Suge Knight To Pen His Life Story

Death Row Records founder pitching his memoir to publishers in New York next week.

West Coast hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is ready to tell the truth about himself.

The Death Row Records founder has signed with Acme Literary and Talent and

will pitch his memoir to publishers in New York next week, according to

his publicist.

Knight is also hoping to sell his story to producers and expand his music franchise more into film. Death Row has so far released one direct-to-video title, the video compilation "Death Row Uncut."

The memoir, which is still being penned, will chronicle Knight's rise from a

poor Compton football player to the head of one of rap's most influential

and notorious labels. It will include details about his recent four-year

prison term for violating probation on assault charges (see "Suge Knight Sentenced To Nearly Eight Years In Jail"), as well as his

relationships with former Death Row artists Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who was recording a solo album for Tha Row before her

death in late April (see "Left Eye Signs With Suge Knight's Tha Row").

If the book is anything like Knight's tirade at the West Coast Hip-Hop

Summit in February, where he attacked everyone from Master P to Janet

Jackson (see "Suge Knight Gives Hip-Hop Summit Something To Talk About"), it is bound to be controversial.

"There've been a lot of allegations about Death Row and me and I felt I owe

it to the public and the fans to hear the truth," Knight told Daily

Variety. Regarding the new venture, he added, "Everything is open. I

want to do a lot of things."