TDE Engineer MixedByAli Buys Original Death Row Records Studio

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MixedByAli will begin renovations on the studio next week.

With Suge Knight at the helm, Death Row Records planted a flag in the sand for the West Coast in the early 1990s. Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg sold millions of records as the label’s initial roster. On Sunday, Top Dawg Entertainment engineer MixedByAli linked his West Coast powerhouse with the original.

“This is the most exciting news I’ve announced since the birth of my daughter,” he wrote on Instagram, sharing the news that he’s purchased the old Death Row Records studio, where classics like The Chronic 2001, Dogg Food, and All Eyez on Me were recorded.

Ali has dubbed the space NoName Studios. It will also serve as headquarters for his online mixing service, EngineEars. He plans to begin renovations next week, and open the studio for business in the second quarter of 2021.



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“I’m proud to announce this is now my facility,” Ali wrote. “In the coming months I will be transforming this iconic hip-hop monument into two of the best sounding mixing rooms in Los Angeles. We’re looking forward to harnessing the energy and history from this studio and continue pumping out nothing but timeless hit records just as they did in the 90s.”

MixedByAli has earned six Grammy nominations since the beginning of his career, winning three trophies altogether: Record of the Year for Childish Gambino’s “This is America,” Best Rap Album for To Pimp A Butterfly, and Album of the Year for Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.

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