MUSIC: FROM THE DRIVER'S SIDE

GANGSTA-RAP MOGUL SUGE KNIGHT FINALLY BREAKS HIS SILENCE ON TUPAC SHAKUR'S UNSOLVED MURDER

Love is not a word most people use when they talk about Marion ("Suge") Knight. They talk about money--Knight is the head of Death Row Records, a hip-hop record label that generated $100 million in revenue last year. They talk about violence--Knight, a 6-ft. 4-in., 315-lb. former pro-football player, is an intimidating figure to some--and Death Row, whose roster of artists includes Snoop Doggy Dogg, is a driving force in the controversial genre of gangsta rap. Knight was behind the wheel of the BMW in which Tupac Shakur, a rapper on his label, was riding when he was fatally shot on...

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