Suge Knight is most known as one of the founders of Death Row Records. Alongside Michael ‘Harry-O’ Harris and Dr Dre, the record executive (real name Marion Knight Jr) made millions as co-founder of the label. However, in 2015, the notorious gangster and self-proclaimed thug was incarcerated for voluntary manslaughter.
Since his imprisonment, the convict has made many outlandish allegations accusing Dr Dre of faking production credits and Snoop Dogg of illegally acquiring Death Row. However, the former Death Row icon (real name Marion Knight Jr) now plans to launch a podcast from behind bars, according to the hip-hop media outlet TMZ.
Entitled Collect Call With Suge Knight, the felon’s PR team told Source magazine, “As we celebrate hip-hop’s 50th year, more than ever, the hip-hop community needs a media platform that they can trust to bring a truthful and authentic perspective on so many important things happening in our world.”
They continued, “We’re so excited to be able to enlist the help of my longtime friend and one of hip-hop’s most formidable, pioneering, and fearless leaders to help Breakbeat continue to achieve this goal. Collect Call With Suge Knight will awaken hip-hop fans worldwide and build bridges across multiple generations.”
The controversial figure will apparently address a range of issues concerning artists such as Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre and 2Pac. He has also unveiled that he will be exposing individuals such as Jimmy Iovine, Wack 100 and Master P.
The podcast, which is being established in collaboration with Breakbeat Media, will be available in both video and audio format and will “awaken” fans. Each episode will be half an hour. Knight has already recorded five 30-minute episodes. The podcast is scheduled to launch on October 31st.
The podcast will also hear Knight respond to comments that have been made about him since his incarceration, including a bold, upfront response to Warren G’s comments on Drink Champs earlier this year.