Suge Knight shot at California night club

Suge Knight shot at California night club

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) --Suge Knight in ICU after night club shooting; two others injured.
Danielle Haynes
Tupac Shakur wouldn't tell Vegas cop who shot him

Tupac Shakur wouldn't tell Vegas cop who shot him

LAS VEGAS, May 23 (UPI) --A Las Vegas police officer says Tupac Shakur refused to cooperate when he pulled the injured rapper from a car and asked him who fired on him in 1996.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Brian Williams apologizes to Arsenio Hall for late-night snub

Brian Williams apologizes to Arsenio Hall for late-night snub

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Brian Williams and NBC News accidentally left Arsenio Hall out of a segment on late-night hosts.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 19, 2013.
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Suge Knight: Maybe Tupac's in hiding

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- Rap mogul Suge Knight said perhaps Tupac Shakur isn't dead, days after the slain rapper appeared as a hologram at California's Coachella festival.

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Suge Knight arrested in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Rap mogul Suge Knight was arrested in Las Vegas after a small amount of marijuana allegedly was found in his possession, authorities said.
Suge Knight's face fractured in attack

Suge Knight's face fractured in attack

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Music producer Suge Knight was attacked at a hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz., and fractured several bones in his face, police said.

Suge Knight charged with battery

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Hip-hop icon Suge Knight has been charged with battery in an alleged incident involving his girlfriend in Las Vegas.

Suge Knight arrested in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Hip-hop producer Suge Knight has been arrested in Las Vegas for assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence, police told TMZ.

Report: Death Row Records sold for $24M

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- The financially strapped Los Angeles record label where hip-hop icons Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre became stars has been auctioned off for $24 million.

Suge Knight knocked out in nightclub fight

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- Rap impresario Suge Knight refused to file a police report or cooperate with police after being knocked out outside a Los Angeles night club, TMZ.com reports.

Music Group bids $25M for Death Row

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Warner Music Group is the lead bidder after offering $25 million to purchase the catalog of Death Row Records, the bankrupt Los Angeles rap label.

Report: Records linked to Smalls' death

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Newly disclosed Los Angeles Police Department records offer further clues into the mysterious 1997 death of rapper Biggie Smalls, a report says.
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Marion "Suge" Knight, Jr. (born April 19, 1965) is the co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records. The record label 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 and Tha Dogg Pound, Death Row Records stagnated after Knight's incarceration on parole violation charges in September 1996.

Marion Knight Willams was born in Compton, California. His name, Suge (pronounced /ˈʃʊɡ/), derives from "Sugar Bear", a childhood nickname. He attended Lynwood High School then graduated and got a football scholarship to University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he play collegiate football for several years. After school, he played professionally for the Los Angeles Rams as a replacement player during the 1987 NFL strike. Later, he found work as a concert promoter and a bodyguard for celebrities including Bobby Brown. Knight's legal problems began in 1987 when he faced auto theft, concealed weapon and attempted murder charges, ultimately receiving probation. Two years later, he formed his own music-publishing company, and allegedly made his first big fortune in the business by coercing Vanilla Ice into signing over royalties from his smash hit "Ice Ice Baby" owing to material that he supposedly sampled from one of Knight's company associates. (The possibly apocryphal story holds that Knight held Ice by his ankles off of a 20th-floor balcony, though in Ice's version, the threat was more implied.) Knight next formed an artist management company and signed prominent West Coast hip hop artists The D.O.C. and DJ Quik.

Through the former, he met several members of the seminal gangsta rap group N.W.A. In 1993, Suge would have a son, Andrew, born on April 19, sharing the same birthday as him. Andrew is currently living in the Greater Los Angeles area with his mother, "Tia". Another son, Taj, is said to be living in Atlanta with his mother, Davina Barnes. He also has daughters named Posh and Bailei, the latter with R&B singer Michel'le.

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