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Michael Harris, the man who privately funded the start-up money to launch Death Row Records, is a free man.

According to the New York Post, on his final day in office, Donald Trump officially commuted the sentence of Harry O, whose real name is Michael Harris, after it was revealed that former Death Row artist and Hip-Hop legend Snoop Dogg had been secretly lobbying at the White House for Harris's release. Snoop, who has been an outspoken critic of Trump and his administration, had reportedly called the move a "Godsend" before thanking the administration for serving his longtime friend justice.

If you were under the impression that Daz Dillinger was joking about his DPG 4 Life biopic following the Straight Outta Compton wave, prepare to be surprised. The tireless one-half of Tha Dogg Pound has been especially active on social media as of late and he’s been revealing some key components to the biopic. Such […]

Tupac Shakur is one of 3 American rappers that will have a song preserved in the Library of Congress. His  1995 hit song “Dear Mama” is one of 25 songs that will be added to the National Recording Registry this year. The Library of Congress called “Dear Mama” “a moving and eloquent homage to both […]

A controversial book is continuing to making headlines fort its message, one that claims that the FBI used one of the most notorious Hip-Hop labels in history as a means of suppression for Black activism. Titled “The FBI War On Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders: U.S. Intelligence’s Murderous Targeting of Tupac, MLK, Malcolm, Panthers, Hendrix, […]

Snoop Dogg just filmed a video paying tribute to the HBO series “True Blood” and the character “Sookie Stackhouse.” “True Blood” airs on Sunday nights at 9pm all summer on HBO.

As we celebrate what would have been the 39th birthday of the late great Tupac Shakur, Hip-Hop Wired caught up with Pac’s former Death Row inmate Danny Boy who sung hooks on such classics as “I Ain’t Mad At Cha,'” “What’z Ya Phone #,” “Heaven Ain’t Hard 2 Find,” and “Picture Me Rollin.'” Peep as […]

Before even diving into the actual album, let it be known that Hood Star isn’t an official co-signed new studio album from Crooked I.  This entry is one from the vaults back at Death Row, renamed Tha Row, as they have ushered in new leadership, WIDEawake Entertainment, and have decided to release some old material. […]

Rapper Dr. Dre’s case against his former record label has been thrown out by a California judge. In February, Dr. Dre sued WIDEawake Death Row Records (previously known as Death Row Records) for putting out a new version of his classic album “The Chronic.” Dre felt the album violated his rights of trademark and publicity. […]

Assault charges have been dropped against the former head of Death Row Records Suge Knight. As previously reported Knight was charged with assault with a deadly weapon in May after a man complained to police that Knight pointed a loaded gun at him. Now however Suge’s catching a break because