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July 13, 2002 | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight received notice this week from the Internal Revenue Service, claiming he owes about $6 million in personal income taxes, his attorney said Friday. The IRS notice adds to the financial turmoil surrounding the owner of music label Tha Row Records, formerly known as Death Row Records.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Arsenio Hall has gotten an apology from NBC News' Brian Williams, and all it took was a threat from Suge Knight! And some outspoken fans. On Tuesday night's episode of "The Arsenio Hall Show," Hall complained that Williams had left him out of an "NBC Nightly News" graphic on the various late night hosts. The graphic listed nine hosts, leaving out Hall and TBS' Pete Holmes. Hall said he didn't want to be the "angry black man" over the slight, so he brought out a friend who had no trouble filling that role: music mogul and ex-convict Suge Knight.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Richard Winton
Former rap impresario Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested by Los Angeles police Wednesday morning after being pulled over for a traffic violation, officials said. The former head of Death Row Records was pulled over about 12:30 a.m. near Beverly Hills, said LAPD officer Drake Madison. He declined to say what the alleged traffic violation was. A records check showed Knight was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant and police took him into custody. He was booked into county jail and released before 4 a.m. on $20,000 bail, records show.
HEALTH
February 19, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Arsenio Hall has been hosting his revived late-night show since last fall, but no one told the staff at "NBC Nightly News," it seems. During a recent report on Jimmy Fallon taking over "The Tonight Show," producers filled the screen with nine headshots of Fallon's late-night colleagues. There was Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart, David Letterman, Chelsea Handler, Andy Cohen, Carson Daly, Craig Ferguson, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel. Missing? Arsenio Hall. Hall was also absent from a New York Times report on the shifting late-night landscape.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Marion "Suge" Knight has been released from a Las Vegas jail. The founder of bankrupt Death Row Records posted $19,000 bail Wednesday and promised to appear in Las Vegas Justice Court on Sept. 26 on felony assault and drug charges. Police arrested the hip-hop mogul on Wednesday morning after officers said they saw him beat his girlfriend while brandishing a knife in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Strip.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2001 | Richard Cromelin and \f7
Flamboyant rap mogul Suge Knight was released from prison this week, and the Southern California album chart bears his stamp, with his former protege Snoop Dogg entering high with Tha Eastsidaz and his Death Row label's Dogg Pound far outpacing its national sales in the area. (Of course it's never easy with Suge: Tha Dogg Pound's Daz Dillinger has sued him and Death Row, alleging that they cheated him out of $1 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2003 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Nation of Islam minister Tony Muhammad said Wednesday that rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight did not assault a parking lot attendant last month, as parole officials have alleged. Muhammad said he witnessed the events of June 21 at a Hollywood nightclub, where Knight allegedly struck a parking lot attendant. "I saw Mr. Knight enter into his car, never striking anyone," Muhammad said. "You never saw Mr. Knight touch anyone.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2001 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The hip-hop world is buzzing about the possible prison release this month of Los Angeles rap tycoon Marion "Suge" Knight. But the government has other plans. Knight, whose Death Row Records is expected to command the top position on the pop chart this week, will be transferred April 22 from Mule Creek State Prison near Sacramento to an undisclosed federal facility to serve an additional three months for a probation violation, law enforcement sources said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2002 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Four years in prison did little to diminish the legacy of Marion "Suge" Knight, whose Death Row Records label was ground zero for West Coast rap in the '90s. It was home to Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and 2Pac as they shaped a generation of urban music. One year after being released from prison, Knight is officially putting that legacy on the line with the first album from his new label, Tha Row. "Say Hi to the Bad Guy," the debut album by Long Beach rapper Crooked I, is due Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2004 | Chuck Philips, Times Staff Writer
Police are investigating allegations that rap producer Marion "Suge" Knight was involved in an assault on onetime partner Dr. Dre, law enforcement sources said Tuesday. Knight has denied any involvement in the incident in which a man struck Dre twice at the Vibe Awards show at Santa Monica airport, triggering a melee in which the attacker was stabbed and seriously injured. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, met with officials late Monday at the Santa Monica police station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2013 | By KTLA News
A transgender teen is making history at Marina High School in Huntington Beach after she was selected as one of the top 10 finalists for homecoming queen. Cassidy Lynn Campbell was born Lance Campbell, but has been living as a woman for the last three years. The 16-year-old said she has always felt trapped in the wrong body, even as a child. According to Campbell, her shot at becoming homecoming queen isn't just about a title but a hard-fought token of acceptance. “Gay people have been brought into the limelight and it's a very touched-on subject," Cassidy Campbell said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Richard Winton
Former rap impresario Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested by Los Angeles police Wednesday morning after being pulled over for a traffic violation, officials said. The former head of Death Row Records was pulled over about 12:30 a.m. near Beverly Hills, said LAPD officer Drake Madison. He declined to say what the alleged traffic violation was. A records check showed Knight was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant and police took him into custody. He was booked into county jail and released before 4 a.m. on $20,000 bail, records show.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2010 | By Jon Caramanica
Back when VH1 launched its "Behind the Music" series of rock documentaries in 1997, there were still musicians missing in action, stories left to excavate. It was conceivable that even an episode of that show about an extremely popular act would cough up stories that had managed to keep their way out of magazine profiles and radio interviews for years. No more. Current celebrities have their every move documented on the Internet, either by their own choice or at the hands of fans and paparazzi.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2009 | Associated Press
Rap producer Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery for beating a woman in a Las Vegas parking lot last year. Knight, 43, entered the plea in Las Vegas Justice Court on Tuesday in a deal that dismissed two felony drug charges and one felony coercion charge stemming from the August incident. Police said officers witnessed the co-founder of Death Row Records striking Melissa Isaac while holding a knife in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Strip. Justice of the Peace Eric Goodman ordered Knight to receive counseling and pay a $340 fine.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Marion "Suge" Knight has been released from a Las Vegas jail. The founder of bankrupt Death Row Records posted $19,000 bail Wednesday and promised to appear in Las Vegas Justice Court on Sept. 26 on felony assault and drug charges. Police arrested the hip-hop mogul on Wednesday morning after officers said they saw him beat his girlfriend while brandishing a knife in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Strip.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
LAS VEGAS -- Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was jailed Wednesday on assault and drug charges after he was accused of beating his girlfriend while brandishing a knife, police said. Knight, 43, the founder of bankrupt Death Row Records in Los Angeles, was arrested about 6:40 a.m. on a busy street near the Las Vegas Strip. Police responding to a domestic violence call found Knight standing over his longtime girlfriend with the knife in his hand. "He did not stab her," said Officer Jacinto Rivera, a department spokesman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2003 | Chuck Philips, Times Staff Writer
Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight will be released from jail this morning after a state prison panel dismissed four of the five alleged parole violations that authorities cited when they arrested him two months ago. The California Board of Prison Terms ruled Tuesday that Knight violated his parole on only one count, by affiliating with a gang member, and gave him credit for 61 days already served. He will also be required to complete 200 hours of community service.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2003 | Chuck Philips, Times Staff Writer
Someone is gunning for Marion "Suge" Knight. The head of Death Row Records grew famous glamorizing gang violence. He called his artists "inmates." His company logo depicted a hooded convict strapped into an electric chair. His producers grafted violent lyrics onto driving rhythms, punctuated by shotgun blasts and wailing sirens. That was make-believe mayhem. Now, Knight is being stalked by the real thing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2008 | Jack Leonard, Times Staff Writer
A state prison inmate who once implicated a Los Angeles police officer in the slaying of rap star Biggie Smalls testified Thursday that he recanted the allegation because of threats he received from a rival rap producer that were passed to him by a former Los Angeles Times reporter. Waymond "Suave" Anderson, a former R&B singer, said reporter Chuck Philips passed him several written messages wrapped in plastic at Corcoran State Prison on behalf of rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2008 | Paloma Esquivel, Times Staff Writer
Seeking to further curb criminal activities, Compton has asked a judge to ban individuals identified as members of the Mob Piru street gang -- including rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight -- from congregating in a northeast neighborhood. Using a strategy employed by other crime-ridden communities, the court order would be the first gang injunction in a city with a long history of battling street gangs.
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