Marion 'Suge' Knight
Knight's Death Row Records dominated the music charts in the early 1990s with rappers such as Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg. But when Knight was imprisoned in September 1996 for parole violations things started going downhill.
He was sentenced to nine years but was released in 2001. He then was sent to jail again in 2003 when he struck a parking lot attendant. While in prison, Knight's money problems escalated. He was ordered to pay $107 million to a woman who claimed a 50% ownership stake in Death Row Records. In 2006, Death Row Records filed for bankruptcy protection. Knight testified at his bankruptcy trial that he hadn't checked the record label's financial records for at least 10 years.
He's had other financial and legal difficulties since then, including a negligence complaint he filed against Kanye West after Knight was shot in the leg at a party thrown by West. Knight claims the injury prevents him from working.(Photo: AP)