Death Row Records Auctioned Off To Highest Bidder
The documents state that “all of the recorded music business assets of the estate, along with substantially all of the music publishing business assets of … Marion ‘Suge’ Knight” are what are for sale.
Some of the music and rights that are included will be works of Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and the Dogg Pound.
The minimum starting bid is $24 million.
Any parties who wish to put in a bid are required to do so before the deadline of June 10th.
Knight lost control of the label in July 2006 after long-winded legal battle over the estate after he a judge awarded a couple, claiming to have fronted the seed money to start the label, $107 million.
The sale of Death Row was to begin in late 2007, but was halted when Dr. Dre and Afeni Shakur filed suits over the rights of past recordings of Dre’s solo debut, The Chronic, and several of Tupac’s music. It is unclear how these suits have been handled since, but the auction has commenced.
(L note: wouldn’t it be crazy if Dre bought The Row, or maybe even Snoop. My bet is some business man will swoop in and buy it. The we can forward to hearing out favorite artist songs being used to sell. Picture this a family sitting down at a table, trying to decide what to do for dinner, when the daughter suggest they “Toss it up” and ‘Pac’s song starts playing. SMH, Dre just buy the damn company)