Suge Knight: The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Death Row Records : the Story of Marion "Suge" Knight, a Hard Hitting Study of One Man, One Company that Changed the Course of American Music Forever

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Colossus Books, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 206 pages
"Suge Knight - The Rise, Fall & Rise of Death Row Records - The Story of Marion "Suge" Knight - A Hard-Hitting Study of One Man, One Company that Changed the Course of American Music Forever" is the most controversial and up-to-date account of Hip Hop in the decade. The Suge Knight and Death Row Story is based upon a lifestyle that set the tone for GANGSTA rap in the 90's, which significantly changed the course of American music history. Author Jake Brown has woven a tale of intense drama that paved the way for some of the world's biggest stars, including: Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. The Suge Knight and Death Row Story details the visionary entrepreneur's life story, encompassing his meteoric rise to the top of the charts after partnering with Dre to found Death Row Records. It tells you where Suge intends to take Hip Hop in the new millennium and features insightful interviews with business associates, family members and artists who speak candidly about his life. Chapters include: Guilty til Proven Innocent, Sugar Bear, The Death Row Family, The Sound and the Fury, Have Gun Unravels, All in the Family, Serenity Prayer and I'm Coming Home!

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About the author (2002)

Nashville-based music biographer Jake Brown has twelve published books to his credit, including the titles: 'Dr. Dre: In the Studio', 'Suge Knight: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Death Row Records', '50 Cent: No Holds Barred', 'Biggie Smalls: Ready to Die', 'Tupac: In the Studio' (Authorized by the Estate)', as well as titles on Kanye West, R. Kelly, Jay Z, all on Amber Communications Group, Inc. imprint - Colossus Books, and non-hip hop titles including 'Motley Crue: In the Studio', Guns N' Roses founder and main songwriter Izzy Stradlin, Motley Crue songwriter and founder Nikki Sixx, and forthcoming 'In the Studio' titles on legendary rock/rap producer Rick Rubin, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, former Motley Crue frontman John Corabi (Authorized), and legendary female rock band Heart (AUTHORIZED with Ann and Nancy Wilson contributing exclusive interviews.)  Brown's books have been licensed by publishers including DoubleDay and Transworld (Japan), and his works have received media coverage in such mainstream outlets as Vibe Magazine, MTV, The Source, Jet Magazine, Ebony Magazine,, and others.  Finally, Brown is author of the 'Behind the Boards' rock producers anthology series.  Brown is also owner of the hard rock label Versailles Records, distributed nationally by Big Daddy Music Distribution.   

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