Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight is set to be released from jail this week (ends23APR04), after serving 10 months on a parole violation.

Knight served the bulk of his time at MULE CREEK STATE PRISON in Ione, California after a parole board determined his punching a Hollywood parking valet was a violation of the terms of his 2001 parole.

He had already served time at Mule Creek for committing a 1996 assault in a Las Vegas casino, itself a violation of probation for sentences on assault and gun charges.

And the Death Row Records boss will have plenty to keep him busy on his release - he's compiling a new album to benefit the financially troubled families of American soldiers in Iraq, and has a hip-hop-themed tabloid in the works.

22/04/2004 09:47