It was Deathrow Records where Snoop Dogg became an icon in hip hop and now Snoop has paid it forward to the co-founder of his former music label.
According to the New York Post, Donald Trump commuted his sentence on Tuesday (January 19), the outgoing president’s last full day in the Oval Office.
Harris learned he was granted clemency at Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution in California where he’s been serving time for attempted murder and cocaine trafficking. Snoop producer Weldon Angelos, who received his own Trump pardon last December, revealed the news via Instagram on Tuesday afternoon.
“Happy to announce that Harry O, co-founder of @deathrowrecords is coming home today thanks to myself, @snoopdogg, @alicemariefree (the 3 amigos),” he captioned the post. “Harry O is coming home. A big win for hip hop. Other supporters include @vanjones68 @mchammer and many more.”
View this post on Instagram
Angelos said Harris sent him an email that read, “Thank God. God is great. It feels like the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders.”
The commutation comes hours after the Daily Beast reported Uncle Snoop had been quietly working with activist Alice Johnson and Angelos as part of a “last-ditch effort” to convince Trump to commute Harris’ sentence. Despite Snoop and Trump’s historically contentious relationship, the West Coast gangsta rap legend was reportedly “appreciative” of Trump’s efforts.
Angelos credited Ivanka Trump for Harris’ impending release, saying, “The credit on this one goes to Ivanka Trump because Ivanka Trump was not going to take no for an answer. [She] did this for Alice Johnson and this is a huge win for Hip Hop.”
ALSO CHECK OUT WORLDWIDE NETWORK EXCLUSIVES STREAMING BELOW!