Snoop Dogg Explains Why He Deleted Death Row Albums

Earlier this year, just days before taking the stage for the Super Bowl Halftime Show with Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and more, Snoop Dogg announced that he had acquired the rights to Death Row Records. The infamous label founded by DOC, Dr. Dre, Suge Knight and Dick Griffey was the home of Tupac’s All eyes on me as well as Snoop’s first two solo albums: doggystyle and The dog’s father. However, shortly after acquiring Death Row, Snoop decided to pull several albums from the label’s catalog from streaming services. In a recent appearance on Drink championsDogg explained why.

“The first thing I did was take all the music off of these platforms that people traditionally know about because these platforms don’t pay,” he said at around 1:51:00 a.m. ‘episode. “And these platforms get millions upon millions of streams, and nobody gets paid except the record labels.” He added, “So what I wanted to do is rip off my music, make a platform like Amazon, Netflix, Hulu. It will be a Death Row app, and the music, meanwhile, will live on in the metaverse.

Snoop’s explanation comes after he apparently got the rights to Dr. Dre’s The Chroniclereleased in Death Row in 1992.

You can watch the full Drink champions episode in the video above.

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