(Los Angeles, CA) – If there was ever a real bogey man, ask anybody in the music industry and they’d probably say Suge Knight was it. Using a street mentality and no limit scare and enforcement tactics, the former football player was able to turn Death Row Records into one of the most profitable labels in the business. With a roster that once included Snoop Dogg, Tupac and Dr. Dre, it’s easy to see how Knight was able to build the empire that he did.
But in the faithful words of Reality star Nene Leakes,’You never win when you’re dirty.’ And that empire crumbled about as fast as it was built and life and business continued to roll downhill for knight.
His recent troubles involve manslaughter in which Suge was seen on video running over a man in his truck at a Compton burger establishment three years ago. His trial for murder, attmepted murder and hit-and-run was set to start with jury selection on Monday. But, the former Death Row Executive was in court yesterday to enter a no contest plea to voluntary manslaughter and see a host of other charges dropped. In the deal, he’ll serve 28 years in prison.