Back in 1996, nobody would have thought that a toy company would own Death Row records. Yes, that Death Row records the same Death Row records that Makaveli The Killuminati was released on. Multiple sources report Hasbro toy company has purchased the record company after buying Entertainment One which took ownership of the bankrupt label back in 2013.
Hasbro CEO released a statement on the purchase.
“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,” he said.
How sad is this for Hip-Hop?
Just thinking about the fact that this Ceo of a toy company owns the entire catalog of Hip-Hops most infamous record label makes me want to vomit. To make things worse, he barely knows anything about Death Row records. This is a sad moment for the culture.