Is Suge Knight The American Dream Or American Nightmare? Documentary About The Hip-Hop Mogul To Be Released

by Brianna Williams

December 6, 2018

Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage

In the past few years, we’ve seen the rise of hip-hop biopics and documentaries like, “Straight Outta Compton,” “All Eyez On Me,” and Rapture, but it’s finally time to take a look inside the life of hip-hop’s most notorious mogul, Suge KnightAmerican Dream/American Knightmare, a film about the legendary music executive and based on his 2003 autobiography, will soon be available on TV screens.

The Antoine Fuqua-directed documentary will feature never-before-seen interviews of Suge during Death Row’s infamous run throughout the mid-’90s. Archival footage of Tupac, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will be seen throughout the film as well.

Fuqua made sure that he did the former CEO of Death Row Record’s story right: “In this documentary – which took years of research, production and labor to complete – Suge Knight discusses for the first time his complex life in detail. The audience will learn how he built and lost Death Row Records and his views about the rap music scene. Suge also gives a first-person account and new details about the Las Vegas shooting that took the life of Tupac Shakur and also seriously injured him. This documentary will give viewers more access to Suge’s story than ever before. This is a cautionary tale of one man’s choices and the consequences of his decisions.”

HOLLYWOOD – APRIL 29: Music producer Suge Knight arrives at the NFL Draft Inauguration Party hosted by Desean Jackson and Fred Davis at Sugar nightclub on April 29, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

And speaking of consequences, in September, Knight pleaded no contest to manslaughter for the 2015 death of Terry Carter. He was sentenced to 28 years in prison.

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