Ahead of the national theatrical release of “Straight Outta Compton” this Friday August 14th, the documentary “Welcome to Death Row” has begun airing on VOD platforms for subscribers of Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, RCN, Midcontinent Communications and many more.
Per the press release, “Welcome to Death Row,” which originally premiered in September 2001, “was the first film to tell the story of N.W.A., Ruthless Records and the birth of Death Row Records. This film is a gritty insider’s look into the lives of the gang members who took street music to the mainstream – and brought violence, sex and money with it.”
Directed by S. Leigh Savidge and produced by Steve Housden & Jeff Scheftel, “Welcome to Death Row” begins with the story of the founding members of the label and artists including Suge Knight, Eazy E., Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.
“Welcome to Death Row” covers musical milestones including Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” and Snoop Dogg’s “Doggystyle” albums, Tupac Shakur’s triumphant involvement and lesser-known relationships with artists like MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice.
The story and life of Death Row comes to an end as personal rivalries, greed, violence, government scrutiny and ultimately the murder of Tupac, cause the company to implode faster than its unprecedented rise.
“Much of the core urban music demographic was barely out of grade school when ‘Welcome to Death Row’ was released. By making this iconic movie available to watch on demand on cable, we’re enabling rap fans to see the unbiased documentary revealing the real story, before heading to the theaters to see ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ said Steve Karel, president of Stonecutter Media, Ltd., the VOD distributor of “Welcome to Death Row.”
“Welcome to Death Row” is distributed to most major cable providers by iN DEMAND.