Jewell Caples was a multi-platinum R&B and hip-hop vocalist who predominantly recorded for Death Row Records.
From 1992 to 1996, she was a signed artist. “The First Lady of Death Row Records,” as she was known, was her moniker.
Dr. Dre, Tha Dogg Pound, N.W.A., and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony all had hits with Jewell.
Former Death Row Records musician Jewell Caples passed suddenly this morning, according to a colleague and former label-mate Daz Dillinger (May 6).
After flying to meet Puff Daddy in 2021, Jewell highlighted tensions within Death Row Records. Jewell was apparently persuaded to write for Total by the CEO of Bad Boy Records, which included a trip to New York City.
According to the singer, she attended the VIBE magazine party and spoke with the Bad Boy crew just moments before Biggie Smalls was fatally slain.
Outside of Death Row, Jewell reconnected with Snoop and Dre on “Just Dippin'” in 1998.
My Blood, My Sweat, My Tears, was Jewell’s self-published book in 2011. WideAwake, who previously owned Death Row, published a soundtrack and a cover of Black Diamond.
Her death comes after that of CPO Boss Hogg, a Death Row musician and former N.W.A. affiliate, who died in January.
How did Jewell Caples Die?
There is no information about the cause of death at the moment. She was 54 at the time of her death.