Snoop Dogg Finally Reveals Exactly How Suge Knight Drove Him Away From Death Row Records

08.25.16 3 years ago 4 Comments

Imagine you’re at the height of your career on the most popular and powerful label in the game. You’ve got the biggest stars–including your boss–and you’re right on the cusp of permanently taking over hip-hop. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, you jump ship from the label that pays you. That’s the position Snoop Dogg found himself in during the mid ’90s when he left Death Row for No Limit. After 20 years, Snoop’s finally ready to explain to the world why he bounced.

In an interview with CRWN, the once and future Doggfather revealed that Suge Knight had an issue with him trying to break bread with The Notorious B.I.G. and Puff Daddy. Knight was doing a bid at the time so Snoop felt that maybe time behind bars would’ve provided the Death Row CEO some clarity.

“Just to share this with you and y’all, when he was locked up, it was a pivotal moment where I wanted to go see him and I couldn’t see him because they shut the visiting down,” he told the audience. “But I was able to get on the phone with him and I was like, ‘Cuz, why don’t you let me shake Biggie and Puffy’s hand on TV and end this so we can figure out a way to move forward?’”

After Tupac was killed and a few months before Biggie would see the same fate, Snoop wanted to squash everything. For his peacemaking troubles, Snoop was met with a stern response from Knight and his people.

“Fuck them bitch *ss n****s.”

Suge Knight, always the diplomat.

From that point on, Snoop says things were different. Knight and his crew turned on Snoop because he wasn’t “with the business.” The writing was on the wall and shortly after he went to No Limit, did a sequel to “Nuthin’ but a G Thang” –for some reason–and went on to completely reinvent himself. Snoop says he was trying to live while Knight was trying to die.

I think it’s always been understood that he and Knight had differences that came to light once Dr. Dre left. But, the fact that it all stemmed from him trying to make peace between two brothers he liked and respected is asinine. Meaning it’s typical Suge Knight.

Pac tried to make peace as well with Death Row East. Sadly, that never came to fruition but one has to wonder how that would’ve played out in their West Coast headquarters.

“Fuck them bitch *ss n****s.”

Oh. Right. That’s how.

All of this leads me to believe there’s money to be printed with a Death Row biopic. So. Much. Money. It’s the best idea staring us all in the face, hiding in plain sight and my guess the only thing stopping it would be, of course, Suge Knight. It could almost be the spinoff to Straight Outta Compton, detailing the rise and fall of Dre’s other venture with a lot more time and attention–and accuracy– devoted to it than what we got in the third act of the 2015 hit movie.

A guy can dream.

(Via SOHH)

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