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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

Chris Brown -- Another Stabbing after Hollywood Club Performance

Chris Brown
Another Stabbing After Club Performance

Someone got stabbed after a Chris Brown performance Monday night ... and law enforcement tells us it's yet another case of trouble following Brown and his entourage ... something cops are quietly… READ MORE >

'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood' Star Mally Mall -- I'm Going Bulletproof ... the Rap Game is Too Deadly

'Love & Hip Hop: Hwood' Star
I'm Going Bulletproof Rap Game is Too Deadly

Hip hop producer Mally Mall is pimping his sick ride -- not for style, but for safety -- bulletproofing his Maybach because he tells us there's way too much shooting in the biz these days.The… READ MORE >

- 105 days ago
Suge Knight -- Life Goes On

Suge Knight
Life Goes On

Suge Knight is alive and well ... and running errands!The rap impresario -- still recovering from being shot six times on August 24 at a pre-VMA party -- was spotted out Friday, hitting up the… READ MORE >

- 113 days ago
Young Jeezy -- AK-47 Wasn't His ... It Belongs to Concert Security Chief

Young Jeezy
AK-47 Wasn't His It Belongs to Security Chief

The AK-47 that got Young Jeezy and 5 others thrown in jail doesn't even belong to the rapper -- it's legally registered to the head of security for his tour ... who was in a hospital bed the… READ MORE >

- 114 days ago
Suge Knight -- I Don't Care Who Shot Me

Suge Knight
I Don't Care Who Shot Me

Suge Knight says it doesn't really matter who fired six shots into his body during a pre-VMA party -- because he's not concerned with getting revenge ... or at least that's what he wants you… READ MORE >

- 116 days ago
Suge Knight -- 6 Bullet Holes & Huge Surgery Scar (PHOTOS)

Suge Knight
6 Bullet Holes & Huge Surgery Scar The First Photos

Suge Knight's torso looks like a piece of Swiss cheese -- riddled with 5 bullet holes, plus another in his arm -- and these photos of the damage make you wonder how in the world he survived.In the… READ MORE >

- 117 days ago
Suge Knight --  Released From the Hospital ... Nursing Gunshot Wounds at Home

Suge Knight
Released From Hospital ... Nursing Wounds at Home

Suge Knight left an L.A. hospital early Wednesday ... just 3 days after taking SIX gunshots to the gut at a pre-VMA party -- and he's healing amazingly well.Suge's rep tells TMZ ... the music… READ MORE >

- 122 days ago
Suge Knight's College Football Coach Wayne Nunnely -- He Wasn't 'Gangsta' At UNLV

Suge's College FB Coach
He Wasn't Gangsta At UNLV

Suge Knight hasn't always been the hardest man in the world -- we didn't say that by the way -- his college football coach Wayne Nunnely did ... telling TMZ Sports Knight was the total "opposite"… READ MORE >

- 123 days ago
Suge Knight -- I Ain't No Snitch ... Not Talking to Cops

Suge Knight
I Ain't No Snitch Not Talking to Cops

Suge Knight is NOT talking to cops about the 6 bullets that penetrated his body ... refusing to drop a dime on anyone.Sources close to Suge tell us ... the wounded mogul is fully conscious,… READ MORE >

- 124 days ago
Katt Williams -- Suge Knight Was Not the Intended Target in Pre-VMA Shooting

Katt Williams
Suge Was Not the Target In Pre-VMA Shooting

Katt Williams says he was with Suge Knight when he was shot at the pre-VMA party ... and the comedian maintains Suge was trying to protect someone else when the bullets started flying. Our… READ MORE >

- 124 days ago

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