Producer Curtis Couthon continues to make headlines after spilling all the hidden secrets on his days at the famed record label. The former producer who is more famously know as Kurt Kobane, recently did an interview with “The Art of Dialogue” where he was very open about the famous men of the label and the women in and out of their lives. While stories of Halle Berry, Monica and even Miche’le have been the focal point, he also spoke on Suge Knights relationship with a then 12 year old Keyshia Cole and just how much power she had at the label.
Couthon did not hold back in the viral sitdown. He revealed that during the hey dey of Death Row Suge Knight was able to pull none other than Oscar Winner Halle Berry. The label head and A-list actress were apparently an item in the 90’s, with Couthon even admitting to finding love letters from Berry when cleaning out Knight’s home before he went to prison. “You’ve gotta understand who Suge Knight was at this time,” he recalls. “He was a young dude, millionaire plus, so he had access to all the Hollywood women. I seen Halle Berry at the studio, I just didn’t know what she was there for. She was into him at the time.”
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Couthon also spoke about Tupac and the various woman who wanted to court the late rapper. In addition to Left-Eye of TLC, an underaged Monica was apparently very adamant about getting alone with Pac. The then 16 year old would call the studio trying to get into sessions with the rapper. “Monica was only 15; she wasn’t getting call backs or anything like that — you can’t name no female from ’95, ’96 that wasn’t calling 2Pac. Monica couldn’t get back there. She couldn’t get the phone calls.” Monica later went on to date C Murder, reportedly while still underage.
Keyshia Cole was introduced to Suge Knight and Death Row Records through her relationship with MC Hammer. The Oakland R&B singer was quickly signed to the hip-hop label to develop her debut R&B album. While Couthon admits she was not a priority and no one really knew what to do with her, he did say that Knight took a strong liking to her. He began to treat her like a “niece” and insured she had full access to the studio and anyone she wanted to work with. In addition to her relationship with Knight, she was also very close to Tupac too.