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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 -- Shooting Injuries Lead to Another Medical Emergency ... Robbery Case Delayed Again

Suge Knight
Shooting Injuries Lead to Medical Emergency Robbery Case Delayed Again

Suge Knight's body keeps rejecting court dates -- he was just rushed from a courthouse to a hospital ... and we've learned the problem is a stomach issue related to last summer's nightclub… READ MORE >

Suge Knight -- Cops Say It's A Lie... There Were No Gunmen

Suge Knight
Cops Say It's A Lie ... There Were No Gunmen

Suge Knight's people are either delusional or lying -- according to law enforcement sources -- because the video they believe will exonerate him is the same video prosecutors believe will put him… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Suge Knight -- I Was Ambushed by Gunmen

Suge Knight
I Was Ambushed by Gunmen

Suge Knight now has a video of the entire parking lot altercation that resulted in a man's death -- and sources connected to Suge tell us it shows someone holding a gun and pointing it ominously… READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
Suge Knight -- 'Compton' Movie Feud Led to Fatal Confrontation

Suge Knight
Feud Over 'Compton' Movie Led to Fatal Confrontation

Dr. Dre never asked Suge Knight for permission to include his likeness in the movie "Straight Outta Compton" ... and that sparked the fight which ended with the alleged murder in a parking… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Suge Knight Still Stuck in Jail ... D.A. Looking At More Criminal Charges

Suge Knight
Stuck in Jail D.A. Looking at More Criminal Charges

Suge Knight will be stuck in jail for another month-and-a-half minimum, and bail seems less likely because the D.A. is looking at filing even more charges.  Suge was in court Monday morning… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Suge Knight -- Witness' Frantic 911 Call ... 'He Ran Over Two Guys'

Suge Knight
Witness' Frantic 911 Call 'He Ran Over Two Guys'

Suge Knight has a new problem ... the woman who frantically called 911 seems to support the police theory that Suge intentionally ran over his victims. The 911 caller is clearly unraveled as she… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Suge Knight -- Out of Hospital ... Back in Jail

Suge Knight
Out of Hospital Back in Jail

Suge Knight is out of the hospital where doctors treated him for a blood clot and he's back in familiar territory ... the slammer.  TMZ broke the story ... Suge suffered chest pains after… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Suge Knight -- Handcuffed to Hospital Bed With Deadly Blood Clot

Suge Knight
Cuffed to Hospital Bed With Deadly Blood Clot

Suge Knight  had way more than a panic attack after court Tuesday ... he was having an intense physical reaction to a potentially fatal blood clot ... TMZ has learned. TMZ broke the… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Suge Knight -- Rushed To Hospital After Panic Attack

Suge Knight
Rushed To Hospital After Panic Attack

Suge Knight is being rushed to a nearby hospital after suffering a panic attack ... TMZ has learned.Law enforcement sources tell us the call came in moments after the hearing Tuesday morning at… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
Suge Knight -- Pleads Not Guilty

Suge Knight
Pleads Not Guilty

Suge Knight was in court to plead not guilty to attempted murder and murder ... and will remain behind bars without bail.Suge entered his plea in L.A. County Superior Court Tuesday morning. He… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago

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