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. On August 24, 2014, Knight was shot six times at a pre-Video Music Awards party, hosted by Chris Brown in Los Angeles. He refused to cooperate with law enforcement on the incident.

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Suge Knight: I Might Have a Brain Tumor

Lawyer claims Knight has another medical issue; court denies request to lower bail.

Suge Knight Takes Another Loss in Court

Judge refuses to dismiss murder case, lawyer questions credibility of key witness.

Don't Label Me: Artists Beefin' With Their Record Labels

Dru Hill's comeback derailed. Plus Tyga vs. YMCMB and others.

Suge Knight and Katt Williams Sued for Photog Attack

Photographer Leslie Redden says she suffered injuries after her camera was stolen last year.

Suge Knight, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube Sued For Wrongful Death

Family of hit-and-run victim, Terry Carter, files suit.

Suge Knight Hires Michael Jackson’s Former Lawyer

Murder trial delayed after adding fourth defense attorney.
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