Some may be too young to remember but at one point, Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders used to be a rapper along with playing football and baseball. Sanders even had a hit single called “Must Be the Money.”
He even performed the single on Saturday Night Live.
But what a lot of people didn’t know is he was almost signed by Death Row Records founder Suge Knight.
Coach Prime’s daughter sings his song “Must be the money” 🤣🔥pic.twitter.com/qTzYtH4YLe
— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) November 2, 2023
According to Knight, the record company was ready to invest $500,000 into Sanders’s rap career.
Knight related the story to Nick Cannon who posted it on his Instagram account.
“When Prime wanted to be a rapper … I spent over half a million dollars of my own money,” Suge told Cannon. “I put guys in the studio, I paid Dallas Austin, I did all these songs, did everything. Then one day he came to me and said, ‘Well, Prime’s deal with Nike and Death Row is a Black-owned company, and we don’t really want to deal with a Black-owned company, even though you paid for everything. … We signed to you, put us on the Interscope label brand.”
Knight is serving jail time for running over a man a few years ago, so you do have to consider the source. Death Row at the time was a big-time label that landed Tupac Shakur years later.