|Net Worth:||$500 Thousand|
|Born:||April 19, 1965|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Record Producer|
Marion Hugh “Suge” Knight Jr. is an American record producer, former football player and music executive from Compton. Knight is best known as the co-founder and CEO of Death Row Records.
As of 2019, Suge Knight’s net worth is estimated to be $500 thousand dollars.
Marion Hugh “Suge” Knight Jr. was born in Compton, California on the 19th of April, 1965. Knight is the son of Marion Knight Sr. and Maxine. His nickname “Suge” comes from his childhood. Knight attended Lynwood High School where he was a track and football star.
After college Knight was invited to the Los Angeles Rams training camp. After his football career, he worked as a bodyguard for Bobby Brown. His big breakthrough came in 1991 when he co-founded the music label Death Row Records.
Suge Knight started his early career in 1989 when he established his own music publishing company. Following his stint with ‘Vanilla Ice’, he was exposed to a great fortune in music. The deal was not without its share of controversies.
In the early 90’s “gangsta rap” was the beginning to conquer the American rap industry. Dr. Dre was one of the most promising youngsters in the genre. He later joined hands with Knight and laid the foundation of ‘Death Row Records’ in 1991.
The arrival of Tupac Shakur was like a tonic for the label as he introduced his own style of rapping. A few rappers such as MC Hammer continued to quit the label because of the growing notoriety.
In 1996 Tupac Shakur was shot dead in Las Vegas. ‘Death Row Records’ artists, including Snoop Dogg accused Knight of being involved in the murder. A few days it became clear that Knight had committed the act to advance the murder of Tupac.
Suge was recently sentenced to 28 years in prison after running over two men with his truck in 2015.
As of 2019, Suge Knight’s net worth is $500 thousand dollars.
Here are some of the best highlights of Suge Knight’s career:
- Death Row Records (1991)
- The Chronic (1992)
- Snoop Doggy Dogg (Album “Doggystyle”, 1993)
- Above the Rim (Album, 1994)
- Tha Dogg Pound (Album, 1995)
- Gang Related (Album, 1997)
- Jewell – Black Diamond (Album, 2011)
- Tha Dogg Pound (Album, 2012)
Favorite Quotes from Suge Knight
“When you’re dealing with TV and with movies, people don’t take it as seriously as they do with music. If a rapper does a song about shooting people on the block and goes into a restaurant or grocery store, people grab their purses because they’re afraid the person is violent. With TV and movies, people know it’s okay, it’s just a script.” – Suge Knight
“As far as anybody in the rap game ever trying to assassinate my character, that’s impossible. You talking about a man who has always walked the walk and talked the talk.” – Suge Knight
“Coming from prison, you’re more appreciative. Somebody gives you a bottle of water, you’re like, “Thank you.” Because that water means something. It might not be too good. It might not even be drinkable, but you know, you gotta do what you gotta do.” – Suge Knight
“As far as anybody in the rap game ever tryin’ to assassinate my character, that’s impossible. You talkin’ about a man who has always walked the walk and talked the talk.” – Suge Knight
“I’m in prison. But my heart and mind are free. Gangsta haters on the streets are doing more time than me. They need 30 police escorts with them every time they walk down the street.” – Suge Knight
“I’m passionate about everything, like my family and friends. Anybody I am talkin’ to is gonna be bona fide real. There is no substitution for happiness. Period. As far as anybody in the rap game ever trying to assassinate my character, that’s impossible.” – Suge Knight
Suge Knight has worked with some of the best rappers in the history, such as Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, and Dr. Dre. However, the downfall of his career was his temper and love of violence.
As of 2019, Suge Knight’s net worth is roughly $500 thousand dollars.