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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
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- 157 days ago
Marcellus Wiley -- Suge Knight's Goons Scared Me ... But 1-On-1 Would Be Different Story (VIDEO)

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- 166 days ago
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- 187 days ago
Suge Knight -- California Love ... I'm Up on My Taxes Again

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- 202 days ago
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- 204 days ago
Snoop, Suge, & Dre Sued -- Ain't No Fun ... If They Take Our Money!!

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- 267 days ago
Suge Knight -- Prosecutors Air Dirty Laundry to Protect Witnesses (UPDATE)

Suge Knight
Prosecutors Air Dirty Laundry To Protect Witnesses

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- 281 days ago
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