After Snoop Dogg’s claim of owning the Chronic album, Dr. Dre’s attorney, Howard King, denounced such claims by the new brand owner of Death Row records.
After acquiring Death Row records brand from MNRK music group, many have wonder what will happen with the masters of hip hop’s most iconic albums. Snoop who recently interview on Tidal by Elliott Wilson on Friday, stated he was the owner of Dr. Dre’s Chronic album.
“As far as 2Pac’s masters, 2Pac’s masters came back to him last year. But I got a great relationship with his estate, and I’m pretty sure we’re going to be able to work something out … to continue some Death Row 2Pac business now that Snoop Dogg is in control of Death Row,” he said. “Same with Dr. Dre and The Chronic. I got The Chronic album. I got Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, Murder Was the Case, Dogg Food, Above the Rim. I got all those records.”
Comments made about Dr. Dre’s Chronic album were quickly fact checked by Dre’s attorney. “There are false reports out regarding ownership by Death Row of Dr. Dre’s The Chronic,” King reportedly told Complex in a statement. “Dr. Dre owns 100 percent of The Chronic.”
Snoop Dogg has not commented on King’s statement. Dre and Snoop recently headlined an incredible Super Bowl halftime show, which featured Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige. As of this writing the halftime show has over 67 million views on the NFL’s YouTube channel.