Snoop Dogg Talks About Removing Several Death Row Albums from DSPs

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Death Row Records owner Snoop Dogg announced that he’s removed select albums from himself, Dr. Dre and Tha Dogg Pound on streaming services.

With plans to transform Death Row Records into an “NFT label,” Snoop Dogg has pulled an unexpected move. While visiting Drink Champs, the legendary rapper revealed that he’s officially removed several Death Row Records albums from streaming services, including The Chronic by Dr. DreDogg Food by Tha Dogg Pound and his 1993 debut album Doggystyle.

2Pac‘s All Eyez on Me and posthumous album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory are still available to stream, as Death Row Records no longer owns the rights to his master recordings.

“First thing I did was snatch all the music off those platforms traditionally known to people, because those platforms don’t pay,” Snoop began around the episode’s 1:51:00 mark. “And those platforms get millions of millions of streams, and nobody gets paid other than the record labels.” He added, “So what I wanted to do is snatch my music off, create a platform similar to Amazon, Netflix, Hulu. It’ll be a Death Row app, and the music, in the meantime, will live in the metaverse.”

With details of the Death Row Records-centric service under wraps, on his Instagram, Snoop announced that The Chronic “is bac home.” In previous reports, it was alleged that the album wouldn’t return under the Death Row Records banner until 2023. Dr. Dre’s attorney Howard King also told Complex that the rapper-producer owns “100% of The Chronic.”

Prior to his Super Bowl halftime performance in February, Snoop announced that he’d acquired Death Row Records, also releasing surprise album BODR (Bacc on Death Row).

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Snoop Dogg appeared on a recent episode of Drink Champs where he discussed a myriad of topics with co-hosts DJ EFN and N.O.R.E. Among them, the new owner of the Death Row Records brand explained why he decided to remove several Death Row releases from digital streaming platforms, a move that upset fans of the iconic West Coast rap label.

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