to work on them, you know?

And then you did that song “My Money Right” on the Above the Rim soundtrack. How did that come about?

I hooked up with Butch Smalls, who was a friend of Tony Green. A producer named Maestro sent that track down to me in the mail. Das from Dog Pound really liked it and encouraged Suge Knight to listen to it in front of me one day. It was the third time that he had tried to tell Suge about it and this particular day Suge listened to it and said, “You know what? Put him on there.” And I became the first artist to work with Death Row that wasn’t signed to them.

How did you get out of Death Row? ‘Cause all that bad stuff with Tupac and Dre was about to go down, right?

Death Row was going through a lot of internal stuff and I wanted to get my record out. At that particular time they had a board of operations where you had to wait in a line, which made sense that they would put out the people that were waiting before me, but I didn’t want to wait too long. Unfortunately they weren’t able to give me a release date timeframe. So it was a conflict of interest right there because I was really interested in the release timeframe. It didn’t have to be exact. If you told me between June and December, that would have been good enough for me, but they weren’t able to do that, so that ended up making me go a different direction. But it ended on a good note. There was no negative energy there whatsoever. I mean, even to this day when a friend of mine saw Suge and he asked him, “What’s up with Lord G? Is he doing all right? I want him to get at me.” I tried to talk to him about doing some production, but they want to sign me as an artist and right now I got some other stuff on the table, so I wasn’t able to do that. It just went a different way, you know?

Lord G MilitiaHow did you get involved with Militia?

I had a solo deal with a company called Red Ant Records and Milita was signed to Red Ant, where Mr. Tan and Ms. Toi were signed as the Phat Pack. One day the label rented out a studio and set up a meeting where we all came down there together. They wanted to see how the chemistry was and had a nice beat up and running. We all started flowing and the chemistry was just real natural. It’s almost as if it was meant to be, so we ended up making a couple of songs then. They came out so hot, that they said they wanted to put us in a studio for a week and see what we could do. We finished up that whole album and became involved in it.

We shot a video for  the remix of “Burn,” with the five of us, because the first version only had the two previous members, Diz and Deviuz. We ended up doing a second video for “Who’s The Next MC To Crumble,” but unfortunately the record company went out of business right as our plant was beginning to sprout out of the ground. It was unfortunate, but it was a learning experience and definitely a blessing because we got to go on tour and got to see different parts of the world.

You guys toured with Wu Tang’s Sunz of Man, who were also on the label, right?

Yup. We shared a van. The company van was wrapped half Militia on one side, Sunz of Man on the other side, so depending on which side you passed by you’d see a Sunz of Man ad or a Militia ad. We would ride around and do shows together. We spent a lot of time together.

Then you did the Hot Ta Def solo album with Chris “The Glove” Taylor. How’d you meet him?

Chris “The Glove” Taylor was a protégé of Dr. Dre, so I was around him from that angle. Plus, some of my other partners spoke highly of Glove and his production. And at that time, The Firm’s “Phone Tap” was a really hot song, and with Chris helped produce that with Dr. Dre. He knew that I was working with Death Row, and we both had Dr. Dre in common. So it was a smooth transition. He asked me if I was interested and to listen to some tracks, see if he could get stuff on my album. Me listening to some of his tracks turned into him doing half of my album.

Lord G MilitiaYou were going for a different kind of sound on that record. It doesn’t sound like Militia or your later solo work. What was your point of view on that record?

We were getting tired of the monotonousness of the radio playing the same songs all day. There’s so much good music out there we’re not going to hear because of the way politics are involved in the music game, so we wanted to make something new and fresh with a new sound, you know? Something that will be fun to listen to, at the same time, be competitive. I kinda tried to become like the Prince of rap, like the artist Prince. He’s so different with his music and style. He’s so creative, and he’s fun to listen to. He’s a very good entertainer. I was kinda trying to mimic him on a rap level. Having something new, fresh, and different, man.

So when can we expect that long awaited Lord G sophomore album?

I’m in the process of working on some stuff right now, it’s coming along real good, and hopefully everything will be finished in the next couple of months. We wanted to go for a summer release, but we don’t want to come out in the last quarter so it’ll probably be the beginning of 2007. We’ll probably do an independent release and try to generate 40- 50,000 units. Then the majors will come to us and we can have more leverage when we’re negotiating with them. ‘Cause when you move about 40,000 units that’s when you’re under the microscope. They’ll come holler at you. ‘Cause 30,000 is $300,000 on the $10 retail value. That’s good money.

Damn right! You got a new video for “Work Dat Thang” as well. Tell me about that.

I didn’t even know how it was gonna happen and what was gonna happen, but one day I just had this idea of filming a video to one of my songs, just making a video as a way for a record company to make it and that way for a budget, but trying to do it on my own. So I learned a lotta stuff by doing that. I felt no artist has ever tried to get a deal with his album done and have his own video. I just thought that was a very unique approach that could draw a lot of attention and respect. You know, as far as showing a determined artist, and how you don’t wait for nothing too! You keep going, you keep on pushing towards the direction you want to go, keep pushing towards the destination: Never give up. Keep going no matter what happens. If you get ten dollars, make the ten dollars work in your favor. If you got $100, make it work in your favor. Every day I try to do something towards my goal and that video is like the cherry on top of the banana split for me because once I finished it, getting it edited and everything and seeing it, it was just such an accomplishment. And when record companies see that, they know they have an artist who’s not waiting for us to do anything for him. You put them in a position where they wanna be a part of what you’re doing, because you’re so active. People like to see people doing something they believe in what they do. It’s magnetic. I take my hat off to anybody that’s putting their own money into themselves. It only makes sense that you would invest in yourself.

Lord G MilitiaHow did the Militia All-Stars record come about?

You know the Militia All-Stars’ Comin’ Atcha is the second Militia album. The group transformed from five members to four on that album. The member Deviuz is not involved with this particular project, but it’s still all good with him and we still gotta lotta love for him. Even back in the day, every member of the group was working on their solo stuff and everybody did a lot of different things. We never stopped working. Toi went on tour with Ice Cube, Tan went on tour with Tyrese and Tash from Tha Alkaholiks, I was working on my Hot Ta Def album, so we were all doing stuff after that first Militia album, ‘cause we’re all from different places geography-wise. Tan is from New York, Toi is from Chicago, I’m from Detroit, Diz is from California, so a lot of the time we’re not in the same state. At this particular time, we were all back in the same state again, so we hooked up and started going through beats and different producers. We had about 16, 17 songs and they were really nice. We’re going to be able to touch the world on a level that we should, because it’s a big world, man. We live in a huge world where there’s a lotta people that you can touch if your music is properly promoted and marketed. You can touch people in Yugoslavia and Australia and places like that, you know? It’s much bigger then the USA.

So what does the future hold for Militia All-Stars? Think we’ll get another record or any more dates together? It was kinda cool seeing you and Tan on stage the other night opening for Tash and Kool Keith.

I think what’s gonna happen with Militia is that Comin’ Atcha is gonna get picked up by a major and they’re gonna re-release and repackage it, maybe with a couple of extra bonus tracks and a DVD with behind-the-scenes feature or something to give incentive to a lot of fans. We do have a nice fan base that can be built upon because “Burn” is officially gold now. But it doesn’t matter when you’re not out there in their face. But when you check Soundscan and says your record still sells a thousand copies a year, that’s a good thing. We have officially crossed the five hundred mark.

That’s crazy.

It’s gonna be big. Maybe a Militia collection. You put out the first album, the second album, AND the songs we recorded for a new album, and they can buy the trilogy. Something slick like that.

What advice would you give an up-and-coming rapper in 2006?

Well, in 2006 is a totally different world and it’s changing every day. Technology has completely changed the game, the politics are much more involved, and there’s a lotta payola involved. It’s a tough job for a talented kid to come out now and it really has nothing to do with talent anymore. It’s more about connections now, but back when I first started doing this, talent was the main ingredient. If you had talent, you could do a lot of things, and get through a lot of doors. Now those doors don’t open for talent.  They open for a lot of different reasons and it’s unfair to a person that’s determined to have a quality sound and be a quality artist. But what I would tell an up-and-coming artist is, do not be fooled by whatever the radio plays and whatever you see a person doing. Don’t think you have to change what you’re doing to get through that same filter. You still gotta believe in what you’re believing in. There has to be a level of determination that’s not to be surpassed, cause if you’re easily redirected, so to speak, you won’t have a direction. You have to be confident in your direction and push towards it and don’t be discouraged by what nobody says. You gotta believe in yourself and always refer to Prince if you need somebody to refer to, because Prince was told that the thing he was doing was musically incorrect. And he’s an icon in the music industry now. He’s very well respected, and the people that told him that are as sick as a dog right now.

That’s a good example because Prince is someone who was on a major label, he was on an independent, and he went back to majors. He’s done a lot of different things.

Exactly. He’s been on both sides of the fence. And very smart. He’s very intelligent. And you know, it’s always good to try to put a lot into yourself, too, because you’re only going to get out of something what you put into it, so if you don’t put that much in, don’t expect a lot to come out of it.

Word up.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on May 06, 2009, 07:19:10 AM
well if Dre's track does exist in that documentary:
Birth of a Nation, I found a link to youtube: http://tr.youtube.com/watch?v=p4mdI_h65vI&feature=related
The award winning low budget documentary "Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992" about the LA riot that occurred after the Rodney King trial.
Directed by Matthew McDaniel

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 1 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/p4mdI_h65vI&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 2 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/2ursY6IacNM&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 3 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/RXfYvjQuwT0&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 4 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/xbEbBHAmUfs&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 5 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/8LzS1M2S4Uw&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 6 of 7) NOTICE; This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by WMG. The audio has been disabled.
http://www.youtube.com/v/UIEHq20JfjA&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 7 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/KS1s1rzLqvQ&hl=en&fs=1


there is 7 parts to that youtube link and on part 6 the audio is disabled and has a note: This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by WMG. The audio has been disabled
http://tr.youtube.com/watch?v=UIEHq20JfjA&feature=related
lol

There was audio on it at one point. I watched it.
Nothing new in regards to music.



 :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-[



Anyway who started the rumor about "Mr.Officer" appearing in that documentary?

Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on May 06, 2009, 07:23:48 AM
even if it is, prob. only for couple seconds...
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Mietek23 on May 06, 2009, 07:28:39 AM
well if Dre's track does exist in that documentary:
Birth of a Nation, I found a link to youtube: http://tr.youtube.com/watch?v=p4mdI_h65vI&feature=related
The award winning low budget documentary "Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992" about the LA riot that occurred after the Rodney King trial.
Directed by Matthew McDaniel

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 1 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/p4mdI_h65vI&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 2 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/2ursY6IacNM&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 3 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/RXfYvjQuwT0&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 4 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/xbEbBHAmUfs&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 5 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/8LzS1M2S4Uw&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 6 of 7) NOTICE; This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by WMG. The audio has been disabled.
http://www.youtube.com/v/UIEHq20JfjA&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 7 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/KS1s1rzLqvQ&hl=en&fs=1


there is 7 parts to that youtube link and on part 6 the audio is disabled and has a note: This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by WMG. The audio has been disabled
http://tr.youtube.com/watch?v=UIEHq20JfjA&feature=related
lol

There was audio on it at one point. I watched it.
Nothing new in regards to music.



 :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-[



Anyway who started the rumor about "Mr.Officer" appearing in that documentary?



I think it was Annonymous One - the same dude that also said some time ago that his brother owns a vinyl-rip of some Chronic II tracks or some shit like that..
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on May 06, 2009, 07:47:53 AM
well if Dre's track does exist in that documentary:
Birth of a Nation, I found a link to youtube: http://tr.youtube.com/watch?v=p4mdI_h65vI&feature=related
The award winning low budget documentary "Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992" about the LA riot that occurred after the Rodney King trial.
Directed by Matthew McDaniel

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 1 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/p4mdI_h65vI&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 2 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/2ursY6IacNM&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 3 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/RXfYvjQuwT0&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 4 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/xbEbBHAmUfs&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 5 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/8LzS1M2S4Uw&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 6 of 7) NOTICE; This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by WMG. The audio has been disabled.
http://www.youtube.com/v/UIEHq20JfjA&hl=en&fs=1

Birth Of A Nation 4*29*1992 (Part 7 of 7)
http://www.youtube.com/v/KS1s1rzLqvQ&hl=en&fs=1


there is 7 parts to that youtube link and on part 6 the audio is disabled and has a note: This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by WMG. The audio has been disabled
http://tr.youtube.com/watch?v=UIEHq20JfjA&feature=related
lol

There was audio on it at one point. I watched it.
Nothing new in regards to music.



 :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-[



Anyway who started the rumor about "Mr.Officer" appearing in that documentary?



I think it was Annonymous One - the same dude that also said some time ago that his brother owns a vinyl-rip of some Chronic II tracks or some shit like that..


read some old posts a while ago from both Quo and Mellowman about it.... but not sure if they're the OG source.
But people claiming shit for whatever reason is pathetic  :-X :P :laugh:
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Mygla on May 06, 2009, 07:50:55 AM
I'm pretty sure it was mentioned in Ronin Ro's book... Seem to remember that Dre let McDaniel use it in his documentary as "payment" for the riot sound samples in The Day The Niggaz Took Over...
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on May 06, 2009, 12:46:39 PM
I'm pretty sure it was mentioned in Ronin Ro's book...
Seem to remember that Dre let McDaniel use it in his documentary as "payment" for the riot sound samples in The Day The Niggaz Took Over...


"The Day The Niggaz Took Over" is used in the documentary  ;) Not "Mr.Officer"  :-\


 :-\
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Dre-Day on May 07, 2009, 01:04:41 AM
I'm pretty sure it was mentioned in Ronin Ro's book... Seem to remember that Dre let McDaniel use it in his documentary as "payment" for the riot sound samples in The Day The Niggaz Took Over...
nope.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on May 20, 2009, 02:48:39 AM
Chocolate Bandit
Real Name: William A. Green
Aliases: Junior Nite
Groups: Jr. Nites
Label: Death Row Records/Death Row Records South
Scheduled Release Year: 1998
Project Status: Complete - Released 2001 under the title Lyrical Warfare via the labels Country Boy Records and Warlock Records.
Scheduled Singles: Gotta Have It
Years Signed: 1997 - 1998 (Contract expired in 2001)
Status: Official Artist

Biography:

   Chocolate Bandit dropped out of professional football in 1997 to pursue a rap career with Death Row Records. He signed a 3.4 Million dollar record deal with a new division of Death Row Records - Death Row South, thanks to his then representative Bo Blunt. Via Blunt's moves Chocolate Bandit's popularity in the Texas area started rising and had gained the attention of Death Row producer Reggie Moore. After Reggie and Chocolate working together on Chocolate's shelved debut LP - Lyrical Warfare/To The Extent things started getting ugly between various other artists and Chocolate Bandit. Tha Realest and Young Doobie, both Death Row inmates, teamed up against Chocolate Bandit and Blunt forcing Chocolate Bandit to be thrown off the label and pay Death Row royalties (such as his signing bonus) as well as give his 50,000 dollar chain back. After leaving Death Row and staying quiet a few years due to his album still being liscensed by Death Row, he re-emerged in 2001 with his album from Death Row - Lyrical Warfare. After releasing the album Chocolate Bandit faded away into the background of the music scene. He is said to be residing in Dallas, Texas.

Rumors:

Chocolate Bandit was apparently responsible for leaking various 2Pac songs in order to form the infamous 'Makaveli' bootleg series.

Facts:

Young Doobie stole Chocolate Bandit's beat for his own song "I'm Country". Chocolate Bandit's song was entitled Just Touch Me which featured the Jr. Nites and was produced by Curt Couthon better known as super producer Kurt Kobane.

Reggie Moore had the alias of Mo'sart on Chocolate Bandit's album most likely due to his ties with Death Row. Reggie Moore also did the speaking on the intro and outro.

Reggie Moore brought in Ali Woodson, a member of The Temptations and childhood friend of Reggie, to do vocal work for Chocolate Bandit's album.

Chocolate Bandit had beef with fellow labelmates Young Doobie and Tha Realest due to various factors mainly brought on by Tha Realest.

In the words of Blunt:

"Blunt also represented 3.4 million dollar Artist Chocalet Bandit whom Suge Knight signed to the Death Row South label. He was the first artist to sign with the south label,Death Row faced many problems after the Death of 2 Pac and Dre leaving the label. Since the Row could not break into top radio station K104.5 Fm. Blunt who was family with the Radio station and friend to the owner Hyman Childs. Blunt went into the office and set down with Hyman advising him after many hard years tring to get on a national level he had the opportunity to sign million dollar artist Chocalet Bandit. Blunt excepted the owners approval, and then went to program director and on air personality Skip Cheatham and got his approval Blunt then signed the artist under Blunt Tyme Management,and took the Ball and ran with it like Barry Sanders those that know me im a mover and shaker. I started breaking the artist on the air and geting him live performances with the station. Blunt's name then started to be talked about BIG by producer Reggie Mo who produced Toss it up for 2pac R.I.P. That he was a BIG fish in Dallas Texas and making moves for real. Blunt started to see problems ocurring with the artist and label. After Blunt confronted Death row artist The Realist about talking down on Blunt. Blunt saw the label kick chocalet Bandit to the curb because he and The Realist did not see Eye to Eye,and after heated telephone conversation with Forth Worth artist Doobie signed to death row and receiving a death threat one evening while Blunt was having a business meeting with the artist over the 50,000.00 Death row neckless Chocalet Bandit was wearing. Blunt advise client to call Reggie Mo to find out if the was orderd by Suge Knight and was told no. Blunt said send the 50k Neckless back to Death Row. Blunt then realize that it was time to cut the relationship off so Blunt sent Death Row a letter of resignation and moved on to other ventures."
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on June 09, 2009, 11:37:01 AM
(http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/1368/goldcfk.jpg)
<---- Thanks Ridah662/Legendz for the covers.

Above The Law - Death Row E.P
1. Sex Money and Music (Death Row Remix)
2. Cheese
3. Everywhere I Go (Og Version)
4. Gutta (Demo, Different Outro) feat Kokane
5. Interlude
6. Thats The Sound (Eazy-E Dedication)
7. Life (OG Version, Different Chrous) feat Kokane
8. 2 Killaz (Remix) feat Xzibit BONUS
9. Jackin' 4 Beats 2000 BONUS
Now with ID3 tags;
Above The Law - Death Row E.P (http://www.mediafire.com/?nioghmmziyg)


Kurupt - Row Rider
1. Intro
2. Im Back (OG)(alternate intro)
3. Throw Bacc Muzik Remix feat Petey Pablo
4. 4 Tha G'z
5. Riot In The Club
6. Gangsta Shit feat Roscoe
7. My Homeboyz Remix feat 2pac, Eastwood, Petey Pablo
8. U Dont Know Who U Fuckin' Wit (OG) feat Kokane
9. Every Spot That Be Crackin' feat Eastwood
10. Rollin' Down The Streetz feat Roscoe, Bree
11. U Know What Im Talkin' About
12. Just Like Me
Now with ID3 tags;
Kurupt; Row Rider (http://www.mediafire.com/?znty1itnkv3)


Nina - Let Me Live
1. Block Party Remix (feat Eastwood, Phobia)
2. Life (feat Eastwood, Danny Boy)
3. Let Me Live (feat Crooked I)
4. Universal Quest (feat Crooked I)
5. Rags 2 Riches (feat Kurupt)
6. Untouchable (feat 2Pac)
7. I Believe In Me
8. Hot Lanta (feat Kurupt, Juvenile)
9. Tru Confessions
10. Too Street For TV (feat Danny Boy)
11. Friends (feat Kurupt, Danny Boy)
Now with ID3 tags;
Nina - Let Me Live (http://www.mediafire.com/?1g2mmdmm1ne)

2Pac Live E.P.
- Intro
- Ambitionz Az A Ridah
- Interlude 1
- I Ain't Mad At'cha
- Interlude 2
- How Do You Want It
- Shorty Wanna Be A Thug
- Few more interludes. LOL.
Now with ID3 tags;
2Pac Live E.P. (http://www.mediafire.com/?mxijzw3yyyh)


2pac leaks 2009;
Now with ID3 tags;
2pac leaks 2009; (http://www.mediafire.com/?ezrcegzamj0)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on June 11, 2009, 08:02:16 AM
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<---- Thanks Ridah662/Legendz for the covers.

Above The Law - Death Row E.P
1. Sex Money and Music (Death Row Remix)
2. Cheese
3. Everywhere I Go (Og Version)
4. Gutta (Demo, Different Outro) feat Kokane
5. Interlude
6. Thats The Sound (Eazy-E Dedication)
7. Life (OG Version, Different Chrous) feat Kokane
8. 2 Killaz (Remix) feat Xzibit BONUS
9. Jackin' 4 Beats 2000 BONUS
Now with ID3 tags;
Above The Law - Death Row E.P (http://www.mediafire.com/?nioghmmziyg)


Kurupt - Row Rider
1. Intro
2. Im Back (OG)(alternate intro)
3. Throw Bacc Muzik Remix feat Petey Pablo
4. 4 Tha G'z
5. Riot In The Club
6. Gangsta Shit feat Roscoe
7. My Homeboyz Remix feat 2pac, Eastwood, Petey Pablo
8. U Dont Know Who U Fuckin' Wit (OG) feat Kokane
9. Every Spot That Be Crackin' feat Eastwood
10. Rollin' Down The Streetz feat Roscoe, Bree
11. U Know What Im Talkin' About
12. Just Like Me
Now with ID3 tags;
Kurupt; Row Rider (http://www.mediafire.com/?znty1itnkv3)


Nina - Let Me Live
1. Block Party Remix (feat Eastwood, Phobia)
2. Life (feat Eastwood, Danny Boy)
3. Let Me Live (feat Crooked I)
4. Universal Quest (feat Crooked I)
5. Rags 2 Riches (feat Kurupt)
6. Untouchable (feat 2Pac)
7. I Believe In Me
8. Hot Lanta (feat Kurupt, Juvenile)
9. Tru Confessions
10. Too Street For TV (feat Danny Boy)
11. Friends (feat Kurupt, Danny Boy)
Now with ID3 tags;
Nina - Let Me Live (http://www.mediafire.com/?1g2mmdmm1ne)

2Pac Live E.P.
- Intro
- Ambitionz Az A Ridah
- Interlude 1
- I Ain't Mad At'cha
- Interlude 2
- How Do You Want It
- Shorty Wanna Be A Thug
- Few more interludes. LOL.
Now with ID3 tags;
2Pac Live E.P. (http://www.mediafire.com/?mxijzw3yyyh)


2pac leaks 2009;
Now with ID3 tags;
2pac leaks 2009; (http://www.mediafire.com/?ezrcegzamj0)

much propz chad.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Sriram619 on June 12, 2009, 12:13:03 AM
anyone know the name of this song or got this song its being played in inside death row at about 3.13 minutes .... sounds like an r&B track its pretty tight anyone know the name or got it i will link the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgGs0LwrcRQ
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on June 14, 2009, 05:11:04 AM
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"Here is some Death Row Records news that is out. We cannot verify all this, but things are hard to get verified at Tha Row. But according to reliable sources at SuperBrawl (PR Wayne); Petey Pablo has officially signed to Death Row.Records.
There is a new drop being readied from Death Row / Koch called ‘SuperBrawl Soundtrack’ featuring rappers Petey Pablo, Eastwood, Kurupt, Danny Boy, Too Cool, R Kelly, Ja Rule, Scarface, and Lloyd; also a special appearence by Tupac
The first major single off ‘SuperBrawl Soundtrack’ will be ‘Ghetto Honey’feat. Petey Pablo, Eastwood & Too Cool featuring R Kellyand produced by Lil Jon. There is no official release date yet.
Here is a track off the cd referred to as 'The SuperBrawl Theme Song'. It is Eastwood and a track called – ‘Put Ya Money Up’.
Also Suge has signed a new artist called Too Cool to Death Row Records along with Petey Pablo.  He is from LA and used to be signed to Tray Deee's label, 4 Life Records. He has left 4 Life."


thx 2 blakqout

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Chronic 2 sessions facts -

California love (ghost writer version) - j-flexx
California love - dr dre
Note - dr dre’s 3 verse version w/ roger from zapp.

Blunt time (ghost version) - j-flexx
Blunt time - dr dre
Note - blunt time was recorded the same day as california love and was recorded at dre’s house w/ roger for zapp. Dre failed to give roger credit on talk box when it was released on aftermath compilation to avoid any problems with death row. Also there is no other version of this song (2pac, rage, sam sneed etc), if a version was done it would have been during the early start of aftermath and after death row.

“Back pay” (ghost version) - j-flexx
“Back pay” - dr dre
Note - very few people even know this song was recorded, if u happened to be at dre’s house or j-flexx’s camp would know about this song. The song was going at certain females dre was involved with and had james brown’s “pay back” sample. This is one of dre’s best song at death row.


Aside from maybe another 2-3 songs , that was all that was recorded for the chronic sessions. J-flexx was dr dre’s right hand man at time, he was doing “all” of dr dre’s ghost writing. drauma didn’t write anything for dr dre that was actually recorded until the aftermath thing popped off. a lot people tend to forgett dr dre had a really bad year in 95 (jail, easy died, 2pac arrived, suge taking control of company etc). jimmy also didn’t help the session, he was always telling dre not to start on another gangster rap album. Also to clear any rumors about suge taking dre’s vocals off of cali love and replacing them w/ pac is totally false. suge did not even have access to cali love because after 94 dre did not ever record anything at can am only at his house. 2pac was invited to dre’s house for the only session between the two. The only songs that were recorded was can’t c me & cali love, nothing more. The only other beat that dre gave to pac was toss it up (og) beat, but was not recorded together. The beat was later sold to blackstreet.


Been there, done that - was not recorded at d.r. at all. The reason for suge having credit to that song was when dre first left, j-flexx and sam sneed camp also left with him. The first songs that were recorded at aftermath j-flexx wrote both. A dr dre track ( been there) and a solo song for himself that was originally intened to be on the aftermath compilation. After a while j-flexx realized the dre was not going to help him get out his dr contract, flex decided to call suge and try to work things out. Suge was cool with idea and flexx returned. As soon as he got to the office he told suge he had written the new dr dre single and before flexx could finish his story, suge went straight to interscop with paper work and received a fat check from jimmy. Dr dre was not happy!!!!

Keep the heads - again another song that was recorded around the same time, but this song was strictly recorded for the Friday ost . There is a ghost version with flexx that is a lil more explicit. I don’t think many people realize this song is about bitches giving head. Priorty made dr dre tone down the lyrics a bit for the radio version

Og to bg - was recorded before the chronic sessions even started. Good song though.

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thx 2 tigger @ thavaults.com and deathrowforum.com

Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on July 31, 2009, 02:56:50 PM
Tha Realest Talks Tupac, Suge Knight And D.O.C.
July 31st, 2009 | Author: Paul W Arnold

Guerilla Black, former No Limit soldier Krazy, an early-in-his career Shyne, and others have been accused at one time or another over the last decade of emulating the vocal tones and rhyme styles of fallen Rap legends Tupac or Biggie Smalls a little too closely for the comfort of die-hard ‘Pac and B.I.G. fans. But one emcee who has arguably incurred the most hate-filled critiques of his vocal similarities to the late great Tupac Shakur is former Death Row Records artist Tha Realest. Speaking exclusively to HipHopDX earlier this week, Tha Realest addressed the never-ceasing commentary regarding his rhyme style, revealed that even ‘Pac himself co-signed him (along with countless artist allies of the west coast legend), broke down why he left ‘Pac’s last recording home once its controversial CEO resumed the reigns of the label, and explained why his persistent detractors are actually helping to promote his recently released full-length debut, Witness Tha Realest. 

Originally announced for release roughly 10 years ago, Witness Tha Realest took nearly a decade to reach store shelves due to his decision to leave Death Row, a scandalized second recording home (the founder of Realest’s post-Row label home, Tru ‘Dat’ Entertainment, was indicted in ’07 for accepting $8 million in forged tax returns), and the subsequent search for proper distribution for Realest’s long-delayed debut. But Realest’s post-Row struggles weren’t just a run of bad luck, but also his having been essentially blackballed from the major-label rap game, which forced him to have to sink or swim in the independent market.

“When I first left Death Row [in late 2001] there was a lot of negativity out there with labels kinda like scared to touch me,” Tha Realest explained to DX. “It wasn’t that they didn’t wanna fuck with me, they just didn’t wanna deal with the politics of the Death Row name anymore – all the negativity from the name. They loved me as an artist, but they just didn’t wanna deal with the negativity probably that was gonna come along with just the whole Suge [Knight] b.s.”

Tha Realest’s loyalty to his former label boss during Suge Knight’s five-year incarceration from 1996-2001 - refusing to jump ship from what had become the Titanic of Hip Hop record labels by the late ‘90’s - led to hundreds of recorded Realest songs but never an actual Realest album released. And so, just a few months after Suge Knight reassumed the reigns of his record label upon his release from prison, Tha Realest decided to finally take his career into in his own hands and escape from Death Row.

“One thing about Suge, niggas say bad shit about him, they say good shit about him,” began Realest, breaking down what led to his decision to leave Tha Row. “I went to go see Suge three days a week for every year he was in jail… Now through that time I was over there [at Death Row], I’m just tryin’ to hold the shit down ‘cause we didn’t think it was gonna end how it ended… Me and Crooked I [click to read], we was just tryin’ to keep that shit rollin’. The Swoop G’s, the Lil C-Style’s and everybody else who was over there that was fuckin’ wit’ us, we all believed in the same movement. That’s why we stuck around that shit so long. [But by late 2001] it was time for me to just get the fuck outta there. I’m sittin’ around and I’m seein’ the same shit. Ain’t shit movin’! You got a 150 songs on me, let’s go get some shit crackin’. And [Suge] was just like…his love for the shit, he just wasn’t fuckin’ with it at that time. So I gotta roll. I can’t sit around like this all day. I can do this on my own!”   

While the end of his association with Death Row was less than thrilling, the beginning of that journey was as exciting as it gets for any hungry-for-a-shot new artist. According to Tha Realest, the Dallas, Texas native had an impromptu audition for Tupac in Las Vegas in March of 1996 prior to the Mike Tyson/Frank Bruno fight. The then rhyme rookie was apparently given the thumbs up from ‘Pac and his crew, and subsequently began an association with Death Row that led to Realest formally signing a contract with the label after ‘Pac’s passing.

Debuting on the Gang Related Soundtrack (then known as Tenkamenin) in 1997, the southern spitter originally recorded a solo project entitled Inside Out for his new label home. Those songs were inexplicably re-directed to the Death Row Chronic 2000 compilation in 1999, which served as Tha Realest’s official coming out party as an artist, and officially began the scorn from some for his uncanny vocal similarities to Tupac.

“That’s how I been gettin’ down,” Realest explained of the organic origins of his husky-voiced flow. “[Death Row] didn’t step to me and say, ‘Hey, sound like ‘Pac’… Nah, I already was doin’ how I was doin’ everything back down south when I came out [to the west coast]. I wouldn’t come to nobody [and] say I’m tryin’ to sound like this dude. That’s not my getdown. I’m not no copycat emcee.”

“And when a lot of people try to say, ‘Aww this nigga think he ‘Pac,’” continued Realest. “Man, please. Why I’ma try to be another nigga and I’m on the same label with these cats? The artists over there would look at me crazy! Or niggas wouldn’t even fuck with me. Suge wouldn’t fuck with me. Niggas wouldn’t fuck with me. I’m on songs with every nigga that ‘Pac was fuckin’ with. His niggas who fucked with him fuck with me. E.D.I. Mean [click to read] got shit on [Witness Tha Realest]… I fucks with [E-40], Richie Rich, B-Legit – these my niggas! The Yukmouth’s, the C-Bo’s… So [that criticism of my flow is] just Internet muthafuckas who just want somethin’ to talk about or don’t know… It’s some little kid sittin’ at the crib, some muthafucka who don’t really just know me. And I don’t really [feel like I should] have to answer all these [criticisms] from all these cats, ‘cause that shit was 13 years ago and I done moved on with my career.”     

Moving on as best he can while enduring the constant critiques of his familiar flow, Tha Realest is going forward full-steam with not only his new solo album, but an in-the-works duo album with C-Bo, the long-awaited full-length retail release from his Regime crew (Yukmouth, Tech N9ne, etc), and a solo release under his original Rap moniker, Tenkamenin.

Tha Realest is also working with WIDEawake, the new owners of the Death Row catalog, so that some of his previously unreleased Row-recorded material will finally see the light of day in some form or fashion beginning next year.

And maybe his most noteworthy current undertaking is Tha Realest’s recent work with his Dallas Rap forefather, the legendary D.O.C. on a currently undetermined future project.

“Me and Doc, we rubbin’ a lot of ideas together right now,” Realest revealed. “He over in Hawaii, tightenin’ up that Detox. Y’all ain’t heard the last of Doc, homie. His pen is still the hardest pen I’ve witnessed in a long time. [And] the stuff that I’m hearing him do right now for that Detox is phenomenal. Believe me when I tell you man, when you hear that shit that they put out it’s gonna be some bomb, classic-ass shit.”

But before his work with The D.O.C., The Regime, and C-Bo reaches the masses, Tha Realest is firmly focused on seeing to it that his decade-in-the-making debut doesn’t disappear from the Hip Hop consciousness just two weeks after its release by Team Dime Entertainment - the label operated by the brother of Atlanta Hawks star Mike Bibby.

And Witness Tha Realest is definitely deserved of the attention of the Hip Hop nation. While some may balk at Realest’s rhyme style on the album, those who give his debut LP a chance will discover one of the most polished independent Hip Hop releases of ’09.

“The production [from Mel Man, The Underdogs, Blaqthoven, etc] is off-the-chain,” Realest noted. “The guest appearances are off-the-chain, from the Fat Joe’s, to the C-Bo’s, to Crooked I, Yukmouth, E.D.I. Mean, Sean Paul from the Youngbloodz is on it, Devin The Dude… [And] I’m a force to reckon wit’. All the negative shit you heard about me, I congratulate all the bustas who spread the word, now they really fin to see what type of cat I am.”     

Witness Tha Realest is in stores now on Team Dime/RBC Records.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on August 02, 2009, 06:55:51 AM
2 Tracks Off Top Dogg´s "Renegade"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdwIST3mle0&feature=related "Close 2 U"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjaKBFR6Ceo&feature=related "Dreams Of Gettin Rich"

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Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on August 12, 2009, 05:14:01 AM
Michel´le Interview

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Shout Out 2 Inmate @ DeathRowForum
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on August 12, 2009, 05:37:43 AM
Making Of "Still I Rise" 
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Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 3dfan on August 12, 2009, 08:07:46 AM
Chocolate Bandit
Real Name: William A. Green
Aliases: Junior Nite
Groups: Jr. Nites
Label: Death Row Records/Death Row Records South
Scheduled Release Year: 1998
Project Status: Complete - Released 2001 under the title Lyrical Warfare via the labels Country Boy Records and Warlock Records.
Scheduled Singles: Gotta Have It
Years Signed: 1997 - 1998 (Contract expired in 2001)
Status: Official Artist

Biography:

   Chocolate Bandit dropped out of professional football in 1997 to pursue a rap career with Death Row Records. He signed a 3.4 Million dollar record deal with a new division of Death Row Records - Death Row South, thanks to his then representative Bo Blunt. Via Blunt's moves Chocolate Bandit's popularity in the Texas area started rising and had gained the attention of Death Row producer Reggie Moore. After Reggie and Chocolate working together on Chocolate's shelved debut LP - Lyrical Warfare/To The Extent things started getting ugly between various other artists and Chocolate Bandit. Tha Realest and Young Doobie, both Death Row inmates, teamed up against Chocolate Bandit and Blunt forcing Chocolate Bandit to be thrown off the label and pay Death Row royalties (such as his signing bonus) as well as give his 50,000 dollar chain back. After leaving Death Row and staying quiet a few years due to his album still being liscensed by Death Row, he re-emerged in 2001 with his album from Death Row - Lyrical Warfare. After releasing the album Chocolate Bandit faded away into the background of the music scene. He is said to be residing in Dallas, Texas.

Rumors:

Chocolate Bandit was apparently responsible for leaking various 2Pac songs in order to form the infamous 'Makaveli' bootleg series.

Facts:

Young Doobie stole Chocolate Bandit's beat for his own song "I'm Country". Chocolate Bandit's song was entitled Just Touch Me which featured the Jr. Nites and was produced by Curt Couthon better known as super producer Kurt Kobane.

Reggie Moore had the alias of Mo'sart on Chocolate Bandit's album most likely due to his ties with Death Row. Reggie Moore also did the speaking on the intro and outro.

Reggie Moore brought in Ali Woodson, a member of The Temptations and childhood friend of Reggie, to do vocal work for Chocolate Bandit's album.

Chocolate Bandit had beef with fellow labelmates Young Doobie and Tha Realest due to various factors mainly brought on by Tha Realest.

In the words of Blunt:

"Blunt also represented 3.4 million dollar Artist Chocalet Bandit whom Suge Knight signed to the Death Row South label. He was the first artist to sign with the south label,Death Row faced many problems after the Death of 2 Pac and Dre leaving the label. Since the Row could not break into top radio station K104.5 Fm. Blunt who was family with the Radio station and friend to the owner Hyman Childs. Blunt went into the office and set down with Hyman advising him after many hard years tring to get on a national level he had the opportunity to sign million dollar artist Chocalet Bandit. Blunt excepted the owners approval, and then went to program director and on air personality Skip Cheatham and got his approval Blunt then signed the artist under Blunt Tyme Management,and took the Ball and ran with it like Barry Sanders those that know me im a mover and shaker. I started breaking the artist on the air and geting him live performances with the station. Blunt's name then started to be talked about BIG by producer Reggie Mo who produced Toss it up for 2pac R.I.P. That he was a BIG fish in Dallas Texas and making moves for real. Blunt started to see problems ocurring with the artist and label. After Blunt confronted Death row artist The Realist about talking down on Blunt. Blunt saw the label kick chocalet Bandit to the curb because he and The Realist did not see Eye to Eye,and after heated telephone conversation with Forth Worth artist Doobie signed to death row and receiving a death threat one evening while Blunt was having a business meeting with the artist over the 50,000.00 Death row neckless Chocalet Bandit was wearing. Blunt advise client to call Reggie Mo to find out if the was orderd by Suge Knight and was told no. Blunt said send the 50k Neckless back to Death Row. Blunt then realize that it was time to cut the relationship off so Blunt sent Death Row a letter of resignation and moved on to other ventures."

Thank you so much for posting this detailed info - very cool post!
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on August 12, 2009, 03:07:51 PM
where can i unreleased songs lists?pdf´files?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on August 19, 2009, 04:08:39 AM
TORONTO -- Newly resurrected rap label Death Row Records is expanding into film production.

Death Row Records CEO Lara Lavi said her new Death Row Films division is set to shoot "Sons 2 the Grave" in Toronto in October, with Tonya Lee Williams, Dorian Harewood, K.C. Collins ("Flashpoint") and child actor Cameron Miles Jones on board.

The indie hood drama, written and produced by Lynn Stoltz and near to signing a director, features Collins as a young basketball phenom returning to an embattled inner-city ghetto after two gunshots cut short his dream of an NBA career.

"This film embodies what we're trying to do with Death Row, to tell human stories that don't always have happy endings, and that allow us to learn from violence and disenfranchised lives, but not glorify it," Lavi said.

WIDEawake Entertainment Group, Lavi's Toronto-based shingle, acquired Death Row Records out of bankruptcy in January for $18 million.

Death Row Films will tap the rap label's catalog to score "Sons 2 the Grave," before moving on to other projects.

"We're looking at film properties that relate to "Boyz n the Hood"-type stories, and to power the films with Death Row music," Lavi said.

She added the Death Row library, which includes iconic songs and albums by Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Danny Boy, is barely exploited.

"We're sitting here with 10,000 masters, of which only 10%-15% have been released to the public," she said.

Death Row Records is licensing its songs to film, TV, video game and advertising producers, including to EA Games, and the "CSI" and "Cold Case" TV series.

Music publisher Evergreen Copyrights is providing worldwide administration for the rap label.

And Death Row Records is also to rerelease on Sept. 1 Dr. Dre's "The Chronic." "The Chronic Re-lit" collectors disc will feature 16 original songs and seven new tunes, and unreleased video of Dre and other artists.

Death Row is also readying boxed sets of unreleased master recordings for the holiday season.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on August 26, 2009, 05:28:56 AM
Short Interview With Redrum aka Redrum 781 Of Damu Ridas/Death Row:

How Did It Happen That You And Bloody Mary Didn´t Release Somethin´ On Death Row?


1) BECAUSE SUGE KNIGHT HAD US ON HOLD SO WE COULDNT COME OUT.

Who Was On Your Death Row Album?

2) A LOT OF THE PRODUCERS,THE RAPPERS WERE OUT FOR SELF,I BROUGHT IN MY OWN SPITTERS

What´s Up Wit Lil Hawk aka Lil Hawksta From Krenshaw Mafia?


3) THATS MY DOG,BUT I HAVE'NT TALKED TO HIM SINCE I WAS ALMOST ASSASSINATED AT MY HOME

Was You Part Of Young Soldierz?

4)NO PART,JUST DID VERSES THATS ALL. MY CREW WAS / IS the California Kennel Gang

What´s Up With Green Eyez, G-Len, Who Was Rapping As "O.G"?


5)GREEN EYES WENT GOSPEL,G-LEN A PIMP,DONT KNOW BOUT LiLi.....NOBODY WAS O.G AT THE TIME,I STILL CALL MYSELF AN O.Y.G.

Who You Fu*k Wit In The Industry, What U Bumpin?

6)MY BROTHER CK, BIG WY,DOG,DOCK B,BIG FREEZE,G-LUV,SQUEAK RU,KAM,ROSCOE,SLIP CAPONE AND A FEW OTHERS...AINT FEELIN OF KICKIN IT WITH NO INDUSTRY BLOOD RAPPERS......

Will U Release The Death Row Material You Have, Who Did The Beats?

7)NAH NOT REALLY,THEY WERENT MIXED,MY NIGGAS I HAND PICKED RAPPED ON IT,THE DEATH ROW PRODUCERS DID THE BEATS,BUT NOT DAZ
Givin´Gangsta Props On "Deep In Tha Game" Off "2 Gangsta 4 Radio II" Project, Dedicated 2 Pac And His Homie "Marvin"..

8)UMM.......I GOTTA BETTER VERSION OF THAT SONG. THE ONE THATS PUT IS SHITTY QUALITY.

Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on September 25, 2009, 07:22:46 PM
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213 - St. Ides EP
http://deathrowtapes.blogspot.com/2009/08/213-st-ides-ep.html

Here's a promo EP that was released from St. Ides with the group 213. If you ain't know 213 is comprised of Snoop, Warren G, and Nate Dogg. This some extra special rare shit. Shout out to my boy Tha Jsta of Back 2 Da OG for posting this on his blog.

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http://rs704.rapidshare.com/files/271525663/1994_--_St._Ides_94__Promo_Cassette_.rar
Code: [Select]
01. St. Ides In The LBC02. When We Sippin On The Brew03. Drank Anthem04. Dogg Food & Drank
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on November 11, 2009, 08:44:32 PM
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http://deathrowtapes.blogspot.com/2009/11/nipsey-hussle-death-row-demo.html

Nipsey Hussle - Death Row Demo
Shoutout to NSPZ for hookin me up with this muffukin lank. I had no clue Nipsey Hu$$le was tryin to get signed to Death Row. I guess every striving West coast artist if desperate enough, would try to get signed. It woulda been cool to see this shit pop off tho. Could you imagine him, Crook, and Eastwood on the cover of Vibe as the future. Ha! Drop some info on this tape in the comments folks. I wanna know sum more shit about dis.

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01. Back To The Crib
02. Nipsey's Story
03. Slauson Raised
04. Hustlin'
05. If I Fall Off
06. Cali
07. On Tha Block
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on November 12, 2009, 03:32:45 AM
thanks guys.i lost mine long tzime ago.

can some1 hook me up with k-9 demo that got leaked yrs. ago?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on November 13, 2009, 03:30:11 AM
can some1 hook me up with k-9 demo that got leaked yrs. ago?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on November 15, 2009, 06:33:25 AM
Paradise

I met Suge through DOC and Rodney G when I went to LA for a visit. Suge asked me to rap for him and he wanted to sign me. The label co was under a different name then and Tom Kline was footing the bill. When Suge finally started his own label with guidance from Dick Griffey, there was so much personal drama going on that i was originally signed to Epic. No I did not release anything under them bcz Suge always found a way to muck up yhings for me. He let me do a few soundtracks to pacify me but didnt really want an album released bcz he felt I would blow up and leave that ass. The problem with that is I left anyway because I got tired of having fist fights with an insecure 325 6 foot 3 inch monster. Rythm D and Unknown produced Down Wit My Nigga and Snoop and 3 2 from the convicts wrote it. There is a whole lot to the madness that I dont have time to explain but there will hopefully be a book soon that will let everyone the 4 real 4 real about Suge and Death Row.I have enough songs that are in the vault to make an album or two.......some of my favorite tracks were written by kurupt and snoop and produced by daz, erotic d, and some by unknown. i was never signed with death row i was signed to some bullshit secondary co suge came up with. Devotion was recorded for the soundtrack. Im not sure what happened to the producer but I enjoyed working with him. There was also a producer name Curtis who was under louis burrell i really liked working with also. Yes i met PAC big deal. He wasnt what everyone thought he was. My songs were produced by non dr producers bcz i wasnt on dr and they thought lady of rage was so great but her album was crap. I know my shit would have blown up if released. i had some dope songs. when i left LA i really wanted to continue with music but i never hooked up with anyone in tx that could make it happen. i am a show me type person and they just talked a good game.actually i dont ever remember recording a song titled the other woman,mama told me, or trouble in paradise. backyard party is actually blackyard party and yes i remember the good ol days. the others i guess are made up names. tracks mentioned written by riddler and produced by curtis williams aka captn curt. I had many more songs produced by daz, unknown, erotic d, dj quick and others with tracks written by snoop, kurupt, erotic d, cpo, 2nd to none, myself and others. i dont know what happened to those tracks if they are not in the vault. my favorites were clips and gats, niggas are bitches too. i had lots of songs. i dont have anything against rage or pac. i just believe that they gave her the chance that i should have been given. i believe i would have sold a lot more records than she did. pac was quiet and reserved when he was alone but in front of people and with a posse he talked a lot of shit. i just feel like if u gangsta u will keep it real at all times. i remember before pac was ever on dr we went to one of the music award shows. i sent for one of my girls from tx to come go with me. after the awards we were all back stage and pac was running his mouth and walking backward bumping into my friend and didnt say anything so i went off. he was about to say something back until suge walked over to see what was going on then he apologized. suge is 6 feet 3 inches and if i will fight suge being 5 feet 4 and 128 how is a man gonna eat cheese. anyway on to something else, i dont know why the have dr dre associated with anything i have ever done. he did not remix dwmn and the song was not written by rythm d and unknown. it was produced by them and written by three two and snoop. when i was down with the row the only artist around was snoop, daz, kurupt, jewell, rage, miss allen, erotic d and dj jonezy j, sean barney thomas, emmage, danny boy, oftb, and a few others. the other names u mentioned above must have been after me or were never around.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on December 06, 2009, 10:35:01 PM
http://imdb.com/title/tt0109035/soundtrack

"Pain"
Performed by Tupac Shakur (as 2Pac) featuring Stretch
Written by Tupac Shakur (as T. Shakur) & Stretch (as R. Walker) Courtesy of Interscope Records
Contains a sample from "Living Inside Your Love" Composed by Dave Grusin (as D. Grusin), Earl Klugh (as E. Klugh) Performed by Earl Klugh

"Deeper" (Lord G.? Had Another Song? I Thought He Was One Of The One-Song-Artists On Death Row)
Performed by Lord G.
Written by Mknoto Fields

all appears on the
Warren G & Nate Dogg; Regulate single that also features the "Jammin remix"
+ Pain; 2pac and Lord (http://www.mediafire.com/?8j1wknyj911)
mediafire


or;


its called
Warren G & Nate Dogg; Regulate; "jammin remix" (http://www.zshare.net/audio/68874914ba615eca) zshare
 ... thats at least what my copy is called.


I came over a alternate version today;


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Warren G & Nate Dogg: Regulate (Original Version) (UNRELEASED) (1994) (http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zgznumjwuny) mediafire


The first time I heard the CD version of Regulate, I had a feeling it wasn't the original version, and I was right.
For whatever reason, the original explicit version did not get pressed to the CD. It's a shame because in my opinion, the original is much better than the remake.
I also got word that Do You See, the one pressed on CD and single, is also not the original.
I have not heard the original, but it's just something to think about.


Jacked from Tha Jsta (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Back2DaOg/dontBiteThaPhunk/oneEightSeven/~3/nJQu7in5SzA/warren-g-regulate-original-version.html)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on December 07, 2009, 03:37:07 AM
Lady of Rage ft. Kurupt - Midnight Hour (http://www.zshare.net/audio/6948741370e0ece2/)


on a side note, I have a hard time believing this is a Dre production

An old Lady Of Rage interview,talks about tracks that didn't get released;
       Here's a little Rage interview I found, she talks about a couple of tracks that’s unreleased and not leaked as far as I know (correct me if I’m wrong).
The originally slated title for the album; ‘Eargasms’ was pretty dope too. She goes in detail about the tracks in the interview.
       Tracks that she’s talks about:
-‘Introducing The Eargasm’
-‘Ride On The Eargasm’
-‘Rollin’ On The River’
-‘Late In The Midnight Hour’

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Lady Of Rage interview in Hip Hop Connection 1994.
    While Rage rightfullyclaims full credit her own eyecathing hairdo, it is actually Dre 100 per cent responsible for the equally clever title to her forthcoming debut album, ‘Eargasms’.
      “When he first came up with that title I didn’t like it at all. I was like ‘Ugh, what does that mean?’,” she laughs. “But when it grew on me, after he explained how the concept fitted into the ‘Introducing The Eargasm’ and ‘Ride On The Eargasm’ tracks. It suddenly all became clear and generally the album will consist of what you’ve hears thus far – things that people can relate to. There’ll be a lotta sexual stuff because that’s a part of life I know about…. And I just look at like if more people made love while listening to music then everybody’d be a lit more relaxed. So `Eargasms` is really just a getaway. Something that’s good to the ear. When you hear it you’ll release your tensions and get it all outta your system.”
        One of the tracks that reveals a different side to Rage’s talent and personality bears the unusual title of ‘Rollin’ On The River’.
        It’s just a song I particularly like – a sexual song, but not explicit or nothing like that,” she enthuses. “It’s real discreet, real classy, and dealing with me seeing the guy from afar. I’m admiring him and thinking in my mind ‘Oh, what would I do with him?’. The ‘River’ actually signifies the bed. I think that’s a catchy title and something that people can relate to. I mean, it’s different from the Rage that everybody’s heard before. But then I am a lady and I do have the that side in me that desires a man. I’m not some rough, unaffectionate-type person.”
       One of the album’s more controversial moments will defiantly prove to be *Late In The Midnight Hour’, a song dealing openly with the ‘hush-hush’ topic of mastrubation. Rage pauses to stifle an embarrassed giggle . “Well the fact is people do it! There’s nothing wrong with it – and I fell that if somebody brings it out to the light to the light then people might deal with it more! You know, it’s like the forbidden subject, even in Hip hop which has covered all kinds of other taboos. The first coupla verses are making fun of it and are discreet towards the guys. Then  for the third verse – which isn’t even completed yet – I was gonna get into the girls and say, you know, ‘It’s alright if you do, it’s actually the safest thing right now’. So it’s like at first I’m making fun in order to break the ice, and then in the end just telling everyone, ‘If that’s what you do then that’s fine’.”

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http://www.dubcnn.com/interviews/theladyofrage/

Dubcnn:
So when you hooked up with Death Row, your album was supposed to come after The Chronic.
I believe you had a solo album ready called "Eargasm", is that correct?

Yes, it was gonna be called "Eargasm".


Dubcnn:
What happened there?

Snoop's popularity. They went with Snoop. I don't know if this was how it was supposed to go initially or not, but I know when I came, they told me they were gonna do Dre's album, and my album was gonna be next. After "The Chronic" came out, Snoop blew up, so they was like "Snoop's album is gonna be next, and your album is gonna be after his." It just kept getting pushed back, and I don't know what the reasoning was behind that. But that's how it was. I don't know if it was a female thing, a ego thing, or what, but it just didn't happen when it should have happened.


Dubcnn:
Some of the names of songs that were supposed to be on the album had come out I think. There was supposed to be a song called "Rolling On The River"?

Yeah! It was kind of like a sexual song, how I see this guy, and he just fits the bill of everything that I wanted, his physical appearance, and I just imagine me and him in a sexual way. I was gonna call it "Rolling On The River".


Dubcnn:
What about "Introduction To The Eargasm"?

I don't know remember that one.


Dubcnn:
How about "Ride On The Eargasm"?

I don't have a clue!



Dubcnn:
"Late In The Midnight Hour"?

"Late In The Midnight Hour" was about masturbation!



Dubcnn:
These are songs that people on the forum asked me to ask you about, so...

"Butter Scotch", did anybody ask you about that?


Dubcnn:
Nah..

"Butter Scotch" was gonna be about oral sex, and uhh... yeah! So before Lil Kim and all that... But mine wasn't as explicit. It was gonna be in good taste.


Dubcnn:
Tell us about the song "It's On", which you had with Snoop!

It's On?


Dubcnn:
Yeah, from like '92.

I think that was a remix for "Deep Cover".


Dubcnn:
Yeah I think it was supposed to be on the "Deep Cover" soundtrack.

Yeah I don't know what happened with that... but it was a cool song!
A lot of songs that we did, was just us at the studio, high, the beat is banging, okay, let's do what we do!
Dr. Dre was basically the overseer, and if he didn't feel that it had the potential to do big things, then it didn't make it!
But you know, it sounded good to me, it sounded good to Snoop! Maybe he just didn't feel it cut it at the time..


Dubcnn:
So when is the last time you heard the song?

Shit... when I did it?


Dubcnn:
I think I might have it right here, let me see. *plays "It's On"*

Wooooooow! I gotta get that! Wooow! Okay!! It's on!! *raps along* Yeah! That was a while ago...
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on January 09, 2010, 09:48:18 PM
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Lake - Lake's Home: Death Row Is Back!!!
http://deathrowtapes.blogspot.com/2010/01/lake-lakes-home-death-row-is-back.html
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_la6jNiYAEvM/S0lVdvbB5HI/AAAAAAAAAD8/FhJH0KkHOnY/s320/00--cover.jpg)
http://rapidshare.com/files/332989986/Lakey-Lake_s_Home__Death_Row_Is_Back_-2006.rar
Code: [Select]
1. Bank Roll (Snippet)
2. 30/30 feat. Uniqua Star
3. The Hate U Love feat. Artillary
4. Real Recognize Real feat. Army J
5. Walk Through Heaven
6. Coming Through The Hood feat. Jadakiss (Snippet)
7. Lil' Niggaz feat. Chunk from Uno Dos
8. Death Row Is Back
9. Deep Cover 2006
10. New York Made feat. Ach (Snippet)
11. Black Gotti (Pt. 2)
12. Dirty New York feat. Cormega, Fat Joe
13. Swaggin' (Snippet)
14. Somebody Got Shot
15. It's A Gangsta Thang
16. One Never Knows feat. Nas
17. Official Queens Nigga
18. No Homo
19. Anniversary feat. Steve O
20. Death Row Anthem feat. Army J
21. Outro
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on January 10, 2010, 09:05:23 AM
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Lake - Lake's Home: Death Row Is Back!!!
http://deathrowtapes.blogspot.com/2010/01/lake-lakes-home-death-row-is-back.html
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_la6jNiYAEvM/S0lVdvbB5HI/AAAAAAAAAD8/FhJH0KkHOnY/s320/00--cover.jpg)
http://rapidshare.com/files/332989986/Lakey-Lake_s_Home__Death_Row_Is_Back_-2006.rar
Code: [Select]
1. Bank Roll (Snippet)
2. 30/30 feat. Uniqua Star
3. The Hate U Love feat. Artillary
4. Real Recognize Real feat. Army J
5. Walk Through Heaven
6. Coming Through The Hood feat. Jadakiss (Snippet)
7. Lil' Niggaz feat. Chunk from Uno Dos
8. Death Row Is Back
9. Deep Cover 2006
10. New York Made feat. Ach (Snippet)
11. Black Gotti (Pt. 2)
12. Dirty New York feat. Cormega, Fat Joe
13. Swaggin' (Snippet)
14. Somebody Got Shot
15. It's A Gangsta Thang
16. One Never Knows feat. Nas
17. Official Queens Nigga
18. No Homo
19. Anniversary feat. Steve O
20. Death Row Anthem feat. Army J
21. Outro

Link Iz Dead.

Raptalk.Net: We have Chocolate and DJ Silk right here, two legendary producers. They are collectively known as The Ginuwin Draftz. Tell us about the “Ginuwin Draftz” name the two of you have come up with.

 

DJ Silk: The Ginuwin Draftz stands for actually being original. We’re back at it. That’s how I look at it.

 

Raptalk.Net: Ok.  Let’s start off with you Chocolate; let’s read off the resume in case there sleeping. You’ve produced for Snoop Dogg, Vanilla Ice, Spice 1, Big Mike, 3-2, Jayo Felony, RBX, Knoc-turn’al, 40 Glocc, Kurupt, Kokane and so many more. Do you have a favorite track that you’ve produced in your career?

 

Chocolate: My history is pretty far but I’ve never had a favorite track that I liked more than others. There are a couple of tunes that have hit me in the heart but really hard to pick just one; I can’t even say. Everything has been kind of pleasant to me. I can’t really say that. I can say that everything has been cool. I’ve had joints that went unreleased that I really liked. It’s kind of hard to say. I haven’t really thought about that. I’ve had groups that I produced that had hot records that had deals and their records never came out that were great records.

 

Raptalk.Net: Tell us about some of those then.

 

Chocolate: I had a group that Sway who is on MTV now, had a record out called “This or That” with DJ Revolution. I had a group named Dirty Unit and he actually discovered them. Somebody brought them to me and I liked them and got them a deal. We did an album that was great and being young artists, I kind of got removed out of the deal after the deal got done. They were no longer with my company and had to go to the majors in order for the deal to go. With them dudes being in a position that they needed bread and some of their girls were pregnant, you know how that goes. I had to let them do what they do and move out the way. When I moved out of the way, all there business went bad and the record never came out. But that was a great record with Dirty Unit and they were out of Pasadena. I had another group called Level 6 that I had signed to Jive Records. They had a single called “Who be the Dopest” that started taking off and that was a great record. The album was called “Universally Yours” and it was Peter Parker and Sweets.  We did a great record and that record never came out. There have been a lot of records that I’ve done that never came out that I thought were great records.

 

Raptalk.Net: Silk, you’ve produced for E-40, Jayo Felony and so many more. Do you have a favorite track that you’ve produced in your career?

 

DJ Silk: It’s kind of hard. I would say “Hotter than Fish Grease” for Jayo Felony. That’s probably my favorite. It was about the time that I did it. I was just happy to have a second hit after the first one. To do it again felt great. I was happy to be all over America and hear something else other than the first one. It showed me it wasn’t a fluke because I thought it was a fluke at first.

 

Raptalk.Net: How do you look back on the work you did on “What’Cha Gonna Do” for Jayo Felony?

 

DJ Silk: I look back at it now like it was the past but that’s why I’m here and what I’m doing right now. It was the right stepping stone that I had to take. I respect Def Jam for doing what they did to put me in those ears, and helping me out a lot with publicizing the record because that’s not the first record I ever did. I did records way before that. “What’Cha Gonna Do” was my first hit though.

 

Raptalk.Net: Speaking of you doing records way before that, do you think “Flamboastin” for E-40 could have done more?

 

DJ Silk: It could have probably been a second single or something. The first single was “Behind the Gates” with Ice Cube but at that time Baby from Cash Money was very popular; I think they should have gone with that. That should have put more motion into actually making that a second single. I think it would have helped the record out a whole lot. I was happy enough to do a song with them at that time.

 

Raptalk.Net: How did you get your start in producing?

 

Chocolate: Oh man. I had influences. Being around The D.O.C., he actually influenced me to really move on it. He told me I could eat from this. He was only 15 years old when he showed me the right equipment to get. He had already been around the scene. I was kind of fresh still. I would always buy the stuff that people who didn’t know about music would tell me to get. I would buy wrong equipment. D.O.C. would tell me nah, you need this, the P-12, not this P-12 but you need this other P-12. Now this is way before the sp12000 came out. He showed me the right equipment to get and all that stuff back in the day. From there, it went from me being mainly in the rapping until I got bored with it. That’s when I jumped into making music because at that time it was kind of hard to get beats from people. I had to go over records and put instrumentals over a cassette player and rap over that. It just went from that to making music. I was like damn; I’ll make my own beats. I started by doing it like that.

 

DJ Silk: That’s a long story. I’ve been producing since about 1986, literally. I started when I was in the 8th grade. I was also a DJ at that time. When I got my first 1200, I was in the 7th or 8th grade and it only had one turn table and I had wait until my birthday or Christmas to get another one (laughs). And I was the DJ at parties all of the time. I worked at a night club in high school. Unlike the kids that that do what they have to do today, my parents trusted me enough to go to night clubs at 10:30pm and coming back at 3:00am on school nights. I’m a product of that.

 

Raptalk.Net: So would you attest your success to the fact that your parents trusted you and allowed you to do that?

 

DJ Silk: Oh yeah, a lot. I learned stuff in those early years from being able to be around people that I wasn’t probably supposed to be around in my age group. Chocolate used to have me in the 21 and over clubs around super stars. I heard “Nuthin’ but a G Thang” when I was about 18 or 19 and when they got done doing “Nuthin’ but a G Thang”, they gave a copy to Chocolate and I heard it before it even hit. I saw The D.O.C. with the first Death Row jacket. I was blessed to see a lot of artists at that time in their prime. I got the advice from them. I saw CPO Boss Hogg from the “All Eyez On Me” album, B-O-X, D.O.C., Chocolate, Above the Law, Kokane – all of them, I listened to them when I was younger and got to see most of the Ruthless and early Death Row camp – those are the people I got to see. And then I did Lil’ Half-Dead’s first album and that was my breakthrough as far as doing a record on a major. That helped me a lot. Just being exposed to a lot of stuff I wasn’t supposed to be helped. Plus Chocolate showed me cheques to what you can make in this game. I didn’t know what you could make as far as money in this game. I had a better idea of what they had because for them to actually do that and earn that, to be able to show me that, I saw them making a lot of money and living a good life style out of what you actually like doing. I got lucky.

 

Raptalk.Net: Chocolate, what made you want to stop rapping and stick to the beats?

 

Chocolate: My influences. It’s kind of hard because I go back to when my favorite producers; I used to read the labels in the back of albums, all the credits. Rap records back then was like, DJ Howie T was one of my favorites that I would always look on the back of hot records when it would be a hot record; I would always look for his signature to see if he did the particular joint. There were a couple of guys who influenced me to get where I wanted to go. It got to the point where the rap part just faded with me. I got bored with the rap part. I think I was good at it, but I wasn’t great at it. It makes a difference where you have to draw the line and divide the two. I went with my music side which I think I’m better at.

 

 

Raptalk.Net: Silk, how did you meet Chocolate and was there instant chemistry on the production side?

 

DJ Silk: Oh yeah. I met Chocolate when I was about 15. He introduced me to a lot of the stuff in the game. He gave me my first equipment which was a sp1200 that came from Dr. Dre at that time. That’s what [Dr.] Dre did the first few NWA albums on. It was kind of a hand me down product.  It blew and I couldn’t afford to get it fixed in those years. Fixing a sampler of a sp1200 at that time was like $2,700 to actually repair it. I was about 17 years old and didn’t have that kind of money to spend at the shop. It helped me get the records that I did do in those years; I wish I still had it.

 

Raptalk.Net: Is it tough to share production with Chocolate? Did you ever argue about the direction of the beat or music?

 

DJ Silk: Nah, because me and Chocolate think the same. We don’t really argue about anything. Argue about production? Nah. If he feels a beat should go a certain way, then he will do it that way; and then I’ll go with it the way I see it. Will then listen to both of them and see which one is the right one.

 

Raptalk.Net: Chocolate, with you bringing up The D.O.C., it’s clear you guys came up together and influenced each other. Do yourself and The D.O.C. ever just kick back and reminisce on the life you’ve created for yourselves, and the opportunities that became available?

 

Chocolate: Oh yeah. We laugh at it. Actually, when he was with Eazy [E} back in the day, I was actually living with The D.O.C. when he had his house on the gore. I was around but I was quiet. I would just sit at the pad and make music then. I don’t know how to put it, but we were together every day. Every day that you saw The D.O.C., you saw me. Now when we see each other it’s kind of funny because we’ve gone so far from where we started at. We never thought it would get this far, you know what I mean?

 

Raptalk.Net: Of course.

 

Chocolate: We’re twenty-something years in now together. My hit song, my first hit song which I did, I was still living with The D.O.C. and he was taking care of me when my hit song hit, which was “Ice Ice Baby.” The change just happened over night. I don’t know, it’s like God put wings over the both of us and his career took off and not even a good year and I was right behind him with a hit song that I had did for Vanilla Ice. We just got blessed around the same time. I was around from the beginning of everything that he had started from when his name was The Channel 21 Kid all the way up until he became The D.O.C. now. I was one of the first ones to see what his first album cover looked like. I was standing with him when his FedEx came into Texas and he opened it up, we both looked at the cover together. He didn’t even know what the cover looked like before me. We go that far back. It’s crazy that we sit back now and look at it.

 

It’s like that with Slim [Tha Mobster]. With Slim being my nephew, Slim has known The D.O.C. since he was like seven years old. It’s crazy to him now to see that that’s the little kid that used to sit up under us when we used to try and write songs back in the early to mid 80s. We look at Slim -I don’t know, have you ever heard Slim?

 

Raptalk.Net: Yeah I have.

 

Chocolate: Ok so, that says a lot. D.O.C. was a huge influence to him. We look at it now and its years later but God has just been good to us. There is no other way to look at that. We’ve been truly blessed to be doing what we’ve been doing. We reminisce now to where we laugh at it and we’re like wow, this shit is crazy. Twenty years into the game is a long time. And to continue making records in the position we’re in now, you can’t think of anybody else to work with better than a Dr. Dre (laughs). It’s crazy. The excitement of all of it is surreal.  But it is what it is. We’re here now at the studio working. We gotta’ do what we gotta’ do to try and make things a lot better for us all.

 

Raptalk.Net: You just touched on a few of my talking points that we’re certainly going to get into a bit later. First off, being so close to the D.O.C. with growing up with him and everything, what was initial reaction like when you had received word of the accident?

 

Chocolate: A buddy of mine who is Rodney G. called me and he was like man, you’re not even gonna’ believe this. I was like what happened? And he said D.O.C. was in a car accident. At that time, it almost took every breathe out of me because he was at the top of his game. He was about to be the biggest rapper in the world at that time. When it hit me, it hit me hard. It wasn’t like it took a few seconds or anything; it really hit me hard then. I was living out of state and he was in California. I came back here after the accident to come and see him. My brother who was in Northern California was here, when he got the news he drove immediately down. It was crazy because it didn’t seem like it had happened. It was like I started dreaming this on my way to California like there was no way this could happen to this man, that he would have a car accident. With him losing his voice was what the weirdest thing was really. I’ve seen him go through a lot of therapy to get him together and he worked hard to try to get himself right. I was living with him that whole entire time that he was really trying to get himself together. If anybody could give his voice back and restore it, that brother deserves it. Wow, that’s crazy. When MTV did “Tragedy of a Lyricist”, they did a whole hour segment that was just me and him that whole hour with Fab Five Freddy. Trust me, that’s like my brother.

 

DJ Silk: I was hurt. I was a little kid running around so I wasn’t there literally. I was hurt when it came to it. I was DJ’ing at a party in the I.E. area; I think it was a Cal State-San Bernardino party. I was the DJ there and I was one of the first ones to play The D.O.C.’s record out here. I introduced that record to a lot of people that didn’t know out here. That’s when DJ’s could actually control what was going on, which is something DJ’s don’t do anymore. It hurt us as far as the whole culture. It hurt just like the day I found out Scott La Rock died; put it that way. He died when I was in the 8th grade. It hurt that bad to have a west coast artist…you know he’s from Texas, but to have a west coast representative artist lose his voice? That was like losing a [Los Angeles] Lakers championship game, losing a true champ. And not really losing it because D.O.C. has written a lot of good stuff; we just lost the presence of his voice.

 

Raptalk.Net: What do you think of the process he’s going through now to try and regain his original voice back twenty years later?

 

Chocolate: (Laughs) you know that’s crazy, my mom had told me he went over and had dinner with her about a month ago. He was telling her that he was about to go and have surgery. I’m hoping that could happen. If that could happen, I think the west coast would really change. D.O.C. right to this day is one of the best lyricists in my book.

 

Raptalk.Net: Hell yeah.

 

Chocolate: That’s my opinion. If you listen to “No One Can Do It Better” right now, that came out in 1989 and that record sounds like he just recorded it in 2009. That’s how ahead of his time he was. Listen to that record. Take time one day and listen to that record.

 

Raptalk.Net: Oh I do.

 

Chocolate: Find me one flaw in it. Does he sound ahead of his time?

 

Raptalk.Net: Yeah. It’s a classic, no doubt.

 

Chocolate: (Laughs) you know what I mean? It’s an undated record. That record is crazy.

 

Raptalk.Net: That’s when you know an album is a classic – when you can play it twenty years later and it’s still just as good as it was when it came out. I wasn’t even born when it came out.

 

 Chocolate: Really? How old are you man?

 

Raptalk.Net: I’m 19.

 

Chocolate: Ok, that’s a blessing. You really get into your hip-hop thing then.

 

Raptalk.Net: Oh yeah.

 

Chocolate: Ok, that’s good. I see that you do pretty good research.

 

Raptalk.Net: I appreciate that.

 

Chocolate: That’s part of it what you do. When you do an interview, it’s good for you to ask questions and investigate.

 

Raptalk.Net: I always do.

 

Chocolate: You know what I mean? You’re on point. I’m just letting you know that is cool. Sometimes people ask questions that have been addressed too many times. People don’t go research and investigate, check it out. They still stick with the old stuff. I’m with that. Let’s do it, what you talking about?

 

Raptalk.Net: Let’s get into “Ice Ice Baby.” I know this is one of those situations that you’ve been asked about and you’ve cleared it up, but there still seems to be some wrong information floating around. It claims that you had come out at the time and claimed you wrote it without getting credit. Tell us about that.

 

Chocolate: It wasn’t that I didn’t get credit for it. See, that’s what I said people didn’t really do research to find out what happened. What happened with that was I did “Ice Ice Baby” and that song surfaced 2 ½ years after it was done. I made a phone call to Suge [Knight] because he was my manager at the time. He makes a phone to call to his attorneys and the attorneys make a call to Vanilla Ice’s people and we get the paperwork straight. We had no argument over “Ice Ice Baby” and that’s what people didn’t know. The whole argument came when it came time for me to do the “To the Extreme” album. What happened was that I got paid to do four songs for that record. I went up and flew from L.A. to Dallas and worked on four songs but ended up doing nine for him. But I was only under contract to do four. When the record got released, he put those other five songs on the album and didn’t credit me. So I went and sued for “Dancin”, “Go Ill”, “It’s a Party”, “Life’s a Fantasy”, all those songs. I sued for them. That’s what the whole argument was about. People thought the argument was about “Ice Ice Baby” and that was never the case. I got all my credits for that. I never had an argument for “Ice Ice Baby.” It was about the other songs I did for the record that he put on the record and put written and produced by Vanilla Ice. We never had a problem over “Ice Ice Baby.” That’s why I said a lot of people don’t do research. That’s straight out the horse’s mouth partner.

 

Raptalk.Net: I feel you. You lived with The D.O.C. and everything, so what were the days like around Jerry Heller?

 

Chocolate: I didn’t spend time around Jerry [Heller] until after I had moved out with D.O.C. and got my own place. This is after “Ice Ice Baby” blew up and I finally got paid and got money and I ended up getting me a home and moved out of the D.O.C.’s place. I didn’t deal with Jerry [Heller] until I was producing for Eazy-E over at Ruthless. That’s when I had to deal with Jerry. It was all strictly business and I never ever dealt with Jerry on any personal shit. It was all about the artists I was working with over at Ruthless. That was that. I never had a problem with Jerry. He never did…well; I can’t say he never did some shit. He only did one thing to me that I thought was pretty shitty. He booked me into the studio with two different artists. He had told me to lie to the other group on some bullshit. He wanted me to be prepared for a lie that I couldn’t tell to the artists I was dealing with. He tried to book me into the sessions and didn’t pay for one and had one of the groups sitting there waiting on me and they think I’m supposed to be there. I’m over at another studio doing work that I’m being paid for. And they end up getting mad at me thinking I left them hanging, but in actuality, Jerry never paid for that studio time. So, he put me in one bad position only. That’s the truth. Other than that, I never dealt with Jerry. I dealt with Eazy [E] during that whole time.

 

Raptalk.Net: And what was it like dealing with Eazy?

 

Chocolate: Cool. I never had a problem with him. He paid me on time. People used to say crazy shit. I was like wow, that’s crazy because he always sent me straight to the attorney’s office and I picked up my cheque then and there. Right away I would walk over into Century City, go cash my cheque and go about my business. I never ever had a problem with him. We used to hang out but not really on a regular basis because I hung out with MC Ren back then more than any of them. I and [MC] Ren hung out a lot. We were cool.

 

Raptalk.Net: Do you still speak to Ren?

 

Chocolate: I haven’t talked to Ren in years. Ren had an artist which was CPO. CPO and I are very tight. CPO is my son’s Godfather. Me and the Boss Hogg stay in contact and still hang out to this very day. I haven’t talked to Ren in probably ten years.

 

Raptalk.Net: Wow.

 

Chocolate: I haven’t seen him either. I’m out and around.

 

Raptalk.Net: He came out with a new record.

 

Chocolate: That’s good and I would love to talk to Ren. That’s my boy. I would love to speak with him. That would be cool because that’s my boy.

 

Raptalk.Net: You said Suge was your manager. Was he really as bad as everyone portrays him as? There is no denying the Death Row dynasty but I think people try and look at the alleged negative things he did and they try to make that overlook what he built with Death Row. What was it like overall?

 

Chocolate: To me, the best way I could put it is that somebody could point the finger at a man and say “don’t trust that dude because that dude is fucked up, fuck him, don’t trust him because he’ll do this and that.” But if your relationship is entirely different with that person, then you can’t speak on it. If that person has never done any wrong to you, then you have nothing bad to say about that person. My situation isn’t to stand up and say he was fucked up or that he was cool. I just know that the business that I needed handled and getting my money, any situation that I had as far as being a producer or artist, he took care of my business and I never had a problem with him. He got his money and I got my money. When I wanted my release, I got my release without an argument and I continued my life. I never had a problem with him. I never had any threats, slaps or none of that shit. Never ever. It was business and I kept it moving. I started my own company back then and we had respect for what I wanted to go out there and do. He never gave me a problem. He did what he did but he never did that shit around me. You know what I’m saying? You can’t speak on shit you never witnessed.

 

Raptalk.Net: Being around the entire situation while making “The Chronic”, for you yourself personally, did you realize it was going to be such a classic record?

 

Chocolate: Oh yeah. He had the whole all-star squad. Everybody was young and hungry. You had the best producer and the best writer in the world. Come on now. From “Deep Cover”, I knew it was history. I remember back when Snoop [Dogg] used to kick his feet up against the wall and used to free style for hours in the backyard of Dre’s house. We would sit there and listen to him. I used to tell him “boy if you ever get heard the world is gonna’ love you” and there he is now. Time goes by and we reminisce about it now and go wow, this is crazy.  You look at in reality how everybody is actually a tree branch of a person that’s done something. It’s what it is.

 

Raptalk.Net: Did you see the fall of Death Row coming or did you think they’d continue to dominate?

 

Chocolate: Through all of the media, you know how that goes. A party is never gonna’ last forever. I knew one day that the party would be over if you know what I’m saying.  In other words, it’s all about the people who stay there with you and help you clean up the party. If you throw a big party and everyone is there to help you plan it, once it’s over with, only your true ones are gonna’ stay and help you clean up. Everyone that had helped you plan done left and got a bitch and walked out the front door and said they’d see you later. This is the dude who brings all the liqor and makes calls to bring the girls here; all of that shit. Once the party is over with, you have cigarette buts on your floor, drinks spilled and cups everywhere. Everyone went out the door and only your true ones stay to help you clean up. That’s how it goes. You also gotta’ treat your friends and party guests right. If you don’t, shit don’t go right.

 

Raptalk.Net: And Ronin Ro wrote an interesting book about Death Row. Have you read it?

 

Chocolate: Yeah, you’re talking about “Have Gun Will Travel?”

 

Raptalk.Net: Exactly.

 

Chocolate: Yeah, I’m in that book.

 

Raptalk.Net: That’s why I’m bringing it up. What I want to ask you is that, in your opinion was it well written and accurate? Do you feel it provided good insight for the fans?

 

Chocolate: I mean a lot of those situations I wasn’t around for so I couldn’t really say. A lot of those situations I was around though as well, and from what I’ve read, a lot of it was accurate and a lot of it was over-exaggerated. That’s the best way I could put it.

 

Raptalk.Net: You were always around and when Dr. Dre wanted to break away from Death Row and start his own thing with Aftermath, did you like the idea of that at the time?

 

Chocolate: I mean the only reason why I would say yeah was because me and Dre would always watch the fights together and hang out at the fight parties. It was never the music side on the time we would spend. Right now is the first time I’ve ever worked with or for Dre, out of all of these years. Yeah, when I branched off and did what I did as far as me producing for these other artists and being a producer and strictly sticking to my music, I got away from the whole scene of it, period. I was doing my own thing getting artists, making records, getting record deals and making money. I got a house and wasn’t trying to be the cat that got that first money and the next thing you know, I’m sitting on the streets trying to go hustle. I wanted to get out there and continue grinding and making my name to get a little something. I don’t know. Every man has to stand on his own feet. That was his [Dre] decision and I was there when he did the “Been There, Done That”, the first album. Shit, I was there listening to it and was proud of him. He left something that was big to go make something big. You can’t be mad at a man that wants to go create his own and stand on his own. I would say yeah, not that I was happy but I thought it was a good and smart move for him.

 

Raptalk.Net: Tell us about your nephew Slim Tha Mobster.

 

Chocolate: Beyond gifted. He’s humble, very humble. He’s also gangsta, no way around that. But he’s a humble cat and doesn’t start any shit. He’s definitely probably one of the best MC’s that you will hear in a very long time from these probably past ten years as far as new artists. He’s something to deal with.

 

DJ Silk: I’ve known Slim since he was about 13 years old. Everything I went through at a young age, he has seen. He was there hands on. He was good then. His path is pretty much the same as mine other than me being a producer and him being a rapper. He got to learn from the best and he has seen the best. He is groomed. He’s a born super star for real. I’ve worked with a lot of cats from Method Man, Redman, WC, Jayo Felony, E-40 and everybody else. I knew them when they grew up but I don’t know if they grew up like Slim. Slim is one of a kind. He’s kind of like the 20th century version of Jay-Z again, the re-birth. Jay-Z said “make another Hov?” Yeah, we made another Hov.  This dude raps from the brain and doesn’t free style. He doesn’t free style. He writes in his head. To see the stuff he comes up with is amazing. It’s been a long time since we sat down with him when we did music, and we approved or did not approve some of the things he was doing.

 

After a while, he just took it. We’re right behind him. We’re behind him. He’s the leader. He’s the Kobe Bryant right now. He‘s the cat that knows exactly what he’s doing and he was trained for it. He’s like [Floyd] Mayweather when he was little. He’s really that dude, from any coast. You have to love and respect him because of what he’s able to actually do. His swag is totally different from any other artist out there. I say it like that. His swagger is totally different. His word play is ridiculous. And it’s not like a Rakim word play like we had back in the days; he’s saying something. A lot of these guys don’t say anything too much and I won’t mention any names. They don’t really say anything; they just do a lot of flossing. Slim is not a gangster rapper even though he’s a gangster. He just speaks real. He doesn’t only talk about shooting people and selling dope. He has topics and he knows how to bring up your kids, he knows what to say to women and so on. He does those songs that will get the streets to like him and the women. There are not that many rappers out there like that.

 

Raptalk.Net: How have yourself, Dr. Dre and The D.O.C. groomed him?

 

Chocolate: He’s been around the game…

 

Raptalk.Net: He grew up around it.

 

Chocolate: That’s it. The only thing he actually really knows is nothing but music. He’s so groomed at this. Slim doesn’t write; he doesn’t pick up paper and pen.

 

Raptalk.Net: He goes in the booth and writes the songs in his head?

 

Chocolate: Right there, he writes his songs while standing over the board. He’ll stand over the board or find a corner and get in his little mood and he’ll write. He’ll go right to the booth and do a song. That’s how he gets down. He’s probably…it’s hard to explain, you’d have to see this cat work. I give him the top MC right now and ain’t nobody fucking with Slim Tha Mobster right now. That’s just point period.

 

Raptalk.Net: Is it true that he recently finalized some paperwork that has him signed to G-Unit/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope?

 

Chocolate: Paperwork has been done. It’s 100%, he’s signed. I’m not gonna’ speak on the deal though. I just rather not comment on the deal. It’s something for him to speak on and your gonna’ do an interview with him. I’m gonna’ hook that up and I’ll get that taken care of for you.

 

Raptalk.Net: Hell yeah. This is the big question right here. Do you think “Detox” will set up Slim just as “The Chronic” set up Snoop Dogg and “2001” set up Eminem?

 

DJ Silk: I think so. I think that’s the best thing that could happen to him. He’s had other things going on before that. He’s a go hard in the paint type of person. It’s good because he’s running with the music to be able to express what he’s feeling. He’s writing hell of songs. He is what the game is missing and I’m glad that he’s with us.

 

Chocolate: Yes. I think that Slim is groomed. Snoop [Dogg] was ready but you know if you’re cooking something and it’s almost perfect but it might need a little more seasoning? That’s how Snoop was. Snoop just needed a little seasoning and it wasn’t a lot. I’m looking at the difference in-between how that was with Dre then and its how it is with Slim now. Slim is just ready. He’s groomed and polished. He doesn’t need any training. He doesn’t have to do songs with Dre standing over his shoulder. He’s gonna’ do 2-3 songs in one night. If he works for 12 hours here with us, he’s gonna’ have 3-4 songs done. His work ethic is beyond incredible; beyond (laughs). And I don’t say it because he’s my nephew. What’s funny about it is, when he was locked up in prison, I was telling him then that when he comes home, I’m gonna’ get him in the studio and we’re gonna’ work because he was already dope. If he just put his mind to this, it’s gonna’ happen for him and he put his mind to it. All the people I was telling that thought I was just saying it because he’s my blood, my family. But no, I‘m telling you because he’s good at what he does.

 

Actually, it’s not just him, I have another nephew who is XV; I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of XV out of Wichita, Kansas?

 

Raptalk.Net: I haven’t

 

Chocolate: He’s blowing up right now. He’s doing the Hip-Hop Honor awards and he’s doing the Warren G segment. He’s on the show doing the Hip-Hop Honor awards and he’s doing “Regulate” and a couple of other joints that Warren G had. You know there doing Hip-Hop Honor awards for Def Jam. My nephew XV, when you see him that is my other brother’s son. He’s going through a transition right now. The last I knew, his deal was looking pretty good. It’s just ironic that he’s super close to where Slim is it from my understanding. And I don’t mean that by being with Aftermath or anything like that, but he’s dealing with…the last I knew, Jimmy Iovine was super heavily looking into him. I’m not gonna’ quote that he’s signed there already but he’s doing Hip-Hop Honor awards so he must have done something right (laughs). That’s XV and then I have another nephew Mike Phenom, he’s about to take off and another nephew named Ses Batta.  All four of them are dope but Slim is the reigning king. All of them are dope but it’s just they haven’t been around and groomed like Slim (laughs). That’s all it is. They are all talented but they haven’t been groomed like Slim.

 

Raptalk.Net: And what’s your involvement in “Detox” right now and what do you believe is the status of that record?

 

DJ Silk: Of course I’m Slim’s DJ as well as one of his producers, Chocolate’s partner. Our involvement is to do what we can actually. So far, we have one solid track on “Detox” which is ridiculous. I’m blessed and proud to actually have the talent to make it on “Detox.” There are a lot of guys that did a lot of work and didn’t make it on “Detox.” It was good work but Dre is a perfectionist. If it’s not ultimately dope shit, it’s not gonna’ go there. Whoever is doing records right now, when “Detox” drops, get in research mode because this dude is doing musical movies. It’s beyond a song now. He’s the Steven Spielberg of music. I truly and honestly believe, and I know that now. Dre plays all kinds of instruments. He doesn’t even need our help; put it that way. I’m blessed to at least have a few joints on there.

 

Chocolate: It’ll be hard for me to say how many joints Dre got done. Me and DJ Silk, we’re working right now trying to come up with more joints for the “Detox” album. We have, we know we made the record. We have a joint on “Detox” that is a hot joint and Dre did his thing on it. I think that the status of it, I couldn’t tell you. The man is a perfectionist. I do know that it is coming out though (laughs).

 

Raptalk.Net: Where are you sonically taking the production on the one track that you know made it for sure?

 

DJ Silk: On that particular joint, I would tell you the title but there are a lot of funny things with leaks and hackers going on right now. It’s a good record, we know we have at least one solid joint on the “Detox” album. If I hear anything new from Dre confirming we have more records, will link up and do another interview or update. You guys will hear it soon. For me, Dre lets us do what we do best. I don’t know for sure, but Dre doesn’t like people trying to be like him. You have those producers who try to produce tracks of something he may possibly conjure up. They don’t even know what level he is on right now. Anything they can come up with is something they heard way back in the day. Dre loves us for what we do now; for what we’re groomed to do. He likes us to be ourselves. The whole record is live. It’s actually played. You won’t hear too many real samples on the record. That’s why I said he’s making musical movies. It’s like an orchestra playing. It’s like having Mozart in there with ?uestlove.

 

Raptalk.Net: Silk & Chocolate have a record on “Detox.” Chocolate, you read my D.O.C. interview “Detox & Surgery” and even left us a nice comment on the page. D.O.C. said in that interview that he thinks the album would have been done in November.

 

Chocolate: I mean, Dre has been working hard on this record. His mind is so genius. I’ve watched him work and I’m like wow, this dude will play anything you put in front of him. He doesn’t…how could I put it? Dre is like a real maestro. He leads you to the right notes and to the right placements and shit. When you hear certain shit and don’t know where to place it, Dre knows where to place it at. He’s just a perfectionist so you can’t really say where he’s at on his record and I couldn’t tell you. I know that we’re still working. He’s done us good. Since we’ve been working on this record, we’ve been out of town to get a change of environment and worked in other states and cities. He’s done us right just to get a different feel and vibe in order to make that music that you wouldn’t have thought about just by sitting in that same place all the time. You need a different view sometimes. Dre is probably, I couldn’t tell you how many songs he has done.

 

Raptalk.Net: We probably can’t even count that high.

 

Chocolate: He has so much hot shit. That’s why I say it’s crazy. You can’t place anything with what the man does. It has to be perfect. When they hear this mans record, the world is going to see why they waited so long for this record (laughs). That’s what I can truly tell you. When the world hears this record, they’re gonna’ be like ok, it was worth the fucking wait.

 

Raptalk.Net: When people talk about the “2001” team, people come up with the names Hittman, Scott Storch, Xzibit, Eminem, Knoc-turn’al, Mel-Man and people like that. If you had to name a few names in your mind that make up the “Detox” team, which names would you drop?

 

Chocolate: From me being around, I’ve seen a lot of them come in and do hot shit. But I don’t know what’s actually been cited to make the record. I don’t want to speak on names and they don’t make the record. I don’t know. A lot of records have leaked and Dre has put a real hold, he’s tightened down on everything. What he plays is what we hear. I’ve heard a lot of hot joints and seen a lot of different artists come in and do songs with him but I don’t know if they made the record. That is why I don’t want to say this joint with such and such. I’ve seen some big names come in.

 

Raptalk.Net: I respect that you can’t drop names so without dropping names, how do you think the “Detox” team or the people you’ve seen come in…

 

Chocolate: Heavy. They came in and did their thing very heavy. Dre is never gonna’ look away from his people. You know he’ll always keep Snoop [Dogg] somewhere in there. I know he has a joint with Snoop. He still keeps some of those around. Really with that, it’s hard to say. I don’t even know if that made the record. That is why I don’t want to be saying stuff. From what I’m looking at, the best way I could put it is everybody is still getting their chance to come and do what they’ve done before for him. He hasn’t turned his back on anyone. That’s the best way I could put it.

 

Raptalk.Net: What about “Relapse 2?” Have you done any work on that?

 

DJ Silk: We’re working right now to try and get a record on there. First things first is to actually making the record, and then will take care of everything else. Paperwork and all that isn’t hard to get done. We just want to create some music for Eminem that he loves and raps over it for the album. We know he would wreck one of our beats.

 

Raptalk.Net: Wow, there y’all have it – Chocolate & DJ Silk is on “Detox” & is working to get on “Relapse 2.” There are some rumors going around that Xzibit has been back in the camp really heavy and that Dre is doing his entire album. Have you gotten any word on that?

 

Chocolate: No. I know Xzibit came in and did a hook for Slim Tha Mobster. I don’t know the status of that though. I haven’t seen Xzibit in the studio. Actually, when we’re working with Slim, Dre is in another studio not far from us but we’re not in his sessions. We’re in a whole different studio doing our thing and Dre is doing his thing. We’ve always basically worked like that unless we’re in the same building with Dre. Most of the time we’re at a different building that is close. So I’m not in on all the sessions to see who has come in and out all the time. I come in on certain days and see certain people come in. it’s always short and brief and I’m back to doing what I’m doing at another studio working.

 

Raptalk.Net: Is it safe to say that Slim won’t drop until after “Detox?”

 

Chocolate: Slim has tons of songs (laughs). That’s kind of hard to say but I think it would be safe to say that it’ll be after “Detox.”

 

Raptalk.Net: It would make sense from a strategic standpoint.

 

Chocolate: He’s definitely the front man for the tour, the opening act. That’s the first act. I would say it’ll be safe to say he’ll be out after “Detox” and not before.

 

Raptalk.Net: Have you worked with Bishop Lamont and Stat Quo at all?

 

Chocolate: Never. I’ve known Bishop [Lamont] for years but we never got around to working together. I’ve been on Bishop since he was young, about 17 or 18 rapping at that time. I’ve known him for years, knew his brothers over there. I’ve never worked with him though.

 

Raptalk.Net: There are more rumors claiming that he was dropped. I know sometimes you’re not even in the same building, but have you seen him at all recently?

 

Chocolate: Nope. I haven’t seen him at all (laughs).

 

Raptalk.Net: What’s next up for The Genuine Drafts?

 

DJ Silk: Just hard work. We’re apart of Slim’s camp which is Gang Module/Aftermath. We could hold down the next 5 years. That’s all I hope for as long as I’ve been in the game. I’ve been in the game 17 years now and I hope we can control a couple of years with our music. We have to get it out there. I want to see Slim blow up because this is his first time. We hope we can hold on and get our music out there.  We hope everyone will like it and do what we do best. I hope people enjoy it.

 

Raptalk.Net: Y’all got the official word on www.raptalk.net on the status of “Detox” as well “Relapse 2”, plus we touched on a whole bunch of the old and classical material. We have Chocolate and DJ Silk, two legendary producers in the house, and we’re also talking Slim Tha Mobster because he is up next, not forgetting XV and the rest of Chocolate’s nephews because this is one talented family y’all. I appreciate your time Chocolate and DJ Silk. Do you have any last words for www.raptalk.net before I let you go?

 

Chocolate: I’m good man. I appreciate you. And keep up with the learning the history and keep asking the right shit just like you did. Know your shit, research because a lot of times people ask questions and don’t know what they’re talking about. I appreciate you. Hit me back soon so we can keep getting it in together.

 

DJ Silk: Shouts out to www.raptalk.net and everybody out there that is keeping it pushing. Do good music; that’s my thing. Every producer and artist out there that is doing music, listen to the older guys even though some of the older guys, a lot of the new rappers don’t respect because it’s a new world. That’s what being skilled comes from. There are no boxers that didn’t watch Muhammad Ali. And Dr. Dre is Muhammad Ali; Jermaine Dupri and the rest of the guys that has been here that long; there here for a reason. Those are the words I want to leave you guys with. Do your research and do your history. Know what you’re doing and do it well.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on January 11, 2010, 04:41:40 AM
Link Iz Dead.


nope... check again.


thizzanx OG.
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Chad Vader on January 20, 2010, 12:46:05 AM
Quote
Warren G speaks on why he never signed to Death Row and his brother Dr. Dre.
http://deathrowtapes.blogspot.com/2010/01/warren-g-speaks-on-death-row.html

http://www.forbezdvd.com/player.swf?id=10410
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on March 03, 2010, 03:26:28 AM
K-9 Interview On Gangbangin, Death Row (Suge,Tha Realest,Doobie,LJ,Mac-Shawn,etc.),His "City Of Gods"-Album,etc.

http://www.hoodstars.net/k9full.mp3

thx 2 kilo
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: bigpimpin20 on March 03, 2010, 04:29:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kqI7os8XUo <--- Who Got Some Gangsta Shit (Home made video)
anybody know where that Swoop G footage is from?
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: Okka on March 03, 2010, 04:32:38 AM
Damn, Psycho Hustla is bizack 8)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on March 03, 2010, 05:58:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kqI7os8XUo <--- Who Got Some Gangsta Shit (Home made video)
anybody know where that Swoop G footage is from?


good q, dope vid. 8)
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 2euce 7even on July 18, 2010, 09:46:14 AM
B-Rezell

http://www.youtube.com/user/GCPIII#p/a/u/1/ktIfXgfW9Xk George "GP" Parker Of B-Rezell Speaks
New B-Rezell Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj0U2HqsP3g
Title: Re: THE DEFINITIVE Death Row Records/Tha Row Thread
Post by: 123imagee on March 07, 2017, 09:44:57 AM
Sidekicq
Graveyard Crew
Rona
Freddy Ranks
Trigger
Mistaken Identity
Tha Bandits
AK
Lil Nik

Any Info Or Audio By These @rtistes?