Tupac dies and a gang war erupts in Compton. The once untouchable label crumbles as Suge's probation violation lands him in prison. Biggie is murdered in Los Angeles. The hip-hop community mourns and calls for peace.
Suge gets Tupac out of prison and "All Eyez On Me" is a massive hit. Despite success, Death Row faces huge setbacks when street violence at the label leads to Dre's departure before Tupac is shot in Las Vegas.
Despite the label's success, the characters cannot escape trouble. Suge is charged with assault and battery, Dre gets a DUI and is sent to jail for violating his parole, and Snoop Dogg faces serious legal trouble.
Dr. Dre discovers Snoop Dogg, a petty drug slinger from Long Beach with a unique, laid-back rapping style. The L.A. riots proves that gangsta rap was prescient in voicing the problems of the Black community of Los Angeles.
A former bouncer, Suge Knight pries away talented producer Dr. Dre from Ruthless Records through intimidation and strong-arm tactics. He also funds the new enterprise by negotiating an investment from notorious drug kingpin. The premiere.