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Suge Knight

Suge Knight is known as the co-founder of Death Row Records who worked with Snoop Dogg Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur. He was a rap industry man. Suge was born on April 19, 1965, in Compton California. He worked as a lineman in football and as a bodyguard who went on to form Death Row Records with a producer/rapper Dr. Dre. With him being involved in many issues, he was eventually sentenced to prison for going on the parole on the eve that Tupac Shakur was mauled. He later faced bankruptcy and more jail time. Continue reading Suge Knight

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Profile: Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre one of the most well established rapper, artist, producer Dr._Dre_in_2011and businessman to ever enter the hip hop industry. Today he’s worth over 500 million dollars and he is on the 2015 Forbes List of the most wealthy people. He’s one of the most wealthy individual in the rap game but made a significant part of his net worth from being the CEO of Beats Electronics. The infamous Beats by Dre┬áis probably now a hip hop staple in the industry. He revolutionized the audio industry by putting out one of the most popular and widely used headphones to hit the market. Dr. Dre has had a lot of success in his business but he was initially recognized for his contribution to the music industry.

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Profile: Tupac Shakur

2pacTupac Amaru Shakur also known as 2Pac and Makaveli was an influential west coast rapper and was followed by millions of people across America. To date 2Pac has sold over 70 Million records, not just in America but worldwide! That is still today a huge accomplishment for any rapper to achieve. His albums All Eyez On Me and his Greatest Hits are still today one of the best selling albums in America. Which is extraordinary because these albums were released a little over 15 years. In 2006 he was number 2 on MTV’s list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time. A huge milestone for Tupac and I bet he definitely celebrated by throwing a huge party at his pad.

2Pac was also a big player in the East Coast – West Coast hip hop battle or rivalry. He lead the West Coast by continuously putting out hit records and throwing shade at the East Coast rappers such a The Notorious B.I.G.

On September 7, 1996 the world lost a true legend and one of the most influential. Tupac Shakur was murdered in a drive-by shooting incident in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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History of Death Row Records

Death Row Records was originally founded by 1991 and has been the root of the rap industry since the very beginning. Right when hip hop was taking off Death Row Records became one of the big players. Some of the influential members were The D.O.C, Dr. Dre, Suge knight, Snoop Dogg, and of course Tupac Shakur. Though this record company featured a bunch more unmentioned artists above these stated above are the more influential ones. This company had several established artist that were both popular in the east and west coast. This label has put out so many hit records year after year when it was in full motion such as: Continue reading History of Death Row Records

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