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Suge Knight (born Marion Hugh Knight, Jr.; 04.19.1965)
Suge Knight is the founder of Black Kapital Records and former Death Row Records CEO; the latter of which is famous for its work with Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

Early Life: Suge Knight was born in Compton, California and attended Lynwood High School where he excelled at football and track. He landed a football scholarship at El Camino College, but he later transferred to the University of Nevada. Though he wasn't officially drafted by the NFL, he acted as a replacement for the Los Angeles Rams during a players' strike in 1987. He then ended his football career and started working as a concert promoter and even became a security guard for singer Bobby Brown. Despite his nickname coming from his childhood name 'Sugar Bear', he was arrested twice in 1987 - once for domestic violence against his then girlfriend and again for trying to steal a car and shooting the owner.

Career: Suge Knight began his music career by setting up a music-publishing company to which Vanilla Ice was forced to give the royalties for his hit 'Ice Ice Baby', after the song's writer Mario Johnson began working for Knight. Vanilla Ice later accused Knight of threatening to throw him over a balcony. Knight co-founded Death Row Records in 1991 with Dr. Dre and The D.O.C., formerly of N.W.A. The label released Dre's solo album 'The Chronic' the following year to platinum status, with similar success later coming out of Snoop Dogg's debut 'Doggystyle'. In 1995, Knight bailed Tupac Shakur out of prison in exchange for him signing to Death Row. That year also saw MC Hammer join the label. Some time after the death of Tupac, Dr. Dre left the company after becoming angry with the level of violence in its dealings. In 1997, Knight was accused of murdering Tupac's rival Notorious B.I.G. following the former's death in a drive-by shooting. Later theories suggested he was involved in both killings in a bid to stop Tupac signing with another label. Snoop Dogg was open about his belief that Knight killed both rappers, and wrote about it in his 2002 song 'Pimp Slapp'd' that he released independently after leaving Death Row. In 2006, Knight began a struggle with bankruptcy in his company and was finally forced to sell the label to Global Music Group in 2008.

Personal life: Suge Knight spent four years in prison between 1997 and 2001 for probation violation. He later returned there in 2003 after assaulting an attendant in a parking lot. In 2008, police spotted him beating his girlfriend outside a strip club and threatening her with a knife. He was cleared of any charges, however, after the woman failed to take the incident to court. The following year he was accused of being involved in the burglary of Noel 'Detail' Fisher's house and in 2012 he was arrested for numerous traffic violations and possession of marijuana. Knight has six children.



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Suge Knight Sues Chris Brown For Multiple Gunshot Wounds At 2014 LA Party Shooting


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Earlier this week we revealed that Chris Brown was facing a lawsuit from his former manager Mike G for alleged assault, and now it seems his legal troubles aren't stopping there as imprisoned producer Suge Knight sues him for negligence after he was shot during an attack on a nightclub Brown was performing at in 2014.

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Suge Knight is currently serving time behind bars for the alleged murder of Heavyweight Records co-founder Terry Carter in a hit-and-run incident last year, so you'd think he'd had enough of legal matters by now. However, he has taken the opportunity - while he's got his attorneys handy - to take out a lawsuit of his own against Chris Brown, blaming him for getting shot seven times during a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party in Los Angeles. 

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Judge Denies Suge Knight’s Request To Lower $10 Million Bail & Receive Private Health Care


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Unless Suge Knight wants to pay $10 million, he’s not getting out of prison anytime soon. The rap mogul, who stands accused of murder, was in court on Friday (17th July) in order to request his bail be reduced from $10 million. The Los Angeles judge declined Knight’s request and he’s headed straight back into jail to await his trial.

Suge KnightSuge Knight photographed in West Hollywood in 2010.

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Judge Denies Suge Knight's Request To Dismiss Murder Charge


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A Los Angeles' judge has ruled that rap mogul Suge Knight should stand trial for murder, even though a key witness has refused to identify him in court. The Death Row Records founder was arrested back in January and has been in custody ever since, with his bail set at $10 million.

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The Associated Press reports that Cle "Bone" Sloan, one of the men Knight’s accused of running over, had told police at the time of the incident that it was the 49 year driving the vehicle that struck him and the deceased, Terry Carter. However, when Sloan testified in April, he would not say that Knight ran them over.

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Woman Sues Suge Knight, Dr Dre And Ice Cube Over Wrongful Death


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The woman of Terry Carter - the man run down by Suge Knight - has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the producers of the NMA biopic Straight Outta Compton, alleging that they were negligent and failed to provide security on set.

Suge KnightSuge Knight is still in custody for the murder of Terry Carter

Lilian Carter filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles on Wednesday, naming the controversial rap mogul Knight, as well as rappers Dr Dre and Ice Cube and Universal Studios. She alleges that the studio was nglient and continued to film in and around Compton knowing that Dr Dre and Knight had been feuding for years.

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Suge Knight Refuses To Leave Police Cell And Face Judge


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Suge Knight, the rap music mogul who is accused of robbery and murder in two separate cases, refused to leave his jail cell on Wednesday to face superior court judge Ronald S Coen in a hearing regarding the former charge. Knight said he was sick though a judge stopped short of having him forcibly removed.

Suge KnightSuge Knight refused to leave his prison cell on Wednesday

Instead, judge Coen delayed Wednesday's hearing to coincide with Knight's hearing in his murder case, set for Friday (May 29). However, the judge said he would take a harder line with Knight, who is accused with the comedian Katt Williams of stealing a celebrity photographer's camera. In the other case, Knight is accused of running down two men with his pickup truck, killing one and seriously injuring the other. 

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Suge Knight's Attorney Says Floyd Mayweather Will Post His Bail - If He Wins!


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Former hip-hop production kingpin Marion “Suge” Knight, facing a murder charge, may soon be freed from custody. Boxer floyd mayweather, a friend of Knight’s, has reportedly pledged to pay his $10 million bail if he wins his fight against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night.

Knight’s attorney, Matthew Fletcher, is quoted as saying “they’re good friends - that’s one of his wealthiest friends” and that he expects the boxer to pay up his client’s huge bail fee if he is victorious.

Suge KnightSuge Knight may be bailed out of custody by boxer Floyd Mayweather

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Footage Allegedly Showing Suge Knight Running Over Two Men Released Online


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A video of Suge Knight allegedly running over two men with his truck has been released to the media by a Los Angeles court. The footage is expected to play a key role in the record producer's murder trial and was previewed by the judge at a preliminary hearing on Friday (18th April).

Suge KnightFootage allegedly showing Suge Knight running over two men has been released.

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Rap Mogul Suge Knight Ordered To Stand Trial On Murder Charge


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Suge Knight will stand trial on murder and attempted-murder charges, Superior Court judge Ronald Coen ruled on Thursday. At the hearing, the judge rejected Knight's argument that he acted in self-defence when he struck two men with his pickup truck in January, killing one and seriously injuring the other.

Suge KnightSuge Knight is facing murder and attempted murder charges.

After the ruling Knight was taken to hospital from the courtroom for the fifth time, for an undisclosed medical emergency, according to the sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida.

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Lawyer Claims Suge Knight Was Mistreated After Rap Mogul's Courtroom Collapse


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On Friday, rap mogul Suge Knight had his day in court over the hit-and-run charge he incurred last month, but the proceedings were marked by a pretty dramatic event - namely, the defendant losing consciousness after the verdict was announced.

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Has Suge Knight been mistreated?

Shortly after the judge set his bail at $25 million, Knight  collapsed, according to Fox News. Defense attorney Matthew Fletcher said Knight was unconscious when the lawyer left the courtroom and an update on his condition was not immediately available.

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Suge Knight Collapses In Court After Hearing Bail Set At $25 Million - See The Pictures


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Suge Knight collapsed in court earlier today after hearing his bail had been set at $25 million. Knight was in court in L.A. on Friday (20th March) when he collapsed. The judge's decision to set a high bail was the result of Knight seemingly breaking bail on a robbery charge before allegedly committing the crimes he is accused of. The news of Knight's collapse comes amidst reports Knight's health is suffering as a result of his stint in prison.

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Suge Knight in court on Friday. Credit: Getty / Robyn Beck Pool.

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Suge Knight and Suge Knight - Hip-Hop Producer Suge Knight sighted smoking a cigar walking on Wilshire Boulevard - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Friday 28th December 2012

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American record producer,founder and CEO of Black Kapital Records, Suge Knight was snapped as he dropped his son off at Los Angeles International airport in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 7th January 2015

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Suge Knight - Suge Knight seen sitting in his car at the Four Seasons hotel. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 14th May 2014

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Suge Knight - Will I. Am's "TRANS4M" Boyle Heights Benefit Concert Hollywood California United States Thursday 7th February 2013

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Suge Knight Beverly Hills, California, United States Hip-Hop Producer Suge Knight sighted smoking a cigar walking on Wilshire Boulevard Friday 28th December 2012

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Suge Knight

Date of birth

19th April, 1965

Occupation

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Sex

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