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Friday, July 15, 2022

Danny Boy Steward - "Done Me Wrong"

R&B Legend, Danny Boy Steward's New Hit Song, DONE ME WRONG & to Co-Headline NAAB Radio's Indie Artist Summer Fest Tour. He is back!!! After over 20 years of being in the business and a seven-year hiatus, R&B legend Danny Boy, former Death Row artist, now Danny Boy Steward is set to release his first ever solo project. The new hit song Done Me Wrong is set to have one reminiscence about the R&B from the 90s with a 21st century soul vibe. Danny Boy Steward signed to Death Row when he was just 15-years of age. 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Documentary On The Life Of Suge Knight Coming Soon

Showtime released a small clip of the documentary into the life of Death Row Records founder Suge Knight that is set to air on December 21 at 8:30 p.m. It is directed by Antoine Fuqua and shows that he is the equalizer in the streets of California.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Hasbro Toy Company Buys Death Row Records

Hasbro is known for popular toys like My Little Pony, Power Rangers, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Monopoly, Mr. Potato Head, and more. The company recently purchased Entertainment One, which also includes their music division. The eOne music division reportedly purchased Death Row Records for about $280 million in 2013, after the label had declared bankruptcy in 2006.

The CEO of Hasbro—Brian Goldner issued a statement on purchasing eOne, saying “The acquisition of eOne adds beloved story-led global family brands that deliver strong operating returns to Hasbro’s portfolio and provides a pipeline of new brand creation driven by family-oriented storytelling.”

Friday, January 22, 2021

Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez Pardoned By Trump

As one of his final acts as president of the United States, Donald Trump issued more than 140 pardons and commutations on Tuesday night (Jan. 19). Among those granted clemency were Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez, early Death Row Records backer Michael "Harry-O" Harris and rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black, according to the White House.

Perez was granted a full pardon for being involved in a conspiracy to distribute narcotics, the White House said, a conviction that is more than 25 years old. "Since her conviction, Ms. Perez has taken full accountability for her actions and has turned her life around," the White House said in a statement. "She has been gainfully employed and has been an advocate for criminal justice reform in her community."

"I'm grateful to have received a pardon and to have formally closed that chapter of my life in the eyes of the law," Perez said in a statement provided to Billboard. "I have taken full accountability for my mistakes from 25 years ago, but I also take tremendous pride in my personal growth, perseverance and accomplishments since then. This pardon reinforces my lifelong commitment to advocate for criminal justice reform and social justice initiatives."

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Introducing Troy Wimbley

Troy Wimbley is one of the most sought-after, innovative and creative songwriters/artist in the twenty first century. It all started when he was just a kid growing up on the west side of Chicago, Illinois when he discovered his dynamic gift and love of music and songwriting. He was inspired by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and The Temptations. Troy first started writing for local groups all around the Windy City of Chicago. To expand his career and take it to the next level, Troy left Chicago, Illinois and moved to Los Angeles. This move proved to be one of the greatest moves for of his career because once in Los Angeles Troy began writing for Death Row Records and many more opportunities to work with celebrity artists open up. Here is where he worked with artist like Danny Boy, Michelle`, The Dogg Pound, TuPac, Mary J. Blige and Jodeci. After working at Death Row Records for a few years, he later formed a group called Emoja and was introduced to American Idol Musician Randy Jackson. Troy Wimbley also has songs with Lil Wayne, Bryson Tiller, T Pain, and Sean Paul which most Troy's streams are platinum on Spotify. For purchasing or learning more about platinum artist/songwriter visit We hope you enjoy the story, the message and most important love the music!

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

When Suge Knight Dissed Eminem, P Diddy and J-Lo


Former Death Row Records' CEO Suge Knight Dissed Eminem, P. Diddy and Jennifer Lopez live on the Howard Stern show.

Jennifer Lopez sued Knight and Death Row Records for invasion of privacy after the Star tabloid reported that Suge Knight was planning to market a videotape titled "J. Lo Uncut: The Real Story" that featured Lopez and a former boyfriend engaging in sexual relations in the early '90s. However, Knight's lawyer denied the existence of any sex videotape.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

2Pac's Godfather Speaks

Writer/educator and former Black Panther Party organizer Jamal Joseph sat down with to discuss the legacy of Tupac Shakur, in an interview released on the 20th anniversary of his death on [September 13]. Having been one of Shakur's mother Afeni's comrades, and an elder whom Pac referred to as "uncle," Joseph, 63, had been in regular communication with the late icon prior to his death.

One of the looming questions among followers, since the murder that claimed Shakur's life at the age of 25, has been whether his death was the result of the lifestyle connected to his raw music, or a conspiracy to rid him because of his potential to become a revolutionary leader. According to one particular conversation Joseph shared, Tupac was aware that adversaries would plot his assassination, and it had all to do with him embracing a role as the later.

"He said 'Uncle Jamal, I realized something.' He said 'They're going to kill me.' He said 'They have to kill me because I'm a Shakur. My choice is, do I go out like Tony Montana from Scarface, or do I go out like Malcolm X? And I want to go out like Malcolm X," Joseph recalled being told while visiting Pac in Bellevue Hospital, following the Quad Studios shooting in November of 1994.

Joseph recollects becoming aware that Tupac had been making transitions in his life, ranging from a steady weening from alcohol and smoking to shifting his focus away from music, towards film, and looking to depart soon from Death Row Records and step his entrepreneurship up before he met his fatal end. Then there was his vision to build gains in the community, with a vision for community centers and the promotion of his Code of THUG LIFE platform to help direct gangs on a path towards transformation for the sake of community empowerment. It was a document which Joseph says, parallels the Black Panther Party's 10-Point Program by which he, Afeni, and many other of Tupac's Predecessors followed; which Joseph believes made him a target.

"Did he record so many songs because he believed he was going to die? I actually believe he recorded those many songs because he believed he was going to live ... I think he wanted to satisfy his contract and just go 'I promised you this many albums, here you go. I'm going to build this company, I'm going to do that.' So I do believe that that moment changed," said Joseph. "But yes, I think he was targeted because he was a Shakur, and because they know connected with that name is not just the legacy, but the activism, and the ability to organize millions."

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Diddy Gets Blamed For Biggie's Death

We don't know why the former bodyguard decided to speak, but he has. The bodyguard went on to say "You wanna reminisce brother? You wanna put Big and Wolf on a teleprompter and tell the world how much you love them? 

When in fact, you did nothing to save them? To help them? Let's reminisce on that night when we were at Andre Harrell's house and I told you that these cats were coming to kill us or try to get at us that night. I told you I had intel, but you didn't wanna hear it. Let's reminisce on the fact that I told our driver Kenny 'Run these next three lights. Run the lights Kenny.' Kenny ran the light, Big stopped at the light, Big gets killed. Wasn't meant for him bruh."

The death of Notorious B.I.G. has always been shrouded in mystery, with accusations of Death Row Records, gangs, the police and even Diddy being behind the murder of the Brooklyn rapper. Now, Diddy's former bodyguard, Anthony "Wolf" Jones, has come forward saying the mogul is responsible for the death of Biggie, and admits to being present during the 1999 nightclub shooting that involved rapper Shyne.

The bodyguard also spoke on how Diddy allegedly had his security team rally people to testify against Shyne in court, saying "Let's reminisce on how you had people on the security team find people to testify against Shyne. You a rat."

Monday, June 7, 2021

Snoop Dogg To Join Def Jam label


Snoop Dogg is getting ready to bark out orders at Def Jam Recordings — he's joining the label as an executive creative and strategic consultant.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Independent Record Labels You Should Know

From independent icons like XL Recordings and Sub Pop to newer teams like 88 Rising and Mind of a Genius, here are some of the essential labels you should know. As always, we encourage you to do your own digging and share your own favorites with us, but as long as you discovered just one new label, artist, or piece of music that you love from this list, then we did our job.

From legendary indies to internet-based upstarts, these labels are all doing something special.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Suge Knight Transferred To Prison

Suge arrived Tuesday at Wasco State Prison and from the looks of his miserable mug shot above, it doesn’t seem like the former music mogul is excited about his new spot.

He’ll have to go through physical and mental examinations and review his records before getting settled at Wasco. Depending on the results he can stay there, or be transferred to another prison.

The jail is in the middle of nowhere in Kern County, and has 400 beds. It’s definitely a stretch in comparison to what the former Death Row Records CEO was used to during his prime, celebrating in Hollywood with the likes of Tupac, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

Suge Knight took a plea deal last month and was sentenced to 28 years in jail. He got credit for time served, but fortunately for him, due to prison overcrowding, he may be out in about 10 years.

Friday, April 8, 2022

FSG partners with Eminem


Jimmy Iovine co-founded Interscope Records in the early 1990s and played a huge role in the funding and set-up of Death Row Records. It was Jimmy Iovine who signed Tupac Shakur to his first recording contract and it was Jimmy Iovine who played an enormous role in launching the careers of Dr Dre and Eminem. So strong was his relationship with Dr Dre they co-founded the hugely successful Beats Electronics (popularly known as Beats by Dre) business in 2006, a business that would dominate the sector and that the duo would eventually sell for $3bn to Apple in 2014. James was also a silent investors in Beats when it was sold to Apple.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

What Happened to Ruthless Records?


Ruthless Records was an American record label founded by Eric "Eazy-E" Wright and Jerry Heller in Compton, California in 1986. Suge Knight had a major role in the downfall of Ruthless. He conned Dre,Miche'lle and the DOC to leave Easy E with stories of how Heller was ripping them off.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Universal Music Group to Acquire Dr. Dre Catalog


Dr. Dre is an American rapper and record producer. He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and previously co-founded, co-owned, and was the president of Death Row Records.

Monday, May 1, 2017

50 Cent Gets New Late Night Show

BET is bringing a late night show to fans of sketch comedy, and 50 Cent will be its producer, host, and namesake.

50 first announced the coming of 50 Central through a vague Instagram post last week. On Sunday, April 30, followers got a broader insight into what the production might look like, with him posting a teaser in which he touts it as "a platform that allows us to get all those hidden talents out in the open." In the caption of the post 50 makes mention of inviting some of the trendy content makers and breakers around social media on for a chance at fame.

"Expect the unexpected. It's me having freedom. That's a different type of comedy, it's a little more edgier than the things you've seen in the past, and BET at night, they're going to let me to do what I've gotta do," he says.

BET has been on a hot streak so far as news of the various new productions viewers can expect to see coming to fruition over the next year or two, goes. Only days ago the network announced that it will be following up on the success of The New Edition Story with a drama series based on the life of Bobby Brown, and a documentary on Death Row Records. 50 has been no slouch himself, continuing to branch off of his Starz network Power fame with new deals, including his agreement with Sony to produce two new crime drama series' [Oath and RPN] for its Crackle streaming platform.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Unreleased Tupac Tracks To Be Released

According to reports, the estate of the late Tupac Shakur has finally settled a lawsuit with Death Row Records that went on for five years. As a result, the estate is set to release some new work from the rapper.

Court documents noted that Tupac’s estate filed documents saying that both sides have agreed on the matter this week. The suit was filed by Afeni Shakur—Tupac’s mother. She passed away during the process of this suit, but the case still pushed on.

According to The Blast, there is enough material available to put out at least three albums from the late rapper.

Why 2Pac Should Be In Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame

Saturday, January 19, 2019

How Master P Survived A Decade Of Music

When Master P first entered the music industry, it was never about music. Percy Miller is a business man all the way around the board.

The No Limit Soldiers kept the music industry on lock by releasing new content every month. Upon arrival with his debut album "Bout It Bout It" Master P had the largest movie and soundtrack surfacing during that time.

Back in 2014, in an interview with VladTV, Master P recently claimed to have sold as many as 75 million albums during his tenure with No Limit Records. Having gained immense popularity in his musical career, Master P is also the CEO of P. Miller Enterprises. As of 2018, Master P's net worth is roughly $250 million.

Master P and the No Limit Soldiers was the hottest rap group until Cash Money records hit the scene to slow down their record sales. Master P created a hip-hop empire without registering on any mainstream radar. For several years, he operated solely in the rap underground.

Beginning in the early 1990s, the New Orleans native dominated the landscape for much of the decade with a staggering amount of product. Although many associate P with The Big Easy, he established the No Limit brand in Northern California.

Shifting the label to New Orleans, P signed Mystikal, Kane & Abel, Mia-X, the late Soulja Slim and former Death Row artist Snoop Dogg.

It wasn’t all music with Master P, as the mogul’s film company continues to release films independently in DVD format to this day. P has been engaged in several business ventures over the years and the introduction of the digital-only No Limit Forever record entity only solidifies he’s not going anywhere soon.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Silkk The Shocker Talk Master P, Snoop Dogg, And Suge Knight Video

(The Wrap-Up Magazine) During an interview with DJ Vlad, the New Orleans native explained how Snoop Dogg was able to leave the strong grips of Suge Knight at Death Row, and eventually sign to No Limit Records. While many questioned how the deal went down—due to many rumors of Knights' temper flaring up at any given time— Silkk says the men worked out the business deal with no real issues.

"It was no doubt about that, [that] him and Suge would probably work it out." He told DJ Vlad, "One thing about P, he's not into the foolishness either, he's like a straight forward."

"It's certain people that could be leaders, and I think P is one of them." Slikk The Shocker explained about his brother, Master P. "He is a level-headed person, the kind of person you probably want to be a coach or lead the team."

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