Rap mogul Suge Knight named in gang crackdown

He claims it's a 'publicity stunt'

Rap entrepreneur Marion “Suge” Knight has been named as a gang member by Los Angeles police in an ongoing crackdown to reduce gang violence.

Knight, who is co-founder of Death Row Records, was listed by police as a member of the Mob Piru street gang in Compton, a notoriously crime-ridden suburb of Los Angeles.

The City has banned Knight and members of the gang from congregating in Compton after 10:00 pm.


“This is crazy,” Knight told the Los Angeles Times, adding that he believed it was a publicity stunt.

“I’m a 42-year-old businessman, not a gang member. I don’t even live in Compton anymore. This injunction lists people who are already in jail — and at least one guy who is long dead.”

Knight is also known for driving rap star Tupac Shakur when he was murdered in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting in 1996.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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