The brilliance and blatant brutality by Marion “Suge” Knight at Death Row Records have become the stuff of legends, and now the woman who was with the label boss during its apex and rapid decline is ready to share her experiences with the man.
Knight’s former fiancée Stormey Ramdhan’s upcoming tell-all book, My Life With Knight, will cover the 20 years she spent with Suge as he built Death Row into one of the world’s most successful labels in the early and mid-1990s through Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur — and how Knight ultimately destroyed it all.
The memoir is being described as “the untold Death Row story as seen through the eyes of the woman behind the mogul” and “an inspiration journey that aims to help those overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their lives.”
Take a look at excerpts from My Life With Knight: The Woman Behind The Most Feared Man In Hip Hop and watch the behind-the-scenes video for the book’s promo shoot below:
It’s the summer of 1993; as a recent graduate of Crenshaw High School and at a point I was looking forward to leaving for North Carolina on scholarship, you could not have told me that my life would have changed before that even happened …
It’s just getting dark and he didn’t call yet. I’m in the front room of the house on Cadillac Boulevard watching TV with my little brother Alfey when the phone rings, it’s him! Suge wanted to know my address; I told him I’m off Cadillac and Robertson. It took him 10 to 15 minutes to get there. He pulled up in a new Black Mercedes SL 500 convertible with the top down, blasting music… Suge’s homeboy, Heron was in the passenger seat. So I thought, “That’s who went in my place,” but I couldn’t get mad; we had just met several hours earlier. To my surprise Suge was a total gentleman, I invited him in my house, my little brother Alfey greeted him at the door, while my mom Patty yells from the kitchen, “Who is at the door?” I reply “Mommy it’s my friend Suge.”