Death Row Records

  1. Showtime Slates Suge Knight Documentary

    September 27, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Just weeks after Showtime bowed its Paul McCartney documentary, the premium cable network is delving into another music-themed effort with Suge Knight. "Training Day"'s Antoine Fuqua will direct and produce the tentatively titled pr ...

  2. Dr. Dre Settles Lawsuit Over 'Chronic' Sales

    June 06, 2011 8:00 PM EDT Dr. Dre won't be behind the microphone at a federal courthouse after all - the rapper settled a lawsuit over damages from unauthorized online sales of his album "The Chronic" a day before trial. Attorneys for the rap superstar, whos ...

  3. Dr. Dre Wins Lawsuit Against Death Row Records, Digital Rights to 'The Chronic'

    April 20, 2011 7:52 AM EDT The new incarnation of Death Row Records does not have the rights to sell Dr. Dre's iconic rap album "The Chronic" digitally, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder ruling states that the r ...

  4. Suge Knight, Kanye West Face Off Over Lawsuit

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Marion "Suge" Knight and Kanye West faced off over a beef involving a bullet - with a conference table between them. The two rap titans were there for West to answer questions about a celebrity-packed Miami Beach party where an unknown g ...

  5. Dr. Dre Loses Round In Death Row Court Battle

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Dr. Dre has been feuding with Death Row Records since his former record label was bought out of bankruptcy last year. The new entity, WIDEawake Death Row Records, put out a new version of his iconic album "The Chronic," as well as ...

  6. Death Row Court Fight Heads To NY In May

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The battle over Death Row Records continues, with the Mississauga, Ont. firm that bankrolled the acquisition going to court in New York seeking on the grounds that the label's former CEO made “materially false statements.” The latest salvo in ...

  7. Suge Knight Vs. Kanye In Florida Courtroom

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A rap music smackdown looms in a federal courtroom between oft-troubled impresario Marion "Suge" Knight and Kanye West over a shooting at a star-studded Miami Beach party. Knight, founder of Death Row Records, was shot in the right leg i ...

  8. Suge Knight Sought After L.A. Rapper Robbery

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles police want to talk to Suge Knight after a rapper initially accused the former Death Row Records chief of robbing him before recanting the story. Detective Jeff Briscoe says 35-year-old Jerold Ellis, who uses the name Yukmouth, reporte ...

  9. Dr. Dre Sues Over Unpaid 'Chronic' Royalties

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Dr. Dre has sued the new iteration of Death Row Records claiming the label failed to pay royalties and released a new version of his iconic album "The Chronic" without his permission. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, filed the suit F ...

  10. Judge Issues Interim Ruling In Death Row Case

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST A New York Supreme Court judge issued an interim ruling today (Dec. 8) overturning a temporary restraining order sought by the former chief executive of iconic gangsta rap label Death Row Records. Last month, Lara Lavi, a music lawyer who had been ...

  11. Court Rules Death Row Chief Removed, Prohibited From Interacting With Company

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST A Superior Court judge in Ontario has issued an interim relief order prohibiting Death Row Records chief executive Lara Lavi from interacting with the company, amid allegations she deposited company royalty checks in a personal account. The order ...

  12. Death Row Receives Court Injunction Against New Solutions

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST The chief executive of Death Row Records has received a court injunction in New York against the Canadian financial company that bankrolled the acquisition of the rap label in January. Death Row CEO Lara Lavi issued a statement Nov. 18 saying she ...

  13. Revived Death Row Expands Into Movies

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT 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 this October, with Tonya Lee Williams, D ...

  14. Death Row Back To Life With Publishing Deal, New Releases

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music publisher EverGreen, which owns the catalogs of 2 Live Crew, Third Eye Blind, MC Hammer, Tupac Shakur and others, has signed a deal with WIDEawake, the Canada-based development company that acquired the assets of Death Row Records earlier th ...

  15. Death Row Assets Auctioned For $18 Million

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST The assets of Death Row Records, said to include master recordings of Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, were auctioned off today (Jan. 15) for $18 million to WIDEawake Entertainment Group, a development company out of Canada. Because of the le ...

  16. Death Row Goes Back On The Auction Block

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The assets of Death Row Records, once the thriving home to artists such as Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg, are going back on the auction block Jan. 15 as part of a Chapter 11 proceeding. Death Row initially filed for Chapter 11 protection in April 20 ...

  17. 'Suge' Knight Facing Drug, Battery Charges

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is facing felony drug charges and a misdemeanor battery charge in Las Vegas. The Clark County district attorney's office filed the charges in Las Vegas Justice Court late Friday. Knight's atto ...

  18. Global Music Group Acquires Death Row Assets

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Global Music Group, a Tennessee-based independent label, has acquired Death Row Records and could release a new Tupac Shakur album this year. Susan Berg, the label's owner, purchased the historic hip-hop label for $25 million yesterday (June ...

  19. Death Row Founder Knight Develops Reality Show

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Death Row Records founder Suge Knight has filmed a reality show called "Unfinished Business." The series is an "Apprentice"-esque show where Knight is building a new record label called Black Ball records and participants compe ...

  20. Dr. Dre Seeking Death Row Documents

    February 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dr. Dre wants to investigate Death Row Records Inc. to determine how much the record company owes him for unpaid royalties from sales of his records. Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, has already tried to sue the record label for royalties ...

  21. EverGreen Copyrights To Bid On Death Row

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST EverGreen Copyrights co-CEO David Schulhof has confirmed to Billboard.biz that his company is bidding on the assets of Death Row Records, which are currently in bankruptcy. Warner Music Group placed a bid for $25 million for the assets with the ba ...

  22. WMG Makes $25 Million Bid For Death Row Assets

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Death Row Records wants to sell its music-related assets, including the rights to recordings from rappers Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, for $25 million to Warner Music Group Corp., subject to higher bids at an auction. The court-appointed ...

  23. Dr. Dre Sues Death Row Over Album Rights

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper and music producer Dr. Dre filed a lawsuit in bankruptcy court against defunct label Death Row Records over who owns the rights to the 1992 album "The Chronic." Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, alleges in the suit that he ...

  24. Koch Licenses Death Row Catalog For Mobile

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Works include Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre. Tupac is finally coming to a mobile phone near you. Koch Records has licensed the entire Death Row Records catalog to Hudson Entertainment, which includes music recorded by the likes of Tupac Shakur, Snoop ...

  25. Judge Orders Bankruptcy Takeover Of Death Row

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge on Friday (July 7) ordered a bankruptcy trustee takeover of Marion "Suge" Knight's Death Row Records, saying the record label has undergone gross mismanagement. A federal judge on Friday (July 7) ordered a bankruptcy ...

  26. 'Suge' Knight, Death Row File For Bankruptcy

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Debts total more than $120 million. Marion "Suge" Knight Jr. and Death Row Records filed petitions for bankruptcy today (April 4) avoiding more than $120 million in debts and the threat of a California judge ordering a court officer to t ...

  27. 'Suge' Knight Shot In Leg

    August 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hit at VMA party hosted by Kanye West. Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot in the leg early Sunday morning (Aug. 28) during a party hosted by Grammy-winning hip hop artist Kanye West, police said. Knight, 40, was hospitalized in good ...

  28. Eagle Rock, Death Row Enter Two Separate Pacts

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eagle Rock Entertainment will be representing Death Row Records' audio catalog releases outside of North America and Canada beginning April 1, 2006. Exact releases under the pact have not yet been dis Eagle Rock Entertainment will be represen ...

  29. Suge Knight Ordered To Pay $107M

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A judge has ordered Marion "Suge" Knight to pay $107 million to a woman who claims she helped the rap mogul start Death Row Records, ruling that Knight and his lawyers failed to answer questions and p LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has orde ...

  30. Suge Knight Ordered To Pay $107M

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Judgment involves establishment of Death Row. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has ordered Marion "Suge" Knight to pay $107 million to a woman who claims she helped the rap mogul start Death Row Records, ruling that Knight and his lawyers fai ...

  31. Death Row's Knight Settles Legal Fee Dispute

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Death Row Records, known these days as Tha Row Records, and owner Marion "Suge" Knight have settled a lawsuit filed last year by an L.A. law firm that claimed the rap label owed it more than $550,000 LOS ANGELES -- Death Row Records, kno ...

  32. Suge Knight Released From Prison

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight has been released from a California prison after serving 10 months for violating his parole on a 1997 assault conviction. Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight has been re ...