13 episodes

Collect Call With Suge Knight features raw and unfiltered conversations between the incarcerated legendary founder of Death Row Records and some of hip-hop culture’s most influential figures--past, present and future. Created and curated by hip-hop media icon Dave Mays, Collect Call showcases a side of Suge Knight that most have never seen. Suge’s honesty, vulnerability and current state of mind will all be heard in this groundbreaking podcast series, along with the wisdom and charisma that made him one of Hip-hop’s most powerful and influential business executives of all time. Collect Call will take its audience on a fascinating journey that will reveal the truth, tell incredible never-before-heard stories, and seek to inspire, educate and empower the new generation of hip-hop fans worldwide. 

Collect Call With Suge Knight Breakbeat Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 365 Ratings

Collect Call With Suge Knight features raw and unfiltered conversations between the incarcerated legendary founder of Death Row Records and some of hip-hop culture’s most influential figures--past, present and future. Created and curated by hip-hop media icon Dave Mays, Collect Call showcases a side of Suge Knight that most have never seen. Suge’s honesty, vulnerability and current state of mind will all be heard in this groundbreaking podcast series, along with the wisdom and charisma that made him one of Hip-hop’s most powerful and influential business executives of all time. Collect Call will take its audience on a fascinating journey that will reveal the truth, tell incredible never-before-heard stories, and seek to inspire, educate and empower the new generation of hip-hop fans worldwide. 

    Episode 12 - Salute The Women

    Episode 12 - Salute The Women

    Suge starts off talking about why he likes Taylor Swift, and moves on to talk about some of the many women in music who have impacted his life at various stages and why he respects each of them. Artists ranging from Freda Payne and Teena Marie, to Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, Whitney Houston and others are all discussed. Suge switches gears in the last segment of the episode, addressing the current state of beefing taking place among women in hip-hop music, and calls out the way some podcast platforms are being misused and are helping to create and inflame real-life conflicts. 

    1:32 Suge talks about why he likes Taylor Swift and give his take on the way she’s impacted the NFL
    3:52 Suge was disappointed after watching the recent Grammys award show and tells us why
    8:52 Suge addresses his use of the word “bitch”
    9:30 Suge talks about the woman who made him fall in love with music
    11:25 Suge has fond memories of times spent with Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes
    13:57 Suge tells a wild story about why Whitney Houston had to show up to meet some people with $450,000 cash 
    21:22 Suge talks about how having too much security is not living life
    24:00 Suge talks about his motivation to go to college and the camaraderie he had with his football teammates
    28:45 Suge warns today’s top female rappers about all the beefing going on amongst them, and encourages them to focus on empowering each other
    32:43 Suge talks about the FBI’s connections with the music industry and the new-age hip-hop police methods

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    Executive Producers: Dave Mays (@therealdavemays) & Brett Jeffries (@igobybrettj)
    Executive Producer: Toi-Lin Kelly
    Editor & Producer: Trae Quaintance for Black Wolf Agency
    Producer: Christopher Samuel (@Christylezz)
    Audio: Tsun4miBeats
    Sound effects: Envato Elements
    IG: @BreakbeatMedia @OfficialSugeKnight @TheRealDaveMays
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    • 37 min
    Episode 11 - The Fight

    Episode 11 - The Fight

    Suge discusses the history of the grooming of Black talent in the music industry. Starting with Michael Jackson and Berry Gordy, Suge traces a line that includes Russell Simmons, Andre Harrell, Puffy,  Usher and others. Suge shares his views on how so many Black entertainers feel that they have to change their looks, change the way they talk and are made to feel uncomfortable in their own skin. Suge shifts gears and directly addresses Snoop Dogg about his involvement with the “new” Death Row Records.
    2:40 Why people used to call the music business “devil’s music”
    3:00 Suge talks about knowing Michael Jackson and how his father tried to protect his kids from the underbelly of the music business
    4:30 Berry Gordy’s secret life and his relationship with Michael Jackson
    6:20 Suge talks about the relationship between Russell Simmons, Andre Harrell and Puffy
    9:06 Suge talks about Dr. Dre working with the kids’ group Immature and the problem that developed with their manager/producer Chris Stokes
    11:49 Suge talks about the double standards of how USC has treated OJ Simpson and Reggie Bush as opposed to others like Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine
    15:58 Suge and Dave discuss how Hip-Hop was always about being true to yourself and how things have changed over the years
    20:06 Suge talks about the ownership of Death Row Records and sends a direct message to Snoop Dogg

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    Executive Producers: Dave Mays (@therealdavemays) & Brett Jeffries (@igobybrettj)
    Executive Producer: Toi-Lin Kelly
    Editor & Producer: Trae Quaintance for Black Wolf Agency
    Producer: Christopher Samuel (@Christylezz)
    Audio: Tsun4miBeats
    Sound effects: Envato Elements
    IG: @BreakbeatMedia @OfficialSugeKnight @TheRealDaveMays
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    • 25 min
    Episode 10: No Gray Area

    Episode 10: No Gray Area

    Suge continues to share his insight on the state of the current entertainment business and the way it treats Black talent. He discusses his belief in God and his determination to use his platform to do things that can help his people. He talks about true friendship and how dangerous so-called friends can be.
    2:09 Suge shares his feelings about Taraji P. Henson, Nicole Kidman and Oprah Winfrey
    5:32 Suge addresses the hiring of British actors to play Black American roles in films and TV shows
    8:38 Suge relates the advice his grandmother gave him about preachers when he was a boy, and sends an invitation to TD Jakes to take his Collect Call 
    10:10 Suge talks about his childhood and some of the things his mother did to try to help others in their neighborhood. He describes a lesson he learned from his father and extends an offer to help someone from his old neighborhood get some therapy.
    16:04 Suge talks about what makes someone a true friend and talks about how real his friendship has always been with boxing champion Mike Tyson 
    19:01 Suge mentions that he was told about the recent interview that Michael Harris did with TMZ and that he’s heard that Interscope may be doing a deal with Snoop and Michael Harris
    23:10 Suge shows a photo of the security walkie talkie that Warren G referred to in his recent Drink Champs interview. This walkie talkie has been at the center of some of the theories surrounding how Tupac was killed.

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    Executive Producers: Dave Mays (@therealdavemays) & Brett Jeffries (@igobybrettj)
    Executive Producer: Toi-Lin Kelly
    Editor & Producer: Trae Quaintance for Black Wolf Agency
    Producer: Christopher Samuel (@Christylezz)
    Audio: Tsun4miBeats
    Sound effects: Envato Elements
    IG: @BreakbeatMedia @OfficialSugeKnight @TheRealDaveMays
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    • 29 min
    Episode 9 - 1st Guest Call w/Katt Williams (part 1)

    Episode 9 - 1st Guest Call w/Katt Williams (part 1)

    Suge gets his first collect call from none other than Katt Williams. Katt and Suge are family and they catch up to discuss the impact of Katt’s monumental interview with Shannon Sharpe. They talk about next steps to creating change. Katt is in the studio working on his album and plays Suge an exclusive preview of Katt’s response to Ludacris.
    1:46 Suge talks about a conversation he had with his son Legend about Katt’s interview on the Shannon Sharpe podcast
    3:32 Suge recalls an early encounter with Katt where he learned just how much love and respect Katt had for Tupac. Suge talks about how many of the people who were close to Pac never displayed the kind of loyalty after he died that he saw in Katt that day.
    6:55 Katt says he felt he was Pac and Pac was him, and he thought the way Pac died didn’t make sense. Katt talks about the unbreakable bond that he and Suge have. 
    11:08 Suge says Pac and Katt are the two baddest mf’s in the world and asks Katt if he’s heard people calling him “Katt Pac.” Katt explains how he feels about this and then brings up Jada Pinkett and Will Smith.
    12:54 Suge talks about what needs to be done now that Katt has opened up people’s eyes. Katt says he is building a 200-acre movie studio. Suge talks about some tv series he wants to create with Katt. 
    14:38 Suge asks Katt about his new album. Katt reveals that he has a song with Cardi B on his album. Suge calls Cardi the female version of Tupac. 
    18:05 Suge plans to get his freedom soon and tells Katt he needs to get off the phone and go work out. 
    18:43 Suge calls back while Katt is in the studio working on a Ludacris response record. Katt plays the song over the phone and Suge calls it “Hit Em Up Part 2.” 
    25:23 Suge calls out to TD Jakes, Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump to take his Collect Call.
    26:22 Suge mentions that he heard about Yo Gotti’s brother being killed and speaks on how the major record labels make money from the violence surrounding the hip-hop industry while they don’t have to deal with the devastating real-life consequences.

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    Executive Producers: Dave Mays (@therealdavemays) & Brett Jeffries (@igobybrettj)
    Executive Producer: Toi-Lin Kelly
    Editor & Producer: Trae Quaintance for Black Wolf Agency
    Producer: Christopher Samuel (@Christylezz)
    Audio: Tsun4miBeats
    Sound effects: Envato Elements
    IG: @BreakbeatMedia @OfficialSugeKnight @TheRealDaveMays
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    • 30 min
    Episode 8 - Loyal vs. Stupid

    Episode 8 - Loyal vs. Stupid

    In episode 8 of Collect Call, Suge reflects on how his instinct to be loyal led to him making decisions that he now understands were stupid. He covers situations with Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and others where he let his loyalty dictate his actions. Suge talks about how he never fit in with the music industry and some of the secret things that go on behind the scenes, sharing a new perspective on the recent allegations surrounding Sean “Puffy” Combs. He explains why Tupac performed “California Love” without Dr. Dre on Saturday Night Live on February 17, 1996, due to a shocking revelation made by Dr. Dre to Suge and Tupac just a few days prior. Suge and Dave talk about how someone has hacked Suge’s Twitter and Facebook accounts and has been illegally posting a lot of false and inflammatory content. 
    3:50 Dr. Dre gets punched in his face at the Vibe Awards show in 2004 and Suge gets blamed 
    5:29 Suge gets shot at the Shore Club in Miami at a Kanye West party in 2005 and describes his dealings with Kanye at a deposition for a lawsuit related to the incident
    10:12 In the mid-1990’s, Johnnie Cochran introduces Suge to Robert Kardashian because of problems they were having with Kim Kardashian’s first husband, Damon Thomas, who was also doing production work for Suge. Suge reveals that he made a promise to Kim’s dad to always look out for his kids, so years later, when people wanted to push up on Kanye, he didn’t allow it to happen because of his loyalty to Kim Kardashian’s father.
    12:31 Suge is shot 7 times at One Oak club in Hollywood in 2014 during a Chris Brown party, after Katt Williams had asked Suge to meet him there
    14:08 Suge tells a story of hanging with Leonardo DiCaprio at One Oak at a different time in the past
    14:53 Suge shows up at base camp for production of the movie Straight Outta Compton and police officers there tell him that Dr. Dre had something to do with him being shot at One Oak
    16:00 Suge talks about case of John Creech who got convicted in 2017 in California of manslaughter for the death of Gavin Smith and how he got so much less time than Suge did, citing racial bias
    17:41 Suge recalls how good he felt back in 1989/1990/1991 when he first got in the music business because he was changing rules of the music business that had been the same since the 1960’s
    18:05 Suge talks about the lavish Christmas gifts he got for Jimmy Iovine and his former wife Vicki that were never reciprocated
    21:48 Suge says he was never accepted by the people in the music industry he wasn’t going to be a house n****. He talks about secret things that go in the entertainment industry, and why men don’t consider themselves to be gay
    23:11 Suge talks about how Puffy’s mother ran a whore house when he was young and how that might have affected him
    24:12 Suge discusses how they worked out their differences with meetings in the red room and reveals how during one meeting Dr. Dre admitted to being bisexual
    29:00 Suge talks about how his Twitter and Facebook have been hacked and how his son Legend runs his official Instagram page

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    This episode is sponsored by Rocket Money. Stop paying for all those unwanted monthly subscription charges, go to https://Rocketmoney.com/Suge for details. 

    This episode is sponsored by Microdose. Go to https://microdose.com and use code: collectcall to get free shipping and 30% off your first order.

    Executive Producers: Dave Mays (@therealdavemays) & Brett Jeffries (@igobybrettj)
    Executive Producer: Toi-Lin Kelly
    Editor & Producer: Trae Quaintance for Black Wolf Agency
    Producer: Christopher Samuel (@Christylezz)
    Audio: Tsun4miBeats
    Sound effects: Envato Elements
    IG: @BreakbeatMe

    • 33 min
    Episode 7 - Jealousy Is Worse Than Hate

    Episode 7 - Jealousy Is Worse Than Hate

    In this episode, Suge talks about how he valued giving back and describes the way he grew up in Compton. Suge opens up for the first time in a long time about Tupac and describes how hard Tupac worked to make Death Row a family and get everyone on the label involved with the making of All Eyez On Me. He discusses how he feels when he hears about rappers who have been killed and how the recent death of Takeoff from the Migos affected him. Suge pinpoints the communication breakdown that occurred between him and Snoop after Tupac died.
    5:25 Suge takes us back to when he first moved into his original neighborhood in Compton. He runs down some of the guys and families he came up with and talks about the role his father played in pushing him
    10:50 Suge talks about the first time he went on tour for The Chronic and shouts out the guys who he put on from his neighborhood
    16:37 Suge talks about opening up a lowrider shop in Compton that was called “Let Me Ride” as a way to provide jobs and give back to the neighborhood
    18:05 Suge says he can talk freely about Pac for the first time in a long time, and how Pac is finally getting justice
    18:53 Suge explains why jealousy is worse than hate
    19:35 Suge recalls a meeting with Tupac and how the name for the album All Eyez On Me was created
    23:05 When Pac gets bigger than everyone on Death Row, the jealousy starts to kick in
    24:12 Suge says he thinks jealousy is what ruined Death Row and says we should never have to go through this again
    26:55 When Takeoff got killed it really hit home for Suge and inspired him to have an illustration made of him that he tried to send to Cardi B and Offset
    29:33 Suge talks about how important it was that Death Row was the first place where you could see Bloods and Crips gang members working together and getting along together
    30:36 After Suge went to jail in 1996, he wanted to put Snoop in position to lead the company. But they never had a chance to talk after Snoop got turned away at the visiting center
    32:05 Suge addresses the NFL for promoting gang activity and not understanding the reality of how many people have lost their lives and are doing prison time
    34:03 Suge talks about plans to make Death Row the biggest music distributor in the game

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    Executive Producers: Dave Mays (@therealdavemays) & Brett Jeffries (@igobybrettj)
    Executive Producer: Toi-Lin Kelly
    Editor & Producer: Trae Quaintance for Black Wolf Agency
    Producer: Christopher Samuel (@Christylezz)
    Audio: Tsun4miBeats
    Sound effects: Envato Elements
    IG: @BreakbeatMedia @OfficialSugeKnight @TheRealDaveMays
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    • 37 min

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