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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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VMA Party Gunman -- Caught on Tape ... But No One's Talkin'

VMA Party Gunman
Caught on Tape But No One's Talkin'

The man who shot Suge Knight and 2 others at a pre-VMA party early Sunday is on tape clear as Knight -- problem is ... so far the eyewitnesses are clamming up.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ...… READ MORE >

VMA Party Shooting -- Hot Model Hit -- 'My Ass Took A 9mm' Bullet!!!

VMA Party Shooting
Hot Model Hit 'My Ass Took A 9mm' Bullet!!!

Fashion model Megan Hawkins just earned her street cred ... but it may hamper her career ... she took a bullet apparently meant for Suge Knight at Chris Brown's VMA party ... and took it in… READ MORE >

- 122 days ago
Suge Knight -- Video Attack Isn't Enough to Prosecute ... Because Snitches Get Stitches

Suge Knight
Video Attack Isn't Enough to Prosecute Snitches get Stitches

Suge Knight is way better at dodging charges than bullets … because even though he attacked someone at a pot shop, and it's caught on video -- he's not being prosecuted… READ MORE >

- 123 days ago
Suge Knight -- Moments After Bullets Tore Through His Body (VIDEO)

Suge Knight
Moments After Bullets Tore Through His Body (VIDEO)

TMZ has obtained video showing Suge Knight shortly after he was hit by 6 bullets ... and he's surrounded by cops with their guns drawn.  In the video ... Suge can be seen on his knees,… READ MORE >

- 123 days ago
VMA Party Shooting -- Hear the Gunshots (VIDEO)

VMA Party Shooting
Hear the Gunshots [VIDEO]

This video puts you right in the middle of SHOTS FIRED at the VMA pre-party early Sunday morning.There is clearly a lot of commotion before the shots ring out.  We're told a fight had broken… READ MORE >

- 123 days ago
VMA Party Shooting -- Cops Focusing on Gang Rivalry as Motive

VMA Party Shooting
Cops Focusing on Gang Rivalry as Motive

Cops are focusing on beef between gang members that triggered the nightclub shooting that landed Suge Knight in an ICU with multiple bullet wounds ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.We're told… READ MORE >

- 123 days ago
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 >

- 124 days ago
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 >

- 235 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 >

- 237 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 >

- 240 days ago

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