Hip-Hop mogul Suge Knight recently spoke on his absence from hip-hop and shared his thoughts on which rap stars have caught his attention including Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy.
In addition to speaking hip-hop, Suge also addressed what plans he has outside of music.
“I’m gonna be doing some movies, gonna do some music but you know mainly I’ve been around my environment,” he explained in an interview. “You know, going back to the stomping grounds that I never left, enjoying it is basically what I’ve been doing. You know, you got a lot new artists out there. I mean Lil Wayne, his stuff is always hot. Even Jeezy had a cut I liked this year. There’s a lot of artists I feel aren’t really out yet, you got Glasses Malone. Glasses is on his way, same thing with Nipsey Hussle. Nipsey’s gonna do well, Glasses is gonna do extremely well. Jay Rock is gonna do well. More importantly, these top guns nobody knows about, I got some sh*t where it feels like it’s back to the basics kinda how it is when you feel the music, it’s not like so commercial. (Hip Hop Stan)
Lil Wayne has recently caught the eye of established emcees including Eminem and Cam’ron.
“Wayne’s my man,” Cam said in an interview. “I’m proud of him, he worked hard. You know with a lot of people, Wayne’s been doing this for years. Wayne had a record deal before I had a record deal, you know what I’m saying? Even though Cash Money been out for 12, 13 years so you know, for him to come up for where he came up, it was all them, B.G., Juvie, Turk, everybody. To see him excel from all that and become one of the hottest people in the game, 10, 12 years later, I’m really proud of him. That’s my lil’ man.” (Street Heat)
Known for controversy, Suge’s “bad guy” image was recently questioned by former Death Row artist Crooked I.
“Suge taught me a lot,” Crooked explained in an interview. “He sat me down with Russell Simmons. He sat me down with Lyor Cohen. He sat me down with LA Reid. He sat me down with the bosses who moved this game…All the bosses, they do it the same kinda way, it’s just that they was intimidated by the dude…People get intimidated, I don’t blame him for that, I blame the person who’s intimidated. Why be intimidated? Okay motherf*cker, that’s how you wanna come, this is me coming. I don’t blame him, it’s like, step up motherf*cker…The industry wants me to bad mouth Suge Knight, they want me to. I don’t have sh*t to say bad really like that. I made money on Death Row, it launched me to where I’m at, when I walk into the offices at a record company they respect me because they know what I’ve been through.” (Hip Hop Game)
Knight made headlines earlier this year for allegedly being behind a $300,000 robbery which involved an Akon associate.
At about 3:00 AM five men broke into his home with guns and were there to collect a debt on behalf of Suge Knight. They claimed producer Detail owed Suge money, and then proceeded to collect on the debt. They stole $170,000 worth of jewelry from his room. Walker adds they demanded a key to the safe and said they would kill all four people in the house if they didn’t get it. The robbers didn’t get the key, instead, they took the 130 pound safe. They also took stereo equipment and a key to a Mercedes. A police source tells us it’s more like $300,000. (TMZ)
Check out Suge’s interview below: