Welcome to Death Row (2001)

Video  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  25 September 2001 (USA)
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The true story of the rise and fall of Death Row Records.


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Credited cast:
Frank Alexander ...
Himself - Tupac Shakur's Bodyguard
Sam Gideon Anson ...
Himself - Investigative Reporter: L.A. Weekly
William J. Bennett ...
Himself (archive footage)
Lamont Blumfield ...
Himself - Artist Manager: Kurupt
John 'B.J.' Bryant ...
Himself - Former Security Officer: Death Row Records (as BJ)
Hank Caldwell ...
Himself - Former President: Death Row Records
Jonathan Clark ...
Himself - Former Executive: Motown Records
Himself - CEO: Bad Boy Records (archive footage) (as Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs)
The D.O.C. ...
Himself - The D.O.C.
Ton Def ...
Himself - Rap Artist
Himself - Rap Artist
Himself - U.S. Senator (archive footage)
Himself - Rap Artist / Producer
Eazy-E ...
Himself - Member of NWA (archive footage) (as Eazy E)
Flipside ...
Himself - Rap Artist


The true story of the rise and fall of Death Row Records.

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It Started in Compton. It Ended in Infamy.


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Captivating from start to finish
18 November 2001 | by (Baltimore) – See all my reviews

This documentary surprised me. At first I saw it because I am a rap fan especially of the old Death Row. I was blown away by the style and production of this movie. Two huge things make this documentary worth wild. First off the film is completely impartial. You just get the facts and opinions of those directly involved and few from those outside. The other factor is that other people who aren't rap fans will find this interesting. After my viewing I showed this to many friends and all were deeply interested despite any real interest in rap music. Great topic because of it's controversy and it's impact over the nation. If you give it an honest shot you'll find it interesting and very well done.

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