Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 4:16 am
Suge Knight is the co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records. The record label rose to dominate the rap charts after Dr. Dre’s breakthrough album The Chronic in 1992. After several years of chart successes for artists including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound, Death Row Records stagnated after Knight’s incarceration on parole violation charges in September 1996, this was later followed by a string of convictions and court cases. He was once on top of the game and a force to be reckoned with but now it seems like he cant catch a break, now the government is confirming that the former head of Death Row Records owes over $6 million in back taxes.
As previously reported a disgruntled owner of a storage facility sold personal articles of Suge’s including a picture of Suge and Tupac for $100 to pay down an unpaid bill.
Before that one of the mothers of Suge’s children took him to court for backed child support while Death Row memorabilia ( including the Death Row Records electric chair which sold for $2500) and even some of his underwear was sold at auction in 2009 to pay for the record company’s extravagant bankruptcy bill.
Now however, tax collectors are the latest to come forward to collect what’s past due.
Court documents obtained by TMZ show that a lien filed against him in 2003, was filed again this January.
The government is asking for $ $6,578,696.31 in back taxes.
No word on whether Suge will be able to pay that bill, considering that he allegedly makes only a little over $1,000 a month