Suge Knight

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The era-defining label known as Death Row Records housed some of hip hop’s biggest names, including Snoop Dogg, Tupac and co-founder Dr. Dre. Not only is Marion Hugh “Suge” Knight famous for co-founding the historic label and morphing the careers of legendary MCs, but he’s infamous for his never ending run-ins with the law, intimidation tactics and violent behavior, most notably his involvement in the infamous East Coast-West Coast rivalry. The murders of both Big and Pac created speculations about Suge’s involvement, with several sources claiming that the former football star orchestrated both murders (a charge that has caused tension between Knight and Snoop Dogg, who’s openly accused him of Tupac’s death on several occasions). After filing for bankruptcy and selling the once-untouchable Death Row, he went on to create a new label called Black Kapital. In recent years, the former music mogul continues to populate blogs and flood news headlines for his street battles and legal issues. 

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Suge Knight Details the Making of 'California Love'

Former Death Row CEO says song was intended for Dr. Dre.

Music News: Suge Knight on the Origins of Tupac’s ‘California Love'

Hard to believe the idea for the song was conceived in NYC. (4/17/2014)

Music News: Suge Knight Recalls What Inspired Tupac’s 'Hit ‘Em Up’

The competition between Death Row and Bad Boy. (4/17/2014)

Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith Responds to Suge Knight

TDE leader says Knight doesn't know the details of Kendrick Lamar's Interscope deal.

Suge Knight Recalls Making 'Hit 'Em Up'

Suge Knight details the inspiration behind scathing diss record.

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