Hasbro, the firm behind My Little Pony, Lite-Brite, and Furbies, has expanded into the world of gangster rap.
According to Rolling Stone, the toy and board recreation model is now the unlikely proprietor of Death Row Records, the storied West Coast imprint that launched the careers of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, and extra. Hasbro reportedly acquired Death Row’s discography with the $four billion buy of Entertainment One, a multimedia firm that has its arms in TV, movie, and music.
As identified by Rolling Stone, eOne turned Death Row’s mum or dad firm when it purchased the label’s catalog for roughly $280 million in 2013, about seven years after Death Row declared chapter.
“The acquisition of eOne provides beloved story-led international household manufacturers that ship sturdy working returns to Hasbro’s portfolio and offers a pipeline of recent model creation pushed by family-oriented storytelling,” Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner mentioned in an announcement.
“Family-oriented storytelling”? It’s unclear if Goldner is conscious that many Death Row tasks include a Parental Advisory label.
With the eOne acquisition, Hasbro now owns widespread youngsters manufacturers like Peppa Pig and PJ Masks.