Suge Knight Claims Eminem's 2Pac Album Was the Only One to Flop
During their discussion, Suge Knight highlighted the challenges surrounding artists trying to collaborate with Tupac Shakur posthumously. He specifically pointed out one project that didn't fare well, attributing its lack of success to Eminem, who oversaw the production.
A lot of people wanted to work with 'Pac, and some even did, there was only one 2Pac project that ever faced failure, and that's the one Eminem worked on for all releases. The rest were successful.
- Suge Knight
The album in question is "Loyal to the Game," a compilation of unreleased recordings by Tupac, entirely produced by Slim Shady.
Suge Knight and Eminem have a tumultuous history, as detailed by Tony Yayo during a Drink Champs interview last year. Yayo recounted an incident during 50 Cent's "In Da Club" video shoot, where Eminem, unflinchingly, stood up to Knight and his entourage of Mexican gangsters.
This is why I always respected Eminem, Suge came with some Mexican guys. We're from New York; you've never seen a guy with a tattoo on his forehead. It's like, fight these Mexican Blood guys or go back home to the crib. Might as well go all out and fight right here!
- Tony Yayo
Yayo continued, revealing Eminem's fearless attitude during the confrontation:
Eminem came outside, 100 percent. Eminem was like, 'I don't give a f***, man!' Remember, it's documented, Proof told Suge, 'Yo, you killed 2Pac!' in the middle of a party. Them Detroit guys are kinda crazy. Rest in peace to Proof.
- Tony Yayo
The dynamics between Suge Knight, Eminem, and their interactions in the rap industry provide a glimpse into the complex relationships within the hip-hop community. This revelation adds a new layer to the narrative, showcasing Eminem's resilience and fearlessness in the face of industry heavyweights.
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As the rap world continues to evolve, the legacies of artists like Tupac, Suge Knight, and Eminem remain intertwined in the intricate threads of hip-hop history.