At its peak, Death Row Records racked in hundreds of millions of dollars a year on the backs of artists like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur. The SUV then speeds forward, driving over Sloan, then hitting and driving over another man, 55-year-old Terry Carter, who later died.
Suge Jacob Knight tells TMZ. despite his father striking a 28-year plea deal in his murder case Thursday, he's staying positive about the situation.
By entering his plea, Knight also will resolve two other pending criminal cases.
Knight's attorneys had argued he was fleeing armed attackers.
Though he had faced the possibility of life in prison, if convicted of murdering Carter, his plea deal calls for a 22-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter, plus another six years because this was a third-strike violation.
Mr Sloan has denied claims he was carrying a gun during the confrontation. Knight reportedly fled the scene of the incident before authorities arrived.More news: Hearing With Kavanaugh And Accuser Alleging Sexual Assault In Turmoil
That scuffle in September 1996 took place hours before Shakur was shot to death in a drive-by attack while riding in a vehicle with Knight after a Mike Tyson boxing match.
Death Row Records head Suge Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in court on Thursday. He will be formally sentenced on October 4th.
In 1997, rival rapper Biggie Smalls was shot and Knight was sued for wrongful death.
Knight, who was incarcerated at the time, was named by police a few years later as a suspect in the Wallace slaying but was never charged.
Suge Knight was facing life in prison if convicted for the murder, but after having some time to think about the mountain of legal troubles he found himself in, he chose to give up fighting.