O.F.T.B. Claims Suge Knight Ruined Death Row, Possible Reunion With Dr. Dre

Fifteen years later, Operation From The Bottom is formally releasing their Death Row album, and they say that Suge cost the label, and how running into Dre at Nate Dogg's funeral may lead to music.

Watts, California Hip Hop trio O.F.T.B. will release their sophomore album, Damn Near Dead on July 12 through Death Row Records/WIDE Awake Entertainment. The early '90s group, known for their appearances on numerous platinum and gold-selling 1990s Death Row compilations and soundtracks will deliver the upcoming project, largely compromised of recordings intended for release 15 years ago.

In a new interview with DubCNN.com, Big Flip (f/k/a Flipside) of the group, explained why fans were never able to hear Operation From The Bottom's second album during their glory. "It was a lot of bullshit politics, Suge [Knight] fucked up the whole company," he said of the label's co-founder and infamous former CEO.

As O.F.T.B. recounted, they got down with Death Row through Suge's then-business partner, Dr. Dre. After releasing Straight Up Watts on Atlantic/Big Beat Records in 1992, the trio moved to the powerhouse after meeting the N.W.A. alum at 1993's Urban Network showcase. Subsequently, O.F.T.B. appeared on Murder Was The Case, Above The Rim, Gang Related and Gridlock'd soundtracks, in addition to other recordings with artists like 2Pac, MC Hammer and Top Dogg.

Although the group's rise to prominence at the label coincided with Dr. Dre's early 1996 departure, O.F.T.B. told DubCNN.com that they hope to collaborate. Flip said, "Don’t be surpised when you hear an O.F.T.B. and. Dr. Dre song, we had a brief talk with him at Nate Dogg’s funeral."

Read the whole O.F.T.B interview with DubCNN.com here.


  • bigkingkong

    dr dre and suge knight put it on the map .death row records was making serious music back then -the chronic-doggystyle-dogg food-all eyes on me-above the rim-makaveli-doggfather-murder was the case- all classic cds - all star line up with snoop-rage-pac-rbx-doggpound beats by dj quik-dre-johnnyj-daz- exploded there music period- DEATH ROW RECORDS IS RUBBER STAMPED ITS NAME IN HISTORY.

  • Guest

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8L1H660O30 Cali Breed - Barton Block

  • Big Log

    Yo know what i am sick of nigga blaming suge that when down in the west rap game, like WTF, can any of these nigga think on there own and protect their own asset, if you listen to all the niggas keep say suge this suge that, it make you think these nigga are only good for one think Gang bang, i guess that why easy E got over and NWA too, Niggas just dont use there brain and think for themself

  • Suntzuu

    im tired of niggas always blaming Suge for everything wrong with their Lives.He aint your Daddy be your own man.how about the success of Pac and Snoop should we give all the credit to him too?

  • m ski

    OFTB was aigght back in the death row heydays, but that old west coast style only works with dr. dre or ice cube now. Hell snoop can't even pull that shit off, snoop hasn't had a decent album since doggfather.

  • Anonymous

    lol doing a song with dre. Dre is done assholes and nobody is checking for oftb.

  • Enlightened

    I got my Watts niggas with me...O.F.T.B." 2Pac "To Live and Die in L.A." Other than that, I don't know nothing about them or those soundtrack appearances and I bumped all those Death Row albums

  • DODD

    Yes because Dr. Dre always follows through on his promises related to his collaborations and releases. He is one consistent dude!!! Everything Dr. Dre says materializes. Haha

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