March 22: Dr. Dre Leaves Death Row. (1996)

March 22, 1996 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, it was announced via Chuck Philips over at L.A. Times that Dr. Dre would be leaving Death Row. Dr. Dre and Suge Knight put up a reported $250,000 to start Death Row in 1992.

ABOVE: Special Report — Dr. Dre

I’m sure the break-up didn’t quite go down how it was depicted in #StraightOuttaCompton.
ABOVE: Dr. Dre Leaves Death Row

Dre reportedly left without any royalties. Low key they say that Dre left because Suge Knight started to sex his baby momma Michel’le.

They say hindsight is 20-20… And looking back, it looks like the doctor left the company to build his own Aftermath dynasty at the perfect time… 6 months later, the Death Row empire would begin to implode. 

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