A new Tupac Shakur album may see the light of day later this year. According to Billboard, Global Music Group, a Tennessee based independent label acquired Death Row Records during an auction this week. Susan Berg, the label’s owner, purchased the historic hip-hop label for $25 million Thursday, beating out companies like Warner Music Group and EverGreen Copyrights. “Everybody’s excited,” a spokesperson for Global Music Group tells Billboard.com. Marion “Suge” Knight founded Death Row Records in 1991 and soon reached a blistering peak with releases by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur. However after years of financial mismanagement, Death Row was put into receivership when Knight filed bankruptcy in the wake of a $107 million judgment he was ordered to pay to label co-founder Lydia Harris. The result… According to David Schulhof Global now owns at least several albums worth of Shakur music and it’s not implausible for the independent to release a posthumous album this year.
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