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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 -- Victim's Relative Says IT WAS MURDER

Suge Knight
Victim's Relative Says IT WAS MURDER

Suge Knight murdered his friend ... and that's not just what cops are saying -- this is right from the victim's family.A close family member of Terry Carter -- who did not want to be ID'd -- tells… READ MORE >

Suge Knight -- Arrested for Murder in Hit and Run (UPDATE)

Suge Knight
Arrested for Murder In Hit and Run

4:15 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... after interviewing Suge Knight, cops have formally arrested him on murder charges, and his bail has been set at $2 million. We're told one… READ MORE >

- 19 hours ago
Suge Knight -- Why He Was Arrested for Murder

Suge Knight
Why He Was Arrested for Murder

Law enforcement does NOT believe Suge Knight intended to run over and kill his friend Thursday, but they DO believe he tried to run over another guy and that's enough to charge him with murder.Law… READ MORE >

- 4 hours ago
Suge Knight -- Lawyer Says He Feared for His Life

Suge Knight
Lawyer Says He Feared for His Life ...

Suge Knight's lawyer tells TMZ he's confident murder charges will not be filed because his client has a solid defense ... mortal fear. James Blatt was leaving the West Hollywood Sheriff's… READ MORE >

- 10 hours ago
Suge Knight -- Blasts Dads Who Coach Own Kids ... Seems to Be Taking Shots at Snoop

Suge Knight
Rips Dads Who Coach Own Kids Seems to Be Taking Shots at Snoop

Suge Knight says parents have NO BUSINESS coaching their own kids in youth sports ... and in making his point, it sounds like the former Death Row head took a pretty personal shot at… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago
Suge Knight -- New Year's Resolution ... Threats, Threats and More Threats

Suge Knight
New Year's Resolution ... Threats, Threats and More Threats

Suge Knight has a belated Christmas gift for anyone who he thinks wronged him in 2014 ... and it sounds a lot worse than a lump of coal. We fired off a simple question to Suge, Sunday night at… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago
Suge Knight Surrenders on Robbery Charges to Sympathetic Judge

Suge Knight
Surrenders on Robbery Charges To Sympathetic Judge

Suge Knight was just taken into custody for allegedly robbing a photog in Beverly Hills, but the judge was extremely sympathetic, saying he clearly understands why a celeb would be driven to… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Suge Knight Turns Himself in to Face Robbery Case

Suge Knight
Turns Himself In To Face Robbery Charges

Suge Knight just arrived at a L.A. courthouse to surrender in his robbery case.Our photog asked Suge about the case, which could put him behind bars for the rest of his life. Suge made it clear… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Suge Knight -- All the Rage Before Robbery Arrest

Suge Knight
All the Rage Before Robbery Arrest

A pissed off Suge Knight is a very scary Suge ... as a female paparazzo found out when the rap mogul threatened to send someone to beat her "bitch" ass -- and he did it all on video. The… READ MORE >

- 88 days ago
Suge Knight HOSPITALIZED ... After Jail Fall

Suge Knight
HOSPITALIZED After Jail Fall

Suge Knight was rushed to a hospital this weekend after taking TWO nasty falls behind bars.Sources close to the rap mogul tell us he passed out in his jail cell and was taken to the medical ward… READ MORE >

- 89 days ago

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