Before he went to prison, both Suge Knight’s Death Row and the label owned by his arch rival, Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records, were vying for Tupac’s services. Tupac rolled with Eazy to industry events and they regularly had meals together, said his assistant Charis Henry, adding that Eazy even had a Thug Life cap. “Tupac was around us every day,” said Cold187um, from Ruthless group Above the Law. Henry believes that, if Eazy were still alive when Tupac got out of prison, he would have signed with Ruthless instead of Death Row.