FILMING "THE WASH" IS LIKE BEING ON DEATH ROW

Ready for "RAP WARS: THE SEQUEL"??

In LA filming "The Wash" with Eminem, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre told producers they fear for their lives now that hulking hip-hop impresario Suge Knight, the skull-banging founder of Death Row Records, is out of jail -- and they demanded beefed-up security that's costing an unheard-of $250,000! In the gunfire-and-death rap world that snuffed Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls and others, NO one -- not even Sean "Puffy" Combs -- is feared more than Knight, who reportedly holds grudges against ex-"homies" Snoop and Dr. Dre. Insiders say the pair are terrified because most filming is in open areas -- on the streets, in a car wash, etc. -- where they're easy targets! Both rappers are also footing their own bills for private gun-toting guards who shadow them 24/7! (What the DILLY-O!)