The Highs and Lows of Suge Knight

Suge Knight was once the most feared man in hip-hop. Legend has it that he walked into the Ruthless Records offices and demanded that Dr. Dre be released from his contract with N.W.A. Death Row Records was born soon after.

The 6-foot 3-inch, 300-plus pound former record label CEO has long had an ongoing love affair with federal courts prison cells. Some accused him of having a hand in Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.’s murders, which only added to his notoriety.

Back in the day, Marion “Suge” Knight was seen as that intimidating Death Row boss who would go to war with you if you looked at him funny, but over the last four years Suge’s hood cred has become more than questionable. The Compton-born ex-football player has become a free-for-all moving target, and his most recent incident proves it. Suge was challenged this past Saturday (March 12) in the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas by a little man (all puns intended) who said “I can take you,” and a fight broke out seconds later.

Below is a list of the rise and fall of hip-hop’s most notorious (no pun intended) capo di tutti capi (boss of all bosses). Every empire falls, even Don Corleone’s.

Suge Knight allegedly held ’90s White boy rap sensation Vanilla Ice over a 20-foot balcony to persuade him to sign over his royalties for “Ice Ice Baby” because he supposedly sampled the song from one of Suge’s records.

  • you suck

    well….this was one boring article

  • you suck 2

    btw, vanilla ice >>>soulja boy & waka flocka & gucci mane

  • francis nasim

    snitchin my numero uno is a no-no i like flyin monkeys ride wit cha do ya self a favor-you hear me-dont call game jus giv bac ya mama purse three weeks.see i aint trippin

    • Boobie Miles

      wtf are you talkin bout???? speak english muthafucka LOL

  • Biz Markie

    XXL MAG really felt the need to put this on the site? Who was responsible for this decision? You’re fired!

  • francis nasim

    no snitchen.n -stay in yo lane.next you gon tell me you box for ya local.come to record store n buy one.or wake up,muhammed three weeks n puffy flyin monkey premierin that-sunlight

  • http://YOUNGJEEZY.NING.COM BW

    IF I WAS SUGE BACKIN 95 I WOULDA BEEN KEEPIN 2PAC DREAM ALIVE UNLESS I COULDNT KEEP THE COMPANY AND MASTERS.U WANNA SMOKE ME FOR MY RECORD COMPANY ENDN UP MISSING.

  • 90s

    who wrote this article?

  • francis nasim

    i hate bullies.DO YA?yeah!

  • francis nasim

    we can play around cme on upstairs sugar.collars n cufflinks

  • francis nasim

    this the last thing ima say mary-DONT-BE-A SLOB-.”i hate bullies”.preserve brotha-we got water! right gimme a dolla

  • Kanye

    Suge hung Vanilla Ice over the balcony because an artist he was representing at the time wrote “Ice Ice Baby” and Vanilla Ice and his management wouldn’t pay said artist. Get your facts straight XXL. Not a sample clearance issue.

  • francis nasim

    go texas california-u can do it.kurupt get outta there.snoop/

  • francis nasim

    i luv bein broke.it builds character.it wnt hurt. recipe book show jimmy ricepuddin.i respect.get in the pot liquor

  • francis nasim

    lemme burrow juelz jimbo? wash it out n errythang

  • http://XXLMAG MR FUCK U PAY ME

    WELL LET ME SAY THIS SUGE IS THE NIGGA WIT MONEY THAT DONT ROLL WIT PROTECTION SO IF THAT WAS THE CASE FOR OTHER STAR’S IT WOULD BE WAY MORE NIGGAS GETTIN KNOCKED OUT AND U DO KNO THAT SO KEEP IT REAL IT AINT ABOUT ALL THAT BULLSHIT NIGGAS THAT AINT GOT SHIT 2 LOOSE GO TEST NIGGAS WIT SHIT KEEP IT 100. CAUSE THESE RAP NIGGAS IS GAY AND WONT LEAVE THE HOUSE WIT OUT HELLA BODYGAURDS AND THATS REAL.

  • Suge Knight

    Yawn

  • http://POPOFF.com CRIME

    FUC SUGE.2PAC MADE A MISTAKE SIGN WITH HIM,…………..BX SIAD.

  • madd dogg

    suge knight is a murdering fat fucking cunt and i hope some one shoots him in the face some time soon!

  • MOB

    I think it’s obvious this guy was responsible for the murder of biggie smalls,the fact that he remains alive is proof positive Diddy wasn’t responsible for the murder of Tupac.

    It’s a shame they didn’t role up on his side of the car in Vegas,the wrong man was shot that night,this piece of human excrement should have been.