The Death Row Inside Out compilation album was one of the most hardcore versatile compilation albums of 1998. Their production was still dope in this era. You had all in your face rap lyrics gracing the speakers. A lot of the songs have a funk and soul based sound. The Death Row Inside Out compilation album was a 27 track double-album featuring old and new material from the label’s artists including 3 unreleased songs from Tupac Shakur.
The Death Row Inside Out compilation album was supposed to be released by Death Row Records and distributed by Breakaway Entertainment on October 6, 1998. Breakaway Entertainment was going to distribute Death Row’s albums after Interscope Records canceled their distribution deal. However this never happened. There are a few reasons as to why the Death Row Inside Out compilation album album was never released.
Death Row’s distribution deal fell through because Breakaway Entertainment went bankrupt right before the release date. Leaving Death Row Records with no distribution, Suge decided to shelve the album and cancel the release date.
Distribution problems prevented the Death Row Inside Out compilation album from being released at that time. Death Row Inside Out was supposed to be distribute through Breakaway Entertainment but never was due to those reasons. The Death Row Inside Out compilation album is still inside the vaults of Death Row Records, Hasbro, and E1. And will never be released.
Also Suge Knight wanted to get revenge on Dr. Dre so bad that he canceled the release of Death Row Inside Out replaced it with Chronic 2000 instead. The Chronic 2000 was more demanded than the Death Row Inside Out compilation album was. There was a lot of music that was supposed to be on the Death Row Inside Out compilation album which were scrapped and redone for The Chronic 2000 album.
From My Death Bed was a track performed by Tha Realist. The song was written from Tha Realist’s perspective going on against who wasn’t down with Death Row Records. He graced the track with his vocals and his raps. The cadence, voice, lyrical content are all on point. Kurt “Kobane” Couthon murdered the track with his dope beats.
Trial & Tribulations showcased how dope VK was with her versatile sporadic lyrical ability. She was really dope on the mic. Trials & Tribulations was recorded for the Death Row Inside Out compilation album which was never released. The song is about the trial and tribulations of a female rapper trying break in and get her foot in the door in the music business. Trial & Tribulations was produced by Char Jones aka CHAR J. The only female producer on Death Row Records.
Fiend To A Pipe was a song by Young Soldierz/The Relativez which deals with the addiction of sexual intercourse. The song explores the subject of sexual intercourse.
Tha Realest took shots at Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg by dissing them on the interlude called It Aint Ova. Kurt “Kobane” Couthon murdered the track with his dope beats. This interlude is intriguing.
I rate this album 5/5*****!