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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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The Game -- Suge Might Be Right, But I'm Still Rich!

The Game
Suge Might Be Right ... But I'm Still Rich!

The Game doesn't know -- and certainly doesn't care -- if he's being screwed by his record label ... because he's "rich as a motherf*****!" Some explaining ... Suge Knight went on Arsenio… READ MORE >

Suge Knight -- No Pot, No Peace ... Punches Weed Shop Owner ON CAMERA

Suge Knight
No Pot, No Peace ... Punches Weed Shop Owner

When Suge Knight gets pissed you better have some primo grade marijuana to calm him down ... STAT -- or he'll deliver a fist to your face like the one he gave an L.A. pot shop owner. See,… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago
Suge Knight Attacks Pot Shop Owner -- Caught on Tape

Suge Knight
Attacks Pot Shop Owner Caught On Tape

Suge Knight punched a guy hard at an L.A. pot dispensary ... and we got the surveillance video.TMZ broke the story ... Suge got angry at an employee ... allegedly threatening to kill the guy ....… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Suge Knight -- Investigated for Deadly Threat at Pot Shop

Suge Knight
Investigated for Deadly Threat at Pot Shop

Suge Knight got blazing mad at a weed shop and allegedly threatened to kill one of their employees ... TMZ has learned -- and it may all be over the marijuana payday Suge was expecting to… READ MORE >

- 73 days ago
Suge Knight Shows Up to Cop Plea -- Better Late than Never

Suge Knight
Shows Up to Cop Plea Better Late than Never

Suge Knight decided to stroll into a courthouse Thursday ... to make things right after a pissed off judge issued an arrest warrant because he blew off court earlier in the week.Suge appeared to… READ MORE >

- 91 days ago
Suge Knight -- Arrest Warrant Issued ... Dude Never Shows Up In Court!

Suge Knight
Arrest Warrant Issued Dude Never Shows Up in Court!

Suge Knight is now a wanted man ... because a judge just issued a bench warrant  for his arrest ... and it's pretty ironic, because he was supposed to show up on another warrant that was… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
Chuck D -- Listen Up White America ... We Ain't 'Ni**as'

Chuck D
Listen Up White America ... We Ain't 'Ni**as'

Public Enemy frontman Chuck D has a message for anyone buying into Suge Knight's take on the n-word -- tossing around that epithet is vile and disrespectful to the Civil Rights movement ...… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Rapper YG -- Suge is Right About N-Word -- 'I Feel Like It's Love'

YG
Suge is Right About N-Word 'I Feel Like It's Love'

Rapper YG is backing Suge Knight's controversial stand on the n-word ... telling TMZ he thinks it's a sign of respect, love, and can even be uplifting despite its ugly track record. YG --… READ MORE >

- 129 days ago
Suge Knight -- Call Me a Ni**ga, NOT an African American

Suge Knight
Call Me a Ni**a Not An African American

Suge Knight is offended when people call him African American, because he's NOT African.  On the other hand, he doesn't have a problem with the word, "Ni**a."Suge says it's offensive to label… READ MORE >

- 130 days ago
Suge Knight -- Pulled Over By Cops, Guns Drawn [PHOTO]

Suge Knight
Pulled Over By Cops Guns Drawn

Crazy photo of Suge Knight assuming the position -- LAPD officers pulled him over Friday afternoon ... with guns out, but we're told it was all a case of mistaken identity.Law enforcement sources… READ MORE >

- 146 days ago

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