The Lifetime TV movie Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le tells the life story (and is narrated by) R&B singer Michel’le. In the 1980s, when she met the members of the all-male rap group N.W.A. in Compton, she was initially teased for having a Minnie Mouse speaking voice. But things (including her voice) changed when she sang into a microphone. The TV movie also depicts her “tumultuous relationships with Dr. Dre and Suge Knight.” Michel’le had a son, Marcel, with Dr. Dre in 1991 and a daughter with Suge, Balei, in 2002.
Suge Knight is portrayed by R. Marcos Taylor. He’s appeared on a number of TV shows usually as a bodyguard or “tough guy.” Taylor is better known as a stuntman on the sets of Gotham, Hostages, Person of Interest, Blue Bloods, and most recently in Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix starring Mike Colter as Luke Cage. Fun facts about Taylor, according to imdb, the 6’3″ black belt martial artist’s nickname is “Kick you in the head.” Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le premiere on Lifetime on Saturday, October 16 at 8pm.