Like a lot of rap bosses, Suge Knight would rather not pay his talent and instead keep the money for himself.
Producer Daz Dillinger figured out how to extract what he was owed from Suge by getting high on shrooms and busting into the Death Row office with a weapon. [Jump to 1 hour 12 minutes.]
“I got a check in 97 for like $2.3 , from Suge Knight,” Daz said when asked about his biggest payday ever during a stop on Homegrown Radio. “I had to strongarm Suge to get the money. I had everyone in that office up against the all, n*gga, we on mushrooms. I had a big-ass diesel screwdriver. You know those big long diesels? They was playing with the money. And I had everyone in the office hemmed up. Then Suge walked in.”
Suge decided he’d rather pay Daz than deal with a crazed man on shrooms and Daz got his huge check.