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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 -- Guy Claims Suge Ran Him Over, Blames Katt Williams

Suge Knight
Guy Claims Suge Ran Him Over, Blames Katt Williams

A guy who claims Suge Knight hit him with his car last night when he peeled out of a Hollywood parking lot could barely walk afterward ... and he blames Katt Williams for the whole thing.As TMZ… READ MORE >

Katt Williams & Suge Knight -- Involved in Club Fight Hours After Katt Gets Out of Jail

Katt Williams & Suge Knight
Involved in Club Fight Hours After Katt's Release

*** WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS LOTS AND LOTS OF PROFANITY Freshly freed Katt Williams had a front row seat last night as good friend Suge Knight got into a CRAZY brawl outside a Hollywood… READ MORE >

- 561 days ago
Katt Williams -- DETAINED by Police at Subway

Katt Williams
DETAINED BY POLICE at Subway

6:20 AM -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Katt and Suge each received citations at the scene. Katt was cited for parking too close to a fire hydrant. Suge received a ticket related to… READ MORE >

- 569 days ago
Suge Knight -- Katt Williams Isn't Crazy ... He's Just Got a Short Temper!

Suge Knight
Katt Williams Isn't Crazy ... He's Just Got a Short Fuse! (A Really Short Fuse)

Katt Williams isn't losing his mind ... he's just a really sensitive man with a bad temper, who gets himself into bad situations -- this according to Katt's close friend and confidante Suge… READ MORE >

- 575 days ago
Katt Williams Arrested in Seattle -- Bailed Out by Suge Knight

Katt Williams
Arrested After Bar Fight [Updated]

8:46 AM PT -- Katt has been bailed out of jail ... thanks to Suge Knight who foot the bill.A rep for Suge tells TMZ ... Williams was bailed out early this morning. The rep tells us Suge is Katt's… READ MORE >

- 587 days ago
Tupac's Family -- Rapper Was NOT Homophobic ... He Loved Versace

Tupac's Family
He Was NO Homophobe ... He Loved Versace

Tupac Shakur's family members believe Suge Knight is dead wrong -- the rapper couldn't have been a homophobe ... because he was GREAT friends with Gianni Versace. Suge has been on a media blitz… READ MORE >

- 788 days ago
Suge Knight BLASTS 2Pac Hologram ... He Was Death Row-less

Suge Knight
BLASTS 2Pac Hologram ... He Was Death Row-less

Suge Knight is FURIOUS over the look of 2Pac's hologram at Coachella ... telling TMZ the people who created it screwed up one major detail. The rapper was out in Los Angeles last night when he… READ MORE >

- 813 days ago
Suge Knight -- I'm NOT CONVINCED 2Pac is Dead

Suge Knight
I'm NOT CONVINCED 2Pac is Really Dead

There is a VERY good chance Tupac Shakur is alive and well ... and hiding ... this according to the man who was with him during the supposedly fatal shooting in Vegas, Suge Knight. Knight just… READ MORE >

- 814 days ago
Suge Knight Arrested After Cops Find Weed [Mug Shot]

Suge Knight Arrested
After Cops Find Weed

Suge Knight was arrested in Las Vegas yesterday after a traffic stop gone bad, TMZ has learned ... and to make things worse, cops say he was carrying weed on him at the time. Law enforcement… READ MORE >

- 885 days ago
Suge Knight -- Three Years Probation for Driving on a Suspended License

Suge Knight
3 Years of Watching His Ass

Suge Knight better be on his best behavior for the next three years -- because the rap mogul just got sentenced to 36 months probation for driving on a suspended license.As TMZ first reported,… READ MORE >

- 1057 days ago

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