Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Death Row Photographer Releasing Book

Simone Green, former photographer for the notorious Death Row Records has announced the release of her upcoming book Time Served On Death Row Records: My Days and Nights. The book is due January 13, 2012, and features several never-before-seen images and stories regarding one of music's most infamous labels.
Green shares her first-person experiences with superstars like Dr. Dre, 2Pac and Suge Knight.
Below is an excerpt from the book:
"Alone in his office Suge said, “I want you to do everything we got going on. If we go out of town or do an awards show. Whatever we do I want you to do the photography. I want you to be the Chief of Photography.” Yeah, so I heard.
“Also, I want you to go out and buy 10 small cameras that you can disperse to different people in the company and they can report back to you with whatever they get.” He even said, “If somebody gets a beat down they’ll get that on film. Whatever might happen we’ll have it on film.”
"I wasn’t sure what that was really about, control issues maybe, the important thing about this moment was that Suge Knight, Godfather of the hottest thing happening, wanted visuals of everything happening in his realm, and he just put me in charge of it all, I was officially on Death Row…..and life was good..."

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