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Report – Death Row Records Cofounder Pardoned by President Trump

Written by on January 19, 2021

One day after it was reported that Snoop Dogg was trying to get President Trump to pardon Death Row Records cofounder Michael “Harry O” Harris, it looks like Snoop’s efforts paid off.

On Tuesday evening (Jan. 19), the New York Post reported Trump had commuted Harris’ sentence. Harris was originally set to be released from prison in 2028 after being convicted of attempted murder and cocaine trafficking over 30 years ago, but now he’s apparently sent to be released.

In an email to Weldon Angelos, a former music producer who had drug his sentence commuted by Trump last year, Harris expressed his gratitude.

“Thank God,” reads the email. “God is great. It feels like the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders.”

Angelos gives credit to Trump’s adviser and daughter, Ivanka Trump, someone he says wouldn’t take no for an answer.

Harris helped found Death Row Records by giving Suge Knight seed money to form the label back in the early 1990s. Snoop was signed to Death Row through most of that 1990s.

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