Death Row Records

  1. Dr. Dre Loses $3 Million Royalty Claim on Debut Album

    May 12, 2014 4:34 PM EDT A bankruptcy judge administering the Death Row Records estate won't let the hip-hop artist seek three years of money from his debut album, "The Chronic." Dr. Dre is riding high on news that Apple is prepared to buy Beats Electronics ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 'Suge' Knight Busted For Assault, Drugs In Vegas

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Police say rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is in a Las Vegas jail on drug and assault charges after he was accused of beating his girlfriend while brandishing a knife. The 43-year-old Knight was arrested today (Aug. 27) on charges o ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...