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Iconic Death corridor Folders scrapbook The Chronicle & doggy style disappeared from all streaming platforms over the weekend, fueling speculation about the label’s moves after its catalog was acquired by Snoop Dogg.

According to Billboard, many noticed the absence of Dr. Dre’s groundbreaking debut and Snoop’s seven-platinum album release on popular music streaming services over the past weekend. The other Death Row album that was not available is dog food, the 1995 debut album by Kurupt and Daz Dillinger. The CD and vinyl versions of these albums are also missing from the Death Row Records website.

However, the Death Row albums made by 2Pac, All eyes on me and The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, remain available on the services as they are not part of the catalog obtained by Snoop earlier this year. Contacted by news organizations, representatives for Snoop as well as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music did not respond.

The “Doggfather” rapper avidly talked about his plans once he acquired the catalog of MNRK Music Group (formerly eOne Music), which was managed by the Blackstone Group. These plans apparently involve NFTs and want to make the new Death Row label an NFT label.

He released a collaborative effort with music startup Sound XYZ to release a special mix of Death Row tracks on the web3 platform on Monday, March 14. According to Sound XYZ, the initial release of 1,000 NFTs of this mix quickly sold out and resulted in their website crashing. A secondary exit market was planned, according to representatives of the startup.

Sources familiar with the situation say that The Chronicle and doggy style will come back to streaming services as they are the main earners on these platforms. The catch is that those same sources say it will happen on an unspecified date later this year.