A new look at Knight's 'Business'
EmptyDeath Row Records founder Suge Knight has filmed an "Apprentice"-like show titled "Unfinished Business," in which participants compete for jobs at a new record label he is building called Black Ball Records.
Knight hasn't found a distributor for the reality show yet, according to published reports. The trailer is swirling around the Internet and features competitors searching for new talent, receiving beatings in Black Ball's headquarters and Knight discussing who shot rapper Tupac Shakur.
In 2006, Knight filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and the Los Angeles bankruptcy courts are sorting through Death Row Records' rights.
Last year, former Death Row producer and artist Dr. Dre filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles bankruptcy court against defunct label Death Row Records over who owns the rights to the 1992 album "The Chronic." Dr. Dre also wanted the court to issue a permanent injunction that would bar the defendants from offering the copyrights for sale without his written consent. "If not enjoined, the trustee will proceed to accept a bid, and seek bankruptcy court approval to sell the copyrights accordingly," the lawsuit stated.
Hillary Crosley is a correspondent for Billboard. Billboard's Susan Butler contributed to this report.