Everyone who has heard the name Suge Knight knows how vicious and ruthless he is. The Game surely knew it, for when he was about to meet the manager for the first time he came prepared and lived to tell the story.
Marion “Suge” Knight Jr. has worked with some of the greatest rappers of all-time, including Tupac, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg. Currently, Knight is serving a 28-year prison sentence. Not only did he kill Terry Carter with his Ford F-150 pickup truck in 2015, but he had also been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, he had violated his parole, and had gotten into numerous fights.
There are many stories showing the brutality of Suge. An example is the one with Robert Van Winkle. As the story goes, when Suge and his crew were at the Bel Age Hotel, he made his entourage dangle Vanilla Ice over the 15th balcony. They forced Vanilla Ice to sign over his royalties to Death Row.
Suge Knight was well-known amongst the hip hop society, especially amongst those who were gang-affiliated. Therefore, it was only normal that when The Game met Suge, he brought a gun with himself. In an interview to Nick Cannon the Game shared he had met Suge for the first time following a Vibe Awards after-party.
“I’ve been face-to-face with Suge, on both sides,” The Game said. “Suge rolled up on me one time after the Vibe Awards after-party with like, 60 gangsters.”
“He wanted to press for something I said in my song about him, which I said it because I’m from Compton. I’m really from Compton,” The Game said on Nick Cannon Mornings. “And I felt like Death Row and Suge, and that whole era took so many lives that didn’t get mentioned.”
“In the city. A couple of those was friends and big homies, so, I said a few things about Suge that he didn’t like, and they rolled up on me.”
“I wasn’t having no type of back down,” the rapper revealed. “I drew my gun on all of them, and I held my own, and from that day forward, it was nothing but respect with Suge.” That’s quite the “compliment,” “I pulled a gun on you because I respect you.”
“I throw jabs sometimes, mainly ’cause I can, and everybody knows that I’m an asshole sometimes, so that’s what I do,” he added.
The Game and Suge respected each other but they weren’t exactly friends. Even so, The Game admitted that Suge had done a lot for West Coast hip-hop industry. “We can’t take away what he did give, the [Tupac] albums, the Snoop albums, the who Death Row.”
“I talked to Suge from the inside, and he does have a different perspective on life, and he should have a different perspective on life because where else do you go from here with being how you used to be? Suge’s gotta be 50 plus,” the rapper added.
It is known that Cannon is currently writing Knight’s autobiography. This should not come as a surprise since Suge called Cannon ‘family’ when he appeared on Nick’s diss track on Eminem.
Stainless, The Game’s relatively new track gives us an insight into his relationship with the ruthless manager. The track, however, is off of the alleged final album, named Born 2 Rap.
“I went from wanting to be Suge to hating Suge to f*cking with him/ 28 years a long ass time, it’s f*cking with him,” The Game makes a reference to Knight’s prison sentence. “Talked to him on the phone the other day/ About how he could’ve signed me before Dre… If that n**** Bron Bron rap it would sound like this/ Somewhere between Cube and ‘Kiss, I can’t miss.”