A Good Week For Death Row and
by Peter Hagopian
It's been a good week for Death Row Records.
First, Death Row star Snoop
Doggy Dogg , whose real name is Calvin Broadus,
and his bodyguard McKinley Lee were found not
guilty on first degree murder charges Tuesday, February
20, 1996. They still face voluntary manslaughter charges,
upon which the jury is still deliberating. The charges
stem from the killing of Philip Woldenmarim, which
Broadus and Lee claimed was in self-defense.
Secondly, it looks as if Tupac
Shakur 's Death Row Records debut All Eyez On Me
is going to debut in the top five (if not at Number One)
of the Billboard Album Chart when the results are
published early next week.
And lastly, Reuter's reports that MCA Music has
purchased a 50 percent stake in Interscope Records, the
label that distributes Death Row and Nothing Records, on
Wednesday, February 21. Though the cost of the deal was
not released, it is rumored to be around $200 million.