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Title: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Giesuz on August 17, 2012, 03:40:11 PM
next release - next let down  :o

September 25, 2012

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/1117/61iobeg1dilsl500aa300.jpg)


1. Real Thugs (Crooked I)
2. Gun A Nigga Down (O.F.T.B.)
3. All We Do (Swoop G)
4. West Coast Funk (Bloody Mary)
5. I Won t Tell (Jewell)
6. Consider Me (Six Feet Deep)
7. Monique (Daz Dillinger fest. Soopafly)
8. Sunday (Big Pimpin)
9. So Bad (Jewell)
10. Do It Again (Crooked I)
11. Ain t No Trippin (Soopafly)
12. Caught Up In The Game (Doobie fest. Danny Boy)

bold = previously unreleased on retail albums


for all the non believers who thought vol. 1 was a big let down WA will give the answer with vol.2: it can get worse!
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: jones5099 on August 17, 2012, 04:01:23 PM
"So Bad" was released on the Jewell album
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Giesuz on August 17, 2012, 04:08:31 PM
"So Bad" was released on the Jewell album

yep, edited

Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 17, 2012, 04:08:44 PM
ALL THAT SHIT BEEN RELEASED



oh i fucking hate stupid Canadian fucks running wide asleep records
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: procrastiNate on August 17, 2012, 04:17:48 PM
I'm starting to think John Payne might be literally retarded.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 17, 2012, 04:23:28 PM
I'm starting to think John Payne might be literally retarded.

how do they make money off releases that only sell 200 copies?  lmao
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: kolaboy on August 17, 2012, 05:18:34 PM
"So Bad" was released on the Jewell album

Whats The Name Of Her Album???
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: MarshColin on August 17, 2012, 05:54:20 PM
Looks like whoever made the prediction about WideAwake rereleasing all the tracks from the Ultimate Death Row Box Set because they discontinued it was correct.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Blasphemy (A) on August 17, 2012, 05:54:56 PM
man Death Row should of just stayed bankrupt. These releases are sad considering the level of importance the label was to the entire genre.  Leave it to White People to destroy a black business legacy.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: CaughtUp on August 17, 2012, 06:11:14 PM
man Death Row should of just stayed bankrupt. These releases are sad considering the level of importance the label was to the entire genre.  Leave it to White People to destroy a black business legacy.

we got lbc crew, some unreleased snoop, couple crook tracks, and that dpg album. not too bad minus the sound quality
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 17, 2012, 06:20:31 PM
Looks like whoever made the prediction about WideAwake rereleasing all the tracks from the Ultimate Death Row Box Set because they discontinued it was correct.

sadly they don't realize these 3 bonus tracks won't sell shit


why not throw on a new Snoop, Crooked or godforbid one of those 31 2pac tracks they own the rights to...
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: ttpac on August 17, 2012, 07:03:41 PM
If this crap is their bright idea for Vol 2, stay tuned for more stupidity with Vol 3!  I can see it coming....they're so retarded they would probably put on What's My Name, Nuthin' But a G Thang, Puffin' on Blunts, Head Doctor, California Love, heck throw in Way Too Major along with a couple of edited, radio versions too while they are at it.  Leave it up to WA to surpass themselves over and over in the category of sheer incompetence and utter stupidity.  They need not do more to prove to us that they are just morons. 
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 17, 2012, 07:49:43 PM
If this crap is their bright idea for Vol 2, stay tuned for more stupidity with Vol 3!  I can see it coming....they're so retarded they would probably put on What's My Name, Nuthin' But a G Thang, Puffin' on Blunts, Head Doctor, California Love, heck throw in Way Too Major along with a couple of edited, radio versions too while they are at it.  Leave it up to WA to surpass themselves over and over in the category of sheer incompetence and utter stupidity.  They need not do more to prove to us that they are just morons. 


i wanna gonaa do a fake tracklist but yours works pretty well


Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Soopafly DPGC on August 17, 2012, 08:33:33 PM
next release - next let down  :o

September 25, 2012

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/1117/61iobeg1dilsl500aa300.jpg)


1. Real Thugs (Crooked I)
2. Gun A Nigga Down (O.F.T.B.)
3. All We Do (Swoop G)
4. West Coast Funk (Bloody Mary)
5. I Won t Tell (Jewell)
6. Consider Me (Six Feet Deep)
7. Monique (Daz Dillinger fest. Soopafly)
8. Sunday (Big Pimpin)
9. So Bad (Jewell)
10. Do It Again (Crooked I)
11. Ain t No Trippin (Soopafly)
12. Caught Up In The Game (Doobie fest. Danny Boy)

bold = previously unreleased on retail albums


for all the non believers who thought vol. 1 was a big let down WA will give the answer with vol.2: it can get worse!

Whoa!!  This is great news!  Can't wait for a new Death Row era Soopafly track.  I'm picking this up for sure.  I bet a million bucks this song is gonna be full of bitch checking.  Him and Daz are probably going to be checking some hoe named Monique who both of them screwed.  Well Soopafly screwed her a bunch at first, then after he got tired of her, Daz did her a few times.  Sounds like it's gonna be a great song.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Smokin Briccz on August 17, 2012, 09:13:25 PM
 :D :D :D :D :tosser:
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 17, 2012, 09:31:21 PM
next release - next let down  :o

September 25, 2012

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/1117/61iobeg1dilsl500aa300.jpg)


1. Real Thugs (Crooked I)
2. Gun A Nigga Down (O.F.T.B.)
3. All We Do (Swoop G)
4. West Coast Funk (Bloody Mary)
5. I Won t Tell (Jewell)
6. Consider Me (Six Feet Deep)
7. Monique (Daz Dillinger fest. Soopafly)
8. Sunday (Big Pimpin)
9. So Bad (Jewell)
10. Do It Again (Crooked I)
11. Ain t No Trippin (Soopafly)
12. Caught Up In The Game (Doobie fest. Danny Boy)

bold = previously unreleased on retail albums


for all the non believers who thought vol. 1 was a big let down WA will give the answer with vol.2: it can get worse!

Whoa!!  This is great news!  Can't wait for a new Death Row era Soopafly track.  I'm picking this up for sure.  I bet a million bucks this song is gonna be full of bitch checking.  Him and Daz are probably going to be checking some hoe named Monique who both of them screwed.  Well Soopafly screwed her a bunch at first, then after he got tired of her, Daz did her a few times.  Sounds like it's gonna be a great song.


the only guy in the world who can put a positive spin on this CD  8)
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: U.N.T.O.U.C.H.A.B.L.E. on August 17, 2012, 10:06:34 PM
next release - next let down  :o

September 25, 2012

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/1117/61iobeg1dilsl500aa300.jpg)


1. Real Thugs (Crooked I)
2. Gun A Nigga Down (O.F.T.B.)
3. All We Do (Swoop G)
4. West Coast Funk (Bloody Mary)
5. I Won t Tell (Jewell)
6. Consider Me (Six Feet Deep)
7. Monique (Daz Dillinger fest. Soopafly)
8. Sunday (Big Pimpin)
9. So Bad (Jewell)
10. Do It Again (Crooked I)
11. Ain t No Trippin (Soopafly)
12. Caught Up In The Game (Doobie fest. Danny Boy)

bold = previously unreleased on retail albums


for all the non believers who thought vol. 1 was a big let down WA will give the answer with vol.2: it can get worse!

Whoa!!  This is great news!  Can't wait for a new Death Row era Soopafly track.  I'm picking this up for sure.  I bet a million bucks this song is gonna be full of bitch checking.  Him and Daz are probably going to be checking some hoe named Monique who both of them screwed.  Well Soopafly screwed her a bunch at first, then after he got tired of her, Daz did her a few times.  Sounds like it's gonna be a great song.

Lmao...... ;D
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Sir Petey on August 17, 2012, 10:50:57 PM
i have the weirdest boner right now.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Will_B on August 18, 2012, 01:35:14 AM
Are Wideawake making money off the back catalogue of albums as well as putting out these shitty releases?

Only way they can stay afloat. These type CDs look like the Billie Hollidy compilations they sell in Garages ::)

Garbage if u already bought the killer boxset. Nothing for die hard fans
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: The "Untouchable" DJR on August 18, 2012, 01:38:24 AM
I've been going on since the beginning of this WideAwake/Death Row thing about how it didn't make sense without Suge and it was not going to work out. Like someone said before DR should have just stayed bankrupt, the bootleggers would have done their job as far as emptying out the vault so no loss there.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Mietek23 on August 18, 2012, 03:44:27 AM
This shit is just sad... no wonder Snoop and none of them are fucking with Wideasleep - that "company" is a JOKE to say at least :-[
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Kashif mirza on August 18, 2012, 06:09:08 AM
Nobody is interested in wideawake  releases anymore the artists dont care. Fuck wideawake
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Will_B on August 18, 2012, 06:17:48 AM
I've been going on since the beginning of this WideAwake/Death Row thing about how it didn't make sense without Suge and it was not going to work out. Like someone said before DR should have just stayed bankrupt, the bootleggers would have done their job as far as emptying out the vault so no loss there.

I think bootlegging is one of the reasons their releases are so weak

Some people are making money behind the scenes selling the good stuff under the counter
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: doggfather on August 18, 2012, 06:25:56 AM
Nobody is interested in wideawake  releases anymore the artists dont care.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: BiggBoogaBiff on August 18, 2012, 07:27:44 AM
Nobody is interested in wideawake  releases anymore the artists dont care.


i co-sign this 80%.  they still have unreleased tracks that i care about.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Quadruple OG on August 18, 2012, 09:45:01 AM
next release - next let down  :o

September 25, 2012

(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/1117/61iobeg1dilsl500aa300.jpg)


1. Real Thugs (Crooked I)
2. Gun A Nigga Down (O.F.T.B.)
3. All We Do (Swoop G)
4. West Coast Funk (Bloody Mary)
5. I Won t Tell (Jewell)
6. Consider Me (Six Feet Deep)
7. Monique (Daz Dillinger fest. Soopafly)
8. Sunday (Big Pimpin)
9. So Bad (Jewell)
10. Do It Again (Crooked I)
11. Ain t No Trippin (Soopafly)
12. Caught Up In The Game (Doobie fest. Danny Boy)

bold = previously unreleased on retail albums


for all the non believers who thought vol. 1 was a big let down WA will give the answer with vol.2: it can get worse!

Whoa!!  This is great news!  Can't wait for a new Death Row era Soopafly track.  I'm picking this up for sure.  I bet a million bucks this song is gonna be full of bitch checking.  Him and Daz are probably going to be checking some hoe named Monique who both of them screwed.  Well Soopafly screwed her a bunch at first, then after he got tired of her, Daz did her a few times.  Sounds like it's gonna be a great song.

LOL. The GOAT is back
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: ttpac on August 18, 2012, 10:11:22 AM
I've been going on since the beginning of this WideAwake/Death Row thing about how it didn't make sense without Suge and it was not going to work out. Like someone said before DR should have just stayed bankrupt, the bootleggers would have done their job as far as emptying out the vault so no loss there.

I think bootlegging is one of the reasons their releases are so weak

Some people are making money behind the scenes selling the good stuff under the counter

I respect your opinion but disagree because if WA would put out the material people are yearning for and actually make them available in stores their products would probably sell more.  By releasing watered down releases in piss poor quality they are actually creating a marketplace/opportunity for bootleggers to exploit.  If they give people what they want it would most likely stifle the bootleggers but the way they are doing it people will actually buy from bootleggers because they seem to have a better understanding of what fans want as opposed to FastAsleep. 
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 18, 2012, 10:13:55 AM
I've been going on since the beginning of this WideAwake/Death Row thing about how it didn't make sense without Suge and it was not going to work out. Like someone said before DR should have just stayed bankrupt, the bootleggers would have done their job as far as emptying out the vault so no loss there.

I think bootlegging is one of the reasons their releases are so weak

Some people are making money behind the scenes selling the good stuff under the counter

I respect your opinion but disagree because if WA would put out the material people are yearning for and actually make them available in stores their products would probably sell more.  By releasing watered down releases in piss poor quality they are actually creating a marketplace/opportunity for bootleggers to exploit.  If they give people what they want it would most likely stifle the bootleggers but the way they are doing it people will actually buy from bootleggers because they seem to have a better understanding of what fans want as opposed to FastAsleep. 

here's the problem:  it's a fact that these guys are bootlegging songs behind the scenes and have been since 2009.


i'd love to see them put some rare music on a CD but shit ain't gonna happen.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: U.N.T.O.U.C.H.A.B.L.E. on August 18, 2012, 11:13:36 AM
No Comment  :-X
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: The "Untouchable" DJR on August 18, 2012, 11:19:34 AM
The bootleggers aren't the problem here, it's the people running WideAwake.

These people have absolutely no idea how to put a project together and how to release it which is a direct result of complete ignorance on their part concerning the Death Row Records legacy.

Besides the poor audio quality (which I find forgivable in some cases) just take a look at the tracklists, artwork, album titles etc. I mean considering what they must have got in the vault it should be easy to put out the Death Row Inside Out compilation for example.
The tracklist, artwork it's all there. Snoop's Doggumentary EP, Petey Pablo's DR album, Crooked I's album etc etc it shouldn't be too hard to release those the way they were intended to be back then. Their LBC Crew album was pretty accurate I think but that's about it. They should do alot more research before compiling tracklists and releasing albums, a compilation album from the 1999 or 2000 era for example would be great all it takes is doing some research on who was signed during that period and you could put together a pretty solid and believable DR album.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: U.N.T.O.U.C.H.A.B.L.E. on August 18, 2012, 11:22:48 AM
The bootleggers aren't the problem here, it's the people running WideAwake.

These people have absolutely no idea how to put a project together and how to release it which is a direct result of complete ignorance on their part concerning the Death Row Records legacy.

Besides the poor audio quality (which I find forgivable in some cases) just take a look at the tracklists, artwork, album titles etc. I mean considering what they must have got in the vault it should be easy to put out the Death Row Inside Out compilation for example.
The tracklist, artwork it's all there. Snoop's Doggumentary EP, Petey Pablo's DR album, Crooked I's album etc etc it shouldn't be too hard to release those the way they were intended to be back then. Their LBC Crew album was pretty accurate I think but that's about it. They should do alot more research before compiling tracklists and releasing albums, a compilation album from the 1999 or 2000 era for example would be great all it takes is doing some research on who was signed during that period and you could put together a pretty solid and believable DR album.


my 12 year old son could put better projects together than the retards they have at wideawake...
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 18, 2012, 11:35:14 AM
The bootleggers aren't the problem here, it's the people running WideAwake.

These people have absolutely no idea how to put a project together and how to release it which is a direct result of complete ignorance on their part concerning the Death Row Records legacy.

Besides the poor audio quality (which I find forgivable in some cases) just take a look at the tracklists, artwork, album titles etc. I mean considering what they must have got in the vault it should be easy to put out the Death Row Inside Out compilation for example.
The tracklist, artwork it's all there. Snoop's Doggumentary EP, Petey Pablo's DR album, Crooked I's album etc etc it shouldn't be too hard to release those the way they were intended to be back then. Their LBC Crew album was pretty accurate I think but that's about it. They should do alot more research before compiling tracklists and releasing albums, a compilation album from the 1999 or 2000 era for example would be great all it takes is doing some research on who was signed during that period and you could put together a pretty solid and believable DR album.



why did they invent 26 million in something they only make 2 grand a CD on?


do sales from the Death Row back catalogue REALLY help them earn back that 26 mil?  i doubt it because nobody pays for music anymore besides me lol
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Sir Petey on August 18, 2012, 01:20:55 PM
The bootleggers aren't the problem here, it's the people running WideAwake.

These people have absolutely no idea how to put a project together and how to release it which is a direct result of complete ignorance on their part concerning the Death Row Records legacy.

Besides the poor audio quality (which I find forgivable in some cases) just take a look at the tracklists, artwork, album titles etc. I mean considering what they must have got in the vault it should be easy to put out the Death Row Inside Out compilation for example.
The tracklist, artwork it's all there. Snoop's Doggumentary EP, Petey Pablo's DR album, Crooked I's album etc etc it shouldn't be too hard to release those the way they were intended to be back then. Their LBC Crew album was pretty accurate I think but that's about it. They should do alot more research before compiling tracklists and releasing albums, a compilation album from the 1999 or 2000 era for example would be great all it takes is doing some research on who was signed during that period and you could put together a pretty solid and believable DR album.


my 12 year old son could put better projects together than the retards they have at wideawake...



shorty daddy wanna be a thug lmao


do you raise him with pac like values? i bet you got him a nose ring and a bandana for his birthday
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Will_B on August 18, 2012, 01:40:28 PM
I've been going on since the beginning of this WideAwake/Death Row thing about how it didn't make sense without Suge and it was not going to work out. Like someone said before DR should have just stayed bankrupt, the bootleggers would have done their job as far as emptying out the vault so no loss there.

I think bootlegging is one of the reasons their releases are so weak

Some people are making money behind the scenes selling the good stuff under the counter

I respect your opinion but disagree because if WA would put out the material people are yearning for and actually make them available in stores their products would probably sell more.  By releasing watered down releases in piss poor quality they are actually creating a marketplace/opportunity for bootleggers to exploit.  If they give people what they want it would most likely stifle the bootleggers but the way they are doing it people will actually buy from bootleggers because they seem to have a better understanding of what fans want as opposed to FastAsleep.  

here's the problem:  it's a fact that these guys are bootlegging songs behind the scenes and have been since 2009.

Snap. And not just the normal stuff, Imagine all the stuff they hold that can NEVER be released or heard. Like Dre stuff, Pac outtakes and whatnot.

All that holy grail stuff must be getting sold to top level black market collectors. Die hard Euros, Japs and Wiggers

I'm talkin G's overseas
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Sir Petey on August 18, 2012, 01:42:05 PM
shut up will lol

Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: DatThrowBaccMuzic on August 18, 2012, 01:49:59 PM
I've been going on since the beginning of this WideAwake/Death Row thing about how it didn't make sense without Suge and it was not going to work out. Like someone said before DR should have just stayed bankrupt, the bootleggers would have done their job as far as emptying out the vault so no loss there.

I think bootlegging is one of the reasons their releases are so weak

Some people are making money behind the scenes selling the good stuff under the counter

I respect your opinion but disagree because if WA would put out the material people are yearning for and actually make them available in stores their products would probably sell more.  By releasing watered down releases in piss poor quality they are actually creating a marketplace/opportunity for bootleggers to exploit.  If they give people what they want it would most likely stifle the bootleggers but the way they are doing it people will actually buy from bootleggers because they seem to have a better understanding of what fans want as opposed to FastAsleep.  

here's the problem:  it's a fact that these guys are bootlegging songs behind the scenes and have been since 2009.

Snap. And not just the normal stuff, Imagine all the stuff they hold that can NEVER be released or heard. Like Dre stuff, Pac outtakes and whatnot.

All that holy grail stuff must be getting sold to top level black market collectors. Die hard Euros, Japs and Wiggers

I'm talkin G's overseas

Anything can be bought for the right price. Seems like people have shallow pockets these days though.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Will_B on August 18, 2012, 01:53:54 PM
Well yeah, but you can't buy something if you don't know what the asking price is
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Darkwing Duck (The Reincarnation) on August 18, 2012, 02:47:18 PM
^wow, the Asperger-boy is logged in.

what a surprise
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: D-TalkX on August 18, 2012, 05:16:47 PM
ALL THAT SHIT BEEN RELEASED



oh i fucking hate stupid Canadian fucks running wide asleep records

Come to Canada and get an education you ignorant moron...Only thing "Canadian" about WideAwake is the building location. Everyone working there and working on this project is from....wait for it...The United States of America
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Blasphemy (A) on August 18, 2012, 05:48:15 PM
at least with Suge running the label the Compilations were good, Death Row Singles is still 1 of the best compliations off the label because it contains a ton of rarities and hard to finds. Sure he didn't release any of the older unreleased stuff like wideawake is doing but when you look at the material its self it doesn't surprise me. tracks that are unfinished, contain maybe 1 verse, no chorus, recycled versus, Plus all the artist probably had forced his hand in not releasing unreleased tracks (See Dre for an example).  but he at the very least tried for quality. The mixing on these records is horrible as fuck, and that's were the bottom line is.


Doesn't matter if it's already released, maybe someone will buy it just to get a taste of Death Row, (personally I'm just gonna rip it off, because I aint buying shit I already own). but if the music it's self is isn't even enjoyable because of how bad the mixing is then your product deserves to tank. Bootleggers aside where is all the unreleased music anyways?



Seriously before Wideawake purchased Death Row, all we heard was stories upon stories of unreleased tracks, unreleased verses, productions, Entire albums fully mixed and packaged for sell never released, RnB albums even, Well? Were are they? I see the same bootlegged tracks in different compilations all the time.  So obviously bootleggers either horde the shit out of the music, Death Row is filled with extra music, or the fact of the matter is their wasn't only "15% of the vault has been released"  (Wideawakes figures, not mine) but the majority of the tracks have already been released and all that's left is cut tracks.


Think about it for a second, Suge Knight once said when its time everyone puts into one Project. Given that we have songs meant for potential albums placed on other albums (See All Eyez). It's entirely possible that Death Row isn't filled with a treasure Trove of records, but simply shitty singles, crappy filler tracks, unfinished tracks, and just alternate versions of tracks already released with recycled verses. 


Also remember several artist when they left, entered the vaults and took all they songs (see nate dogg). The only known artist to record around the clock was 2pac, and all his songs went to Amaru, are already released, (both retail and OG).
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Blasphemy (A) on August 18, 2012, 06:03:53 PM
In Fact from what I can remember outta the confirmed projects on label a lot of em we either released or stolen. Lets break it down.


The original Albums from 1992-1996 was a entirely group effort. Everyone worked on one project, except around say 1996, when everything got Cliquish and people weren't fucking with each other (basically after the all eyez sessions). Even then only a few cuts were left over from all these albums.

The unrealized albums pretty much got either gutted or released later

Westcoast Aftershocc (by the dogg pound) their original sophomore album was lost after the label imploded, and later released newly remade as 2002.

Heltah Skeltah (Ice Cube/Dre Collab) - The instrumentals and concepts were stolen by DOC, who later released his own version. It's unclear if he never got it back, eventually one of the few tracks from these sessions was again given to the current project at the time, Murder was the Case.

The Chronic 2 Poppas got a brand new Funk - A dre record, seriously you know how long this shit probably took? California Love was the only confirmed finished track, eventually given to 2Pac, another record leaked (smoking weed for hours) as leaked later.

Snoop Dogg's third album was never recorded so he left

Nate Dogg took all of his work with him.

DJ Quicks material was leaked

Hammers material Leaked

2pac's One Nation was (allegedly, still can't find a link) leaked. If not then currently unreleased, The All Eyez/Makaveli sessions leaked/released.

The Outlaws music was released

I seriously doubt their is any useable material outside of  the RnB material. Danny Boys album was finally released.


I think the whole thing of "15%" is just a lie. Because what ever wasn't released, taken by original artist, has either been leaked, or unusable. The label should just start finding new artist and begin making records again.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: JohnnyL on August 18, 2012, 08:14:26 PM


The bootleggers aren't the problem here, it's the people running WideAwake.

These people have absolutely no idea how to put a project together and how to release it which is a direct result of complete ignorance on their part concerning the Death Row Records legacy.

Besides the poor audio quality (which I find forgivable in some cases) just take a look at the tracklists, artwork, album titles etc. I mean considering what they must have got in the vault it should be easy to put out the Death Row Inside Out compilation for example.
The tracklist, artwork it's all there. Snoop's Doggumentary EP, Petey Pablo's DR album, Crooked I's album etc etc it shouldn't be too hard to release those the way they were intended to be back then. Their LBC Crew album was pretty accurate I think but that's about it. They should do alot more research before compiling tracklists and releasing albums, a compilation album from the 1999 or 2000 era for example would be great all it takes is doing some research on who was signed during that period and you could put together a pretty solid and believable DR album.



why did they invent 26 million in something they only make 2 grand a CD on?


do sales from the Death Row back catalogue REALLY help them earn back that 26 mil?  i doubt it because nobody pays for music anymore besides me lol

 These guys have really mishandled shit, out the ass.  But in their defense, I have a feeling that when they bought the catalog, what they were actually free to release without being sued was probably misrepresented.  They obviously had no idea, Dr. Dre was going to sue them.  I guess they were told they could release 13 Tupac tracks, but something must have gone bad with that as well.  Also, I think they underestimated how badly the tracks were cataloged and how much work it was going to be put the tracks out properly.
  At this point it's not even the same people running the show, though right?  Maybe someone who's kept up with shit over there can clarify this point.  Because I know John Payne is supposed to be in charge over there.  But I thought there was some article that came out a while back, after Lara Lavi got shit-canned that said that D3 was basically running the "label" now, just releasing cds in an absentee fashion.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 18, 2012, 08:20:24 PM
Yeah we can't ignore the fact they haven't sold ONE 2pac song yet in 3+ years
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: ttpac on August 18, 2012, 09:10:35 PM
Someone earlier referenced the fact that WA aren't doing their homework/research and it certainly appears to be the case with this company. 
Lots of good points gang, pretty solid discussion. 
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: U.N.T.O.U.C.H.A.B.L.E. on August 18, 2012, 09:39:23 PM
The bootleggers aren't the problem here, it's the people running WideAwake.

These people have absolutely no idea how to put a project together and how to release it which is a direct result of complete ignorance on their part concerning the Death Row Records legacy.

Besides the poor audio quality (which I find forgivable in some cases) just take a look at the tracklists, artwork, album titles etc. I mean considering what they must have got in the vault it should be easy to put out the Death Row Inside Out compilation for example.
The tracklist, artwork it's all there. Snoop's Doggumentary EP, Petey Pablo's DR album, Crooked I's album etc etc it shouldn't be too hard to release those the way they were intended to be back then. Their LBC Crew album was pretty accurate I think but that's about it. They should do alot more research before compiling tracklists and releasing albums, a compilation album from the 1999 or 2000 era for example would be great all it takes is doing some research on who was signed during that period and you could put together a pretty solid and believable DR album.


my 12 year old son could put better projects together than the retards they have at wideawake...



shorty daddy wanna be a thug lmao


do you raise him with pac like values? i bet you got him a nose ring and a bandana for his birthday

aww wats wrong sweetie u still mad cause u still a redneck awww im sorry you want a cookie ;)
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: BiggBoogaBiff on August 18, 2012, 09:57:08 PM
The truth is is that they're a little resentful at the Dubcc and Deathrow forums (they think it's us under different user names).  So they think all of this backlash is only coming from us becuz they know how diehard we are about the music. 


Thing is is that they're wrong.  MOST people feel the same way, more than likely all.  They haven't come to terms yet that they're wrong about how they release "their" projects, they're yet to see/feel the errors in their ways.  It's either that or there's some details that they've yet to enclose on when it comes to the released projects. 


Becuz truth be told, why else would any company in their right mind release ventures like this?  It's not rocket science, there's no "testing the waters" that needs to be done, there's nothing else left to say.  Projects like these are deliberate, it's literally self explanatory at this point.  There's gems yet to be released, word to "Doggy Bagg"
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Jimmy H. on August 19, 2012, 08:54:30 PM
Besides the poor audio quality (which I find forgivable in some cases) just take a look at the tracklists, artwork, album titles etc. I mean considering what they must have got in the vault it should be easy to put out the Death Row Inside Out compilation for example.
No poor audio quality is not forgivable and I question the sanity of anyone who would say otherwise. Buying an audio product that has poor audio quality is like buying a book that was handwritten by someone who can barely write legibally. They released unreleased production from Dr. Dre and DJ Quik and didn't even put the money into making it sound presentable. They put out an LBC Crew album that sounded piss-poor compared to the one that Effrain, a poster on this forum re-did for free.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 19, 2012, 09:00:56 PM
Besides the poor audio quality (which I find forgivable in some cases) just take a look at the tracklists, artwork, album titles etc. I mean considering what they must have got in the vault it should be easy to put out the Death Row Inside Out compilation for example.
No poor audio quality is not forgivable and I question the sanity of anyone who would say otherwise. Buying an audio product that has poor audio quality is like buying a book that was handwritten by someone who can barely write legibally. They released unreleased production from Dr. Dre and DJ Quik and didn't even put the money into making it sound presentable. They put out an LBC Crew album that sounded piss-poor compared to the one that Effrain, a poster on this forum re-did for free.


and they use their money to advertise on dubcc lol

(http://www.dubcnm.com/banners/doggpound_728x90.jpg)
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Will_B on August 20, 2012, 12:27:50 AM
Besides the poor audio quality (which I find forgivable in some cases) just take a look at the tracklists, artwork, album titles etc. I mean considering what they must have got in the vault it should be easy to put out the Death Row Inside Out compilation for example.
No poor audio quality is not forgivable and I question the sanity of anyone who would say otherwise. Buying an audio product that has poor audio quality is like buying a book that was handwritten by someone who can barely write legibally. They released unreleased production from Dr. Dre and DJ Quik and didn't even put the money into making it sound presentable. They put out an LBC Crew album that sounded piss-poor compared to the one that Effrain, a poster on this forum re-did for free.

Isn't it funny that Big C-Style did a better job of remastering his vault for that compilation that never dropped. The leaks sounded incredible, even tho they were demos or outtakes etc.

Some of the stuff on Lost Sessions sounded sourced from low quality rips like we're used to from bootleggers. Wideawake are not using the right equipment for doing their transfers, and they're working hand in hand with the people who are ruining any chance of credible releases for the label.



WIDEAWAKE, DO WHAT C-STYLE DID: DO NEW CLEANER TRANSFERS, AND TELL US WHEN/WHERE THE TRACK WAS RECORDED (WHAT SESSIONS ETC) AND WHO PRODUCED THE FUCKING THING....HE EVEN KNOWS THE MUSICIANS INVOLVED....

*sorry, foreign keyboard
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 20, 2012, 09:38:27 AM

WIDEAWAKE, DO WHAT C-STYLE DID: DO NEW CLEANER TRANSFERS, AND TELL US WHEN/WHERE THE TRACK WAS RECORDED (WHAT SESSIONS ETC) AND WHO PRODUCED THE FUCKING THING....HE EVEN KNOWS THE MUSICIANS INVOLVED....

*sorry, foreign keyboard


LOL!!
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: UCC on August 20, 2012, 11:13:59 AM
I'd be more interested if they did well put together versions of the classic albums...

Like if they released Doggystyle, with all the remixes from the singles, with all the tracks that later became tracks on Doggystyle,
instrumental versions of all the tracks... maybe even some of the tracks broken down into just parts so we can see how they were made,
that would be more interesting to me...

And then have a big booklet with lots of info on the making of Doggystyle, interviews with people who were involved, how the artwork/photos were done
for it... then do that for the Chronic, Dogg Food, etc.


I don't know if you ever seen like classic Jazz albums or rock albums or anything, but they do that all the time, like have full liner notes redone for them,
and get the session recordings for the album and put all that stuff on a couple of discs or so...
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: sms130 on August 20, 2012, 12:27:15 PM
I understand them re-releasing songs from that boxset. They're only doing that because that boxset is discontinued (in part due the Dr. Dre material appearing on there without his permission and it becoming a legal issue along with "The Chronic Relit: From The Vault"). WideAwake used "Doggy Bag" along with  "20 To Life: Volume 1" and "20 To Life: Volume 2" to re-release the unreleased material that appeared on the boxset. I just hope that after this release, they can move forward and give the fans more good unreleased recordings. Maybe release a remastered version of "Doggystyle" or "Dogg Food" in the future.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Quadruple OG on August 20, 2012, 12:32:23 PM
I've been going on since the beginning of this WideAwake/Death Row thing about how it didn't make sense without Suge and it was not going to work out. Like someone said before DR should have just stayed bankrupt, the bootleggers would have done their job as far as emptying out the vault so no loss there.

I think bootlegging is one of the reasons their releases are so weak

Some people are making money behind the scenes selling the good stuff under the counter

I respect your opinion but disagree because if WA would put out the material people are yearning for and actually make them available in stores their products would probably sell more.  By releasing watered down releases in piss poor quality they are actually creating a marketplace/opportunity for bootleggers to exploit.  If they give people what they want it would most likely stifle the bootleggers but the way they are doing it people will actually buy from bootleggers because they seem to have a better understanding of what fans want as opposed to FastAsleep. 

here's the problem:  it's a fact that these guys are bootlegging songs behind the scenes and have been since 2009.

Snap. And not just the normal stuff, Imagine all the stuff they hold that can NEVER be released or heard. Like Dre stuff, Pac outtakes and whatnot.

All that holy grail stuff must be getting sold to top level black market collectors. Die hard Euros, Japs and Wiggers

I'm talkin G's overseas

Anything can be bought for the right price. Seems like people have shallow pockets these days though.

Or that people don't care about the stuff that is being bootlegged like Crooked I out takes and more Pete Pablo bootlegs.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Jimmy H. on August 20, 2012, 03:29:27 PM
I understand them re-releasing songs from that boxset. They're only doing that because that boxset is discontinued (in part due the Dr. Dre material appearing on there without his permission and it becoming a legal issue along with "The Chronic Relit: From The Vault"). WideAwake used "Doggy Bag" along with  "20 To Life: Volume 1" and "20 To Life: Volume 2" to re-release the unreleased material that appeared on the boxset. I just hope that after this release, they can move forward and give the fans more good unreleased recordings. Maybe release a remastered version of "Doggystyle" or "Dogg Food" in the future.
I don't buy that because they are also including material that was put out on other projects. It's just lazy to me.

I actually like what UCC was talking about and it's something I've suggested in the past as well. Do a collector's set of some of the classic catalog and model it after what these other labels have done with say, the BDP catalog or ODB and GZA's deluxe albums. Include all the single and 16' inch stuff on a bonus disc with cleaned-up versions of the "Doggystyle" leftovers from the first Lost Sessions (don't know if that's still legally possible). Put "G's Up, Hoes Down" back in the original tracklist and do a remastered Doggystyle collector's edition, instead of these over-priced, poorly-mixed and weakly-compiled bootleg-quality albums they've been putting out.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: 3331 on August 20, 2012, 04:48:20 PM
if wideawake wanted to make a fancy remaster of doggystyle that would satisfy consumers they would need to:

-figure out how to master properly (and better then the original)
-find a way around the red tape with dre so they can put outtakes on
-make peace with people involved in creating the album so they can interview them for liner notes
-do some research and figure out death rows history to assemble tracks from that time
-do some more research to figure out who was involved for the liner notes
-basically completely get there act together.........

basically this is all a fantasy. i'm not saying yall are asking for too much wanting a decent product like this actually worth buying i'm saying it's so impossible it's not even worth talking about. doggystyle relit is a possibility though with some bloody mary and danny boy tracks at the end.



http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Death-Row-Box-Set/dp/B002PY9CI0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345505745&sr=8-1&keywords=death+row+box

overpriced? yes discontinued? no...
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: The "Untouchable" DJR on August 20, 2012, 04:50:45 PM
I'd be more interested if they did well put together versions of the classic albums...

Like if they released Doggystyle, with all the remixes from the singles, with all the tracks that later became tracks on Doggystyle,
instrumental versions of all the tracks... maybe even some of the tracks broken down into just parts so we can see how they were made,
that would be more interesting to me...

And then have a big booklet with lots of info on the making of Doggystyle, interviews with people who were involved, how the artwork/photos were done
for it... then do that for the Chronic, Dogg Food, etc.


I don't know if you ever seen like classic Jazz albums or rock albums or anything, but they do that all the time, like have full liner notes redone for them,
and get the session recordings for the album and put all that stuff on a couple of discs or so...

Exactly what I was thinking CDs with big booklets full of (production) info, artwork etc basically everything they could find and there has to be alot, not just music wise but also photo sessions, promo material the works. Only I think they should leave the classic albums alone and move on with the unreleased stuff, then really putting the emphasis on "unreleased" with stickers on the CDs like "Unleashed from The Vaults: 100% authentic Death Row exclusives" or something like that.
Let's say they're releasing a compilation album from the 2002/2003 era, songs by Crooked I, Eastwood, N.I.N.A., Boo-yaa Tribe, Kurupt, Spider, Switchblade etc are on it. A nice booklet in there with as much info on each song as possible, a little background info on each artist, photo's and pictures that are actually from that period and maybe a brief summary of the label's status those 2 years. The XXL cover in 2002, Left Eye joinig the label, other artists affiliation with the label during that time (Juvenile, Ray J, Murder Inc), interviews the artists did and so on.
As far as the sound quality goes, I was under the impression that not all of the material was in good shape and that some songs simply could not get any better sound quality wise. If that really is the case then I don't mind the quality being average at best or even worse, better to have it in bad quality then to not have it at all.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 20, 2012, 04:52:14 PM
doggystyle relit is a possibility though with some bloody mary and danny boy tracks at the end.


LMAO  I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed they sure love to throw us unheard, unreleased Bloody Mary, C-Po and Danny Boy songs but they hoard the good shit (Crooked I's Untouchable cd, Every Single Day OG, Sam Sneed originals and of course everything by 2pac)

they spent 26 million bucks to buy DR and put out albums that sell 5000 copies at 10x a piece.  that's 50,000 profit + a small amount of back catalogue income
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: procrastiNate on August 20, 2012, 09:29:29 PM
I just want them to put out 100% unreleased albums and compilations, properly mixed and mastered, with at least 14 tracks per disc. No more of this 12 track bullshit. And I definitely do not want to see one single song that has been released officially make it onto these unreleased projects. Now, I absolutely do not mind if they put stuff like G'd Up & Banged Out by Crooked I or We R Blown by Petey Pablo on unreleased projects because even though they've been bootlegged in pretty good quality, they are still officially unreleased and I would like to see every track get a proper release.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 20, 2012, 09:47:24 PM
I just want them to put out 100% unreleased albums and compilations, properly mixed and mastered, with at least 14 tracks per disc. No more of this 12 track bullshit. And I definitely do not want to see one single song that has been released officially make it onto these unreleased projects. Now, I absolutely do not mind if they put stuff like G'd Up & Banged Out by Crooked I or We R Blown by Petey Pablo on unreleased projects because even though they've been bootlegged in pretty good quality, they are still officially unreleased and I would like to see every track get a proper release.

good idea
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: UCC on August 21, 2012, 01:55:45 AM
if wideawake wanted to make a fancy remaster of doggystyle that would satisfy consumers they would need to:

-figure out how to master properly (and better then the original)
-find a way around the red tape with dre so they can put outtakes on
-make peace with people involved in creating the album so they can interview them for liner notes
-do some research and figure out death rows history to assemble tracks from that time
-do some more research to figure out who was involved for the liner notes
-basically completely get there act together.........

basically this is all a fantasy. i'm not saying yall are asking for too much wanting a decent product like this actually worth buying i'm saying it's so impossible it's not even worth talking about. doggystyle relit is a possibility though with some bloody mary and danny boy tracks at the end.

Yeah, I know what you mean, the main hurdle there really is "get their act together"...
They have enough stuff from around Doggystyle to have put some of that stuff on it, have a disc with the videos, etc.
and I think there is enough info out there already to create liner notes without having to interview the artists (though it would be cool if they did),
but yeah, they would need to get on the ball for it to happen...

Though for liner notes they could get someone like Ronin Ro or another writer to compile all the stuff for them...

Do a collector's set of some of the classic catalog and model it after what these other labels have done with say, the BDP catalog or ODB and GZA's deluxe albums. Include all the single and 16' inch stuff on a bonus disc with cleaned-up versions of the "Doggystyle" leftovers from the first Lost Sessions (don't know if that's still legally possible). Put "G's Up, Hoes Down" back in the original tracklist and do a remastered Doggystyle collector's edition, instead of these over-priced, poorly-mixed and weakly-compiled bootleg-quality albums they've been putting out.

Right, the GZA one is really dope, for Liquid Swords, comes with a little chess set in the box and everything --
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qLET1LfiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Disc one contains the official album version while disc two contains the full RZA produced instrumentals, available for the first time ever as an official release.
As always with any deluxe Get On Down release, we have packaged this album with an array of extras, including; researched, in depth, full color liner notes with contributions from GZA himself, spanning across 20 pages, inner jackets and dust sleeves with memorable vintage artwork from the original release, and even a full wooden minature chess set, which can be played on the chess board printed and contained directly on the inner lining of the box.


There's a dope Pharcyde one as well --
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51W7A2Hpo2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

This superbly arranged deluxe reissue includes the original album in its entirety, plus two additional discs including instrumentals, remixes, and b-cydes. Fans will be pleased to find producer J-Sw!ft's extended liner notes included alongside vintage photos of the group.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Dre-Day on August 21, 2012, 02:52:54 AM
I understand them re-releasing songs from that boxset. They're only doing that because that boxset is discontinued (in part due the Dr. Dre material appearing on there without his permission and it becoming a legal issue along with "The Chronic Relit: From The Vault"). WideAwake used "Doggy Bag" along with  "20 To Life: Volume 1" and "20 To Life: Volume 2" to re-release the unreleased material that appeared on the boxset. I just hope that after this release, they can move forward and give the fans more good unreleased recordings. Maybe release a remastered version of "Doggystyle" or "Dogg Food" in the future.
would you really want a remastered album from those amateurs?
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: J-FUNKTION on August 21, 2012, 08:12:03 AM
re-releasing and repackaging shit is not gonna work...i wont, and nobody i know, is gonna buy doggystyle, or dogg food or whatever else again for a couple of unreleased tracks, more linear notes and a bulky package...

and the cats who use itunes and amazon wont have the full "experience" of that purchase so yeah....while were at it, is there anyone stupid enough to have legitimately purchased a digital download for doggystyle?
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 21, 2012, 08:30:51 AM
re-releasing and repackaging shit is not gonna work...i wont, and nobody i know, is gonna buy doggystyle, or dogg food or whatever else again for a couple of unreleased tracks, more linear notes and a bulky package...



Chronic re-lit was a success, i know quite a few peeps who purchased it that have no idea Death Row even got sold to begin with
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Sir Petey on August 21, 2012, 11:05:39 AM
is wide awake "independant"


do they even have the access to the resources it would take to re release this shit properly and do the promo that comes with it etc ?






Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Jimmy H. on August 21, 2012, 12:13:32 PM
re-releasing and repackaging shit is not gonna work...i wont, and nobody i know, is gonna buy doggystyle, or dogg food or whatever else again for a couple of unreleased tracks, more linear notes and a bulky package...

and the cats who use itunes and amazon wont have the full "experience" of that purchase so yeah....while were at it, is there anyone stupid enough to have legitimately purchased a digital download for doggystyle?
History says otherwise. There's a reason labels keep putting out deluxe editions of all their classic albums. Selling whole albums of unreleased music is actually more of a financial gamble than re-releasing classic albums with a few extra goodies attached.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: J-FUNKTION on August 21, 2012, 12:19:15 PM
re-releasing and repackaging shit is not gonna work...i wont, and nobody i know, is gonna buy doggystyle, or dogg food or whatever else again for a couple of unreleased tracks, more linear notes and a bulky package...

and the cats who use itunes and amazon wont have the full "experience" of that purchase so yeah....while were at it, is there anyone stupid enough to have legitimately purchased a digital download for doggystyle?
History says otherwise. There's a reason labels keep putting out deluxe editions of all their classic albums. Selling whole albums of unreleased music is actually more of a financial gamble than re-releasing classic albums with a few extra goodies attached.

maybe....

but in 2012/2013?
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Darkwing Duck (The Reincarnation) on August 21, 2012, 01:13:31 PM
 :o i wouldve bought that GZA-set wit the chessboard if i was still into cd's

I'd be more interested if they did well put together versions of the classic albums...

Like if they released Doggystyle, with all the remixes from the singles, with all the tracks that later became tracks on Doggystyle,
instrumental versions of all the tracks... maybe even some of the tracks broken down into just parts so we can see how they were made,
that would be more interesting to me...

And then have a big booklet with lots of info on the making of Doggystyle, interviews with people who were involved, how the artwork/photos were done
for it... then do that for the Chronic, Dogg Food, etc.


I don't know if you ever seen like classic Jazz albums or rock albums or anything, but they do that all the time, like have full liner notes redone for them,
and get the session recordings for the album and put all that stuff on a couple of discs or so...

Exactly what I was thinking CDs with big booklets full of (production) info, artwork etc basically everything they could find and there has to be alot, not just music wise but also photo sessions, promo material the works. Only I think they should leave the classic albums alone and move on with the unreleased stuff, then really putting the emphasis on "unreleased" with stickers on the CDs like "Unleashed from The Vaults: 100% authentic Death Row exclusives" or something like that.
Let's say they're releasing a compilation album from the 2002/2003 era, songs by Crooked I, Eastwood, N.I.N.A., Boo-yaa Tribe, Kurupt, Spider, Switchblade etc are on it. A nice booklet in there with as much info on each song as possible, a little background info on each artist, photo's and pictures that are actually from that period and maybe a brief summary of the label's status those 2 years. The XXL cover in 2002, Left Eye joinig the label, other artists affiliation with the label during that time (Juvenile, Ray J, Murder Inc), interviews the artists did and so on.
As far as the sound quality goes, I was under the impression that not all of the material was in good shape and that some songs simply could not get any better sound quality wise. If that really is the case then I don't mind the quality being average at best or even worse, better to have it in bad quality then to not have it at all.


tehy obvioulsy dont have all the indivudal information they need for each n every track.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 21, 2012, 01:16:20 PM
yeah my boy has that Gza chessboard set
 

shits dope!
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: sms130 on August 21, 2012, 01:18:07 PM
I don't buy that because they are also including material that was put out on other projects. It's just lazy to me.

I actually like what UCC was talking about and it's something I've suggested in the past as well. Do a collector's set of some of the classic catalog and model it after what these other labels have done with say, the BDP catalog or ODB and GZA's deluxe albums. Include all the single and 16' inch stuff on a bonus disc with cleaned-up versions of the "Doggystyle" leftovers from the first Lost Sessions (don't know if that's still legally possible). Put "G's Up, Hoes Down" back in the original tracklist and do a remastered Doggystyle collector's edition, instead of these over-priced, poorly-mixed and weakly-compiled bootleg-quality albums they've been putting out.

Yo, I think that's a great idea. I would buy that release that you're mentioning in a heartbeat.  I was just posting the info that came from them on their form. Personally, I see why they're doing it. Yet, they shouldn't be doing it back to back like this. This is 3 projects spent on re-releasing unreleased material, back to back. I wish they would have included additional new unreleased material in the tracklistings of both volume 1 and 2. They could do better but, do they want to take the chance and so. That collector's edition of Doggystyle, I would buy ASAP. That would be great and I know that would sell off top. If it's done in that fashion that you mentioned, I'm there.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: ttpac on August 21, 2012, 04:44:16 PM
doggystyle relit is a possibility though with some bloody mary and danny boy tracks at the end.


LMAO  I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed they sure love to throw us unheard, unreleased Bloody Mary, C-Po and Danny Boy songs but they hoard the good shit (Crooked I's Untouchable cd, Every Single Day OG, Sam Sneed originals and of course everything by 2pac)

they spent 26 million bucks to buy DR and put out albums that sell 5000 copies at 10x a piece.  that's 50,000 profit + a small amount of back catalogue income

Well said & good business sense bud; unlike WA of course-they're fast asleep.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: LilRealest on August 21, 2012, 07:59:26 PM
Just 3 new tracks???!! Total disappointment.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Jimmy H. on August 21, 2012, 10:11:02 PM
maybe....

but in 2012/2013?
I would say so you ever notice how many times labels will re-issue classic albums or do new "greatest hits" packages? If you're someone that collects CD's, a remastered deluxe edition of an album might be something worth having. On the opposite side of things, if you're a casual fan, unreleased music from an artist is kind of a questionable investment.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: UCC on August 22, 2012, 04:09:39 AM
Selling whole albums of unreleased music is actually more of a financial gamble than re-releasing classic albums with a few extra goodies attached.

Word, because it's like I already know I love The Chronic and Doggystyle, they're in my top 10 albums, so in most cases
I'd like to have more insights into those, the instrumentals from them, outtakes of recording sessions for them, etc.
to see how they were made and learn more about them... and of course if there are a few unreleased things from those
sessions, throw those in there as well...

Kinda like Star Wars, they release those joints like every couple of years with new stuff, new documentaries attached, etc.

Also I know a lot of people who don't even really listen to much hip-hop but who love Doggystyle and can rap like
all of Gz & Hustlaz and stuff like that, it was a very popular album...

Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Jimmy H. on August 22, 2012, 10:52:04 AM
And I think the most important thing to consider is there is a built-in market for the classic material. If an album is constantly mentioned by "hip-hop purists" or magazines as being one of the best then the people who don't have it or possibly not have heard it yet might go out of their way to cop it. If one of my friends says "Hey, you need to check out this artist or band" and I start digging him/them then chances are, I'm going to start with either the best album(s) out of their catalog or a greatest hits retrospective. Generally, I'm only going to buy an album of unreleased songs when I'm a little more deep into that artist's discography.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Darkwing Duck (The Reincarnation) on August 22, 2012, 12:55:22 PM
maybe....

but in 2012/2013?
I would say so you ever notice how many times labels will re-issue classic albums or do new "greatest hits" packages? If you're someone that collects CD's, a remastered deluxe edition of an album might be something worth having. On the opposite side of things, if you're a casual fan, unreleased music from an artist is kind of a questionable investment.

disagree, that sytem doesnt work anymore, it worked before, particularly well for timeless & classic music (all teh constant Michael Jacson, Abba, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marey, MoTown Records re-issues made money for yers and years) - but if Wideawake bought the catagloue from Suge, just so they could  re-issue old DeathRow-material for the 7th or 8 the time, they are fuckin up in my book -->
they have to be inventtive wit new product/new music, and focus on their fans, and take their main consumer-market into account,, just like specialized DVD-companies do wit their movie-fans,, instead of tryin to  make bread off of pointless attempts at resurrectin "classics" to newcomers, (the kids can already buy all those old/numerous Death Row- & PlayItAgainSam-prints for pennies & cents)
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: awol22222 on August 22, 2012, 04:28:48 PM
I'm pretty sure Re-Lit is OOP.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Chronic-Re-Lit-From-Vault/dp/B002IVLWQK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345678097&sr=8-1&keywords=dr+dre+the+chronic+relit
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 22, 2012, 07:18:38 PM
I'm pretty sure Re-Lit is OOP.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Chronic-Re-Lit-From-Vault/dp/B002IVLWQK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345678097&sr=8-1&keywords=dr+dre+the+chronic+relit

LOL  damn, sure looks like it


that project was a piece of shit anyway, the songs were all the complete same and the bonus songs were not Dre lol


edit:  complete same as in not "digitally restored"
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Darkwing Duck (The Reincarnation) on August 23, 2012, 09:52:25 PM
199$ for a sealed copy??
lol,amazon is dangerous,
as soon as 1 seller decides to sell an album for 100bucks, other sellers follow suit.
now people are goin to think its extrmemly rare
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 23, 2012, 10:44:26 PM
199$ for a sealed copy??
lol,amazon is dangerous,
as soon as 1 seller decides to sell an album for 100bucks, other sellers follow suit.
now people are goin to think its extrmemly rare

yep, this bullshit happens alot


then some asshole finds a box of them in his dead brothers basement who used to work at the label and sells 50 copies online for a cheap price lol



i'll only buy 25 to life vol 2 IF the songs are mastered better than previously.  or of course if they add some more songs to it before it drops, they got time.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Darkwing Duck (The Reincarnation) on August 24, 2012, 01:18:50 AM
yea good thing wit amazon, is u can get an idea of how much ur shit is worth  if u want to sell it (i use it myself as a blueprint these days),, but sometimes ppl get an unrealistic perception of prices, n a record can go up in value cuz of nothin,, just becuz of an 1 single idiot..  it happens often wit DVD's too.  "oh its been out-of-print for 3 or 4 months now, i think its worth 200bucks". smh
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Sir Petey on August 24, 2012, 10:37:00 AM
underground texas rap garners a pretty penny.

ive recntly sold most of my vinyl and casettes and unopened cds i cant believe how much ppl paid for some of this shit.


unopened vinyl of Scarface the world is yours  for over 200 bucks

Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 24, 2012, 10:38:23 AM
underground texas rap garners a pretty penny.

ive recntly sold most of my vinyl and casettes and unopened cds i cant believe how much ppl paid for some of this shit.


unopened vinyl of Scarface the world is yours  for over 200 bucks



if i had kept some of my rarest CD's sealed over the years (and actually wanted to sell them) I'd be a lot richer than I am now lol
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Sir Petey on August 24, 2012, 10:44:46 AM
i was left with alot of the inventory from the record store i used to work at when it closed i have/had some outrageous shit i was sitting on and didnt even know it.


i sold an unopened copy of tru's cd and ice cream man as a packaged deal for almost 300 bucks


have some rare daz that he probably dont even remember making with a christian rapper.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Quadruple OG on September 18, 2012, 07:38:35 PM
Sound clips are up.

http://www.amazon.com/20-To-Life-Volume-Explicit/dp/B0092PQ8LY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347928977&sr=8-1&keywords=20+to+life+volume+2
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on September 18, 2012, 07:44:07 PM
that Monique song sounds nice
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Soopafly DPGC on September 18, 2012, 08:14:58 PM
that Monique song sounds nice

Yeah it does!  Soopafly's on it, of course it's going to sound great.  Sounds like Daz reused his verse from Only For U off Revenge Retaliation and Get Back.  Can't wait to hear Soopafly's part!
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: SGT x Tok3R on September 18, 2012, 11:15:45 PM
^ The funniest longest running internet joke ever.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Quadruple OG on September 19, 2012, 06:18:16 AM
that Monique song sounds nice

Yeah it does!  Soopafly's on it, of course it's going to sound great.  Sounds like Daz reused his verse from Only For U off Revenge Retaliation and Get Back.  Can't wait to hear Soopafly's part!

Are we going to get a full breakdown of the song? I have a feeling a lot of bitches could be checked on this song.
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: 2euce 7even on September 19, 2012, 01:36:28 PM
Anybody Know Who The Other MC On "West Coast Funk"?Besides Bloody Mary?
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Soopafly DPGC on September 19, 2012, 08:09:45 PM
that Monique song sounds nice

Yeah it does!  Soopafly's on it, of course it's going to sound great.  Sounds like Daz reused his verse from Only For U off Revenge Retaliation and Get Back.  Can't wait to hear Soopafly's part!

Are we going to get a full breakdown of the song? I have a feeling a lot of bitches could be checked on this song.

I know, i'm anxious to hear some big time bitch checking too.  I pictured this song in the same vein as DOC's song Bridgette, he straight checked that hoe!  But it worries me a bit that Daz used his verse from ONLY FOR U in it, because that was more like a love song, so i'm hoping this song doesn't turn out that way.  I hope they check this Monique bitch hard on this song like only Soopafly can do! (with daz trying to copy him).
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on September 19, 2012, 08:20:51 PM
yeah lets hope this monique gets her pussy stretched to the point she looks like a spider web
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: 2euce 7even on October 06, 2012, 11:47:35 PM
yeah lets hope this monique gets her pussy stretched to the point she looks like a spider web

LMAO!!u crazy :D
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on October 07, 2012, 12:31:44 AM
anyone got a leak of this CD?
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: chrjs on October 07, 2012, 02:05:59 AM
haha funny did you noticed that the chinese guy who daz is calling at the end of the song "monique"
is the same guy that soopafly is calling at a song(dont remember the name) from the album "dat whopp whop"

some prank call shit!
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: 2euce 7even on October 07, 2012, 07:46:37 PM
pretty shitty release. whos the the dude on "west coast dude"?i thought it was a bloody mary-song?or did WA miscredit/label somelse?
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on October 07, 2012, 07:48:20 PM
anyone got an mp3 to Monique?
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Soopafly DPGC on October 07, 2012, 08:01:50 PM
anyone got an mp3 to Monique?

Yeah, that would be great!  Only song on here i'm looking for!
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Mietek23 on October 08, 2012, 02:31:25 AM
I wonder if somebody actually brought the whole CD  :D
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: 1133 on October 08, 2012, 04:36:54 PM
i have it but im tryna get that bloody mary track sounds real west coast!
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: OG Snoopaveli on October 08, 2012, 05:23:19 PM
i have it but im tryna get that bloody mary track sounds real west coast!

hook it up
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: 1133 on October 08, 2012, 06:33:24 PM
buy that mary track ill send u this
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Damú on October 09, 2012, 05:28:44 PM
Is there a link available to that Monique song?
Title: Re: WIDEawake Death Row next release 20 To Life Vol. 2 - September 25th
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on October 09, 2012, 06:25:10 PM
i might buy the CD when it goes down to a dollar lmao