On October 21st, it was reported that Suge Knight, the former Death Row Records founder, signed over his life rights to the singer and reality television star, Ray J. This means that Ray J would have control over all decisions pertaining to Knight’s television deals, movies, music endeavors, and royalties.
Knight has been known for his mile-long history with law enforcement and is currently serving a 28-year sentence for a prior hit-and-run incident that occurred in January of 2015. Although initial reports and even some members of Ray J’s team stated that complete life rights had been secured, Knight spoke out against this.
“Yeah, I just heard about the article being released regarding that Ray J has all my rights television, movies, books, you know all that type of stuff, he said. He don’t. Ray J is not just a friend of mine, that’s little brother, that’s family. And I respect Ray J and his business dealings, that’s why I choose him as one of the guys to deal with the music side of the future for as Death Row Records, anything to do Death Row and it’s great to have him cause he will be putting out this incredible album and I heard it before.”
Knight is hoping that Ray J can help to bring Death Row back to life. Ray J has been immersed in the music industry from a young age and rightfully so. He is the brother of the infamous singer, Brandy and also cousin to Snoop Dogg, who was signed to Death Row Records in his early career. It is not too far fetched for Knight and Ray J to have entered into business dealings together in whatever shape or form.
Although he has not been as active in the music industry, Ray J has continuously made smart business moves over the years. He is a main cast member on the hit show Love and Hip Hop Hollywood has over $10 Million in sales for his headphone line, Raycon, and has recently made $1 million in the booming cannabis industry.
Regardless of what the exact plans are regarding Ray J and Knight’s life rights, the singer is sure to make as big of an impact as we could ever imagine.