Rap Boss Suge Knight's Mother Dies

Suge Knight loses his mother on Father's Day.

(AllHipHop News) Jailed rap boss Suge Knight is hoping to land a freedom pass so he can attend his mother's funeral.

Maxine Chatman, 77, died on Sunday, a month after suffering a stroke.

Now her son is hoping lawmakers allow him to attend her funeral.

Members of his family have already petitioned a judge to secure a possible day release.

The fallen rap mogul recently learned his murder trial will begin in September.

The Death Row Records co-founder is accused of ramming his Ford F-150 pick-up into two men during a fracas in a Los Angeles parking lot in January, 2015. Terry Carter, 55, died from his injuries.

Suge has pleaded not guilty, arguing that he acted in self-defense.

The murder trial was initially set for January, but two former members of Knight's defense team were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to commit perjury, conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice and serving as accessories after the fact.

The trial was postponed again in April.