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Suge Knight Takes Plea Deal, Will Serve 28 Years in Prison

(Los Angeles, CA) – If there was ever a real bogey man, ask anybody in the music industry and they’d probably say Suge Knight was it.  Using a street mentality and no limit scare and enforcement tactics, the former football player was able to turn Death Row Records into one of the most profitable labels in the business. With a roster that once included Snoop Dogg, Tupac and Dr. Dre, it’s easy to see how Knight was able to build the empire that he did.

But in the faithful words of Reality star Nene Leakes,’You never win when you’re dirty.’ And that empire crumbled about as fast as it was built and life and business continued to roll downhill for knight.

His recent troubles involve manslaughter in which Suge was seen on video running over a man in his truck at a Compton burger establishment three years ago. His trial for murder, attmepted murder and hit-and-run was set to start with jury selection on Monday.  But, the former Death Row Executive was in court yesterday to enter a no contest plea to voluntary manslaughter and see a host of other charges dropped. In the deal, he’ll serve 28 years in prison.

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Forbes Releases List Of Highest Earning Hip-Hop Stars And You Already Know Who’s Leading The Pack

(SL) – Forbes has released its annual list of hip-hop cash kings and as usual Puff Daddy is at the top of the crop with Jay Z close behind. Sean Combs can thank his huge deal with Ciroc for the bulk of the $62 million he earned.

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Jay Z, who continues to make a killing off of Roc Nation and  his champagne and cognac businesses, took the #2 spot with $53.5 million.

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Dr. Dre, who owned the top spot in 2014 after Apple purchased Beats and he took home $620 million sits comfortably at #3 pocketing $41 million over the past year.

The rest of the 10 looks like this:

4.  Drake with $38.5 million

5. Wiz Khalifa at $24 million

6. Nicki Minaj, the only female to make the list, with $20.5 million

7.  Pitbull  – $20 million

8.  Pharrell Williams with $19.5 million

9.  Kendrick Lamar at $18.5 million

10. Birdman with $18 million.

See 11-10 on the other side

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