Rapper Snoop Dogg is expected to attend a community protest of the looming execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams at San Quentin State Prison this weekend.
Thousands are expected to attend the rally in addition to Snoop Dogg.
Because of security concerns, the Long Beach lyricist was denied in a bid to visit Williams, who is the co-founder of the Crips Gang.
In 1981, Williams was sentenced to death after being convicted of slaying four people in Los Angeles.
Williams, now a Nobel Peace prize nominated author, has maintained his innocence and penned a number of children's books.
Actor Jamie Foxx, another supporter, played the convict in "Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story."
Williams, now 51, and Raymond Washington, a high school friend, established the Crips street gang in Los Angeles in 1971.
Many of Hip-Hop's elite, like Snoop Dogg, have been affiliated with the Crips through the years.
Williams is slated to be executed on December 13. Savetookie.org, has been erected to galvanize support him.