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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's Big Break ... Victim Blames Himself for Death

Suge Knight's Big Break
Victim Blames Himself for Death

Suge Knight has got a powerful weapon ... not a gun, and not a car. It's the guy he ran over who lived and told cops he was responsible for the other victim's… READ MORE >

Suge Knight -- Now I Can Make Bail!!!

Suge Knight
Now I Can Make Bail!!!

11:30 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Suge was rushed to the hospital following the hearing for an unspecified emergency. It's the second time in less than a month he was… READ MORE >

- 104 days ago
Suge Knight -- Hit and Run Victim Cries on Stand ... I Ain't Snitching

Suge Knight
Hit & Run Victim Cries on the Stand ... I Ain't Snitching!

The man who got run over by Suge Knight, and survived, tearfully testified in court that he would not "snitch" and help prosecutors put Suge in prison. Cle "Bone" Sloan was called to the stand… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
Suge Knight -- Cops Recreate Death Scene With Suge's Truck and Dummies (VIDEO)

Suge Knight
Cops Recreate Death Scene With Suge's Truck and Dummies

Suge Knight's fatal car crash is being recreated right now ... by homicide investigators who are trying to figure out exactly how it went down. TMZ broke the story… READ MORE >

- 110 days ago
Suge Knight -- I'm Being Humiliated in this Wheel Chair (VIDEO)

Suge Knight
I'm Being Humiliated In this Wheelchair

Suge Knight appeared in court Wednesday and told the judge Sheriff's deputies were forcing him into a wheelchair to create a public spectacle and embarrass him.… READ MORE >

- 112 days ago
Suge Knight -- Collapses in Court Nailed with $25 MILLION Bail

Suge Knight
Collapses in Court Nailed with $25 MIL Bail

// 10:15 AM PT -- Suge collapsed after the hearing, an ambulance came and they are taking him to the hospital. Certainly better than a 20 X 8 cell.  Suge Knight just got the worst… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
Suge Knight - I'm Being Tortured in Jail ... Let Me Out NOW!

Suge Knight
I'm Being Tortured in Jail Let Me Out NOW!!!

Suge Knight claims he's being held in a small jail cell under intolerable circumstances ... he's by himself, cold, dirty and depressed. Sources close to Suge tell TMZ ...  his lawyer, Matthew… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
Suge Knight -- Prosecutors Want Bail Set at $25 Million

Suge Knight
Prosecutors Want Bail Set at $25 Million

Suge Knight is a "prolific and unrepentant criminal" ... so claims the prosecutor in his murder case who wants bail set at a whopping $25 million. Prosecutor Cynthia Barnes filed reams of… READ MORE >

- 132 days ago
Suge Knight -- Hit and Run Victim Told Cops ... 'I Fu**ed Him Up!'

Suge Knight
Hit & Run Victim Told Cops 'I Fu**ed Him Up!'

The guy who survived the Suge Knight hit and run proudly told deputies ... he attacked Suge with a flurry of punches right before getting run over. According to investigator's docs ... Cle "Bone"… READ MORE >

- 134 days ago
Suge Knight -- Justice is Blind ... Chris Rock Rags on Famous Defendant

Suge Knight
Justice is Blind Chris Rock Rags on Famous Defendant

Chris Rock just poked fun at the photoshopped pic going around the Internet ... mocking Suge Knight's plight. TMZ broke the story, Suge claims he's blind in his left eye and that's… READ MORE >

- 137 days ago

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