Suge Knight Biography
(American Music Executive Who is Considered a Central Figure in Gangsta Rap's Commercial Success in the 1990s)
Birthday: April 19, 1965 (Aries)
Born In: Compton, California, United States
Suge Knight is an American rap magnate, music executive, and a former ‘National Football League’ player, who has played for the team ‘Los Angeles Rams.’ He founded ‘Death Row Records,’ one of the first mega successful music labels in the rap industry. Their first big break was with Dr. Dre, when his album ‘The Chronic’ became an international hit in the 90s. ‘Death Row Records’ tasted further success by collaborating with artists such as Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, and Outlawz. However, Knight’s regular tussle with the law created several roadblocks to the rise of ‘Death Row Records’ in the music industry. The reputation of the record label was affected in 1996, following the incarceration of its erstwhile CEO, Knight, and the company eventually went bankrupt in 2006. In February 2015, Knight was charged with murder and his career officially ended. In October 2014, Knight was arrested for theft, along with comedian Katt Williams. Subsequently, in 2017, he was accused of threatening a film director with death. Such cases brought an end to the future of a highly successful music magnate.