News: Death Row Auction Lives Up To Hype, More Than 200 Show Up To Bid
Monday, Jan 26, 2009 2:10PM
"I just wanted to be here, I knew it was going to be a one of a kind event," DJ Skee, host of the New Music Show on KIIS, said. "There's been nothing in hip-hop that's quite had its run like Death Row has, that's made so much timeless quality music."
And Skee held true to his claim by paying over $600 on the art proofs for Tupac's All Eyez On Me CD in the day's first spirited bidding war. And when he stuffed a wall-sized platinum plaque presented to Dr. Dre into the back seat of his BMW convertible, he was officially one of the day's bigger players.(LA Weekly)
Over 400 items were up for grabs at the auction.
Items being auctioned include the actual Death Row Records electric chair, Suge Knight's cigars and engraved humidor, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre's "Source Awards," paintings, framed pictures, Tupac Shakur memorabilia, framed gold and platinum records, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Versace items, fitness equipment and more. (Death Row Auction)
A little-known label, won the right to buy the imperiled Death Row Records for $18 million during an auction in Los Angeles on ThursdayIn 2006 Death Row, which was previously owned by Marion Knight, known as Suge, filed for Chapter 11 protection. The company's assets include recordings by prominent rap stars including Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. (The New York Times)