Death Row Records Auctioned Off For $18 Mil

Canadian company WIDEawake Entertainment Group placed the winning bid yesterday (1/15) on West Coast rap label Death Row Records, buying thousands of unreleased material from Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur.

My Fox Los Angeles reports that Suge Knight’s one-time famed imprint was auctioned off in U.S. bankruptcy court in L.A. for $18 million. Knight’s remaining assets, including Snoop and Dre’s “Source Awards,” framed gold and platinum records, Tupac Shakur collectibles and the actual Death Row Records electric chair, will be sold in another auction on January 25 in Fullerton, CA .

The former hip-hop mogul was forced to put the label up for sale after filing for bankruptcy in ’06. Authorities have tried unsuccessfully to put the extensive library on the auction block before, but all prior deals have fell through. As XXLmag.com previously reported, Suge was accused of hiding a portion of Death Row’s catalog from Global Music Group, an indie that tried to buy the label last year. – Elan Mancini

  • BIGSCREECH

    Damn homie in high school you was the man homie.

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  • Mista Ka

    death row finally on there last track ? shyt eh what is da old skool rap industrial gonna do now ?

  • TheRefriedMexican

    Didn’t this story already happen?
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  • http://xxlmag j da b stuy reppa

    If he really did all the shit people said he did I guess karma really does work.

  • http://www.rapaveli.com Ambition-1

    Damnit when I was a kid and Death Row first started sucking I figured that I’d be able to take that shit over and make better music. Really all I wanted was a big ass lobby with the logo painted in red all over the floor. There’s somrthing so gangsta about that logo. Not anymore though, now it’s fuckin Canadian!

    http://www.rapaveli.com

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