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Music Through My Lens: Backstage at Death Row Records
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Music Through My Lens: Backstage at Death Row Records

ATLANTA -- The small gallery at Auburn Research Library merely scratches the surface of Simone Green's story. From 1992-1995, the Death Row Records Chief Photographer recorded the daily grind at the label, studios, public appearances, and video shoots. Beyond the lens, there was bullying and violence that took place at Death Row. In her new memoir called, "Time Served (Days and Nights at Death Row Records) she details her experiences and even crime that was brought upon her. 

While at the gallery, you can see some of the artists artists Green photographed like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Run DMC, Bobby Brown, and Salt n' Pepa. Green said if they went somewhere and Suge Knight was getting out of the car, she would have to get photos of him getting out of the car. She later learned that he would send his friends photos of the happenings going on at the label. 

She recalls her time at Death Row as a gift and a curse. However, since Green never signed a contract, she still owns all of the rights to her images and can maintain profits from them. VH1 regularly licenses her photos of Snoop, Tupac and Dre. She owns her own photography business

"Music Through My Lens" by Simone Green will be on display in downtown Atlanta at the Auburn Research Library from 12pm-6pm until July 15. You can get more info about Simone Greene's time at Death Row at http://www.deathrowtimeserved.com

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