From his shattered NFL dreams to Tupac and Biggie Smalls, old foes and former friends map the billion-dollar rise and fall of Suge Knight.
National Geographic air a documentary on Suge Knight.
Promoting his album “Bush” with Pharrell, Snoop Dogg stopped by Shade 45 to chop it up with DJ Whoo Kid & Nickilishious. The 20-minute interview definitely has it’s fair share of gems, everything from his relationship to Suge Knight, to the upcoming “NWA Movie” and who he wished would’ve been casted for his role, and the upcoming Presidential Election with his thoughts on Hillary Clinton.
Legendary rapper and producer Daz Dillinger has been crafting Hip-Hop classics since the genre’s Golden Era. This section of his exclusive VladTV interview covers a range of topics, including what it was like to work with 2Pac, what he believes made Dr. Dre leave Death Row, and how a rumored hook up between Death Row artists may have led to the label’s demise.
Upon ‘Pac’s release from prison, Daz already had five tracks awaiting the iconic MC with supplementary hooks. The Long Beach rapper then revealed that the first track that Tupac jumped on would eventually become “Ambitions Az A Ridah,” which was inspired by Snoop’s “Stranded on Death Row.”
As the exchange illuminated Daz’s great insight into the Death Row imprint, Dr. Dre soon became the topic of the discussion, with Daz offering his perspective as to why the good doctor ultimately left the label. Tha Dogg Pound member said, “My thing was why Dr. Dre left, you probably aught to ask Michel’le. She’s probably the big cause of it.” He then waved away the comment while saying he’s not trying to start any trouble.
Watch the full clip to hear Daz Dillinger explain his thoughts on alleged romances that Michel’le may have had with Death Row members and more
Below is the footage Daz was talking about with 2Pac and Michel’le >>>>>>
2Pac in the studio recording the song he wrote for MC Hammer “Too Tight” he is in the studio with Producer Johnny J, Papa G, Michel’le, and Nanci Fletcher singing the chorus. i dont know who the other dude on the panel is nor the one in the background. song has not been released and this is all that has leaked to my knowledge. pretty cool considering it is studio footage.
UPDATE: Suge Knight has been arrested, as of 3:00AM PST, in connection with a fatal hit-and-run yesterday afternoon in Compton. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced that Suge is in their custody and is being held on $2 Million bail at the West Hollywood station.
Suge’s Attorney James Blatt that Suge was the driver of the red pick up truck that struck and killed Terry Carter and injuring 2 others, prior to taking off from the scene. The truck had been found abandoned, and James Blatt said that his client was in fear of his life. Due to Suge trying to escape, James Blatt believes that Suge will be exonerated from the charges.
“Looks like he drove backwards and struck the victims and drove forwards and struck them again,”said L.A. County sheriff’s Lt. John Corina. “The people we talked to say it looked like it was an intentional act.” This story is still developing.
Suge Knight is currently a wanted man. On the film set of the NWA Biopic with Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, Suge allegedly showed up to the set uninvited. When asked to leave, Suge allegedly got enraged, ran over a man, and fled the scene. Upon arrival of paramedics, CPR was shown to be ineffective and the victim was pronounced dead.
We find out the victims name is Terry Carter, who arrived to the set with Suge and is a good friend of Suge’s. Apparently Suge got into an argument with 2 gentlemen, and got in his vehicle gunning it in reverse. Witnesses say Mr. Carter was in the rear of the vehicle and most likely was trying to get back in Suge’s vehicle, in which he arrived in. Suge then fled the scene after running over Mr. Carter’s body.
One other gentlemen was run over as well, Cle “Bone” Sloan. “Bone” was an actor who is most known for his role in Training Day. He suffered non-life threatening injuries, and there’s also one other unnamed gentleman who’s in the same state as “Bone”.
The Sheriff’s Dept. has issued a bulletin to all Officers saying “be on the lookout” for Suge Knight, that he is wanted for questioning for his role in a 187 (murder). Sources say Suge’s attorney, James Blatt, is currently prepping Suge to be turned over to officials. Stay tuned as more updates become available, and the video below shows Paramedics performing CPR unsuccessfully on Mr. Carter.
Suge Knight was charged with murder, because police investigators believe he tried to run over another man at the scene of the crime that actually killed his friend Terry Carter.
Suge allegedly tried to kill actor Cle “Bone” Sloan when he backed up his truck into a crowd. His friend Terry just happened to be in close proximity when the former Death Row mogul gunned his truck twice.
Suge was charged with felony murder even though he missed his intended target.
Suge and Cle were in a physical fight prior to the deadly encounter.
Cle is generally a well-known figure on the West Coast, as he has actively fought to end gang violence that has plagued their communities. He was also known as an extremely active Blood from back in the day. More recently, he’s morphed into an actor that has appeared in movies like “Training Day” and “Brooklyn’s Finest.” He produced a documentary called “Bastards of the Party.”
Sloane was injured in the deadly fracas, but his wounds were categorized as “non-life threatening.”
Suge Knight has released graphic photos of his injured torso following an attack at a VMA pre-party in which he was shot six times.
In one of the pictures five bullets holes can be seen in the rapper’s back along with a large surgical wound where doctors opened him up to check for organ damage.
In another picture the sixth wound, on the 49-year-old’s arm near his tattoo commemorating Tupac, is visible after being stuffed with gauze.
Fortunately surgeons say none of his organs were harmed during the assault, according to TMZ.
Knight returned home from hospital on Wednesday as reports surfaced that investigators are looking at several ‘people of interest’ whose names or street monikers had come up in interviews, the New York Daily News reported.
The images were released a week after investigators said footage taken inside the LA nightclub where the attack took place shows Knight was targeted by the gunman.
Knight, 49, was shot at an album release party hosted by Chris Brown at 1Oak in West Hollywood in the early hours of Sunday.
Two others, including 19-year-old model Megan Hawkins, were shot at the pre-VMA party and all three were rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
‘Video shows the suspect with a handgun firing at Knight [and] striking the two other victims who were in his vicinity,’ Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. John Corina told CBSLA.
After firing, the suspect started running for the exits alongside partygoers.
Corina added that he did not know if the two other victims, Hawkins and a 33-year-old man, were targeted. All three victims were expected to recover, authorities said.
Other video taken outside the club apparent show the music producer being led to a waiting police car by an armed officer as an ambulance arrives at the scene.
Sources claim he calmly walked outside and asked a cop for help before he was rushed to hospital.
Roads around the nightclub were immediately sealed off by police, as the nightclub was evacuated, with several partygoers detained for questioning.
On Monday, Knight’s family issued a statement which read: ‘The family of Suge Knight asks that you keep Suge in your prayers and to stray away from the negativity portrayed by the media.
‘Suge is currently resting and has lost a lot of blood, he’s human. He’s done a lot of things for the community and the culture as a whole so we ask that you respect that.’
Knight, the co-founder of Death Row Records with Dr. Dre and the rapper The D.O.C., is no stranger to the effects of gun violence.
His friend Tupac Shakur was shot multiple times during a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996 – although during a previous visit to 1OAK, Knight told reporters that no one had ever been charged with Shakur’s murder because he wasn’t really dead, and was instead living on an island.
Knight also suffered a gunshot wound to the leg during a shooting at a 2005 pre-VMA party, hosted by rapper Kanye West.
In the moments after the gunfire, Brown was seen climbing onto a bar in the nightclub, apparently angrily remonstrating with other clubgoers as a bouncer told them to ‘Get down’.
At around 5:45 a.m. LA time, Brown tweeted about the incident.
‘It’s disappointing that we as a society can#t have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes. Miss me with the bullsh*t!!!’ he tweeted.
The Los Angeles branch of 1OAK – which stands for One Of A Kind – is a spin off of the New York club, while there are further branches in Las Vegas and Mexico City.
The club, which bills itself as ‘Bringing a New York nightclub experience to Los Angeles’ has been open on the famous Sunset Strip since the start of the year and has proved popular with many celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna.
The first police officer at the scene of Tupac Shakur’s 1996 drive-by murder has revealed the last words spoken by the late rap legend. And they’re not exactly peaceful.
“He looked at me, and he took a breath to get the words out, and he opened his mouth,” says Chris Carroll, a retired sergeant with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, in a new feature with Vegas Seven. “And then the words came out: ‘Fuck you.’”
Shakur was shot multiple times on September 7th, 1996. After leaving a boxing match with former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight, the rapper and his bodyguards got into a scuffle with 21-year-old Crips gang member Orlando Anderson in the lobby of the MGM Grand casino. Carroll, who worked with the city’s bike patrol unit, had also been watching the same Mike Tyson fight, but was unaware of the brawl taking place in the lobby.
Later, a white Cadillac pulled up beside Knight and Shakur while they were stopped at a traffic light and one man began shooting out of the back window. Carroll was the first officer to respond to the grisly scene.
“I grab the car door and I’m trying to open it, but I can’t get it open,” he says. “[Knight] keeps coming up on my back, so I’m pointing my gun at him. I’m pointing it at the car. I’m yelling, ‘You guys lay down! And you, get the fuck away from me!’ And every time I’d point the gun at him, he’d back off and even lift his hands up, like ‘All right! All right!’ So I’d go back to the car, and here he comes again. I’m like, ‘Fucker, back off!’ This guy is huge, and the whole time he’s running around at the scene, he’s gushing blood from his head. Gushing blood! I mean the guy had clearly been hit in the head, but he had all his faculties. I couldn’t believe he was running around and doing what he was doing, yelling back and forth.”
Carroll says when he finally was able to open the door, Shakur’s limp body fell out of the vehicle, “like he was leaning against the door.”
“So I grabbed him with my left arm, and he falls into me, and I’ve still got my gun in the other hand,” he continues. “He’s covered with blood, and I immediately notice that the guy’s got a ton of gold on – a necklace and other jewelry – and all of the gold is covered in blood. That has always left an image in my mind. . . After I pulled him out, Suge starts yelling at him, ‘Pac! Pac!’ And he just keeps yelling it. And the guy I’m holding is trying to yell back at him. He’s sitting up and he’s struggling to get the words out, but he can’t really do it. And as Suge is yelling ‘Pac!,’ I look down and I realize that this is Tupac Shakur.”
Carroll says he attempted to get a “dying declaration” of a potential suspect from Shakur, but the rapper was ignoring him at first.
“And then I saw in his face, in his movements, all of a sudden in the snap of a finger, he changed,” he says. “And he went from struggling to speak, being noncooperative, to an ‘I’m at peace’ type of thing. Just like that. . . He went from fighting to ‘I can’t do it.’ And when he made that transition, he looked at me, and he’s looking right in my eyes. And that’s when I looked at him and said one more time, ‘Who shot you?’. . . He looked at me and he took a breath to get the words out, and he opened his mouth, and I thought I was actually going to get some cooperation. And then the words came out: ‘Fuck you.’ After that, he started gurgling and slipping out of consciousness.”
So why is Carroll coming forward with with information in 2014? Two reasons: Retiring from the Metro has allowed him the freedom to speak about the homicide case without being reprimanded (“It’s been almost 18 years,” he says. There’s clearly never going to be a court case on this.”), and he also didn’t want “Tupac to be a martyr or a hero because he told the cops ‘Fuck you.'”
Carroll says Shakur never spoke another word – remaining silent even when another officer tried to draw out a declaration in the ambulance.
“As soon as he got to the hospital, he went into surgery and was heavily sedated, and I guess he went into a coma and really never came out of that, until they took him off of life support,” he continues. “So that moment I talked to him was his last real living moment where he was speaking. I talked to the cop who rode in the ambulance with him. He said Tupac never came out of it, and he never said anything at the hospital. There was nothing else.
Source : rollingstone.com
2 Pac Bodyguard “Frank Alexander Found Dead In His California Home. Suicide or Accident?? — Frank Alexander, the bodyguard, author, producer, and friend of the late rapper Tupac Amari Shakur had been found dead in California. As rumors of a possible suicide swirled around the internet, Franks, family and friends reached out to Mstars News to dispell claims that Frank took his own life.
Richard “RJ” Bond, Franks friend and co-producer of Tupac Assassination, was upset by the allegations of suicide. In an email he wrote, “I can tell you that it was not a suicide, it was an accident…Please stop speculating.”
Will the police continue to investigate Frank’s untimely death, family members and friends said that Frank was happy, and “looking forward to the days to come.” Frank and Tupac were friends as well as business acquaintances.
When ‘Pac was gunned down on September 7, 1996 in Nevada, Frank was not present and often reflected on not being their in various interviews and documentaries. Frank has said that he wished he were there, and speculated as to whom he though could be responsible for Tupac’s death.
Frank spoke with the Sabotage Times about the accounts that lead up to Tupac’s assassination and shared who he thought may have played a role in his murder.
He revealed that Tupac got into a fight the night that he got shot, with Orlando Anderson, a Crip from the South side. Frank said that he thought that the fight between the member of the Crips Gang and Death Row may have played a role in Tupac’s untimely death.
“Yeah. If you get into a scuffle and you get you butt whupped, whatcha gonna do? You’re going to tell your friends,” he said told Sabotage Times. However when Tupacs black BMW was gunned down, Frank was pursuing other orders from his boss, which required him to be the designated driver another vehicle, because Tupac’s posse was under the influence.
Frank said that Suge Knight held him responsible for Tupac’s murder, and even ent has far as to issue death threats. “One of the bodyguards called me up and said, ‘Hey, if you don’t testify for Suge then they want you dead.’ I’m like. ‘Who does?’ and he goes, ‘Death Row,'” Frank said.
Tupac’s death weighed heavy on Frank’s heart and he paid tribute to his late boss and friend co-producing classic documentaries Tupac: Before I Wake (2001) and Tupac: Assassination (2009), as well as writing Got Your Back (1998), about his time’s with ‘Pac.
Prior to becoming a bodyguard, Frank served in the US Marines for 11 years, and was a champion amateur Bodybuilder, according to StreetHop. Watch a documentary on Tupac’s assassination below:
Just as promised, in our Deep Cover feature on SwaysUniverse.com, here is Vanilla Ice’s full interview with Sway in the Morning. In their conversation, Ice speaks openly on all things Ice — including selling 160 million records, the key to success according to his experiences, and what really happened with Suge Knight. Did he really get hung over a balcony?
“The truth is he was nice.” Admits Ice. “The story seems a little bit better, a little bit more interesting, and got better ratings when you have Vanilla Ice hanging upside down and you see his change coming from his pockets. The truth is, he took that money, but I look at it in a positive way because I’ve made great investments.”
Before talking about dating Madonna, he went on to discuss his indirect involvement with Death Row Records.
“That money went on to start Deathrow Records.” Claims Ice. “That money funded some of the greatest hip hop records of all time. ‘The Chronic’ record, funded by Vanilla Ice.”
Watch him elaborate with mentions of Snoop and Tupac.