Soren Baker, the author of I’m The White Guy: Snoop Dogg Edition and HipHopDX’s News Editor, recently sat down with DX Daily and recalled interviewing Suge Knight in 2000. Baker says Suge’s number one campaign at the time was to dismantle the legacies of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Eminem.
“He was in Mill Creek State Prison in northern California on a parole violation, of which he had several at the time,” he recalled. “We were talking about the Too Gangsta For Radio album that Death Row was going to put out and basically at the time it was Suge basically trying to diminish the artistic merit of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, which is something he’s tried to do basically since they left Death Row… He was basically saying that Dr. Dre, Snoop, Eminem aren’t from the ghetto, they aren’t from the streets and they’re not really representing what gangsta rap is about. Of course, as someone who’s a fan of rap and who has interview Dr. Dre, Snoop and Eminem and saw everything when Death Row was coming out I just thought it was weird that, ‘Wait a second, Death Row was the streets when Dre and Snoop and everybody were on the label, but now that they’re not on the label all of a sudden that wasn’t accurate.'”
When asked whether Knight would be able to beat his most recent charges, Baker says it’s unlikely but not out of the realm of possibility.
“That guy is very impressive in getting in and out of situations,” he said. “I would be surprised if he’s released but at the same time he’s done a lot of things that’ve surprised me.”
Suge Knight was recently charged with murder and attempted murder after being arrested Friday (January 30) on murder charges regarding his alleged involvement in a deadly hit-and-run outside of Tam’s Burgers near the 1200 block of West Rosecrans Avenue in Los Angeles.
He reportedly struck three men with his vehicle, injuring two and killing a third, Terry Carter.
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