Suge Knight to be subject of Showtime documentary
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Showtime is developing a documentary on controversial music figure Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, the co-founder of Death Row Records, the famed West Coast rap label.
Director Antoine Fuqua (‘Training Day’) will direct the documentary, which will explore Knight’s exploits and his effect on rap and hip-hop. Producers said the film will feature Knight’s accounts of ‘how it all happened, why it all fell apart and what the next chapter holds for one of America’s most iconic and mythologized figures.’
While regarded as one of the most influential figures in the rap world, Knight also had several run-ins with the law and was feared by many in the industry.
Knight is also scheduled to spearhead the film’s soundtrack, which will feature songs from major artists and lesser known names.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chuck Philips, a former Los Angeles Times reporter who wrote several articles about Knight, is a co-producer on the film.
-- Greg Braxton