Death Row CEO Suge Knight will release a star
studded compilation album that will benefit families of U.S military members
fighting the war against Iraq.
Knight, who is presently incarcerated, said he
would spend the next few months pulling various artists together, with hopes
of having the untitled album is stores by the Christmas.
"I'm not taking any kind of political stance
on the war," Knight said in a press release. "However, with so many
soldiers now in Iraq for more than a year, I'm concerned about the families
they've left behind. So many of them are suffering, not only emotionally but
Knight said that the proceeds would be sent directly
to the armed services' families and said he hoped that fact would prevent eager
fans from downloading the album illegally.
"This new compilation should significantly
help, since all earnings will go directly to these struggling wives and children.
Knowing this fact, fans will hopefully also avoid illegally downloading or copying
the disc, since those actions would essentially be stealing from the poor families
that would benefit from the proceeds."
Knight will be released from prison at the end
of this month sources revealed to AllHipHop.com.