Hip hop mogul Suge Knight arrested

Hip hop mogul Suge Knight arrested

Suge Knight was arrested in Los Angeles. Photo: Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hip-hop music mogul Suge Knight was arrested in Los Angeles early on Wednesday on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant following a traffic stop, a police spokesman said.

Knight, whose real name is Marion, was taken into custody at 12:50 a.m. and was released from Los Angeles city jail three hours later after posting $20,000 bond, according to prison records.

Los Angeles police spokesman Drake Madison said he did not know why Knight was stopped or why there was a warrant for his arrest.

Knight, 48, is considered one of the driving forces behind the emergence of hip-hop as a mainstream music genre. Along, with rapper-producer Dr. Dre in 1991, he founded Death Row Records, which helped launch the careers of Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur among others.

Knight has had several legal problems, most notably serving five years in prison for a parole violation in the 1990s.

Death Row Records began its decline in 1996 after Knight’s incarceration, the murder of Shakur and Dr. Dre’s departure.

Knight now the head of Black Kapital Records.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

WATCH: 7 fun facts to make you think this Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is a time of coming together with family and friends. In between bites of stuffing and pumpkin pie, snack on these unusual Turkey Day facts.

in Black Friday, Entertainment

Change your Amazon password now


With Black Friday and Cyber Monday quickly approaching, this might be the worst time of year for Amazon to have security concerns.

in Black Friday, Entertainment

PHOTOS: Macy’s Parade through the years


For 88 years the iconic Macy's Parade has been a Thanksgiving tradition.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Creed’ builds on the legacy of ‘Rocky’


"Creed" stays rooted in tradition while simultaneously taking the entire franchise in a new direction as vital as it is welcome.

in Black Friday, Entertainment

11 awkward Thanksgiving jokes


Worried about spending quality time with family this weekend? Cut the dinner table tension with a delightfully awful Thanksgiving zinger.