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Ice Cube And Dr. Dre Open Up About Suge Knight's Murder Charges

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment

Earlier this year, Universal's N.W.A. biopic, "Straight Outta Compton," became involved in a real-life murder case. Now, the film's producers and ori...

Judge Refuses To Dismiss Murder Case Against Suge Knight

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday that Marion "Suge" Knight should stand trial on murder charges even though a key witness — one of the men...

Groundhog Day

Francis Levy | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Modernity is ubiquitous. There's little way of escaping it, unless you're convicted of something and become an uncooperative prisoner. Then you will be put in solitary confinement, still a widely used form of punishment, which has little to commend it beyond the fact that it so steadfastly avoids the notion of progress.

Widow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Suge Knight, Dr. Dre And Ice Cube

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | Black Voices

June 4 (Reuters) - A widow has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Marion "Suge" Knight, accusing the rap mogul of carelessly striking and killin...

Suge Knight Hires Michael Jackson Ex-Attorney In California Murder Trial

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (Reuters) - One-time rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight formally changed his attorney on Friday in the murder case against him, brin...

Suge Knight Refuses To Attend Court Hearing On Robbery Charges

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight refused to leave his jail cell to attend a court hearing on robbery charges on Wednes...

Suge Knight Hopeful Floyd Mayweather Will Help Pay Bail

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices

By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES, April 30 (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge declined on Thursday to lower the $10 million bail for one-time ...

Suge Knight Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charges

AP | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Thursday set a July trial date for a murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight that was filed after the former rap musi...

Judge Orders Rap Mogul Suge Knight To Stand Trial For Murder

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | Black Voices

(Updates with Knight sent to hospital) By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, April 16 (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Thu...

Witness: 'I Will Not Be Used To Send Suge Knight To Prison'

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2015 | Black Voices

By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES, April 13 (Reuters) - A key witness in the hit-and-run murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight told...

Suge Knight Collapses In Court After Judge Sets Bail At $25 Million

Reuters | Michael Fleeman | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - A judge set bail on Friday at $25 million for Suge Knight in a murder case, agreeing on the amount requested by prosecutors who had descri...

'Suge' Knight's Lawyer: Video Of Deadly Wreck Helps Defense

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 05.09.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Newly released video graphically depicts former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight running over two men with his pickup truck b...

The Ballad of Bobby Shmurda

Francis Levy | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

When rappers become too established and successful they run the risk of losing their outlaw credibility. Queen Latifah is an obvious example of that phenomenon. When they go too far in trying to uphold a legend, they end up dead like Tupac or in jail.

Lawyer: Video Shows Suge Knight Was Ambushed Before Fatal Hit-And-Run

AP | By ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for Marion "Suge" Knight said Wednesday that members of his office have reviewed video that appears to show the former r...

911 Call In Suge Knight Hit-And-Run Case Released

AP | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 911 recording was released Thursday in which a shaken witness reported seeing two men run over in Compton after a fight — an ...

Suge Knight Arrest Again Reinforces Thug Image of Black Males

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.06.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

This is a hard and terrible price that many black males must pay for the thuggish image that rap exploiters such as a Knight have capitalized on. It's even worse when some go the extra step and become killers themselves.

Suge Knight Still In Hospital After Murder Case Hearing

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight remains in a hospital where he was taken for chest pains after he entered a not guilty plea...

Suge Knight Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charges

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 04.05.2015 | Entertainment

UPDATE: After pleading not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges, Suge Knight was rushed to hospital after he suffered a panic attack, reports TMZ. The site noted this is the second time the rap mogul has been taken to hospital while in police custody. In November, Knight was arrested for allegedly stealing a female paparazzo's camera, and passed out in his jail cell as a result of a blood clot. EARLIER:COMPTON, Calif. (AP) -- Death Row Records founder Suge Knight pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to murder, attempted murder and other charges filed after he struck two men with his truck last week. The former rap music mogul is accused of intentionally running down two men, including a friend, in Compton on Thursday after an argument on a movie set. Knight remains in custody and appeared in court wearing orange jail attire. However, his attorney James Blatt has said the collision was an accident that occurred as Knight was trying to flee an altercation in which he was assaulted. The 49-year-old Knight could face life in prison if convicted. On Monday, prosecutors charged Knight with killing 55-year-old Terry Carter and attempting to kill 51-year-old Cle "Bone" Sloan. Knight also faces two charges of hit-and-run. In addition, Knight's $2 million bail was revoked after a court commissioner agreed with authorities that he was a potential flight risk and could intimidate witnesses. The ruling came after homicide detectives told the bail commissioner that Knight could face a lengthy prison sentence because of a violent criminal past, said Los Angeles County sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida. Knight was out on bail in a separate robbery case when the men were hit. Knight was at the center of one of the most notorious rap conflicts of the 1990s, pitting Tupac Shakur against Biggie Smalls in an East Coast-West Coast rivalry. Knight was sent to prison for nearly five years for badly beating a rival with Shakur at a Las Vegas hotel, just hours before Shakur was fatally shot while riding in Knight's car just east of the Strip in 1996. In the current case, Knight struck two men with his pickup in a Compton burger stand parking lot. The collision killed his friend Carter, a founder and owner of Heavyweight Records who was viewed as a local father figure and tried to help mentor young men in the community, said Doug Young, a friend and hip-hop music promoter. Also injured in the collision was Sloan, an actor and film consultant. Authorities said Knight visited the set for "Straight Outta Compton," a film about the rise of the rap group N.W.A., and argued with Sloan, who was working at the location on Thursday. Sheriff's deputies providing security asked Knight to leave. A short time afterward, the argument resumed in a parking lot a few miles away where Knight and Sloan exchanged punches through a window of the pickup before the two men were run down, authorities said. Blatt has said Knight was attacked by four people, including Sloan, as he pulled into the parking lot after Carter requested he come for a meeting. Blatt said Knight hit the gas as he fled in fear. ___ AP writer Tami Abdollah in Los Angeles contributed to this story.

Suge Knight Charged With Murder

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment

TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was charged Monday with murder and attempted m...

Video Of Suge Knight Fatal Hit-And-Run Reviewed By Authorities

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's investigators Saturday were reviewing a video of an incident in which hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight hit two ...

Suge Knight Arrested On Murder Charge After Fatal Hit-And-Run

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH and BRIAN MELLEY | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the impresario of gangster rap, has long been a perpetrator and victim of the violent life he promoted in s...

Suge Knight Involved In Fatal Hit-And-Run

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz & Andrew Hart & Kelly Chen | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment

Hip-hop producer and mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was the driver in a fatal hit-and-run in Compton, California, on Thursday afternoon, his lawyer confir...

REPORT: Suge Knight Fatally Ran Over A Man With His Car

TMZ | Posted 01.29.2015 | Entertainment

Suge Knight got into a fight on the set of a film project in Compton, and ran over a man and we're told the victim is dead. ...

Suge Knight Pleads Not Guilty To Robbery Charge

AP | Posted 11.05.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Suge Knight has pleaded not guilty to a robbery charge filed over an incident in which a celebrity photographer accused the Death...

Suge Knight And Katt Williams Arrested

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.29.2014 | Crime

Hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Micah "Katt" Williams have been arrested for allegedly stealing a camera from a celebrity photographer...