Snoop Dogg explains why he pulled music from Death Row Records

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Snoop Dogg explains why Death Row Records music disappeared from streaming services on a recent podcast.

The legendary rapper appeared on an episode of the Drink Champs podcast with co-hosts DJ EFN and NORE. Snoop explained why music disappeared from streaming services like Spotify and the answer is simple. Spotify doesn’t pay artists well.

“The first thing I did was rip all the music off of these platforms that people traditionally know about, because these platforms don’t pay,” says Snoop Dogg of his first step as the owner of the legendary hip label. -hop.

“These platforms get millions upon millions of streams, and nobody gets paid except the record labels. So what I wanted to do is rip my music out, make a platform like Amazon, Netflix or Hulu. This will be a Death Row app, and the music will live on in the metaverse until then,” Snoop adds.

Snoop Dogg has been very heavily involved in the world of NFTs and cryptocurrency. The rapper revealed he was legendary NFT speculator Cozomo de’ Medici in September 2021. So if I hit 10,000 subscribers by the end of the weekend; come monday (September 20) I will dox myself and reveal my true identity,” the account tweeted.

True to his word, Snoop Dogg’s official Twitter account tweeted that day, “I’m @CozomoMedici.” Snoop Dogg says he hopes the Death Row Records platform will be a breakout platform in this industry.

“I want to create an avenue where I can show people how to not always have to go through the slave trade,” the rapper said, referring to the traditional path of the music industry. “To create our own business where we engage with our fans who buy our music, who make money from the music, and then make money for us from the music by trading and selling it.”

Snoop says his last album Bac on death row earned him $21 million in the metaverse on day one. While legendary albums like doggy style and The dog’s father are absent from traditional streaming platforms, they are still available on TIDAL. So what’s the catch there? TIDAL traditionally pays better royalty rates than any of its competitors – aside from Napster. Yes Napster.

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