East Coast vs. West Coast
Bad Boy vs. Death Row
Former friends became deadly foes.
Who would you trust?
Suge Knight 's Death Row Records was operated more like a street gang with threats, violence and intimidation. While Sean "P. Diddy" Combs 's Bad Boy Entertainment was managed in a more corporate, business-wise style.
The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards
In August 1995, Death Row CEO Suge Knight took a dig at Bad Boy and Combs at that year's Source Awards; announcing to the assembly of artists and industry figures:
“Any artist out there that want to be an artist and stay a star, and don’t have to worry about the executive producer trying to be all in the videos…All on the records…dancing, come to Death Row!”
Snoop Doggy Dogg:
"The East Coast ain't got no love for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg and Death Row?" [audience boos] Rivalty is good for business. But this shit gone too far when Tupac and Biggie got killed.
|Tupac & Biggie, deadly foes immortilized in wax figures coast to coast.|
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