Suge Knight, 53, signs away his life rights to Ray J, putting the rapper in charge of telling the music mogul's story on screen while he serves a 28-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter

  • Marion 'Suge' Knight put longtime friend Ray J in charge of making business decisions on his behalf by signing over his life rights
  • The move will allow Knight to make money while he serves time behind bars 
  • Ray J will be in charge of choosing any movies, TV programs, books or other projects about the Death Row Records founder  
  • Insiders say a biopic about Knight and Death Row Records is already in the works
  • There is also a possibility that Ray J will relaunch the label shuttered in 2009
  • Knight is serving 28 years for killing one man and injuring another when he hit them with his truck on the set of 'Straight Outta Compton' in Los Angeles in 2015
  • He could be released in a little over 10 years due to prison overcrowding

Marion 'Suge' Knight has signed away his life rights to Ray J so he can continue to make money while he serves time in prison for voluntary manslaughter. 

The Death Row Records co-founder, 53, is entrusting his longtime rapper pal to make business decisions on his behalf, particularly regarding how his story is told. 

Ray J will reportedly be in charge of choosing any movies, TV programs, books or other projects about Knight, per TMZ, allowing him to continue earning money for himself and his family from behind bars.  

Marion 'Suge' Knight signed away his life rights to rapper pal Ray J so he can continue to make money while serving a 28-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter. Knight is pictured at his sentencing in October 2018
Ray J is pictured in September

Marion 'Suge' Knight (left) signed away his life rights to rapper pal Ray J (right) so he can continue to make money while serving a 28-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter

Insiders said a documentary about Knight and Death Row Records is already in the works, as well as a biopic about one of the labels biggest names, Tupac Shakur. 

There is also a chance of Death Row Records opening its doors again, 10 years after it was shuttered in 2009.  

The relaunch is a long shot given that it would require a lot of capital from outside investors, but Knight has asked Ray J to look into the possibility.     

Ray J is adding the new responsibilities to an already crowded slate. In August he signed a $1million per year deal to become the chief strategic media officer for MarijuanaStock.org.

His role at the cannabis crowdfunding company revolves around getting people to invest in the weed business. 

Ray J will reportedly be in charge of choosing any movies, TV programs, books or other projects featuring Knight or his likeness

Ray J will reportedly be in charge of choosing any movies, TV programs, books or other projects featuring Knight or his likeness

Knight (pictured in 2002) was a key player in the gangster rap scene that flourished in the 1990s, and his label once listed Dr Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg among its artists. He lost control of the company after it was forced into bankruptcy

Knight (pictured in 2002) was a key player in the gangster rap scene that flourished in the 1990s, and his label once listed Dr Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg among its artists. He lost control of the company after it was forced into bankruptcy

Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison last fall for killing Terry Carter and injuring Cle 'Bone' Sloan when he hit them with his truck on the set of the movie 'Straight Outta Compton' in Los Angeles in 2015.

He pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter, a downgraded charge from previous murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges that could have landed him in jail for life. 

Knight could be released in a little over 10 years due to prison overcrowding issues and credit for time served. 

The 53-year-old was a key player in the gangster rap scene that flourished in the 1990s, and his label once listed Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg among its artists. 

He lost control of the company after it was forced into bankruptcy.

Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison last fall for killing one man and injuring another when he hit them with his truck on the set of 'Straight Outta Compton' in Los Angeles in 2015

Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison last fall for killing one man and injuring another when he hit them with his truck on the set of 'Straight Outta Compton' in Los Angeles in 2015

Suge Knight signs away his life rights to Ray J while he serves time for involuntary manslaughter

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