Suge Knight is an American former record executive, convicted felon, and the co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records. Knight is considered a central figure in gangsta rap’s commercial success in the 1990s. After the NFL, Knight found work as a concert promoter and a bodyguard for celebrities including Bobby Brown. In 1989, Knight formed his own music publishing company.
What happened with Suge Knight?
Three hours later, someone shot into the car that Knight was driving and fatally wounded Shakur, injuring Knight in the process. Dr. Dre left Death Row Records shortly before Shakur’s death, followed by Snoop Dogg two years later
Though never charged by any prosecutor for any involvement, Suge Knight has been the subject of theories in popular culture about the murder of two well-known rap artists. Tupac Shakur was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 7, 1996, and died six days later on September 13. When Shakur’s East Coast rival, The Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie Smalls), was murdered in a similar drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, California on March 9, 1997, speculation arose that Knight was involved and that Biggie’s death was a revenge killing Former Death Row artists, including Snoop Dogg, also later accused Knight of being involved in Tupac’s murder.