Master Recordings Of 2Pac, Eminem and More Music Legends Destroyed In the 2008 Fire

HipHop News Posted on June 11, 2019 at 5:34am

Master Recordings Of 2Pac, Eminem and More Music Legends Destroyed In the 2008 Fire

More than 500,000 titles of the songs that perished in the fire.

Hollywood, CA – In the early hours of the morning of June 1, 2008, a fire broke out at Universal Studios Hollywood. The flames reached the Building 6197 — also known as the video vault that was home to the video tape, rolls of film and a library of master sound recordings owned by Universal Music Group.

According to an article published by The New York Times Magazine, hundreds of thousands of master recordings were lost in the fire, information that was not originally disclosed..centered-ad {

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At the same time, Universal Studio said the theme park "King Kong" attraction and a video vault containing copies of ancient works were the only things to succumb to the flames. But in a confidential report, Universal Music Group, written in 2009, admitted that around 500,000 titles of the songs which were destroyed.

In an internal evaluation of that same year, he also said, "Lost in the fire was, without doubt, a huge musical heritage."

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