Death Row Records had many legends in its ranks and one of them was singer Jewell. Today, rapper Daz Dillinger reported his passing on his Instagram.
🌹RIP 🌹REST N PEACE 🌹@iamjewellcaples IM SAD THIS IS REALLY BAD BUT JEWELLZ PASSED THIS MORNING. WOW DEATH FOR LIFE. WE MISSED SHE 🌹🌹🌹 CLASSICAL MUSIC 🎼 FAMILY ON EVERYTHING
Jewell Caples, was a singer who recorded on numerous multi-platinum R&B and Hip-Hop albums, primarily on Death Row Records. She was signed from 1992 to 1996. She was called “The First Lady of Death Row Records”.
Tim “Stylez” Sanchez, owner of the WestCoastStyles.com website, said the singer gave a lot, but didn’t get what she owed from the music industry.
“Jewell was kind and caring. She was trying to learn the trade, because she was making great contributions, but felt she was earning so little,” Sanchez said. “My heart goes out to her children. May she rest in peace.”
She has done many efforts, including a cover of Shirley Brown’s song “Woman to Woman” and was a featured song in Bill Duke’s classic movie “Deep Cover.” She also had a pair of songs on the classic “Above The Rim” soundtrack.
In 2011, Jewell self-published a memoir, “My blood my sweat my tears.”