Late eighties. Los Angeles. My father and I were going to our old apartment to bathe because the water in our new apartmemt wasn’t on, yet. The task wasn’t as arduous as it sounds, we were less than a mile away from our prior apartment.
When we arrived, we were approached by two gunmen. That’s when things got hectic.
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A tale of young love, hate, deceit, and revenge in early 1990s Los Angeles, set to Prince’s Adore.
I don’t think the average person is properly prepared to deal with the harsh realities of adult living. Parents hype us up for the ride of life but fail to gear us towards the possibilities of setbacks, fall-throughs, and no shows.
There was a time in Hiphopia when Virginian beatsmith Timbaland was the king of rap’s sonic valley. His tracks rocketed between pop stars and rap artists at breakneck speed, and it was virtually impossible to turn on the radio without hearing one of his hand-crafted joints.
As NWA’s Straight Outta Compton movie buzz dies down, Daz Dillinger — of Tha Dogg Pound — has been kicking up dust in regards to the next installment of the NWA fairytale. That next installment is that of Death Row Records.
In what seems like a rush to cash in on nostalgic nepotism, Daz began announcing his plans to write and produce the Death Row film while Straight Outta Compton was still earning money in theaters. Well, that ship has been stopped from sailing because, according to WIDEawake Entertainment Group (who controls Death Row records’ post-Marion Knight estate), WIDEawake owns the all the music, which in essence, is the story.
But just because they own the virtual soundtrack to the story of West Coast rapdom after the expiration of Eazy-E doesn’t mean that the story stops being told.
In 2001, a documentary was produced called Welcome To Death Row which captured the recorded history of the construction and collapse of Death Row Records. This movie is supposedly the basis of what Daz Dillinger is shopping as the “Dogg Pound 4 Life” movie.
The physical film has since slightly fallen out of rotation due to the uptick of internet era, but we have it here today.
Watch Welcome To Death Row below.
UPDATE: I’ve been told that Daz isn’t shopping this movie, the SOC team is.
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