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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 -- Shot Multiple Times After VMA Party Turns Violent

Suge Knight
SHOT Multiple Times After VMA Party turns Violent

5:45 AM PT -- Suge is out of surgery … according to family sources. We're told Suge was shot 6 times. He's currently in ICU, but is expected to recover.Shots rang out at 1OAK nightclub in… READ MORE >

Suge Knight Outraged Over Ex's Book -- It's 99% Lies

Suge Knight
Outraged Over Ex's Book It's 99% Lies

Suge Knight is coming out swinging against his ex's new book -- telling TMZ, 99% of it is made up ... including anything she claims to know about Tupac's death ... and he's already in the process… READ MORE >

- 117 days ago
Suge Knight -- 'Bitch Ass' Diddy Knows I Didn't Murder Tupac ... 'Cause Tupac's Alive!

Suge Knight
'Bitch Ass' Diddy Knows I Didn't Murder Tupac ... 'Cause Tupac's Alive!

Suge Knight just fired a metaphorical shot at P. Diddy ... telling us he's a "bitch ass" who should be getting more heat for plotting to kill Tupac Shakur.Suge was leaving 1Oak last night… READ MORE >

- 120 days ago
Suge Knight's Ex-Fiancee -- Suge Had NOTHING to Do with Tupac's Death

Suge Knight's Ex-Fiancee
Suge Had NOTHING to Do with Killing Tupac

Suge Knight's hands are clean ... at least when it comes to Tupac Shakur's murder -- this according to a woman who was very close to both men.We got Stormey Ramdhan -- the mother of 2 of Suge's… READ MORE >

- 123 days ago
The Game -- Suge Might Be Right, But I'm Still Rich!

The Game
Suge Might Be Right ... But I'm Still Rich!

The Game doesn't know -- and certainly doesn't care -- if he's being screwed by his record label ... because he's "rich as a motherf*****!" Some explaining ... Suge Knight went on Arsenio… READ MORE >

- 157 days ago
Suge Knight -- No Pot, No Peace ... Punches Weed Shop Owner ON CAMERA

Suge Knight
No Pot, No Peace ... Punches Weed Shop Owner

When Suge Knight gets pissed you better have some primo grade marijuana to calm him down ... STAT -- or he'll deliver a fist to your face like the one he gave an L.A. pot shop owner. See,… READ MORE >

- 198 days ago
Suge Knight Attacks Pot Shop Owner -- Caught on Tape

Suge Knight
Attacks Pot Shop Owner Caught On Tape

Suge Knight punched a guy hard at an L.A. pot dispensary ... and we got the surveillance video.TMZ broke the story ... Suge got angry at an employee ... allegedly threatening to kill the guy ....… READ MORE >

- 199 days ago
Suge Knight -- Investigated for Deadly Threat at Pot Shop

Suge Knight
Investigated for Deadly Threat at Pot Shop

Suge Knight got blazing mad at a weed shop and allegedly threatened to kill one of their employees ... TMZ has learned -- and it may all be over the marijuana payday Suge was expecting to… READ MORE >

- 200 days ago
Suge Knight Shows Up to Cop Plea -- Better Late than Never

Suge Knight
Shows Up to Cop Plea Better Late than Never

Suge Knight decided to stroll into a courthouse Thursday ... to make things right after a pissed off judge issued an arrest warrant because he blew off court earlier in the week.Suge appeared to… READ MORE >

- 218 days ago
Suge Knight -- Arrest Warrant Issued ... Dude Never Shows Up In Court!

Suge Knight
Arrest Warrant Issued Dude Never Shows Up in Court!

Suge Knight is now a wanted man ... because a judge just issued a bench warrant  for his arrest ... and it's pretty ironic, because he was supposed to show up on another warrant that was… READ MORE >

- 221 days ago

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