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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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Rapper YG -- Suge is Right About N-Word -- 'I Feel Like It's Love'

YG
Suge is Right About N-Word 'I Feel Like It's Love'

Rapper YG is backing Suge Knight's controversial stand on the n-word ... telling TMZ he thinks it's a sign of respect, love, and can even be uplifting despite its ugly track record. YG --… READ MORE >

Suge Knight -- Call Me a Ni**ga, NOT an African American

Suge Knight
Call Me a Ni**a Not An African American

Suge Knight is offended when people call him African American, because he's NOT African.  On the other hand, he doesn't have a problem with the word, "Ni**a."Suge says it's offensive to label… READ MORE >

- 220 days ago
Suge Knight -- Pulled Over By Cops, Guns Drawn [PHOTO]

Suge Knight
Pulled Over By Cops Guns Drawn

Crazy photo of Suge Knight assuming the position -- LAPD officers pulled him over Friday afternoon ... with guns out, but we're told it was all a case of mistaken identity.Law enforcement sources… READ MORE >

- 237 days ago
Suge Knight -- 2Pac Needs Star on Walk of Fame ... OR ELSE!!!

Suge Knight
2Pac Needs Star on Walk of Fame ... OR ELSE!!!

Suge Knight says he's on a mission to get Tupac Shakur enshrined on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ... and tells us, if his demands aren't met -- there will be SERIOUS consequences. Knight was getting… READ MORE >

- 266 days ago
Suge Knight -- ARRESTED Again

Suge Knight
Busted Again

Suge Knight was arrested early Wednesday morning just outside the Bev Hills border ... TMZ has learned.LAPD cops noticed Suge straddling 2 lanes at around 12:30 as he tooled along in his truck ...… READ MORE >

- 317 days ago
Suge Knight -- Bench Warrants Issued for Rap Icon's Arrest

Suge Knight
Bench Warrants Issued for Rap Icon's Arrest

Suge Knight is a wanted man in California ... again ... TMZ has learned, TWO separate warrants have once again been issued for his arrest, stemming from a couple alleged joyrides with a bum… READ MORE >

- 389 days ago
Suge Knight -- M.I.A. from Court ... Arrest Warrants Issued

Suge Knight
M.I.A. from Court Arrest Warrants Issued

Suge Knight is a wanted man in California ... TWO warrants have been issued for his arrest -- stemming from a couple of alleged joyrides with a bum license. Suge was SUPPOSED to be in court… READ MORE >

- 516 days ago
Snoop Dogg -- REUNITES with Suge Knight!! [Update]

Snoop Dogg
REUNITES with Suge Knight! [Update]

1:39 PM PT -- The picture was taken Monday night at AV Club in Los Angeles. Sources tell TMZ ... Snoop had performed at the club that night ... and Suge showed up to see the performance. After the… READ MORE >

- 517 days ago
Suge Knight & Katt Williams -- Club Fight Started Over Racial Slurs and Obama

Suge Knight & Katt Williams
Club Fight Started Over Racial Slurs ... and Obama

Suge Knight and Katt Williams claim they are NOT TO BLAME for that massive parking lot brawl last week ... saying it started when some jerks flung racial slurs at them and shouted "F**k… READ MORE >

- 566 days ago
Suge Knight/Katt Williams Brawl -- Witness Says Katt Started It

Suge Knight/Katt Williams Brawl
Witness Says Katt Started It

Katt Williams started the brawl outside a club in Hollywood on Friday ... so says a witness to the whole thing, who claims he got punched by Suge Knight for trying to record the fight on his… READ MORE >

- 572 days ago

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