Hip hop legend, member of N.W.A., and co-founder of Death Row Records, The D.O.C. sits down with @SteveMurray2 in this exclusive episode of Inspired by Culture to speak on his past and his role in starting Death Row, meeting Suge Knight, Working with Eazy-E, and more. Touching on topics such as his relationship to Tupac, growing in the industry with Suge Knight and Dr. Dre, working on the F**k The Police record, and Helping Snoop Dogg become what he is today.
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R&B songstress, K. Michelle, is set to release her new single on Death Row Records. The storied West Coast label, has taken her under their wing - even gifting her with an official hoodie, which she wore for a photo opp. “Guess who’s releasing a record on DEATHROW,” she wrote on Twitter. For Michelle, this marks a new chapter in her career as its been a ream of hers to release music through a label that once signed the legendary, Tupac Shakur.
“I used to wear my Tupac shirt my momma bought me and rap and sing! Do anything you want!”
If you recall, K. Michelle was previously signed to Atlantic Records; releasing four albums, with her recent being 2017’s “Kimberly: The People I Used to Know.” But for some time now, the label has removed her from the artist roster on their website.
A little about Death Row, if you’ve been out of the loop since the early 1990’s (insert eyeball here), the label was founded in 1991 by Suge Knight, Dr. Dre and the D.O.C. It became the home for Hip Hop royalty including Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tupac, and Nate Dogg.
Guess who’s releasing a record on DEATHROW😜👀 y’all not my album a song😂 Calm down Call me a crazy lady but I’ve always wanted to to be apart of deathrow!Lol! My crazy ass is gone do it! I used to wear my Tupac shirt my momma bought me and rap and sing!Ha! Do anything you want! pic.twitter.com/aQ7psfJDyy
Bow Wow made a recent appearance on Real 92.3 LA’s Big Boy’s Neighborhood, where he opened up about his mental health, fame, and more. In his interview, which was also recorded on video, the rapper was spotted in the gold King Ice x Death Row chain! The 14K Gold Iced out necklace is an exclusive release and official collaboration with Death Row Records.
Bow Wow takes the time to announce his forthcoming album titled, “EDICIUS,” which is “suicide” spelled backward. He reveals the inspiration for the title in a Tweet:
Decided to name my album “EDICIUS” its SUICIDE backwards... the meaning means ... To bring yourself back from something .The name represents relentlessness,coming back for more even after death. Left the old me and woke up a NEW ME.
Good friends, Snoop Dogg and Matthew McConaughey, recently sat with Jimmy Kimmel to discuss their new movie, “The Beach Bum.” The “destined friendship” between these two Hollywood stars is quite an interesting one. The two shared how neither of them remember the exact moment they met, the first time they were on the same set together, and more. Snoop even remembers the time he found a table of fake joints filled with oregano for a scene they were about to shoot. And how Snoop secretly swapped the “prop weed” with his own stash - which apparently got McConaughey really lifted.
“I didn’t say another word of English, really for, the rest of the night.” As for Snoop, he apparently “rapped for 13 hours straight!”
Snoop Dogg has been holding down the throne for the West Coast for quite some time now. It was only fitting we designed this “The Crowned King” Necklace made with handset stones, and a 2.5mm 26” stainless steel Franco chain.
We also can’t forget the pivotal role Snoop played for Death Row Records, early on in his career. The recent collaboration between King Ice and Death Row Records has resulted in the iconic label’s logo being revived into a .925 Sterling Silver with 14K gold plating and grade AAA CZ stones neck piece.
Meek Mill’s docuseries, “Free Meek,” is coming to Amazon soon.
This past weekend, Meek debuted the official trailer for the documentary at a sold-out show in Philly. “Free Meek” follows the Philly rapper as he sighs for freedom while advocating for criminal justice reform. The docuseries was produced by Jay Z, Eli Holzman, Aaron Sandman, Paul & Isaac Solotaroff and offers fans access into the rapper’s life.
“I never really looked at it as a nightmare. I looked at it as real life for a Black kid in America. This is real life.”
Throughout his career, Meek has always been a bold figure in Hip Hop - whether he was beefing with Drake, dating Nicki Minaj, or advocating for criminal justice reform. And he’s always managed to keep his jewelry collection clean af. As we anticipate the release of his docuseries, we take a look at some of our favorite pieces that Meek has sported throughout the years.
Looking to step your game up as well? Check out some our pieces below.
Inspired by Champion’s classic basketball jersey, this 3-D "Champion Heritage Jersey" piece is finished in 14K gold plating and VVS Diamond Simulates that’ll have you feeling like you won “Championships.”
What’s a rap star without an iced out Jesus piece? You, too, can bless your neck with our 14K Solid Gold Jesus Necklace. The necklace also features genuine SI1 diamonds (.8ct) and the detail on the cut-out image of Jesus is clean!
Will the MMG chain becomes as iconic as this timeless Hip Hop piece? Our Death Row Records Iced Necklace is one of the most requested pieces we have and it’s available now as an official collaboration with the infamous label. The piece is covered in white gold plating, grade AAA lab diamonds, and paired with a 8mm, stainless steel Miami Cuban Curb chain.