bel age hotel

from vanilla ice, suge knight posted in music


bel age hotel
1020 n san vicente blvd
west hollywood, california 90069

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Although Suge Knight's shakedown of Vanilla Ice didn't end up with Ice held from his 15th floor balcony by his ankles as the exaggerated version of story says, the record producer did pay a visit to Vanilla Ice in his Bel Age Hotel room after the success of "Ice Ice Baby" in 1989 demanding payment for the work his associate (either Mario "Chocolate" Johnson or Floyd ‘Earthquake’ Brown depending on who you ask) did on the record. When the dispute was settled in court, Suge Knight used the royalties to start Death Row Records with Dr. Dre which would go on to release The Chronic, Doggystyle and a bunch of albums by 2Pac.

The Bel Age on the Sunset Strip is now called the The London West Hollywood.

photo: Steven Depolo