During a recent interview with VladTV, west coast legend, Dogg Pound member, and Grammy Award-nominated emcee Kurupt discussed the making of “Stranded On Death Row”, a song he featured on with Snoop Dogg, The Lady of Rage, and RBX from the 1992 Dr. Dre debut solo album The Chronic on Death Row Records.
“All I could think of was stranded on death row. From there, it set the whole tone of the record. We had no subject matter, Dr. Dre said ‘just bust’. So I set it off like that. I said, inmate cell block one. From there, Dr. Dre said, ‘everybody, y’all inmates! mention you’re cell block’.”
Kurupt goes on to reflect on how amazing it was for him at the time to have helped create the title of the song and set the pace of the record for everyone to follow.
Check out Kurupt talking about making “Stranded On Death Row” for Dr. Dre’s The Chronic record below: