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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 - 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 >

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 >

- 48 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 >

- 51 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 >

- 54 days ago
Suge Knight -- What, Me a Flight Risk? Let Me Out Now!

Suge Knight
What, Me a Flight Risk? Let Me Out Now!

It's ironic ... Suge Knight fled the scene after killing a man in his truck, but now he claims he should be released from jail because he's not a flight risk. Suge and his lawyer certainly… READ MORE >

- 56 days ago
Suge Knight's Defense -- I Have a Blind Spot ... My Left Eye

Suge Knight's Defense
I Have a Blind Spot ... My Left Eye

Suge Knight's defense in his murder case will involve a glock ... glaucoma. Suge's lawyer tells TMZ, his client is legally blind in his left eye ... the result of glaucoma which is a side effect… READ MORE >

- 57 days ago
Suge Knight -- I Had a Legal Right to Kill Terry Carter

Suge Knight
I Had a Legal Right To KILL Terry Carter

Suge Knight was legally justified in pointing his truck at Terry Carter, running him over and killing him ... so claims Suge's lawyer.  Attorney Matt Fletcher tells TMZ ... he'll present a… READ MORE >

- 58 days ago
Suge Knight -- Not the First Time He Plowed Through Crowd in Truck

Suge Knight
Not the First Time He Plowed Through Crowd in SUV

// Suge Knight got into a fight with a guy and then roared out of a parking lot, striking a man ... and this ISN'T the Tam's parking lot fatal hit and run -- it's ANOTHER incident that could have… READ MORE >

- 58 days ago
Suge Knight -- Hit and Run Victim Claims ... There Was No Gun

Suge Knight
Hit and Run Victim There Was No Gun

Suge Knight is lying when he says one of the people he mowed down was armed and dangerous ... this according to the guy who was hit.  The manager for Cle "Bone" Sloan tells TMZ, his… READ MORE >

- 58 days ago
Suge Knight's Lawyer -- Both Victims Had Guns

Suge Knight's Lawyer
Both Victims Had Guns

// Terry Carter -- whom Suge Knight ran over and killed -- was packing heat, according to his own family. Suge's new lawyer, Matthew Fletcher, told TMZ, after Carter died, his relatives… READ MORE >

- 59 days ago

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