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Kurupt Recalls Snatching The “New York, New York” Beat Back From Biggie

In September of 1995, Tha Dogg Pound released the first single from their debut album, Dogg Food. "New York, New York" proved to be a controversial record, even if it is rooted in a 1983 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five single. The '95 Death Row Records version arrived five... Read more

Lady Of Rage, RBX & Dogg Pound Locked It Down Again 20 Years After Death Row (Video)

In less than a month, it marks 25 years since Dr. Dre brought out The Chronic. Hip-Hop has been partying ever since to an album that put Snoop Dogg on center stage but made some breakthrough introductions by way of Tha Dogg Pound, RBX, and The Lady Of Rage. For... Read more

A New Documentary Series Will Show The Rise & Fall Of Death Row Records

There are few storylines, whether fact or fiction, filled with more drama, violence, or ups and downs than the tale of Death Row Records. Founded in 1991 by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, with help from SOLAR Records' Dick Griffey, The D.O.C. and incarcerated silent partner Michael "Harry O" Harris,... Read more

Daz Speaks on Suge Knight Causing His Beef With Kurupt and How It Was Resolved (Video)

In the early to mid-90s, Death Row Records put together a string of releases enviable to this day by most record labels. From The Chronic to All Eyez on Me, seemingly everything released by the company was a success. One such album was Tha Dogg Pound's 1995 debut LP, Dogg... Read more

Here’s a Mix Celebrating the Music of Death Row Records (Audio)

The Death Row Records brand has been plagued with controversy over the years, due to a litany of events surrounding people connected with the label in some fashion. At times, the negativity seemed to be louder than the records being produced by the company. The reason that news was relevant,... Read more

Tha Dogg Pound – U Don’t Know Me Like That ft Snoop Dogg

Tha Dogg Pound jump on that all the way funky track Cardo put down for Stalley on White Minks and Gator Sleeves (with a new high end synth that gives it that extra G). Daz and Kurupt trade verses and Uncle Snoop provides the silky smooth hook. This is G-FUNK!... Read more

Kurupt joins Snoop on GGN (Video)

Kurupt joins Snoop on this week's GGN. The DPG's discuss fatherhood, Kurupt's acting, how Kurupt got his name, who's the better MC between the two of them and more. And, of course, they go off the top for some verses as well. Check out the video. Related: Snoop Dogg’s GGN... Read more

Snoop Lion vs. Nardwaur (Video) + Tha Dogg Pound – Them N*ggas (Remix)

Here's some new product from Snoop Lion and Tha Dogg Pound. First up, Snoop Lion matches wits with Nardwaur (absolutely CLASSIC--who else would discuss a Beyonce blow up doll in an interview?!). Next, is a new song from Tha Dogg Pound over a Hit-Boy beat. Check out both below. Related:... Read more

The Dogg Pound – What U Smokin’ On ft Snoop Dogg, E-40 & Kokane

Here's the video for What U Smokin' On, the OG West Coast collabo between Snoop Dogg, The Dogg Pound, E-40 and Kokane. Related: Living Legends - A playlist celebrating the career of the legendary Snoop Dogg (Audio)... Read more

Death Row Records was the most feared record label in the music industry. They are the 2nd most important hip-hop record label of all time. For the full scoop on Death Row and a video playlist of its classics, click here.

#2 Death Row Records The history of Death Row Records reads like a season of The Sopranos. Suge Knight was the Godfather figure who rose to power as quickly as anyone ever in entertainment, and he ruled with an iron fist once he got to the top. The label was... Read more

Gerald Walker – It’s All Real

Here's another tight song from Gerald Walker. It's a slow, g-funk joint in the vein of some of the more laid back productions you would hear from producers like Daz or DJ Quik, and it features a flow reminiscent of old Freestyle Fellowship. Check out It's All Real. Click here... Read more

My heart is heavy. Hip-Hop has lost 1 of its most important voices. The one and only Nate Dogg. Words alone cannot commemorate Nate Dogg. Here’s a playlist that showcases just a few of his great contributions to rap music. His impact cannot be overstated.

From his start with 213 with Warren G and a young Snoop Doggy Dogg, through his work on The Chronic, through more features than can possibly be counted on some of hip-hop's biggest records, Nate Dogg's silky-smooth gangsta flow is synonymous with the sound that put the West Coast on... Read more

Ever see Rhyme & Reason? After nearly 15 years it still stands as one of the best films ever on hip-hop. Watch the whole movie here.

It takes a comprehensive look at hip-hop THE CULTURE through the words of some of the best rappers to advance it: Nas, Biggie, Pac, KRS-One, Q-Tip, RZA, Ice-T, MC Eiht, Pharcyde, Lauryn Hill, Dr. Dre...It doesn't stop.... Read more

Here's some new music from Uncle Snoop Dogg ft Hustle Boys, who sound like the 2010 version of Tha Dogg Pound. The video is called For the Good Times. [fbshare]

This one looks like it was funded by Landy cognac but the music is cool, so it's all good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dAfOTb-Abg&feature=player_embedded Check the comparison to Tha Dogg Pound: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pvR48FvXy4 The West Side is making a long-awaited comeback..... Read more