Suge Jacob Knight Tries To Shed His Father’s Legacy, Selling Real Estate On ‘Love & Listings’
Real estate isn’t hip-hop, but Suge Jacob Knight, 23, is stepping out of the shadow of his famous father and doing it his own way in a new VH1 docuseries, “Love & Listings”.
The show, which premiered Monday night, lets viewers walk in the shoes of several young, ambitious real estate agents and their celebrity clientele. It will feature appearances from Jermaine Dupri, Jordin Sparks, Amber Rose, Ray J, Brandy Norwood and Laz Alonso, according to VH1.
Think “Love & Hip-Hop” meets “Million Dollar Listing”.
The younger Knight, who prefers to go by “Jacob,” grew up around hip hop artists. His father, former Death Row Records CEO, Marion “Suge” Knight, is serving 28 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter.
Suge was charged in a 2015 hit-and-run for allegedly driving his pickup truck into two men, killing one of them, after a dispute on the set of the movie “Straight Outta Compton.” In prison, Suge suffers from health issues including diabetes, blood clots and impaired vision.
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“My father made the greatest record label on the West Coast, and now I’m trying to do the same thing in my own way,” Knight said in a Los Angeles Times interview. “You put the name Suge Knight anywhere and the whole world will look … everybody loved my father.”
Viewers get to see the incarcerated father give his son financial advice and advice about women in “Love & Listings”.
“I used to always tell you, if you chase women, you’ll end up with no money. If you chase money, get the money, women chase you,” Suge says in one episode.
Knight assures his father that he’s living by the code. “Before you went in, Pops, I was chasing the girls and stuff like that. But my head been focused,” he says.
Knight strives to be a boss himself, as evident in his rapper name, Young CEO Suge, Billboard reported.
“I’m doing (the show) for the culture. You have Jay-Z and Suge Knight and Birdman,” Knight said. “I want to be the next-generation boss.
“My dad’s plan for me was to follow his lead and go into music,” Knight said in one episode. “But over the last couple of years, I realized that was his dream, not mine.”
Besides a real estate career, Knight has also started his own independent record label, New Death Row Records, in hopes of continuing his father’s legacy, Billboard reported. He says he wants to branch out to “show that I can do this on my own.”