In 1992 Death Row Records seemingly came out of nowhere with the release of Dr. Dre’s The Chronic and Doggystyle from Snoop Doggy Dogg less than a year later. These debut projects went on to be 4x and 5x platinum, respectively. This brought Death Row Records to the forefront of the hip hop industry and also brought in an estimated 75 million dollars in revenue. Unconventionally, the label’s next move was to produce a soundtrack for a new film about street ball in NYC, Above The Rim. The staff at Complex explains this unexpected idea and how the making of this soundtrack essentially changed hip hop forever.
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