According to reports,
former Death Row Records mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was evicted from
his luxury condominium on Wilshire Boulevard on Friday (Mar. 23). Witnesses
said that police cars and a detective came to enforce the eviction and that all
of the mogul’s possessions were were loaded on to a truck in front of the building.
eviction is the latest in the saga surrounding Knight and his pioneering record
label, Death Row Records, which was co-founded with super producer Dr. Dre. Last
week, Rap-A-Lot Records filed a $300,000 lawsuit against Death Row Records in
an attempt to collect money invested into the Death Row/Rap-A-Lot Records 2Face
album, that consisted of posthumous vocals by Tupac, alongside new lyrics by Scarface.The
2face album also caused a minor controversy, when lawyers for Michael "Harry-O"
Harris claimed the album was proof of a secret long term business relationship
between Knight and Rap-A-Lot founder, James "J Prince" Smith. Knight
filed for bankruptcy in Apr. 2006, in an attempt to avoid paying a $107 million
default judgment against Death Row Records to Michael and Lydia Harris. Harris
claims he invested $1.5 million to help start Death Row Records in 1991, with
Knight’s attorney, David Kenner. He claims he was cheated out of the profits.
also claimed to be a 50 % owner in Rap-A-Lot, but the allegations were dismissed
Harris, who is serving 28-years in San Quentin for attempted-murder and drug dealing,
was married to Lydia Harris. The
Harris’ later filed for divorce and Mr. Harris later filed a lawsuit against his
former wife, claiming that he was entitled to half of the judgment against Death
Row Records. Death
Row Records was placed into the hands of a court-appointed bankruptcy-trustee
in July 2006, after a judge ruled that the label was mismanaged due to accounting
testified that he hadn’t reviewed the financial statements of Death Row Records
in over a decade. Knight’s
assets have also been frozen since Aug. 2005.