Enter The Crooked I Commercial Contest!WIDEawake / Death Row Entertainment presents the Crooked I animated commercial contest! Create your own 15-30 second animated Crooked I commercial and download the track "Hood Star" that we have provided to be the soundtrack to your commercial. Once completed upload your commercial to your personal youtube account and send us the link to submit your entry for a chance to win $500 courtesy of WIDEawake Entertainment Group Inc/ WIDEawake Death Row Entertainment LLC. Click here to enter the contest now! The winner will be announced on Hip Hop DX on June 25, 2010.
The New Death Row: No Suge, No Drama, More 2PacWhat happens when the most notorious gangsta rap label Death Row Records is resurrected as a Canadian-based catalogue imprint? VIBE connects the dots to find out the future of the once-feared West Coast power. Death Row Records. The name alone evokes the early ‘90s dominance of the most profitable and controversial gangsta rap label in music history. The groundbreaking West Coast imprint is known just as much for its classic roster of game-changing, influential talent (Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, 2Pac) and its notorious, two-fisted CEO Suge Knight as it is for brazen tales of recording studio beatdowns, gang-related beefs, arrests, and murder. Which is why the 2009 acquisition of the once mighty imprint by Toronto-based company Wideawake Entertainment was met by a perplexed reception. Now the Canadian company is working to clean up the legacy of the bankrupted Death Row, with a series of high-profile catalog releases and projects. “We had an $18 million debt so things are going to be done a certain way,” Wideawake/Death Row President John Payne tells VIBE of the company’s no-nonsense strategy. Payne’s ties to the label goes back to 1991 when he worked as a studio engineer for Knight and Dr. Dre, who first founded the company operation under the banner Future Shock before it went on to sell more than 50 million albums. "This is unreleased 2Pac, no remastering or remixing. These songs could've been 2Pac's next record if he were still alive" Read More Here.
DANNY BOY'S PRESSDanny Boy's "Its About Time" is now in stores and available for purchase online. Below is a short summary of where you can read information and interviews by Danny about the album. Online: http://iamwhatshot.com/2010/04/20/conversations-wkaren-death-row-artist-danny-boy--from-sugar-to-shit.aspx http://www.swaggnews.com/2010/04/08/swagg-report-wide-awake-death-row-recording-artist-danny-boy-interview-will-be-in-the-next-issue-of-swaggnews/ http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mznindieradio/2010/04/30/death-row-records-recording-artist-danny-boy
ULTIMATE BOX SET GIVE AWAYEvery week in May we will be giving away a copy of Death Row The Ultimate Box Set! To enter is very simple, click here to fill out and entry form and thats it! The Ultimate Box Set features unreleased music from Crooked I, Danny Boy, Tha Dogg Pound, Snoop Doggy Dogg, O.F.T.B., LBC Crew, Jewell and more!