Marion 'Suge' Knight, Notorious Death Row Records CEO, Speaks From Behind Bars for the First Time, Only on BET

Suge Knight: The BET Interview, an Exclusive Conversation With the Rap Music

Mogul, Premiers on Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 PM (ET/PT)



Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Black Entertainment Television

    WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1991, Marion "Suge" Knight, Jr.
 started Death Row Records.  By 1995, Death Row was worth more than $100
 million and established the careers of artists such as Snoop Doggy Dogg, Tha
 Dogg Pound, Dr. Dre and Tupac. In 1996, Knight was incarcerated on arrest and
 parole violation charges.
     Black Entertainment Television (BET) presents the first full on-camera
 interview that Knight has granted from behind bars. There are a lot of
 questions about what led to his incarceration, his relationships with rap
 stars and his plans for the future.  It will all be clear in the premiere of
 Suge Knight: The BET Interview, Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT).  The
 exclusive half-hour footage was taped at the Mule Creek State Prison in
 California where Knight is currently serving a nine-year term.
     Enter Knight's world of street business and justice as he talks about his
 life -- his childhood, his current situation and the future.  Knight shares
 his perspectives on a range of topics, including his opinions of music
 superstars and his relationship with Tupac Shakur just before his death.
     A former student at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Knight entered
 the music business as a celebrity bodyguard after being cut by the NFL's Los
 Angeles Rams.  Working for such R&B stars as Bobby Brown, he broke into the
 production side of the music business in 1991.  Since then, the 35 year-old
 Knight has been implicated in several violent incidents and lawsuits while
 creating a multi-million dollar music empire.
 
     Black Entertainment Television, a subsidiary of Viacom, is the nation's
 only 24-hour television network providing quality programming targeted toward
 the African-American audience.  BET reaches more than 65 million households
 according to Nielsen media research.
     (This special preempts BET.com Countdown)
 
     For more information, log on to http://www.bet.com .
 
 

SOURCE Black Entertainment Television
    WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1991, Marion "Suge" Knight, Jr.
 started Death Row Records.  By 1995, Death Row was worth more than $100
 million and established the careers of artists such as Snoop Doggy Dogg, Tha
 Dogg Pound, Dr. Dre and Tupac. In 1996, Knight was incarcerated on arrest and
 parole violation charges.
     Black Entertainment Television (BET) presents the first full on-camera
 interview that Knight has granted from behind bars. There are a lot of
 questions about what led to his incarceration, his relationships with rap
 stars and his plans for the future.  It will all be clear in the premiere of
 Suge Knight: The BET Interview, Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT).  The
 exclusive half-hour footage was taped at the Mule Creek State Prison in
 California where Knight is currently serving a nine-year term.
     Enter Knight's world of street business and justice as he talks about his
 life -- his childhood, his current situation and the future.  Knight shares
 his perspectives on a range of topics, including his opinions of music
 superstars and his relationship with Tupac Shakur just before his death.
     A former student at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Knight entered
 the music business as a celebrity bodyguard after being cut by the NFL's Los
 Angeles Rams.  Working for such R&B stars as Bobby Brown, he broke into the
 production side of the music business in 1991.  Since then, the 35 year-old
 Knight has been implicated in several violent incidents and lawsuits while
 creating a multi-million dollar music empire.
 
     Black Entertainment Television, a subsidiary of Viacom, is the nation's
 only 24-hour television network providing quality programming targeted toward
 the African-American audience.  BET reaches more than 65 million households
 according to Nielsen media research.
     (This special preempts BET.com Countdown)
 
     For more information, log on to http://www.bet.com .
 
 SOURCE  Black Entertainment Television