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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 -- I'm Not Just Bellyachin' ... Get Me to a Hospital!

Suge Knight
I Ain't Just Bellyachin' ... Get Me to a Hospital!

Suge Knight is out of his jail cell ... and in a hospital bed ... where he's getting treatment for severe abdominal pain. Law enforcement sources tell us the murder suspect was complaining about… READ MORE >

Suge Knight -- Jailers are Treating Me Like a Leper

Suge Knight
Jailers Are Treating Me Like a Leper

Suge Knight claims he's been stripped of all rights in jail ... and now he sits alone in solitary, with no visitors ... not even his mother. Suge filed legal docs, obtained by TMZ, in which he… READ MORE >

- 153 days ago
Suge Knight -- Another Lawyer Bites the Dust

Suge Knight
Another Lawyer Bites the Dust

Suge Knight said goodbye to lawyer #4 Thursday morning, when Tom Mesereau left the case. Our sources say Suge and Mesereau had a bitter disagreement over confidential information. We're told Suge… READ MORE >

- 186 days ago
Jerry Heller Sues Dr. Dre, Cube and 'Compton' Producers for Defamation

Jerry Heller
Sues Dr. Dre, Cube and 'Compton' Producers for Defamation

Jerry Heller is suing everyone connected with "Straight Outta Compton," alleging the movie defamed him ... and he wants $110 MILLION minimum. Heller has just filed suit against Ice Cube, Dr. Dre,… READ MORE >

- 269 days ago
Chris Brown VMA Party Shooting -- Model Shot in Ass Sues Club

Chris Brown VMA Party Shooting
Model Shot in Ass Sues Club

Chris Brown and Suge Knight were a recipe for violence at a 2014 Sunset Strip VMA party, and a model who was shot in the butt is now suing the club, claiming it turned a blind eye… READ MORE >

- 278 days ago
Suge Knight -- Sneaks Courtroom Birthday Message To Son

Suge Knight
Sneaks Courtroom Birthday Message To Son

Suge Knight pulled a fast one in court Tuesday ... waiting for the TV camera to move in his direction and seizing the opportunity to wish his 6-year-old son Legend happy birthday. Suge's… READ MORE >

- 286 days ago
Suge's Lawyer Tom Mesereau -- 'Straight Outta Compton' is Entertainment Fiction (VIDEO)

Suge Knight's Lawyer
'Straight Outta Compton' Entertainment Fiction

Suge Knight was completely misportrayed in "Straight Outta Compton," because he's not a bad guy, he's brilliant ... so says his lawyer. Tom Mesereau was leaving King's Road Cafe in West Hollywood… READ MORE >

- 337 days ago
'Straight Outta Compton' -- Sequel Planned for Snoop, Dogg Pound & Tupac

'Straight Outta Compton'
Sequel Planned for ... Snoop, Dogg Pound & Tupac

Hollywood's not done cashing in on the 'hood -- a "Straight Outta Compton" sequel, of sorts, is in the works featuring the rise of Snoop Dogg, Tupac and other West Coast rap legends. Dogg Pound… READ MORE >

- 339 days ago
NFL's Thomas Jones -- I Got Suges Knight's Back ... In New NWA Movie

NFL's Thomas Jones
I Got Suge Knight's Back ... In New NWA Movie

Former NFL star Thomas Jones definitely has muscle ... but now he's going to be muscle ... playing one of Suge Knight's bodyguard's in the new NWA biopic "Straight Outta Compton." Jones ... who's… READ MORE >

- 367 days ago
Suge Knight -- My Toilet Is Possessed ... Oh Yeah, I May Have a Brain Tumor

Suge Knight
My Toilet Is Possessed ... Oh Yeah, I May Have a Brain Tumor

9 AM PT -- Suge's request to move to a new facility was denied during a hearing in L.A. Ditto for his attempt to reduce bail. Suge Knight's life in prison is rough ... not only does he have… READ MORE >

- 374 days ago

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