Wideawake Death Row Entertainment will finally open its vault and launch a Special Collectors Edition of music, video, interview and promotional material entitled The Chronic Re Lit & From The Vault. WIDEawake Death Row Records is giving the fans unreleased songs from the Death Row vault to celebrate the phenomena of West Coast Rap and honor one of the most influential producers of our time – Dr. Dre.
Dr. Dre revolutionized West Coast Rap music with the original Death Row crew of artists and producers, creating The Chronic. This package includes the sixteen original Chronic songs digitally re-mastered, profound liner notes from one of Dr. Dre’s long time colleagues and friends, award winning producer and documentary film maker Quincy Jones III, plus a second DVD collection entitled From The Vault. This DVD is packed with Chronic videos, promotional pieces, and a special never before released 30 minute in studio interview with Dr. Dre discussing the future of hip hop. But that’s not all – the From The Vault DVD includes Seven unreleased and rare release songs from Snoop Doggy Dogg, soulstress Jewell, CPO, and Kurupt.
This digipak collectors edition will be in all North American retail stores and a special bundle of songs will also be released digitally through ITunes and other DSPs. An exclusive release is planned for US Wal-Mart stores which will have their own clean versions of the Chronic songs plus two never before released songs from the Death Row vault, all suitable for Wal-mart’s younger consumers. Explains WIDEawake Death Row CEO Lara Lavi, The Chronic Re-Lit & From The Vault is a celebration of the ground breaking iconic legendary producer Dr. Dre, one of West Coast Rap’s foremost artists Snoop Doggy Dogg and the sound, lyrics, social commentary and life stories of the original “Boyz From the Hood”. Adds Lavi, “Our mission is to honor Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and all the Death Row artists who deserve better treatment, by showing our respect and desire to start new dialog and breathing life back into Death Row Records.”
WIDEawake Death Row has a number of special promotions for it’s fans with this album?s release. More details will be coming over the summer. To celebrate this amazing collection of untapped music, Death Row fans can go to www.deathrowmusic.com to enter to win a trip for two, to Los Angeles. Once in, fans can download seven additional, never before released songs from the Vault… Free. The 7th song, is a mystery. To win you must name the artist who is performing the mystery song. The Winner will be chosen December 1, 2009. Must be 21 and over to win. Death Row is planning other promotions throughout the summer leading up to the September 1, 2009 release of the Chronic Re-Lit & From the Vault. Stay tuned and stay connected.
WIDEawake Death Row is just getting started.