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Tupac, Eminem & 50 Cent's Masters Reportedly Destroyed In 2008 Fire

301 views | June 12, 2019 | News | By hiphopallaround

Over 11 years ago now, on June 1, 2008, a fire broke out in the Universal Studios Hollywood's archive building, causing thousands of hours of priceless master recordings from the most influential artists of all time to be destroyed forever.
In a new article by The New York Times, they claim that master recordings from Eminem, 50 Cent and Tupac were some of the work destroyed in the massive fire. If the report is accurate, that means every album recorded up to that point were destroyed.

The three rappers were not the only master recordings whose are gone forever, an internal report suggest that over 500,000 master recordings were lost in the fire, including Bobby (Blue) Bland, B.B. King, Ike Turner, the Four Tops, Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, Joan Baez, Neil Diamond,  the Police, Sting, George Strait, Steve Earle, R.E.M., Janet Jackson, Eric B. and Rakim, New Edition, Bobby Brown, Guns N’ Roses, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Sonic Youth, No Doubt, Nine Inch Nails, Snoop Dogg, Nirvana and many more.

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Over 11 years ago now, on June 1, 2008, a fire broke out in the Universal Studios Hollywood’s archive building, causing thousands of hours of priceless master recordings from the most influential artists of all time to be destroyed forever.


In a new article by The New York Times, they claim that master recordings from Eminem, 50 Cent and Tupac were some of the work destroyed in the massive fire. If the report is accurate, that means every album recorded up to that point were destroyed.



The three rappers were not the only master recordings whose are gone forever, an internal report suggest that over 500,000 master recordings were lost in the fire, including Bobby (Blue) Bland, B.B. King, Ike Turner, the Four Tops, Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, Joan Baez, Neil Diamond,  the Police, Sting, George Strait, Steve Earle, R.E.M., Janet Jackson, Eric B. and Rakim, New Edition, Bobby Brown, Guns N’ Roses, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Sonic Youth, No Doubt, Nine Inch Nails, Snoop Dogg, Nirvana and many more.