Death Row Research Paper

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Life On Death Row
What I Already Knew and What I Wanted to Know When I was younger, I was into Dragon Ball Z and comic books very heavy. I had little action figures I would take to school and play with and as soon as I got in from school, I turned the TV to Cartoon Network to watch Dragon Ball and Then Dragon Ball Z. I wanted to be Goku(the main character of the show), Rocky Balboa, Bruce Lee and Lil ' Bow Wow.

I had already started rapping a little bit but only for fun. One day I was in the Dollar General with my mom and I walked to the VHS tapes. At that time, because I was so young my mom would make me turn the TV off when Adult Swim came on and VHS tapes were the only thing I could watch in order to stay up at night. I walked to them and saw movies like Austin Powers, Rugrats, and You Got Served but one caught my eye. It was the documentary, Tupac: Resurrection. It was the only thing
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Death Row was home to many artists such as Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Sam Sneed, DJ Quik, MC Hammer and even Lil ' Bow Wow at one point. Snoop Dogg signed to Death Row and later released his debut album, Doggystyle. The album sold four times platinum and was ubiquitous of West Coast G-funk and Gangsta rap which was the topic of arguments for many years, such as censoring and labeling. The debate was lead by politicians C. Delores Tucker and Dan Quayle. They said it went against American values, encouraged violence and was degrading to black women. Snoop Dogg was later charged with murder but he was later accquited. After his second album and the withdrawal of Dr. Dre from the label, Snoop Dogg realized that he was under an iron-clad contract, which meant that Knight owned anything he produced for a number of years.efused to record any more songs for Death Row until his contract expired. He even went as far as to release a diss track titled F**k Death Row. When interviewed byNeil Strauss, Snoop stated that he had been given lavish gifts but the
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