Hip-Hop mogul MARION ‘SUGE’ KNIGHT has secured a deal with RIVERHEAD BOOKS for his potentially explosive autobiography.
As previously reported on NME.COM, the book will be one of the most anticipated in music. As well as chronicling Knight’s rise from the streets of Compton to head of the most notorious label in Hip-Hop, Death Row, it will contain details of his recent four-year stretch in prison for parole violation.
Most interestingly, it promises to detail his relationships with Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre and [/a] – and possibly reveal new details about the east/west coast feud which raged within the rap community in the lead-up to [a]’s murder.
Now, the Reuters news service report that Riverhead have secured world rights to the book, due next year.
Riverhead VP and co-editorial director Julie Grau said the book should be considered “a classic American rags-to-riches saga that also illuminates the most significant revolution in popular music of the past several decades. He is a singular combination of showman, businessman and gangster, and a natural-born storyteller.”
‘There’ve been a lot of allegations about Death Row and me and I felt I owe it to the public and the fans to hear the truth,’ Knight said.