Knight, the former head of Death Row Records, will help Waka build his brand, his company Brick Squad Monopoly and get him movie deals, according to an interview with XXL.
“It’s valid. It ain’t no rumors. It’s what it is,” Waka told XXL on working with Knight. “You gotta really start pulling in people in the game who know the game. Suge is not the only one. I’ma start snatching in the real ones. Suge helped me get a good movie deal. Now I need to get on the TV screen. Ain’t nothing wrong with f**kin’ with some Gs. I f**k with Master P too. They’re just good for information, homie.”
Waka clarified that he was hoping to further shape his own entertainment identity, not follow in some very famous footprints.
“He’s helping me oversee the company,” Waka continued. “I’m not trying to be ‘Pac, I’m not trying to be Death Row. I’m Brick Squad Monopoly. My mother is still my manager. I ain’t changing shit. It is what it is. But it’s like having Jordan and Kobe. Why not play with both?”
He said his main goal was to become a better business man and Knight would be one means to that end.
“F**k accomplishing goals as a artist,” he said. “I wanna accomplish goals as a CEO now. That’s the s**t I’m on right now.”