G-Unit’s DJ Whoo Kid recently revealed a past run-in he had with former Death Row Records co-owner Marion “Suge” Knight and why he almost got stabbed for playing 50 Cent‘s music at a Los Angeles nightclub.
Whoo Kid claims after he spun 50’s “Realest Killaz,” which features an unreleased 2Pac verse, Knight had his 34th Street Gang goons out for vengeance.
“Suge Knight took it upon himself to ‘find me’ that day — the promoter got tricked, too. The promoter gave me the five G’s and once I got to the stage, of course, at the time ‘In Da Club’ was the biggest record, so of course the first record I played was ‘In Da Club.’ So as soon as I played ‘In Da Club,’ the whole club turned and looked at me…[then] the promoter came up to me and was like, ‘We gotta get you out of here — Suge Knight’s in the front. We’re trying to call the cops so he don’t come in, but he wants to come in’ [Then] we started running out the back, I’m jumping in the van, and then for some reason – I don’t know where, but [affiliate] C-Lo got the dirtiest looking gun I ever seen in my life, so I’m looking up and I see the 34th Street Gang running up to us with knives, so I’m like, ‘Holy sh*t, I’m about to get stabbed for some 50 sh*t!’ I’m like, ‘Yo, get the gun!’ By the time [C-Lo] grabs it…the police come — [C-Lo] throws the gun all the way to the back of the van. The cops grab the 34th Street Gang, and we peel off.” (This Is 50)
Over the fall, Knight made headlines after getting tagged to have his life featured on an upcoming Showtime special.
Controversial Death Row Records co-founder Marion “Suge” Knight Jr. is the focus of a documentary that will be produced by and broadcast on Showtime, the network announced Tuesday. Tentively titled “Suge Knight,” the film will be directed by Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day,” “Brooklyn’s Finest”) and co-produced by Fuqua and Bradley J. Fischer (“Black Swan,” “Shutter Island,” “Zodiac”). Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former Times reporter Chuck Philips is also one of the film’s co-producers. Showtime said the Knight film is the first in a series of documentaries for the network from “talented and prestigious filmmakers” that “will spotlight iconic and controversial figures.” (The Los Angeles Times)
Knight is most known for signing late rapper Tupac Shakur plus Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre to Death Row Records in the 1990’s.
The rap world is no stranger to controversy, but the vast majority involves its recording artists, and perhaps an occasional outbreak of violence at a show. Yet, few industry figures ever attracted the kind of notoriety that Death Row Records label head Marion “Suge” Knightdid. A particularly flamboyant and visible executive, Knight built Death Row into the biggest hip-hop label of the early ’90s, thanks to a stable of talent that included Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and 2Pac. Death Row brought gangsta rap to the top of the pop charts, and made the West Coast into the epicenter of ’90s hip-hop. (All Music)
As of late, the music mogul has worked alongside Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame.
“Suge is just here because I just grab game from Suge,” Waka explained in an interview. “[He’s] just giving me the game from a guy that had a multi-million dollar company. He’s showing me this, this and this. He’s showing me the mistakes he made so I don’t make the same mistakes. I’m just getting game from him. He’s just a real n*gga so I’m just saluting him. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t looking [for a West Coast co-sign and fans]. Like, ‘I got Suge, I got the West Coast.’ … I wasn’t looking at it like that but it comes with it.” (Hip Hop News 24/7)
Check out DJ Whoo Kid’s interview below: