SUGE Knight’s son has announced that more revelations will come to light in the Tupac Shakur murder case that will change the “perspective of the world”.
Suge J Knight, whose father was in the car with Tupac when he was fatally shot 27 years ago, told The US Sun he was “delighted” following the arrest of Duane “Keefe D” Davis for the rapper’s murder justice will finally be served.
Asked whether more details about the case are likely to emerge in the next few months, Suge revealed: “It’s definitely going to change the way you see the world soon.”
Suge says he speaks regularly with his father, legendary Death Row Records boss Marion Hugh “Suge” Knight, at the Richard J. Donovan Prison in San Diego while serving a 28-year sentence for a fatal hit-and-run in 2015 served.
In an exclusive interview, the younger Suge told The US Sun that he believes there is much more the public doesn’t know about Tupac’s murder.
He said: “[The Tupac story] It was only told from one perspective, you know, and not everyone agreed with the perspective being told.
“A lot of these stories are told by people who were around… not people who were right there – like Suge, my dad…
“The rest… I can’t name all of them, but I know for sure that the people who were actually there don’t really talk about it because it’s just something that the world might not be ready for yet.”
Suge Knight was driving Tupac near the Las Vegas Strip on September 7, 1996, when both were shot in a drive-by attack.
Tupac suffered fatal injuries and died a few days later, while Suge survived.
Investigators appeared to make no progress in the case for 27 years until this September when self-confessed drug lord Keefe D – sometimes spelled Keffe D – was arrested and charged with murder. He pleaded not guilty and will go on trial next June.
When asked for his opinion on the case, Suge J Knight said: “I think he [Tupac] should definitely get his justice.
“I really don’t speak much on this topic because I’m a pretty young person compared to this whole generation.
“For the sake of justice alone, of course I want justice to be served for Tupac, the Shakur family and even the Knights.”
And when asked for his opinion on Keefe D, who has made several confessions about his involvement in the murder on social media and in his memoir, Suge is philosophical.
“I personally think things happen for a reason, you know, if he [Keefe] If we hadn’t spoken, we probably wouldn’t have gotten justice,” he said.
“So it was just, you know, the natural progression.
“That’s how things work. It may take forever for justice to come. But it will come.”
“I can’t really talk about Keefe – I don’t know that guy. These guys are like super super OGs to me.”
Suge said he was wary of talking about Tupac after he wrote a post in 2018 in which he said, “Tupac is alive… he never left us.”
He said that while the post was purely marketing related to some of Tupac’s unreleased music, it went viral and fueled conspiracy theories that the rapper had somehow faked his own death and was still alive.
“I just don’t really talk about Tupac that much because I know I’ve said some things in the past that made people think, ‘Oh, he’s alive,’ and stuff like that,” Suge said.
“It was just unreleased music…I don’t want to say too much about the whole marketing rollout…the whole goal was to bring the West Coast back and give the people what they wanted.”
“So it was a back and forth with my dad and his plan. You know, I just play my role and then I pitch it. You know, he’s my dad, but he’s also like the big boss.”
“TUPAC WAS MY GODFATHER”
Suge said his father told him Tupac was actually his godfather and that he wanted to keep the rapper’s legacy alive.
“My dad told me he was my godfather, so I’m pretty sure they had a really solid connection…
“There are pictures of me with them, but I’m pretty sure they look like they’ve been stolen or are in some storage facility,” he said.
“Other than that, I don’t really know much. I just know that I want to keep the legacy positive and alive because I know they put in a lot of work.”
I don’t think there was an East Coast-West Coast beef. I think it was just two Americans making cool music that touched everyone around the world.
Suge J Knight
“My dad was one of the biggest CEOs on the West Coast and Tupac was one of the biggest artists to come from the East Coast to the West Coast and give us something great.”
“I don’t think there was any conflict between the East Coast and the West Coast. I think it was just two Americans making cool music that touched everyone around the world.”
Father-of-two Suge currently runs his own record label. OverKnight Entertainmentand works as a real estate agent in Beverly Hills.
His label has worked with artists as diverse as Guns N Roses and One Direction and is currently looking for new artists to invite to contact him Instagram.
Record label boss
“Although I’m known as a real estate agent in Beverly Hills, I work with the biggest merchandise companies in the music industry,” he said.
“I’m currently looking for new bands and artists for 2024. I’ve worked with bands like Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Ghost and One Direction.”
“OverKnight Entertainment is a record label with slash distribution.
“So right now we’re recruiting artists. We help if you want to distribute the music on digital streaming platforms. We help with development.
“And we’re also one of the ones that actually helps artists with their merchandise because that’s another outlet for artists.”
“So OverKnight Entertainment is just a place where people want to evolve, create their music, create their merchandise and then take it to the next level.”
Legacy from Death Row
He says although he strives to carve his own path in the industry, it has been difficult given the legacy of his father’s legendary Death Row record label.
“It’s something that comes with its own challenges,” Suge said.
“Of course I see my dad doing his thing on death row and stuff.
“But music has always been my background. When I went to Fisk University I started a label called Dorm Life and that became OverKnight Entertainment because you know Suge Knight is still on death row.”
“You know the legends of Death Row are still Death Row. Suge J Knight is OverKnight Entertainment and this is the new legacy that is coming.”
“I do my own thing.”