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Suge Knight

'Marion "Suge" Knight, Jr. ( /ˈʃʊɡ/; born April 19, 1965) (a.k.a. Bozi Thga or Big Simon) is the founder and CEO of Black Kapital Records and co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records. Death Row Records rose to dominate the rap charts after Dr. Dre's breakthrough album The Chronic in 1992. After several years of chart successes for artists including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Outlawz and Tha Dogg Pound, Death Row Records stagnated after Knight's incarceration on parole violation charges in September 1996. Marion Hugh Knight was born in Compton, California. His name, Suge, derives from "Sugar Bear", a childhood nickname. He attended Lynwood High School in nearby Lynwood, California where he was a football and track star. He graduated in 1983. From 1983 to 1985, he attended El Camino College on a football scholarship. In 1985, he transferred to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and played there for two years. After college, Knight was not drafted by an NFL team, but was cut during training camp by the Los Angeles Rams. However, he became a replacement player during the 1987 NFL players' strike, and played two games for the Rams. Later, he found work as a concert

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Suge Knight -- Another Lawyer Bites the Dust

Suge Knight
Another Lawyer Bites the Dust

Suge Knight said goodbye to lawyer #4 Thursday morning, when Tom Mesereau left the case. Our sources say Suge and Mesereau had a bitter disagreement over confidential information. We're told Suge… READ MORE >

Jerry Heller Sues Dr. Dre, Cube and 'Compton' Producers for Defamation

Jerry Heller
Sues Dr. Dre, Cube and 'Compton' Producers for Defamation

Jerry Heller is suing everyone connected with "Straight Outta Compton," alleging the movie defamed him ... and he wants $110 MILLION minimum. Heller has just filed suit against Ice Cube, Dr. Dre,… READ MORE >

- 104 days ago
Chris Brown VMA Party Shooting -- Model Shot in Ass Sues Club

Chris Brown VMA Party Shooting
Model Shot in Ass Sues Club

Chris Brown and Suge Knight were a recipe for violence at a 2014 Sunset Strip VMA party, and a model who was shot in the butt is now suing the club, claiming it turned a blind eye… READ MORE >

- 114 days ago
Suge Knight -- Sneaks Courtroom Birthday Message To Son

Suge Knight
Sneaks Courtroom Birthday Message To Son

Suge Knight pulled a fast one in court Tuesday ... waiting for the TV camera to move in his direction and seizing the opportunity to wish his 6-year-old son Legend happy birthday. Suge's… READ MORE >

- 121 days ago
Suge's Lawyer Tom Mesereau -- 'Straight Outta Compton' is Entertainment Fiction (VIDEO)

Suge Knight's Lawyer
'Straight Outta Compton' Entertainment Fiction

Suge Knight was completely misportrayed in "Straight Outta Compton," because he's not a bad guy, he's brilliant ... so says his lawyer. Tom Mesereau was leaving King's Road Cafe in West Hollywood… READ MORE >

- 172 days ago
'Straight Outta Compton' -- Sequel Planned for Snoop, Dogg Pound & Tupac

'Straight Outta Compton'
Sequel Planned for ... Snoop, Dogg Pound & Tupac

Hollywood's not done cashing in on the 'hood -- a "Straight Outta Compton" sequel, of sorts, is in the works featuring the rise of Snoop Dogg, Tupac and other West Coast rap legends. Dogg Pound… READ MORE >

- 174 days ago
NFL's Thomas Jones -- I Got Suges Knight's Back ... In New NWA Movie

NFL's Thomas Jones
I Got Suge Knight's Back ... In New NWA Movie

Former NFL star Thomas Jones definitely has muscle ... but now he's going to be muscle ... playing one of Suge Knight's bodyguard's in the new NWA biopic "Straight Outta Compton." Jones ... who's… READ MORE >

- 202 days ago
Suge Knight -- My Toilet Is Possessed ... Oh Yeah, I May Have a Brain Tumor

Suge Knight
My Toilet Is Possessed ... Oh Yeah, I May Have a Brain Tumor

9 AM PT -- Suge's request to move to a new facility was denied during a hearing in L.A. Ditto for his attempt to reduce bail. Suge Knight's life in prison is rough ... not only does he have… READ MORE >

- 209 days ago
Suge Knight & Katt Williams Sued -- They Sent a 'Bitch' to Beat My Ass

Suge Knight & Katt Williams Sued
They Sent a 'Bitch' to Beat My Ass

Suge Knight and Katt Williams intimidated a female photog, and then called for backup -- female backup -- to beat her down ... according to the lawsuit she just filed against them. Leslie Redden… READ MORE >

- 252 days ago
Suge Knight, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube -- Sued for Wrongful Death

Suge Knight, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube
Sued for Wrongful Death

Suge Knight is being sued for running over Terry Carter in a burger parking lot, and Dr. Dre and Ice Cube have also been named as defendants. Carter's wife and kids have filed the lawsuit --… READ MORE >

- 253 days ago

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