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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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Jerry Heller -- Suge Knight's Getting His Comeuppance ... and Eazy-E's Loving It! (VIDEO)

Jerry Heller
Suge Knight's Getting His Comeuppance and ... Eazy-E's Loving It!

Never would've pegged Jerry Heller as a John Lennon fan -- but the ex rap mogul says Suge Knight's murder case is absolutely a case of instant karma.… READ MORE >

Suge Knight -- Victim Says Rap Mogul Threatened to Kill Him (AUDIO)

Suge Knight
Victim Says Rap Mogul Threatened to Kill Him

Suge Knight says he was scared for his life when he ran over 2 people, killing one, but according to the victim who lived, Suge was actually out for blood. Cle Bone… READ MORE >

- 10 days ago
Suge Knight's Big Break ... Victim Blames Himself for Death

Suge Knight's Big Break
Victim Blames Himself for Death

Suge Knight has got a powerful weapon ... not a gun, and not a car. It's the guy he ran over who lived and told cops he was responsible for the other victim's… READ MORE >

- 11 days ago
Suge Knight -- Now I Can Make Bail!!!

Suge Knight
Now I Can Make Bail!!!

11:30 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Suge was rushed to the hospital following the hearing for an unspecified emergency. It's the second time in less than a month he was… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Suge Knight -- Hit and Run Victim Cries on Stand ... I Ain't Snitching

Suge Knight
Hit & Run Victim Cries on the Stand ... I Ain't Snitching!

The man who got run over by Suge Knight, and survived, tearfully testified in court that he would not "snitch" and help prosecutors put Suge in prison. Cle "Bone" Sloan was called to the stand… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Suge Knight -- Cops Recreate Death Scene With Suge's Truck and Dummies (VIDEO)

Suge Knight
Cops Recreate Death Scene With Suge's Truck and Dummies

Suge Knight's fatal car crash is being recreated right now ... by homicide investigators who are trying to figure out exactly how it went down. TMZ broke the story… READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
Suge Knight -- I'm Being Humiliated in this Wheel Chair (VIDEO)

Suge Knight
I'm Being Humiliated In this Wheelchair

Suge Knight appeared in court Wednesday and told the judge Sheriff's deputies were forcing him into a wheelchair to create a public spectacle and embarrass him.… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Suge Knight -- Collapses in Court Nailed with $25 MILLION Bail

Suge Knight
Collapses in Court Nailed with $25 MIL Bail

// 10:15 AM PT -- Suge collapsed after the hearing, an ambulance came and they are taking him to the hospital. Certainly better than a 20 X 8 cell.  Suge Knight just got the worst… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
Suge Knight - I'm Being Tortured in Jail ... Let Me Out NOW!

Suge Knight
I'm Being Tortured in Jail Let Me Out NOW!!!

Suge Knight claims he's being held in a small jail cell under intolerable circumstances ... he's by himself, cold, dirty and depressed. Sources close to Suge tell TMZ ...  his lawyer, Matthew… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
Suge Knight -- Prosecutors Want Bail Set at $25 Million

Suge Knight
Prosecutors Want Bail Set at $25 Million

Suge Knight is a "prolific and unrepentant criminal" ... so claims the prosecutor in his murder case who wants bail set at a whopping $25 million. Prosecutor Cynthia Barnes filed reams of… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago

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