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Authorities at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, LA are investigating how their inmate, rapper C-Murder, is planning to drop an album from jail. After announcing that he and fellow Bayou State rapper Boosie Badazz were planning to drop an album called Penitentiary Chances this spring and dropping a video for “Dear Supreme Court”, authorities are looking into how the No Limit MC is pulling off their promo for his forthcoming LP.
“The Louisiana Department of Corrections began looking into how Miller managed to record material from behind bars in January, when reports of a new album first surfaced,” spokeswoman Pam Laborde Tuesday (March 29). But now with this new music video, one with protesters holding up signs that say “Free C. Miller” and outside shots of the Louisiana Courthouse, they’ve stepped up their investigation. Inmates are not allowed to record albums or songs while in jail.
C-Murder (born Corey Miller), the brother of No Limit Records founder Master P, is currently serving a life sentence for killing a teenager in a 2002 nightclub shooting. C-Murder was accused of shooting 16-year-old Steve Thomas on Jan. 12, 2002 at Harvey, LA’s Platinum Club. Witnesses say Miller and Thomas got into an argument and that Murder pulled out a handgun and shot the minor from close range. Thomas later died from his gunshot wound and Miller was charged with his death in the same year. He has an appeal for his case pending with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Incarceration has never really stopped the most dedicated rappers from putting out music. A perfect example of this hip-hop feat is Atlanta’s Gucci Mane. Since going to jail in 2013 for illegal possession of a firearm, Guwop has consistently pumped out almost twenty mixtapes, the most recent being East Atlanta Santa 2.