News: Death Row Records Co-Founder Says "Greed" Is Stronger Than Suge Knight Fear

Thursday, Jan 8, 2009 5:39PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Death Row Records co-founder Lydia Harris, who is auctioning off unreleased Tupac records,  said fear of Suge Knight will not hurt interest in the tracks.

Earlier reports claimed buyers were reluctant to purchase unreleased tracks from Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg.
Another source warns that "it could be a tough sale. Some people don't want to go near the catalogue because they think Suge still believes it's his." (New York Daily News)

The former record label owner spoke on the so-called Suge Knight fear factor.

"It isn't about them being scared. It's about money and greed. Everybody wants to hide behind the fear of Suge Knight -- the fear is something they are latching on to -- but all them still do business with him. At the end of the day, he's still living, he made people a lot of money and opened doors for a lot of them." (Billboard)

Harris is known for her legal battles in court with Knight stemming from a mega 2005 lawsuit.

A judge has ordered Marion "Suge" Knight to pay $107 million to a woman who claims she helped the rap mogul start Death Row Records, ruling Knight and his lawyers failed to answer questions and provide information in the case. (CBS News)

Death Row Records officially left the hands of Knight last summer.

On June 27, with all appeals exhausted the court ordered the label sold for a reported $24 million. (Reuters)

The upcoming auction is scheduled to take place Thursday, January 15.

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