Weeks after Snoop Dogg took ownership of Death Row records, Reggie Wright Jr. delivers an update on Tupac’s iconic albums, “All Eyez On Me” and “Makaveli.”
After acquiring Death Row records brand from MNRK music group, many have wonder what will happen with the masters of hip hop’s most iconic albums. Although Snoop does not own the label, owning the brand and partnering with those in charge, it’s a huge win when it comes to marketing considering the history the Dogg Father has with the label. The amount of media attention and not to mention Snoop releasing “B.O.D.R” album on the label, is a great way to start the new partnership.
As far as the music catalog, that is currently in the process. Speaking with Cam Capone News, Reggie Wright Jr. provided an update. According to Wright, when it comes to streaming rights, many iconic albums will revert back to the artist. Back in the nineties when negotiations took place for these albums, streaming was not included for the obvious reason that streaming music did not exist.
“Death Row is always going to own the master recordings of All Eyez On Me and Makaveli. However all those streaming rights as well is going to revert back to the estate,” Wright said during his exclusive interview with Cam Capone News.
Tupac’s ‘All Eyez On Me,’ Shakur’s Death Row records debut album, went to reach diamond status. Rap’s first double album which gave us hits such as ‘California Love’ and ‘How Do U Want It.’ The label was also responsible for Tupac’s first posthumous release ‘The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory,’ under Tupac’s alias of Makaveli.
Aside from Tupac’s music recorded on Death Row records, Dr. Dre is also dealing with similar fate. “Dre’s I think already got revert back, the Chronic,” Wright explained. “So, Dre got the Chronic back, streaming rights and possibly the master recordings from the negotiations from the non payments and all of that. Not sure on the deal on that, but I know Dre definitely got the ownership of the Chronic.”
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