It started in Compton. It ended in infamy. Death Row Records exploded on the music scene in 1993 with a "Gangster Rap" sound that took the world by storm. Yet despite its unprecedented success with stars such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tupac, it quickly unraveled in a firestorm of rivalries, greed violence and scrutiny by the government and the media as C.E.O. Marion "Suge" Knight's unconventional business practices increasingly mirrored the violent, hard-edged themes of its music.