Category: Drug Gangs

The Life & Times Of Harry O In The Music Business: L.A. Coke Baron Helped Launch Multiple Hip Hop Careers

January 25, 2021 – It was way more than just Death Row Records. From behind bars, L.A. drug kingpin Michael (Harry O) Harris, was wheeling and dealing in the music industry, making deals for himself, his label and his wife with major record companies through most of the 1990s, according to DEA records. The scope
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Harry O Invested In Rap-A-Lot Records, Per Sources, Will Settle In Texas On Heels Of Presidential Pardon

January 23, 2021 – Before he funded the birth of Death Row Records, former L.A. drug lord Michael (Harry O) Harris provided the seed money for Houston hip-hop impresario James (Lil’ J) Prince to start the groundbreaking Rap-A-Lot Records that went on to launch the Southern Rap sound, per DEA informants and exclusive GR sources.
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Loosening The Wiring: Slaying Of Scorned Girlfriend Led To Downfall Of Little Melvin’s Heroin Kingdom In Baltimore

The murder of a revenge-minded girlfriend was the beginning of the end for the legendary “Little Melvin” Williams drug empire in West Baltimore and was used as a storyline in the first season of the HBO television show The Wire, based on a fictionalization of the Williams organization. On the night of July 21, 1983,
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Trump Pardons “Harry O,” Storied L.A. Drug Lord, Death Row Records Backer, Comes Home To Be Prison Rights Activist

January 21, 2021 — No more false starts. On Wednesday, as U.S. President Donald Trump left office, he freed infamous West Coast crime boss Michael (Harry O) Harris in a last-minute pardon spree. A prior sentence reduction got derailed at the eleventh hour. “Harry O” ran a giant cocaine ring in Los Angeles in the
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