Suge KnightSuge Knight
is an entrepreneur in the hip hop music
industry and co-founder of Death Row Records
with Dr. Dre
; the record label
rose to dominate the charts after Dr. Dre
's breakthrough success The Chronic
, 1992 in music
). After several years of outstanding chart success for a roster of artists including Snoop Doggy Dogg
and Warren G
, Death Row Records disintegrated after Knight's incarceration on parole violation charges.
A physically huge man, Knight has been accused of acts of violence including forcing business rivals to drink urine and having extensive ties to street gangs, specifically the Bloods. Rapper Vanilla Ice has accused Knight of dangling him out of a window of a high-rise building several stories up. Vanilla Ice claims that he forced him to agree to grant him a majority of Ice's own royalties, while he had his life in his hands.