Marion Hugh Suge Knight is a music executive and co-founder and CEO of Death Row Records. He was a central figure in gangsta rap’s catapult to massive commercialization. He has played for the team ‘Los Angeles Rams’. He is well known for the foundation of Death Row Records.
Marion Hugh “Suge” Knight was born on 19 April 1965 in Compton, California. He is 57 years old as of 2023 . He was born under the zodiac sign Aries. Knight founded Death Row Records along with rapper/ producer Dr. Dre. He is also the founder of Black Kapital Records.
|Name||Marion Hugh Suge Knight|
|Profession||Record producer |
|Date of Birth||April 19, 1965|
|Age as of 2022||57 years old as of 2023|
Suge Knight stands 6 feet 2 inches tall with a weight of 60 kg. Suge has black hair and dark brown eyes.
|Height||in centimetres: 157.48 cm|
in meters: 1.57 M
in feet: 6 feet 2 inches
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Suge Knight was born in California to Maxine Chatman and Marion Knight Sr. Such has two elder sisters – Karen Anderson and Charlinda Tubbs. Suge Knight was the youngest of the three siblings. His nickname was ‘Sugar Bear’ which he received from his father.
|Father||Marion Knight, Sr|
|Sisters||Karen Anderson and Charlinda Tubbs|
Affairs, Relationships, Wife
|Spouse||Former – Sharitha Golden|
Present – Michel’le clean
|Son||Suge Jacob Knight|
Marion Hugh “Suge” Knight attended Lynwood School. He graduated in 1983. He was a well-known football player. He went to the University of Nevada to earn an athletic scholarship.
|School||Lynwood High School|
|College||University of Nevada, Las Vegas|
Before beginning his career in music, Knight played football at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas which he joined on scholarship. He completed two years with the university team, aiming for a permanent career in football. Soon he was selected by ‘Los Angeles Rams’. However, he played only two games.
Soon he realized that he was not happy being a part of the team and decided to quit. Suge then started working as a bodyguard for celebrities. His first client was Bobby Brown, who inspired him to make a career in the music industry.
Suge Knight established his own company in 1989. His stint with Vanilla Ice resulted in his good fortune in the industry. Dr Dre, one of the popular youngsters of “gangsta rap” (a popular genre of the early ’90s) joined hands with Knight and the two lead to the foundation of Death Row Records. Dre launched an album ‘The Chronic’. Thus Death Row Records became one of the most popular labels in American West-coast rap scenes.
|Genres||Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap|
|Labels||Black Kapital, Death Row|
|Associated acts||Dr.Dre, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg|
Criminal Charges (Legal Troubles)
Suge Knight was sentenced to five years ‘ probation for assaulting two rappers in the summer of 1992 at a Hollywood recording studio.
1996 probation violation leading to incarceration
On October 22, 1996, Suge Knight was sent to jail pending a hearing on the probation violation that happened on September 7, 1996. He was then sentenced to nine years of imprisonment for the probation violation.
2003 conviction and incarceration
In 2003, Suge Knight was again sent to jail for violating parole when he struck a parking lot attendant.
2006 dispute with Snoop Dogg
In 2006, Knight engaged in a dispute with his former friend and ex-associate Snoop Dogg after Snoop publicly insulted him in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
2008 altercation and gang accusations
In 2008, it was claimed by some policemen that Knight was one of the members of the Mob Piru street gang in a crackdown in the city of Compton.
Apart from all these, Knight has been a part of several accusations and charges such as 2008 bankruptcy, 2009 altercation and many more. Knight had to spend four years in prison between 1997 to 2001. Suge Knight is
|Criminal Charge||Murder, attempted murder, hit and run|
|Penalty||28 years in prison|
|Imprisoned at||Richard J.Donovan Correctional Facility|
|Birth Flower||Daisy / Sweet Pea / Tulip|
Some lesser known facts about Suge Knight
- Suge worked as a concert promoter and a bodyguard.
- In 1985, Suge Knight insulted Puff Daddy on the Source Awards and their feud progressed.
- In 1987, Suge Knight was arrested for domestic violence. He cut off his girlfriend’s ponytail after assaulting her in public.
- Knight’s Death Row Records’ office items went up for auction as a part of bankruptcy proceedings.
- Suge Knight has suffered many health issues like blood clots, blindness and a suspected brain tumour.
When was Suge Knight born?
Suge Knight was born on April 19, 1965.
What is the zodiac sign of Suge Knight?
Suge Knight was born under the zodiac sign Aries.
How many children does Suge Knight have?
Suge Knight has 5 children.
Is Suge Knight married?
Yes, Suge Knight married Michel’le clean in 1999 while his stay in prison.
What is the nickname of Suge Knight?
Suge Knight was known by the name of Sugar Bear in his childhood.