Suge Knight reportedly to Tell Life Story In TV series Inspired by 50 Cent’s BMF
The incarcerated Death Row Records founder turning “his life drama” into series.
Former Death Row Records CEO aims for Biopic TV Series “LIKE BMF” about his life story
Suge Knight reportedly planning biopic TV series.
According to TMZ, the former Death Row CEO and his brother, Brian Brown, are collaborating on a series chronicling Knight’s journey to superstardom and eventual tragedy.
It's being reported, Suge Knight’s soon to come TV series will be similar to 50 Cent’s BMF series, with plot points about Suge’s early life before he began to terrorize the Hip Hop industry.
The former record label executive is currently in prison for taking Terry Carter’s life in 2015, Suge was sentenced to 28 years in prison in 2018 for the hit-and-run. Carter’s death occurred during the filming of the blockbuster N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton. At that time, Knight copped to one count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted that he used his truck as a deadly weapon on that fateful day — a special allegation for the now-closed case.
In addition to Suge Knight’s upcoming TV series, the two brothers reportedly has been taking their time in handpicking the actors, especially when it comes to the role of Tupac Shakur and other key figures from ‘Death Row Records.’
TV series will begin shooting this summer, according to the outlet.
Death Row was founded in 1991 by Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, The D.O.C., and Dick Griffey. Upon acquiring it from MNRK Music Group in February 2022, Snoop said, “I am thrilled and appreciative of the opportunity to acquire the iconic and culturally significant Death Row Records brand, which has immense untapped future value. It feels good to have ownership of the label I was part of at the beginning of my career and as one of the founding members. This is an extremely meaningful moment for me.
Now-streamable Death Row joints include Dr. Dre’s The Chronic (1992), Snoop’s Doggystyle (’93), The Doggfather (’96), and Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (98), 2Pac’s 2Pacalypse Now (’91) and All Eyez on Me (’96), Lady of Rage’s Necessary Roughness (’97), Kurupt’s Against the Grain (2005), and compilations including Death Row Greatest Hits (’96).