Did Snoop Dogg illegally purchase Death Row Records? Suge Knight questions authenticity of acquisition

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 28: Recording artist Snoop Dogg attends the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at Saban Theatre on August 28, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BMI)

Despite Snoop Dogg’s acquisition of Death Row Records, Suge Knight is skeptical of the deal.

The “Drop It Like It’s Hot” artist acquired the iconic gangsta rap label via MNRK Music Group in February 2022, giving him his break into music in the early 1990s.

Suge Knight, the former CEO and co-founder of Death Row Records, questioned the legality of the deal made regarding his label in a conversation with TMZ while still in prison.

He could speak from California State Penitentiary because of his 28-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter.

Suge claims that Michael “Harry-O” Harris committed bankruptcy fraud to seize control of Death Row Records.

Since purchasing his stake in 2022, Snoop Dogg has had no involvement in the Death Row bankruptcy case.

When asked about Snoop assuming control at Death Row, Suge Knight declared:

“Well, if he do, I doubt that.”

“First of all, you gotta look at it like this: I am Death Row. So I’m quite sure when it’s said and done, [2Pac’s] ‘All Eyez On Me’ and Makaveli will definitely come back to me, and the rest of the stuff.”

Suge stated that the consequences of Snoop and Michael Harris’ actions, which included bankruptcy fraud, could not be overstated.

Suge then explained that he had to bear the consequences of their actions; as a result, the lawyer failed to appear in court, and there was a default judgment against him, resulting in my company’s loss.

He went on to say that, despite the judgment being settled, Snoop Dogg and Michael maintained that the ruling had not been resolved.

They allegedly discovered evidence of bankruptcy fraud committed by them only last week.

When they filed for bankruptcy in 1995, they stated that Death Row was not involved in this case.

“You can’t commit bankruptcy fraud and settle and do those type of things. It’s called illegal, it’s a crime.”

“You can’t take the person who committed the worst crime of the century, taking Death Row from Black people and try to give it to white people, and think he gonna grab Snoop and they gonna get it back. It doesn’t work like that.”

Several Death Row Records catalogs became available on streaming platforms last month. Among these are Snoop Dogg’s critically acclaimed albums “Doggystyle” and “Tha Doggfather.”