This is a short yet interesting listen/watch. Arsenio Hall brought Suge Knight onto his show last night, and Suge Knight spoke on the deal that D.O.C. got put into and that led him to talking about modern day contracts and stating that The Game & Kendrick Lamar have ‘two of the worst contracts’ in the industry. Watch the interview above.
The deals are still messed up,” Suge said. “I think it’s unfair if you really look at it, if you look at Interscope, the two guys from Compton—Game, Kendrick Lamar—got two of the worst deals in the industry. And when you look at it, it’s not so much the production company fault, but what people don’t realize is that if you’re on Universal, it’s the ship. Then Interscope get they cut, then Aftermath get they cut, then G-Unit get they cut. Then the guy who really has Game signed, it was another production company, then it came to Game. The reality is there’s more slavery now than ever.” While Hall checked Knight’s statement—and later quipped “12 Years A Rapper”—the record exec touted some industry deals as “worse.” “When you were a slave you knew it was bad,” he said. “When you was a slave, you was like ‘shit, it’s bad.’ But it’s worse when somebody make you be a celebrity and put you on a status and you thanking a person for, like, stabbing you in the back.