Death Row Chronicles is the story of the world's most dangerous record label could only be told in a definitive 6-part documentary series. While Death Row Records boasted the success of Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, and Dr. Dre forged by unmatched creativity, the chart-topping and record-breaking sales came at a bloody, controversial cost. Part true-crime murder mystery and part hip hop drama, this compelling docu-series will comb through mountains of misinformation, uncovering key evidence and witnesses who will reveal the truth about the bitter rivalries surrounding its legends. The limited series will also celebrate the groundbreaking music of Death Row, explain how it reflected society at the time, and how it influenced some of today's biggest hip hop artists. On the eve of the label's 25th anniversary, Death Row Chronicles offers an unflinching look at the label and its legacy.
Controversial music mogul Suge Knight forms Death Row Records using intimidation tactics. His reputation as an enforcer grows. He partners with Dr. Dre to change Hip Hop forever.
Dr. Dre discovers Snoop Dogg. Death Row releases The Chronic and Doggystyle, which are huge hits. Money pours in and everyone’s lives change, but Snoop faces murder charges.
We follow Tupac’s transformation from street poet and activist to hard core gangsta rapper at Death Row. Tupac’s legal troubles mount and he faces prison time. Suge declares war and East/West beef escalates.
Suge gets Tupac out of prison and All Eyez On Me is a massive hit. Despite success, Death Row faces huge set backs when street violence at the label leads to Dre’s departure before Tupac is shot in Las Vegas.
After Dr. Dre leaves the label, Suge struggles to keep the business afloat. Tupac Shakur is gunned down in Las Vegas and less than a year later, Notorious B.I.G. is killed in Los Angeles.