Snoop Dogg has just made a huge move! The Long Beach-bred rapper will be releasing his highly anticipated B.O.D.R. (“Bacc On Death Row”) project this Friday (Feb. 11) under Death Row Records, which he is now the proud owner of.
A Wednesday report from Business Wire notes that the rapper has acquired the Death Row Records brand from MNRK Music Group which is managed by global investment firm Blackstone (“Blackstone”).
“I am thrilled and appreciative of the opportunity to acquire the iconic and culturally significant Death Row Records brand, which has immense untapped future value,” Snoop said in a press release shared by Blackstone, adding that it “feels good to have ownership of the label I was part of at the beginning of my career and as one of the founding members.”
The hitmaker first joined Death Row in 1993, where he shared his debut record, Doggystyle which included hits such as “Gin and Juice,” “G’z and Hustlaz,” and “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?”
“This is an extremely meaningful moment for me,” the hip-hop icon said. “I would like to personally thank the teams at Blackstone, MNRK and especially David Kestnbaum, who worked collaboratively with me over several months to make this exciting homecoming a reality. I’m looking forward to building the next chapter of Death Row Records.”
Be sure to look out for Bacc On Death Row album dropping tomorrow.