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Welcome to Death Row

Synopsis
Music label Death Row Records has, since its inception in the early ‘90s, become synonymous with American hip-hop culture. Formed by ex-bodyguard Suge Knight, the label once boasted an impressive roster of hip hop talent. However, several highly-publicised setbacks including the shooting of Tupac, artists’ in-fighting, the imprisonment of Suge Knight, and declining album sales, turned the label into a shadow of its former self. This well-researched documentary explores the history of this intriguing and incredibly significant company.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2008
Subjects
Business studies; Social Studies; Music
Keywords
music industry; social issues; Rap music; black Americans; gangster culture

Credits

Contributor
Snoop Dogg; Suge Knight; Tupac Shakur

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
104 minutes
Year
2008

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Revolver Entertainment

Email
info@revolvergroup.com
Web
http://www.revolvergroup.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7243 4300
Fax
020 7243 4302
Address
48-49 Princes Place
Holland Park
London
W11 4QA
Notes
Distributor and online retailer of a collection of arty and edgy DVDs and Blu-rays in all genres, including documentary. Titles also available through retail outlets.

Record Stats

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