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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 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 >

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 >

- 113 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 >

- 113 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 >

- 113 days ago
Suge Knight -- Video of Fatal Crash Proves I'm Innocent!

Suge Knight
Video of Fatal Crash Proves I'm Innocent!!!

Suge Knight is elated ... video of his fatal hit and run proves he's an innocent man. Suge called a family member after we posted the video, and he says it's his ticket out of jail. Suge… READ MORE >

- 113 days ago
Suge Knight -- Victim's Family Says Murder was 'Retaliation'

Suge Knight
Victim's Family Says The Murder Was Retaliation

The family of the man Suge Knight ran over and killed says Suge was not engaged in self defense ... it was pure vengeance. Terry Carter's family lawyer tells TMZ, the video we posted graphically… READ MORE >

- 113 days ago
Suge Knight ... FULL VIDEO of Fatal Hit and Run

Suge Knight
FULL VIDEO of Fatal Hit and Run

// TMZ has obtained the video of Suge Knight running over 2 men, killing one. It is gruesome, revealing and it will absolutely become the centerpiece of his murder trial. TMZ broke the story ...… READ MORE >

- 114 days ago
Suge Knight Fiancee -- Video Shows Suge Did the Right Thing

Suge Knight
Fiancee Says Video Shows Suge Did the Right Thing

Suge Knight did the right thing by roaring back into a parking lot where he ran over 2 men, and even if one died, it was understandable ... this according to Suge's fiancee. The woman -- who… READ MORE >

- 113 days ago
Suge Knight -- Appears in Court, New Attorney Checks In

Suge Knight
Appears in Court New Attorney Checks In

// Suge Knight made a brief appearance in court for his murder trial -- essentially to introduce the new attorney who's taking over the case ... armed with the video TMZ first posted of the whole… READ MORE >

- 113 days ago
Suge Knight Hospitalized AGAIN ... I'M GOING BLIND

Suge Knight
Hospitalized Again ... I'm Going Blind

Suge Knight says he's going blind from lack of medical care behind bars ... and he had to be hospitalized again. Knight reportedly spoke on his own behalf Monday in court -- after he fired the… READ MORE >

- 120 days ago

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