Bloomberg Law
Feb. 10, 2022, 9:45 PM

Kirkland Helps Reunite Snoop Dogg, Death Row in Blackstone Sale

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Kirkland & Ellis helped reunite Snoop Dogg and Death Row Records as a Blackstone-controlled company said it’s selling the brand to the rapper-turned-entrepreneur.

Seth Traxler, Kirkland’s co-lead of the global technology and intellectual property transactions practice, led a team from the law firm advising the seller, MNRK Music Group, along with IP transactional partner Shellie Freedman and corporate partner Peter Martelli, the firm said in a statement.

MNRK, the song publishing and recording company controlled by Blackstone private equity funds, announced the Death Row sale Wednesday. The sale is expected to include the label’s entire music catalog, Bloomberg News reported ...

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