Interscope Records is a US label that was founded in 1989 by film producer Ted Field and record producer Jimmy Iovine. Originally a small alternative label, Interscope gained recognition when it joined forces with Warner Music Group in 1990. This partnership allowed Interscope to market and distribute their musical products through Atlantic Records, a division of Warner Music. In 1992, the infamous "gangsta rap" label Death Row Records joined the Interscope family, releasing iconic albums such as Dr. Dre's *The Chronic* and Snoop Dogg's debut album *Doggystyle*. Over the years, Interscope went through various ownership changes and mergers, ultimately becoming part of Universal Music Group in 1996. Today, as part of the Interscope Geffen A&M group, Interscope remains one of UMG's most dominant labels.
In its early years, Interscope made significant contributions to the music industry by promoting alternative genres and embracing controversial artists like those from Death Row Records. The label played a pivotal role in popularizing gangsta rap during the early '90s and became synonymous with groundbreaking hip-hop releases.
Throughout its history, Interscope has continued to evolve and adapt to changing trends in music. With an impressive roster of artists spanning multiple genres including pop, rock, hip-hop, and R&B, Interscope has consistently delivered chart-topping hits and critically acclaimed