After serving over half of a nine year prison term, 36-year-old rap entrepenuer Marion “Suge” Knight was released from an Oregon federal penitentiary on Monday.

Knight then headed back to Los Angeles where, he told the Los Angeles Times on the day of his return, “I’m going to the studio tonight.”

The 36-year old co-founder of Death Row Records also told the L.A. Times, “I’m stress-free. I want to try to do better things. Watch me.”

The rap mogul was on probation facing state and federal charges when he was sentenced for violating probation by getting into a fight in Las Vegas.

On the same night rapper Tupac Shakur was shot while riding in a car with Knight. Shakur died six days later.

Knight was paroled in April in California and was then sent to Oregon to finish the remaining months of his sentence.

His run-ins with the law began in 1992, and have continued, since he was arrested and charged with two counts of assault for attacking two rappers at a recording studio in Hollywood.