Death Row Records Now Owned By Hasbro. Yes, the same Hasbro that sells children’s toys, like Power Rangers, My Little Pony and Monopoly games.
Massive Toy Company Purchased Gangster Rap Label
As reported by Rolling Stone, a massive toy company, Hasbro, announced on Thursday that it will join forces with Death Row Records. Synonymous with West Coast gangster rap, Death Row Records is known for ikes of Suge Knight, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac.
Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner celebrated his purchase, stating –
“The acquisition of eOne adds beloved story-led global family brands that deliver strong operating returns to Hasbro’s portfolio and provides a pipeline of new brand creation driven by family-oriented storytelling,”
Purchased by Hasbro, multi-media company Entertainment One owns the children’s franchises Peppa Pig and PJ Masks. But they also have a music division, one of the biggest independent labels in the industry. Back in 2013, eOne spent about $280 million to buy the catalog of Death Row, according to Rolling Stone.