BEVERLY HILLS—On Tuesday, February 15, Suge Knight, co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records, was cited for driving with a suspended license. Knight’s truck was impounded and a woman at the scene gave him a ride to a nearby location. While Death Row Records was once home to some of the West Coast’s best-known rappers, in 2006 Knight filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy, due to civil litigation against him by co-founder Lydia Harris who claimed to have been cheated out of her 50 percent share.
In 2009 Knight received a cease and desist letter for using the name Blackball Records, which had already been copyrighted for nearly seven years. “Unfinished Business,” Blackball Record’s accompanying reality show was never picked up by any major network.
“There better not be a scratch on my truck when I get it back…..lol,” tweeted Knight the day after his truck was impounded. If “Unfinished Business” had been picked up, the public would have seen Knight dispel long-standing rumors in sit down interviews, his days with Death Row and the artists he worked with, and his recent driving escapades including last year’s arrest for driving with a suspended license after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest when he failed to appear in court.
On another note, last week Death Row Records released “Haven’t You Heard,” a largely unreleased collection from Snoop Dogg’s onetime group LBC Crew, with members Lil C-Style, Techniec and Bad Azz.