Master P Speaks on Snoop Dogg’s Death Row Acquisition & Explains Why He Still Prays for Suge Knight
Once upon a time, Snoop Dogg was signed to No Limit Records, Master P's self-made Hip Hop empire. On Sunday's (March 20) episode of TV One's UNCENSORED series, Master P discussed his relationship with Snoop and his move from Death Row Records to No Limit Records in 1998.
It's a move Snoop will never regret. As Master P told The Breakfast Club in 2020.
Also back in 2020 during an interview with Charlamagne tha God Snoop said "Master P saved my life. I was gonna put an album out called Fuck Death Row and Mack 10 was gonna give me a million dollars to put it out.” However, Master P talked Snoop out of it, and the project was scrapped.
In a recent interview with HipHopDX, Master P discussed Snoop Dogg's acquisition of Death Row Records and praised the legendary West Coast rapper for his success.
“I’m proud Snoop is in a place to be able to acquire a company where he started from that he had so much adversity with,” he says. “That just goes to show you it’s all about raising bosses. My thing is, I feel like No Limit is a university and Snoop is the highest student that come through that. That’s why I got these to you show y’all this.”
Master P fumbles around in his office looking for his latest Rap Snacks venture, a package dedicated to Snoop. Once he finds the package, he then continues, “He’s a graduate of No Limit university. He’s a hallowed historian. We got the Rap Snacks. It’s all about product. I keep telling y’all, product outweighs talent. The Snoop Dogg bag is incredible. This the Snoop Dogg, the OG cheddar and cheese [laughs].”
They have both become incredibly successful over the years, accumulating plenty of wealth along the way. Now, they can do anything they want, including Crip walking at the Super Bowl LVI Pepsi Halftime show.
“That’s what it’s about where we could work together, do our own thing,” Master P continues. “It’s enough out there for all of us. I just respect Snoop for not just being a incredible artist and being able to acquire Death Row Records, but I love what he do, giving back in the community to be able to create that football league. That’s why I give him his flowers. We going to celebrate him now. We should be able to celebrate each other. That’s what Hip Hop should be. It’s about love. We got to get rid of this hate.”
On the UNCENSORED episode, Master P discusses the differences between himself and Suge Knight, explaining he ran his business with love, peace, and the intention to uplift each other while Knight ruled with fear. Despite Knight's current incarceration and all the controversy surrounding his legacy, Master P continues to wish him the best.
“I still pray for Suge,” he says. “He opened up a lot of doors for a lot of people and I just pray that God change his heart and let him know that he can help people even with being incarcerated, he can help more people. I just hope he find God in there, if he don’t already have, so we can get on another page.”
Suge Knight was arrested in 2015 for the fatal hit-and-run of Terry Carter near the Straight Outta Compton set. After firing and hiring multiple attorneys, Knight ultimately went to trial in 2018, pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter.
He was sentenced to 28 years in prison, 22 years for running over the victim and six years for his third strike under California's three-strike law. He is currently incarcerated at RJ Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, and is not eligible for parole until October 2034.