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Hip-hop's peak years are generally considered to encompass the 1990s, a rise that coincided with Death Row Records becoming one of the most notorious labels in the genre's history. This docuseries presents a warts-and-all history of Death Row, which was built by CEO Suge Knight into a multimillion-dollar company thanks to a legendary talent roster led by Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg. Series highlights include never-before-seen footage, a firsthand interview with someone who witnessed Shakur's murder in 1996, and comments from former Death Row artists and other key players in the label's rise and downfall.

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Retired LAPD Detective Greg Kading shares details about his investigations into the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls; the last remaining eyewitness to Tupac's assassination comes forward; a look at the legacy of Death Row Records.
aired 11 days ago
Tupac Shakur dies, and a gang war erupts in Compton, Calif.; the label crumbles as Suge Knight's probation violation lands him in prison; Biggie Smalls is murdered in Los Angeles; the hip-hop community mourns and calls for peace.
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Suge Knight gets Tupac Shakur out of prison; Tupac's 1996 All Eyez On Me album is a massive hit; despite successes, Death Row faces huge setbacks; street violence leads to Dr. Dre's departure and Tupac's shooting death in Las Vegas.
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Tupac Shakur transforms from a street poet to an activist to a hard-core gangsta rapper at Death Row Records; Tupac's legal troubles mount, and he faces prison time; Suge Knight ignites the East Coast-West Coast rap feud.
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Dr. Dre discovers Snoop Dogg, a drug slinger with a unique, laid-back rapping style; the L.A. riots demonstrate the prescience of gangsta rap in voicing the problems of the black community; Snoop Dogg faces murder charges.
aired 11 days ago
Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight develops a talent for intimidation while forming a partnership with producer Dr. Dre to change hip-hop forever.

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