Michael Harris, reformed cocaine kingpin and co-founder of Death Row Records, is about to be a free man.
According to a report from Daily Mail, Harris will be released in “mid-August.” He originally helped build Death Row by investing $1.5 million dollars into its parent company, all while behind bars for charges of attempted murder and kidnapping. Prior, Harris was a cocaine kingpin interested in expanding his business into the entertainment industry. Difficult to maneuver from a jail cell, but somehow, he made it work. Alongside his ex-wife Lydia, Harris helped bankroll some of Death Row’s most notable albums, including The Chronic.
Now, with his release imminent, Harris claims to be moving forward as a changed man. He has since taken on a passion for activism, and intends on linking up with Texas company, Paul Nutall’s 2nd Chance, an organization dedicated to helping those down on their luck. Speaking to Daily Mail, Harris opened up about his intentions. “Over 30 years ago I was part of the problem,” he explains. “However, over the years I have repeatedly proven myself to be part of the solution. It’s about returning to society with my new found vision, talents and insights. Giving back to the communities where my help is so desperately needed.”
For more about Harris and his relationship with Nuttall’s organization, check out the full report right here.