Suge Knight Scares Off Bidders In Auction Of Death Row

With thousands of unheard songs by hip-hop heavyweights Tupac and Snoop Dogg, among others hitting the auction block later this month, fans would think they would have no problem finding buyers, but it seems as if former owner, Suge Knight, is a real turnoff.

New York’s Daily News reports that Knight’s Death Row Records will be going up for sale on January 15 but the label founder’s shady reputation may make it a tough sell. A source tells the paper that, “Some people don’t want to go near the catalog because they think Suge still believes it’s his.”

The former hip-hop mogul was forced to put the music up for sale after filing for bankruptcy in ’06. Authorities have tried unsuccessfully to put the extensive library on the auction block before, but all the prior deals have fell through. As XXLmag.com previously reported, Suge was accused of hiding a portion of Death Row’s catalog from Global Music Group, an indie that tried to buy the West Coast label last year.

Along with Death Row going up for sale, Knight’s Malibu mansion was auctioned off for $4.5 million just last month. The 8,272 square-feet house was built seven years ago and has 9.5 bathrooms, a pool, a spa and mountain and ocean views. It’s estimated value is over $6.2 million. – Elan Mancini

  • Young Rich

    Damn big suge go from one bad year to start off anotha one

    • G-UNOT KILLA

      The real reason people are scared are because the Crips are driving the price down! We will be using the beats on our new compilation album. “Sex’n behind,Crippin 09!” One time this fat bitch brung his Piru ass over my house I was like! Nigga give me some spagetti! He said, “say who?” I thought he said “Soo Woo!” I immediatly beat the skin off his fat azz! He had Lugz bootz all over his back! He later offered me a peice of Danny Boy Royalty check 50%! I cash that $3 check every month! Me & Danny Boy are @ war over the other 50% yearly! Anyway back to the fat bitch SUge! I threw the flaming out noodles in his Piru bitch ass face! He now runs for him life 2 days per week! My L.A. Gears flash crazy whenever he is in a 5 mile radius!!!! ECG-UNIT CRIP 4 LIFE SPIDER LOC 4 LIFE!

      • j.mitch

        fuck outta here get a life and quit writing this fake bullshit

  • Caine

    Shit if I had enough dough to bid, I would. Punks jump up to get beat down!

  • mizeryluvkompany

    suge knight punked the industry quick,
    thats cuz most of the industries bitch!

  • Vicious Seiger

    Who really believes that the unreleased material off of Death Row Catalog is really going to amount to anything more than another Best Buy 2 or 3 CD collection that might have a gem or two but still won’t amount to even a gold plaque. Death Row is just a risky investment because companies don’t want to 7 figures to buy material that may not even garnish a decent return off the initial investment. No one in the world of business is scared of Suge Knight they’re scared of buying a lemon.

    • Jamal7Mile

      I don’t know Vicious… Todays lemon might make a helluva batch of lemonade tomorrow. 10-20-30 years from now that catalog gotta be worth more than what it is now. Hate to say it but a lotta rappers sell more dead than they EVA do alive. Longterm, this might be a good cop. Like the dude said above, if I had the guap I’d get every piece of that pie I could.

  • fireforreal

    Suge ain’t the man any more. He’s been holding on to his old reputation so hard he still has to mention what deathrow USE to be not what it was when all the stars left.If he really was smart he would have learned his lessons and brought out cats like crooked I years ago and he could have made doe and showed he can still spot talent. Even Danny Boy said Suge still be trying to work with him but he doesn’t trust dude.

  • Trickdd

    Suge a fake ass Blood. That would be funny if Snoop Buys it

    • 619

      Yeah right. Snoop’s still shook, took him a few years just to move back from New Orleans, and when he got back he fled for the hills behind security.

  • willshady

    lol at suge. fat fucker. when is he gonna grow up and realize he aint shit anymore. not only that he lost all his good artists who all hate and diss him now.

  • Spinner_H_Town

    This muthafucka G Unot is still funny as hell….Biatch

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Vicious Seiger is about 50% correct. The money lies in the established hits. Like Tupacs released catalog (all eye’s on me,7th day theory). Snoops early albums and the chronic. These songs could garner returns through licencing agreements. radio play etc. A slow burn, but could be profitable over time if promoted correctly and licened to large corporations for commercials (remakes etc). They just did a C&C music factory remake for a major chain store. Who would ever would have thought we’d here them again.

    Vicious Seiger is right on the old songs

    The value of this music is grossly inflated. For one thing, Afini ownes all of Tupacs material, so anything that comes in the catalog comes with her. Also anything that remains in the catalog from snoop dog or Dr. Dre will be extreamly dated and not even retrofitting the vocals with new beats will make it sound fresh enough to garner any serious attnetion. With the exception of die hard west coast music fans and the people who grew up during the era. No one knows who, Daz, Kurupt, Danny Boy, or any of the other artists are. And finaly the majority of the music, tupacs for sure was relased via bootleg copies during the lat nintys. Makaveli 1,2,3 ETC. I highly doubt any of the unreleased music is worth much.

  • westcoastaggie

    Who ever buys this catalog might want to consider doing something with The Chronic 2001. It will be ten years in November since it’s release. They could possibly do a Anniversary Edition like what was done for Ready to Die and Illmatic.

  • TheRefriedMexican

    IT’S CALLED KARMA. HE’S RESPONSIBLE FOR BIGGIES
    DEATH (ALLEGEDLY). WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
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  • Trickdd

    What does snoop got to be shook for he wouldn’t even have to fight his home boy who is his SG would whip his ass for him just for the simple fact snoop does weigh two hundred pounds less and if it came two a war you know snoop isn’t afraid to let shit pop off. Snoop would prole drop Suge any weigh with that reach Suge isn’t no muthafucking different than anybody else he can be knock out just like anybody else

    • 619

      HAHAHAHA! Snoop would get broke in half. Snoop let shit pop off? I guess you’ve never seen how fast he runs behind security.

      • 619

        And you ever notice how it’s always somebody who’s not from Cali who talks about how hard they think Snoop is? Leave it to us, we’ve already seen the real Snoop.

        • DV8

          cosign that real heads in Cali know about Snoop. That case he caught wasnt for nothing. What really happened and what was reported in court are 2 different things. And dont forget when Snoop got busted with the A-Team van loaded with enough weapons to go to war with the cops at the BET Awards. He isnt fucking around with Suge.

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  • EReal

    Suge still spendin that Vanilla Ice money.

    Anyway, doesn’t anyone remember that like errybody and their brother has punched Suge in the face by now? He’s just a big fatass ala Mike Tyson now.

  • NE WHERE GANG

    SNOOP,DRE,WARREN G,NATE DOGG,DOGG POUND & ALL DEM NIGGAS that were on the CHRONIC ALBUMS,DOGGYSTYLE & DOGG FOOD……..

    YALL SOME BITCHES FOR NOT PUTTING TOGETHER & BUYING DEATHROW CATALOG!!!!!I AINT GOT NO RESPECT FOR YALL SCARED OF SUGE KNIGHT ASS NIGGAS!!!!!

  • latino heat

    ha ha ha! that’s karma. may u rest in piss u fat piece of shit. the worst thing that ever happened to hip hop.

  • Trickdd

    Nigga I never said Snoop Dogg was hard I was saying Suge isn’t no big fighter who can just whip peoples ass I mean he is a fat pussy if he where to fight a real man one on one he would get the shit beat out of him… he try’s to boss Lil teenage niggas around and fight them what the fuck is so hard about that… shit a lot of y’all niggas in Cali can’t fight one on one fuck all that getting killed shit if you gonna talk about being a man and want respect do it the real way with fist anybody can pull a trigger are jump some one 6 to 1 shit fuck cali if you are a real fighter you would know it don’t matter how big you are

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