Death Row Records has been around for a glorious 30 Years (I can’t believe it). And to celebrate this wonderful occasion, a few of the albums will be re-released in cassette form, so dig out those boomboxes in your closets or attics, or wherever you kept your boombox.
Four iconic Hip-Hop albums will see a rerelease on cassette on April 20th (appropriate):
Dr. Dre’s The Chronic
Snoop Doggy Dogg’s Doggystyle
2Pac’s All Eyes on Me
Makaveli (2Pac) The Don Killuminati (7 Day Theory)
Note, that this is the first time these albums are being rereleased in cassette since the ’90s, and they will have various limited editions such as “chronic green,” “up in smoke tint,” “gold” and plenty more. They will also be releasing a bunch of clothing to celebrate the anniversary and even face masks (low-key want).
The cassettes will be rereleased here,
A statement from the label had the following to say:
“Death Row Records beams in hip-hop history as much more than music label. Death Row was a movement, hip-hop revolution, factory for greatness, and one of the first exemplifications of black power within the business of rap… During a time when hip-hop’s market share of multi-platinum plaques was a small minority, Death Row liberated and empowered some of our greatest creatives, leveling another lopsided American playing field. Without Death Row, we would never hear the aqua-flow of Snoop Dogg or the genius of Eminem. We would be deprived of Cali’s finest production – from Dr. Dre to DJ Pooh – and our music palettes would be lesser for having never heard The Don Killuminati: 7 Day Theory or either of the Chronic albums. If Death Row had never been, hip-hop would have never experienced the unforgettable era of West Coast dominance.”
Now that you’ve read this article…go get them before they’re all gone!