This is different. Hasbro acquired Entertainment One for $4.1B and now has the entire Death Row catalog in their possession.
Yes, Suge Knight’s empire is now owned by one of the biggest toy companies in the world. We wonder if this means there will be a whole new line of Death Row Records toys, movies, and more in the coming years? Read on for more details on Hasbro Death Row Records purchase…
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CelebNMusic247.com has learned that the toy company Hasbro, who’s responsible for classic toys such as Mr. Potato Head, Monopoly, and more, is now the owners of the Death Row catalog.
Here is what we’ve learned via HNHH:
The toy company now owns the catalog that consists of records from Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tupac, and many others — records that have sold millions upon millions. It’s strange to think about Hasbro, which is synonymous with childhood innocence, now is in possession of one of the most gangster labels in the history of music.
Hasbro purchased Entertainment One for $4B. Entertainment One is a general multimedia company that owns some of the biggest franchises among children such as Peppa Pig and PJ Masks. However, Entertainment One is also a prominent hip-hop label that’s worked with just about everyone in the industry. A few years ago, in 2013, the music label itself dropped $280M to acquire the Death Row catalog after the label itself went bankrupt in 2006. – Rolling Stone.
Interestingly enough, it seems like the Hasbro CEO isn’t entirely aware of everything that he acquired with the $4B purchase of Entertainment One.
The acquisition of eOne adds beloved story-led global family brands that deliver strong operating returns to Hasbro’s portfolio and provides a pipeline of new brand creation driven by family-oriented storytelling.
This is so weird, we wonder if Hasbro will keep Death Row Records as part of their buy of if they will sell it since Suge Knight isn’t the most family-oriented person in hip hop history.