Unreleased Death Row Recordings By 2Pac, Snoop To Go Up For Auction
Published Jan 06, 2009On January 15, a plethora of unreleased recordings from Tupac Shakur, Snoop (Doggy) Dogg and other Death Row artists will be up for auction. As usual, ex-Death Row boss Marion "Suge" Knight's presence is creating some wary bidders.
In 2006, Knight was forced to give up the Death Row catalogue when he declared bankruptcy, and his Chapter 11 trustee Todd Nielsen told NY Daily News that even though previous catalogue deals fell through the recent discovery of thousands of songs should garner some interest.
With all the curiosity surrounding these new tracks some people think Knight may still view them as his, which could make selling them a bit tougher. Lydia Harris, who aided in founding the record label, mentioned that when a judge awarded her $107 million after suing Suge on January 10, 2007 that Knight told her, "You dead, bitch," a remark Suge's representative said he had no recollection of saying.