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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 -- Stiffs the Judge ... I'm Too Sick to Move

Suge Knight
Stiffs the Judge ... I'm Too Sick to Move

Suge Knight's gotta be running out of sick days by this point -- the accused murderer refused to leave his jail cell, and forced a judge to postpone his hearing for an alleged robbery. Knight,… READ MORE >

Suge Knight -- I Got My Mind Made Up ... Don't Remove My Tupac Bullet!

Suge Knight
I Got My Mind Made Up Don't Remove My Tupac Bullet!

Suge Knight has given doctors a piece of his mind ... refusing to have a bullet fragment removed that’s been lodged in his head for the past 19 years ... a bullet intended for Tupac… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Floyd Mayweather -- NOT PAYING SUGE KNIGHT'S BAIL .. Says Money Team

Floyd Mayweather
NOT PAYING SUGE KNIGHT'S BAIL ... Says Money Team

Bad news for Suge Knight ... Floyd Mayweather will NOT be posting his $10 million bail if he wins his fight this weekend ... this according to a key member of Floyd's Money Team.  TMZ Sports… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
Suge Knight -- Bail Reduction Denied ... Pleads Not Guilty

Suge Knight
Bail Reduction Denied ... Pleads Not Guilty

Suge Knight will not get the deep deep discount he wants on bail -- a judge denied his request during Knight's arraignment ... where he pled not guilty to murder. The court previously… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
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 >

- 38 days ago
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 >

- 43 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 >

- 43 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 >

- 45 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 >

- 48 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 >

- 51 days ago

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