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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 to Lifetime -- Don't Trash Me ... Or Else

Suge to Lifetime
Don't Trash Me ... Or Else

Suge Knight's lawyer is firing off warning letters to the folks at Lifetime ... trash talk me in my ex's biopic film and it'll cost you big. Suge's lawyer, J. Tooson, tells TMZ his warning is… READ MORE >

Suge Knight -- Sues Chris Brown ... It's Your Fault I Got Shot!

Suge Knight
Sues Chris Brown It's Your Fault I Got Shot!

Suge Knight thinks Chris Brown's crappy security is the reason he got shot 7 times ... so now he's suing Brown. According to the docs, Knight says Brown and 1 OAK Nightclub should have had better… READ MORE >

- 274 days ago
Suge Knight -- My Parents Are Gonna Die Before I Get Outta Jail

Suge Knight
My Parents Are Gonna Die Before I Get Outta Jail

Suge Knight's so afraid his parents will die before he's released from prison, he's begging a judge for mercy to see them.  The rapper says his 74 and 77-year-old parents are in really bad… READ MORE >

- 313 days ago
Death Row Records -- Big Rappers Screwed Out of Millions in Bankruptcy

Death Row Records
Big Rappers Screwed Out of Millions in Bankruptcy

The bankruptcy of Death Row Records is over ... the person handling the case has submitted a final report, and one of the artists left holding the bag is none other than Snoop Dogg, who just got… READ MORE >

- 319 days ago
Tupac -- Fatally Shot Again ... Reporters Rush to Scene Again (PHOTOS)

Tupac
Fatally Shot Again Media Rush to Scene Again

Tupac fans had to do a double take on the Vegas Strip as his tragic death was recreated ... and TMZ obtained the first photos from the set of a new biopic. "All Eyez on Me" stars Demetrius… READ MORE >

- 337 days ago
Suge Knight -- Sheriff's Deputy Conspired with Dr. Dre to Kill Me

Suge Knight
Deputy Conspired with Dr. Dre to Kill Me

The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. opened the door -- literally -- to a gunman who pumped 7 bullets into Suge Knight's body ... and his lawyer says it's all a sinister, shocking conspiracy. Suge's… READ MORE >

- 357 days ago
Suge Knight -- 6-Year-Old Son Booted From Courtroom

Suge Knight
6-Year-Old Son Booted From Courtroom

Suge Knight's 6-year-old son was booted from the courtroom Wednesday where his dad appeared. It was an emotional moment. Little Legend was in court to get some face time with his dad, whom he… READ MORE >

- 369 days ago
Chris Brown -- Not My Fault When Someone Gets Shot

Chris Brown
Not My Fault When Someone Gets Shot

Chris Brown is striking back at a guy who got shot at one of his concerts, claiming it's not his problem. Paul Briley says in a lawsuit he was shot a year ago during a Chris Brown concert in San… READ MORE >

- 385 days ago
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 >

- 391 days ago
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 >

- 399 days ago

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