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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 -- Pleads Not Guilty

Suge Knight
Pleads Not Guilty

Suge Knight was in court to plead not guilty to attempted murder and murder ... and will remain behind bars without bail.Suge entered his plea in L.A. County Superior Court Tuesday morning. He… READ MORE >

Suge Knight Charged with Murder

Suge Knight
Charged with Murder

Suge Knight has just been charged with murder in the death of his friend, and sources say a videotape will be a key piece of evidence.The L.A. County D.A. just filed the charges in connection with… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Suge Knight -- Bail Pulled

Suge Knight
Bail Pulled

Suge Knight will be in jail for a while, because he's now being held with no bail ... and that's because of his criminal past.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... he is no longer being held on $2… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Suge Knight -- I Didn't Even Know I Hit the Guy

Suge Knight
I Didn't Even Know I Hit the Guy

Suge Knight has a defense to the fatal hit and run ... he didn't know he hit and ran.Sources connected with Suge tell TMZ ... he claims he was in fear of his life when he gunned his truck,… READ MORE >

- 30 days ago
Suge Knight -- There's Video of the Hit and Run

Suge Knight
Video of Hit and Run

Suge Knight will either get cut a huge break or he could be nailed on murder charges, if the video that has surfaced shows the fatal impact.Sheriff's officials confirm with TMZ ... they are in… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
Suge Knight -- Surveillance Cameras Broken, Pointed Wrong Way

Suge Knight
Surveillance Cams Broken ... Pointed Wrong Way

Suge Knight thinks surveillance video will exonerate him, while cops believe it could be the smoking gun that nails him for murder. Well both sides need a Plan B, because the surveillance… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
Dr. Dre -- Suge's Full of It ... I Never Asked for a Peace Summit

Dr. Dre
Suge's Full of It I Never Asked for a Peace Summit

Dr. Dre is calling BS on Suge Knight for suggesting the good Doc asked Suge to come to the set to make peace with him.Sources connected with Dre tell us ... he scoffed when he was told Suge is… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
Suge Knight -- Beef Between Dr. Dre and Suge Sparked Fatal Hit and Run

Suge Knight
Beef Between Dre and Suge Sparked Fatal Hit and Run

Suge Knight  was lured into a trip to the Compton set that turned fatal, and the mission was to broker a peace accord between Suge and longtime rival Dr. Dre ... this according to sources… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago
Suge Knight -- Arrested for Murder in Hit and Run (UPDATE)

Suge Knight
Arrested for Murder In Hit and Run

4:15 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... after interviewing Suge Knight, cops have formally arrested him on murder charges, and his bail has been set at $2 million. We're told one… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago
Suge Knight -- Victim's Relative Says IT WAS MURDER

Suge Knight
Victim's Relative Says IT WAS MURDER

Suge Knight murdered his friend ... and that's not just what cops are saying -- this is right from the victim's family.A close family member of Terry Carter -- who did not want to be ID'd -- tells… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago

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