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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's Lawyer Tom Mesereau -- 'Straight Outta Compton' is Entertainment Fiction (VIDEO)

Suge Knight's Lawyer
'Straight Outta Compton' Entertainment Fiction

Suge Knight was completely misportrayed in "Straight Outta Compton," because he's not a bad guy, he's brilliant ... so says his lawyer. Tom Mesereau was leaving… READ MORE >

'Straight Outta Compton' -- Sequel Planned for Snoop, Dogg Pound & Tupac

'Straight Outta Compton'
Sequel Planned for ... Snoop, Dogg Pound & Tupac

Hollywood's not done cashing in on the 'hood -- a "Straight Outta Compton" sequel, of sorts, is in the works featuring the rise of Snoop Dogg, Tupac and other West Coast rap legends. Dogg Pound… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
NFL's Thomas Jones -- I Got Suges Knight's Back ... In New NWA Movie

NFL's Thomas Jones
I Got Suge Knight's Back ... In New NWA Movie

Former NFL star Thomas Jones definitely has muscle ... but now he's going to be muscle ... playing one of Suge Knight's bodyguard's in the new NWA biopic "Straight… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Suge Knight -- My Toilet Is Possessed ... Oh Yeah, I May Have a Brain Tumor

Suge Knight
My Toilet Is Possessed ... Oh Yeah, I May Have a Brain Tumor

9 AM PT -- Suge's request to move to a new facility was denied during a hearing in L.A. Ditto for his attempt to reduce bail. Suge Knight's life in prison is rough ... not only does he have… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
Suge Knight & Katt Williams Sued -- They Sent a 'Bitch' to Beat My Ass

Suge Knight & Katt Williams Sued
They Sent a 'Bitch' to Beat My Ass

Suge Knight and Katt Williams intimidated a female photog, and then called for backup -- female backup -- to beat her down ... according to the lawsuit she just filed against them. Leslie Redden… READ MORE >

- 93 days ago
Suge Knight, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube -- Sued for Wrongful Death

Suge Knight, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube
Sued for Wrongful Death

Suge Knight is being sued for running over Terry Carter in a burger parking lot, and Dr. Dre and Ice Cube have also been named as defendants. Carter's wife and kids have filed the lawsuit --… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
Suge Knight -- Stiffs the Judge ... I'm Too Sick to Move

Suge Knight
Stiffs the Judge ... I'm Too Sick to Move

Suge Knight's gotta be running out of sick days by this point -- the accused murderer refused to leave his jail cell, and forced a judge to postpone his hearing for an alleged robbery. Knight,… READ MORE >

- 101 days ago
Suge Knight -- I Got My Mind Made Up ... Don't Remove My Tupac Bullet!

Suge Knight
I Got My Mind Made Up Don't Remove My Tupac Bullet!

Suge Knight has given doctors a piece of his mind ... refusing to have a bullet fragment removed that’s been lodged in his head for the past 19 years ... a bullet intended for Tupac… READ MORE >

- 114 days ago
Floyd Mayweather -- NOT PAYING SUGE KNIGHT'S BAIL .. Says Money Team

Floyd Mayweather
NOT PAYING SUGE KNIGHT'S BAIL ... Says Money Team

Bad news for Suge Knight ... Floyd Mayweather will NOT be posting his $10 million bail if he wins his fight this weekend ... this according to a key member of Floyd's Money Team.  TMZ Sports… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Suge Knight -- Bail Reduction Denied ... Pleads Not Guilty

Suge Knight
Bail Reduction Denied ... Pleads Not Guilty

Suge Knight will not get the deep deep discount he wants on bail -- a judge denied his request during Knight's arraignment ... where he pled not guilty to murder. The court previously… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago

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