Legendary music executive and co-founder of Death Row Records, Suge Knight has been behind bars for quite some time now. However, this didn’t stop the Hip Hop mogul from giving a rare interview on “The Million Dollaz Worth of Game” podcast.
Suge opened up about various topics, from going to war to get Dr. Dre out of his contract with Ruthless Records to saying that he didn’t charge Diddy anything for the Death Row samples used on Biggie’s first album, Ready to Die. The CEO also shared his thoughts on Kanye West, Wack 100, Tupac, and more.
During the interview, Suge criticized Wack 100 for “speaking about problems he knows nothing about,” and constantly “trying to put the next person down.” The hip hop mogul then went on to state how he put up Death Row as collateral for a $5 million loan from Interscope CEO Jimmy Lovine, which was used for Snoop Dogg’s murder trial. Suge also revealed that he was responsible for getting David Kenner and Johnnie Cochran on Snoop’s legal team for the case, which he ended up beating.
Later in the interview, Suge shared stories about his friendship with 2Pac, including giving the late rapper $1 million in cash in a briefcase when he got out of jail. Suge then shared a story about 2Pac nearly drowning during a trip to Mexico after trying to swim to get to some women.
In 2018, Suge was sentenced to 28 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter as well as violating California’s Three-strikes law. He will not be eligible for parole until July 2037. Check out the interview below.
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