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In an interview with HipHopStan.com, former Death Row Records CEO Marion “Suge” Knight claims he’s “running the west.” Despite an absence from record-making, his several run-ins with the courts removing his stake in Death Row, he says he’s enjoying life, planning to be in some movies, and working on putting out new music.

In the interview, he lends some praise to a few up and coming artists: DXnext alums Glasses Malone, Nipsey Hussle and Warner Brothers artist Jay Rock, saying that he’s sure they’ll all do well and even commenting on veteran artists Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy, saying they’ve been putting out good music as of late.

Suge goes on to say that he’s got a few artists he’s working with that no one knows about yet, taking things “back to basics,” and that it’ll be a different side to the commercial hip-hop that’s since taken over from the early ’90s when west coast music was more prominent on the scene.

Suge started up another record label of his own called Blackball Records. He’s also currently searching for a network to pick up his reality show, Unfinished Business, which is mainly based on his days with Death Row and finding talent for his new record label.

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