Thursday, May 20, 2010
TMZ reports Suge Knight was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and bail is set at $65,000.00.
Why would this report catch my attention? I have never listened to rap music so how would I even know the name Suge Knight?
One night I was flipping the channels and came across this film Notorious as in Notorious B.I.G and I was riveted by this powerful film directed by George Tillman, Jr. with a terrific cast including new comer Jamal Woolard and "young Biggie" is played by Christopher Jordan Wallace, Biggie's real life son with singer, wife Faith Evans. You learn how Biggie connected with Lil Kim and influenced her career as well as made a staggering fortune with his street poetry telling it like it is although his Mom admits he was a big time embellisher at times but his words hit a chord with the people.
I knew nothing of the rap world and once I watched this film, I started to watch documentaries including the one on Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls by famous documentarian Nick Broomfield who has made films on Heidi Fleiss, Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer and many other films.
After watching his film on Tupac and Biggie it seemed one major theory as to why and how these rappers were murdered was Suge Knight was responsible. The theory is Suge Knight knew that Tupac was going to leave his record label and by killing Tupac he would be able to hold on to the massive fortune Tupac was generating for him. Tupac and Suge used to watch The Godfather over and over and there is a scene where Tupac recites lines from the film. The movie suggests Suge lived and continues to live his life like the film. A girlfriend was set to testify against Suge in a separate case and she simply disappeared.
How does all this tie in to the murder of B.I.G? The theory is that Suge Knight masterminded blowing him away and creating this East Coast West Coast rivalry which really did not exist until it was created with a nefarious motive to take them both out and for B.I.G to be wrongly accused of having Tupac killed. Knight has his supporters that deny this.
This time it appears there is enough evidence to send Suge Knight back to jail where you see him in Broomfield's documentary. Nick Broomfield is so tenacious and ballsy he won't take no for an answer and convinces the warden and Knight to allow him to interview Knight. Broomfield shows us Knight's website at the end of the film which seems like a very thinly veiled death threat against Snoop Dogg. To date the police have never caught the murderers of Tupac and B.I.G but if you watch Nick Broomfield's documentary than you might conclude the man that called the shots was arrested today and needs to pay $65,000 bail to get out of jail for packing heat and being threatening....
Posted by Suzannah B. Troy at 7:54 PM