Death Row Chronicles — a new documentary airing on BET — is a visual history detailing the infamous record labelís run in the 90s. But, it appears the series will present a positive spin on Suge Knight’s questionable actions over the many decades heís been bossed up in the music industry.
In a six-part, three night event, the documentary steers away from the usual big bad bully the industry narrative. Instead, it paints Knight as the peopleís champion and the protector, always looking out for the little guy.
In Tuesday’s (February 20) premiere the mini-series, viewers will learn about Knight’s solid family beginnings as well as his thirst for being a part Los Angelesí gang culture. Hip Hop buffs will also get some insight on the two albums that helped put Death Row on the map, Dr. Dreís The Chronic or Snoop Doggís Doggystyle.
The story is told through a montage interviews and commentary from journalists and various people who were around when Death Row was at its height. Reenactments legendary Death Row stories are told as the commentators debunk various myths surrounding Knight, including Vanilla Iceís story how Knight shook him down over publishing for ďIce Ice Baby.Ē
Knight, Kurupt, Michelíle and Danny Boy are just a few figures featured in the documentary giving their take what happened back then as well as never-before-seen archival footage.
Death Row Chronicles airs tonight on BET at 10 p.m. Eastern. Check out a preview below.