Suge Ready to Shut Down Death Row for Good

sugemug.jpgIn a recent interview with the New York Post, Death Row Records honcho Suge Knight expressed his recent desire to shut down the infamous label once and for all. According to Suge, he was inspired to bring The Row legacy to an end after recent conversations he had with preachers Noel Jones and T.D. Jakes, both of whom advised him to move on. In early 2005, Suge was ordered to pay Lydia Harris, the wife of incarcerated drug kingpin Michael ‘Harry-O’ Harris, $107 million in punitive and economic damages after Harris claimed that Knight shut her out of Death Row Records after she helped found the label. In April 2006 Knight filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection citing over $137 million dollars in outstanding debt and just $4.4 million in assets. The bankruptcy court would like to see Death Row continue operating under reorganization, but Suge has now stated that he would prefer to liquidate his publishing rights and settle his debts. “I want to take care of the creditors. I’m saying I don’t want to keep living in the past, with the negativity,” he said. According to the Post, a judge has already walked away from the case, as well as one of Suge’s attorneys who received a threat against his life.

  • derfla the hus’la

    death row died when pac died

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    I think Death row died when Dr. Dre left

  • maxamill

    fuck’em

  • http://XXl.com Blocc apostle

    that shit is crazy yo

  • left L

    Man the row was still doin they thing when dre left cuss pac was still there. Pac was the heart of the row fuck suge he ant got no fuckin morals to the game

  • texasleen

    Karma!

  • sean aka dat nigga

    CAN YOU SAY KARMA ANYONE………

  • GRANDHUSTLE

    AYE BOUT TIME DEATH ROW WANT DROPPIN NO HITS NOWAY

  • http://xxl.com Young Gutta Aka paper boy(Long live da king) MW

    Damn dey still had death row…Suge is hella dumb anyways…No body aint even wit datshit…

  • http://xxlmag.com post up

    broke ass

  • mr. undisputed the mogul

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A PERSON WITH ABSOLUTELY NO TALENT EXCEPT BULLYING PEOPLE,LOSES ALL HIS TALENTED PEOPLE. I TELL PEOPLE ALL THE TIME, YOU CAN’T HAVE A SUCCESSFUL RECORD LABEL OR CAREER IF YOUR NOT PUTTING OUT CD’S OR EVEN CD’S THAT GENERATE HARDLY ANY SALES AT ALL. DR.DRE WAS THE FOUNDATION OF DEATH ROW. HIS CREATIVE VISION & PRODUCTION ON THE MUSIC SIDE GENERATED ALL THE MONEY!! THE TOUGHNESS PERSONA ONLY ADDED TO THE MYSTIQUE. ONCE THE PRODUCTION STARTED TO SLIDE SO DID THE SALES. SNOOP WENT FROM 5XPLATINUM SALES TO 2XPLATINUM ON THE DOGGFATHER CD. HIS SALES HAVE NEVER GONE PAST 2XPLATINUM SINCE. SUGE ALWAYS BRAGGED ABOUT THE RECORDING MASTERS HE OWNED BUT NOW THEY ARE’NT WORTH ANYTHING, HE’S PUT OUT EVERY KIND OF “BEST OF”,REMIXED,LOST TRACKS,ETC. CD’S WHICH HAVE’NT SOLD VERY MUCH AT ALL.
    KARMA, WHAT GOES AROUND COMES BACK AROUND IS REAL. DR.DRE & SNOOP LOOK AT EVERYTHING THEY’VE DONE & ACCOMPOLISHED SINCE THEY LEFT & LOOK WHAT SUGE HAS DONE BESIDES TRYING TO DISCREDIT THEM EVERY CHANCE HE COULD. I’M NOT REAL SPIRITUAL BUT I’VE HEARD IT SINCE I WAS A KID GOD DON’T LIKE UGLY!!!!! PEACE.

  • T.C.

    Man all i gotta say is it’s about time suge stopped trying to bring death row back even if he had platinum selling artists it wouldn’t have been the same it’d be like N.w.a. with out easy or dre it just wouldn’t be right

  • NJG

    one of the greatest record label is gon’ stop… yep it’s true Death row died when ‘pac died…

  • BAYAREA,USA

    who cares,but suge knight is the realest king niggaz around!!

  • WhiteChoco

    Snoop and Dre can now buy back their publishing…..

  • DR

    oh shit how the mighty have fallen

  • ithacaghetto

    I find it comical that anyone even still cares about Suge or Death Row Records. They haven’t been relevant since 1990. Nothing since then has even come close to copper, forget about gold or platinum. I have been a hip hop/rap fan since BDP dropped Criminal Minded. Dre, Snoop, etc…. are still making hits and collecting fat. Suge was nothing more than a very large man with serious street credibility that pushed around the likes of people like Vanilla Ice. What a credential huh?! In any event, I think the fall of Death Row is slowly illustrating that rap itself is in decline. Few artists talk about anything other than cash, chicks, mansions, etc… Perhaps Death Row wont be the last hip hop company to go down in flames, there are others that havent been making anything in quite some time. Everything has its cycle in life, perhaps hip hop will go back to the streets and out of the mainstreem where it belongs. Maybe then we will get some real hits and bangers to nod our heads to like in the 80′s.

  • Real.Talk. 8x Platinum

    r.i.p. death row

    hiphop seems alive and well, but gangsta rap is most definatly dead

  • YOUNG STUNNA

    about time this nigga is a fraud.

  • http://www.thekillaz.net Des of The Killaz

    well now that death row is gone, yall gon’ need some fresh new music, right? download the killaz new mixtape BRAIN WAVES right here bitches:

    http://www.thekillaz.net/the_killaz_brain_waves.rar

    http://www.myspace.com/thekillaz

    suge should’ve shut the shit down a long ass time ago. i got $20 on his chain!

  • BIG ROB

    Whos Next, BAD BOY?

  • http://king-mag.com/online/?cat=54 ListenToLeon

    I think Death Row died when they lost that lawsuit to Tupac’s mother and she got the rights to his music. Death Row never recovered from that.After that, they had no choice but to start re-releasing all of their or put their faith in all the half-assed artists they signed after all the real talent left the label.

    I hope Suge gets his life together. I’m glad to see that he’s at least trying to put all the negativity behind him.

  • http://XXLmag.com Yung Sincere AKA Westside Money G-Unite

    death row been dad after Pac died we all know that man he just might as well go back to bein a bodyguard again or somethin

  • Jersey Boy

    Dude a fruad Krama is a bitch fuck boy Rip 2 Pac

  • Jersey Boy

    Dude Krama is a bitch aint it

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    Hopefully Suge finds some new talent Death Row was an ill label.

  • http://ryan_smith81hotmail.com Tha Bad Guy

    Karma is right, its bout time, im sorry but suge had it comming to him and i have to agree wit My Effin’ Opinion on that death row died when dre left, and all them stories about suge and his bodyguards beatin up people in the studio didnt help death row’s cred. What artist was gonna go there after all that shit? long story short what goes around comes around 5 times harder , thats why his ass is broke now and hes nothing a nobody and im sure this isnt the last time his name will be brought up in the news for something negative.

  • THAT_BOY_NOAH

    thats good man put the past behind. i have real good spiritual parents that advise and guide me also.

  • Los Angeles for Tha Row

    One of the most notorious, legendary labels of all-time is ready to call it quits. Some people do not like Suge, but if you are over the age of 13 and have a minimum amount of sense you would see that, hating aside, Suge Knight and Death Row Records were responsible for some of the biggest moments and events in Hip-Hop history. Death Row was more then instrumental in making Hip-Hop what it is today. Think about both sides of the equation before judging him while praising others.

    And will niggas get off the “I hate Suge” bandwagon? Straight making yourselves look ridiculous with that nonsense. Here is a hit of reality for you: Suge was no different then 99% of Record Executives. The only difference is that he was put into positions that made a lack of subtlety inevitable. Most obvious case being he had a record label named ‘Death Row’. Truth is, in the 90′s, the rap game needed someone with that kind of strength and tendencies to attract the lime light in order for other Rap Industry executives to move freely.

    Bottom line, like with anything else, consider both sides of the coin before passing such easy judgments on Suge Knight or Death Row. Take into account that: there is no such thing as a righteous Music Executive, there are far worse out there then Suge, when it comes to record industry politics the general public does not and cannot know all the facts, a lot of moves are made behind close doors, and what can be focused on besides negative aspects of someones character.

  • dablurippa

    wonder what will happen to petey, warlord n who eva the fucc else was rumored to be thurr…n when the fucc is 2face dropping?

  • WHOA

    ALL OF THIS CAUSE HIS BITCH ASS KILLED PAC

    FUCK EVERYONE WHO IS SCARED OF THIS BIG FAT PUNK

    ILL KICK HIS ASS ON SITE

  • Trickdd

    I THOUGHT THEY BEEN DEAD.

  • Trickdd

    Death Row Been Dead

  • Joe

    Thank goodness. Now hopefully the rest of rap will follow.

  • J.R.O.

    What about Lakey??

  • Dirty south

    DEATH ROW DIED WHEN PAC DIED, AND WHEN SNOOP AND DRE LEFT. THEY WAS GET OVER IT SUGE, U SHOULD HAVE PLAYED UR CARDS RIGHT.

  • king tee

    Death row?
    REALLY DOH….
    BAYBEEEE

  • Scar

    Wasn’t Petey Pablo signed to the row?

  • Snakeyez

    What Goes Around Comes Around. Now we just have to wait until he is shot to death.

  • jr

    Fuck Suge, and Deathrow! Im just waitin for Suge to walk the REAL! DEATHROW!!! ha ha

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  • jon jon–23

    He should have made sure his talent was paid and taken care of. He had the greatest producer of all time (Dre.) and one of the best rappers ever (Tupac) and an all time great rapper (Snoop) as well as a great supporting cast. Somehow, he managed to screw all of that up by not paying them and trying to punk them.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com B.R

    fuck death row and the west coast

  • million dollar baby

    deathrow took a huge blow when Dre left and the final nail in the coffin was when Pac left us all for thug’z mansion. im a very strong believer in karma and if suge really was behind pac’s death then this is just the beginning of his worries.

  • http://www.myspace.com/realtruthdavis Truth

    IT IS TIME FOR HIM TO MOVE ON CAUSE DEATH ROW DID DIE WHEN PAC DIED, YOU GOTTA KEEP GOD FIRST AND EVERYTHING THING ELSE WILL FALL IN PLACE

  • scottyo

    BAD BOY SHOULD ALSO QUIT. THEY STRAIGHT GARBAGE. BAD BOY DIED WHEN BIGGIE DIED

  • ??????

    and swisha house and dipset should join forces

  • lil snippa

    nigga death row dun died when pac dre and snoop were all gone…o well

  • Blitzpro

    Damn, Lakey The Kid lost.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com B.R

    the dude that said swisha house and dipset should join forces….. stop smoking crack

  • DJ A-Rod

    good.

  • jw

    god dont like uglyness he know who killed pac n biggie

  • ricmar5522

    I, honesatly believe that now the death of pac will come 2 light with this grown azz gangbanger (suge) who, destroyed pac’s life. Allah works for all, even the devil himself(suge).

  • teh don

    mr undisputed u even know wdf ur talking about kid? dre n snoop didnt sell over pac u fucking moron pac was suges invesment which ended his life u fucking moron, why u think suge paid his bail so he could make the cash he made sucked the fuck in 2 suge the fucking dog.

  • hip hop hero

    fuck d-row anyway, suge is a punk ass trick, he is going bck to giving head in allyways for crack rock……fat ass pudgy mothea fucka

  • http://xxlmagazine2paccrossthatline Panco

    ONE LOVE TO SUGE MARION KNIGHT HE IS STILL A LEGEND NO DOUBT

  • OAKLAND NIGGA

    noooooooooooooo suge come fuck with

    the bay area i bring that bitch back

  • OAKLAND NIGGA

    p.s. fuck you player hating azz nigga

    and karma

    DEATH ROW CALIFORINA BITCH

  • block

    im suprised t-he row made it this far.after snoop left who did death row have.no one they all left.

  • http://xxlmag east los angeles

    deathrow will alwayz be beside with the best.but suge fuckED up.AFTERMATH!!!

  • http://ROTTENAPPLE10/10/06COPTHATSHIT Nigga101

    death row is all memories.. he aint bringin them bak..

  • SMARTASS

    FUCK SUGE KNIGHT AND EVERYBODY DOWN WITH HIM, AND FUCK DEATH ROW!

  • Buck Jones Pony

    Well i guess its time for me to put my two cents in (suge’s budget). Him and Puff been ova wit in my eyes. You do dirt, and you get dirt. I can’t belevie they let this sloppy walrus and skinny weasel bitch they like that. NICCA’S AINT BUILT LIKE THE USE TO.

  • Knowledge Speaks

    Karma’s a bitch ain’t it.

  • third ward nolia slim

    HAHA WHAT PETEY PABLO GOING TO DO NOW LOL

  • jacquez
  • Rizzop

    Death Row 90′ > Any record label today…..R.I.P to the Row (niggas had nuthafuckas scared to make music!)

    And all ya’ll talking greasy about suge wouldnt never shoot the fair one wit em….man up bitches, stop running behind the toast!

  • EReal

    Co-Sign Effin.

    Dre left and killed that shit, quick.

    Dre won. LMFAO.

    Suge is a sloppy fat bitch, he might as well go over to Cash Money and whip baby’s faggot ass and take over that label, since there aint nothin but soft gay ass nukkas at Cash Money. Wordd

    1 hunned.

  • Dade County 305

    Pac,Dre & Snoop left, thats when the Row died. u cant treat people like suge. u cats thats comin up n the game,take nots on this shit.

  • reelest

    WHO IS GOING TO BY DEATHROW. I MEAN WHAT ASSETS ARE THERE TO BUY THAT CAN PAY CREDITORS OFF.

  • Stax On Deck

    Shoulda been did that. Boy! Karma is really coming back to byte Sugar Knightress in the ass!

  • http://www.deafceo.com deaf blaze

    Man Death Row could have been the motown of the 21st century.

    Suge fucked it up due to bad management.

    Not protecting his talents (Tupac) not paying his #1 bread and butter (Dr Dre and especially Snoop)

    Shyt hip hop would be different if tupac and biggie was still around….

    i may be 36 close to 37 but i got to experience hip hop for 20 mofo years….

    nobody will ever have the impact that bad boys and death row records have…

    mo money mo problem

    but mofo need to learn greed aint good…

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  • 2PAC BACK

    Fuck Suge Knight Fuck That Fat Nigga He Got Fuck in The ass in Jaill he need to go back Fuck That Nigga G-Unot lol