*Marion "Suge" Knight was forced to give up Death Row records when he declared bankruptcy in 2006, but prospective buyers of its catalogue are still afraid to come anywhere near the property because of its original ties to the former mogul.
According to the New York Daily News' Rush & Malloy column, the label's catalogue is scheduled to be auctioned on Jan. 15, but some potential bidders are said to be worried about crossing Knight.
Chapter 11 trustee Todd Nielsen told the column, "even though earlier catalogue deals fell through, the recent discovery of 'thousands' of tracks – including songs from Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur – should stir new interest."
Another source warns that "it could be a tough sale. Some people don't want to go near the catalogue because they think Suge still believes it's his."
Lydia Harris, who helped found Death Row, recalls Knight's anger when a judge awarded her a $107 million default settlement after she sued Knight. At a Jan. 10, 2007, court hearing, she says, Knight told her, "You dead, bitch."
Harris reported the alleged threat to the judge, but Knight was not detained. Knight's rep, Melanie Bonvicino, says, "He has no recollection of that day."