Snoop Dogg (Death Row Records)
In April 1998, Snoop Dogg graced the cover of The Source with the caption, "Snoop Dogg Wants To Leave Death Row. Can He Cut It On His Own?" Prior to that, the hip hop veteran was on the December 1996-January 1997 cover of Vibe as the "Last Man Standing". Tupac was murdered, Dr. Dre left Death Row and the "Lay Low" rapper had just beat a major murder case. With Death Row Records swiftly declining the "D-O-Double G" had gained clarity in regards to the most notorious record label in hip hop history.
In the issue of The Source mentioned above, Snoop Dogg spilled the tea on Death Row, claiming that Suge Knight cheated him out of royalties and would gift Death Row artists cars, jewelry and houses for reciprocity. In the summer of 1998 Snoop Dogg departed from Death Row, signing to Master P's imprint, No Limit Records. To further solidify his beef with Death Row/Suge Knight, Snoop Dogg took shots at the label in 2002 on his track "Pimp Slapp'd".