Cocaine kingpin Michael ‘Harry O’ Harris will leave Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution a free man after being pardoned by Donald Trump.
Snoop Dogg, who rapped under Harris’ infamous record label in the 1990s alongside Dr Dre and Tupac Shakur, enlisted Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and justice reform campaigners to convince Trump.
Trump has granted a flew of pardons in his final days in office, with other recipients including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and longtime confidant Roger Stone.
The erstwhile drug king helped run a multi-million dollar rap music empire from his cell after founding the parent company for Death Row Records with a $1.5 million investment.
Alongside his dealings with drug cartels, Harris ran a string of successful legitimate businesses, including a theatre company that gave actor Denzel Washington his first break.
Harris was convicted of attempted murder and kidnapping 1988, his sentence was due to last until 2028.
He has since reinvented himself as an activist while inside, campaigning for prison reform