Convicted Rapper C-Murder Sings ‘Please Give Me Justice’
Hip-hop artist Corey “A-Murder” Miller, jailed for all times in Louisiana’s Angola jail for the slaying of a teenage fan, is reaching out to the world in a brand new rap track to hunt aid from the courts.
In “Dear Supreme Court,” the forty five-yr-previous rapper sings:
My lawyer failed/he ain’t maintain it actual/stored asking me for cash/had detectives smiling at me in courtroom/however wasn’t nothing humorous.
My coronary heart was shedding tears/the decide was working with them/he pressured the juror’s verdict/I know the entire world accomplished heard it.
I murdered nobody/I had no gun/Didn’t know the sufferer/My place nonetheless stands/It’s blatant lynching of the system … From the beginning, I declare my innocence/This is a plea to the general public/Dear United States Supreme, will you please give me justice.
The monitor is a part of Miller’s upcoming album, “Penitentiary Chances,” which is due out in April and options visitor appearances by a number of artists, together with Snoop Dogg, Boosie Badazz and Soulja Slim’s son, Lil Soulja Slim.
Miller’s daughter, Chelsea Miller, his supervisor Manuel “M.S.” Ortiz and director Michael Shahin produced the track and video. While Miller sang the lyrics himself, a stand-in portrays him within the video. The manufacturing group declined to say how Miller was capable of document the monitor in jail.
Ortiz stated the album is meant to make individuals absolutely conscious of “how the courtroom system railroaded” Miller.
“We’re simply uninterested in ready for one thing to occur, and [Corey] needs individuals to know what occurred to him,” Oritz informed The Huffington Post.
“I really feel just like the video actually exhibits what we’ve been coping with all these years,” Chelsea Miller advised HuffPost. “It’s useful as a result of lots of people type an opinion on the case with minimal perception as to what’s truly transpired.”
Corey Miller is the youthful brother of hip-hop mogul Percy “Master K” Miller. A platinum-promoting artist, he rose to fame on his brother’s No Limit report label within the late Nineteen Nineties, alongside Snoop Dogg, Mystikal and Mac.
The rapper has all the time maintained his innocence within the 2002 deadly capturing of sixteen-yr-previous Steve Thomas on the Platinum Club, a now-defunct nightclub within the New Orleans suburb of Harvey, Louisiana. Yet Miller was finally convicted of second-diploma homicide, for which he acquired a compulsory sentence of life imprisonment.
According to his legal professionals, Miller was convicted regardless of a scarcity of direct proof tying him to the crimes and questionable witness testimony. At least two jurors have stated they didn’t really feel that the prosecution sufficiently proved that Miller was responsible.
Thomas’ household didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from HuffPost.
Miller’s case is eerily just like that of his former document label-mate, McKinley “Mac” Phipps Jr., who’s presently sixteen years right into a 30-yr sentence for the 2000 capturing of a fan at a nightclub in close by Slidell, Louisiana.
During Phipps’ trial, the prosecution quoted from the rapper’s lyrics, twisting and altering the phrases for an all-white jury. In Miller’s case, courtroom paperwork have been peppered with references to his moniker, “H-Murder.”
“[C-Murder] and Mac acquired virtually the identical case — membership shootings — and it is all bullshit man,” rapper Torrance Hatch, higher recognized by his stage identify Boosie Badazz, advised HuffPost.
“They principally received indicted on their lyrics,” the rapper continued. “[The prosecutors] used their lyrics towards them, when it is imagined to be freedom of speech. Bob Marley stated he shot a sheriff however he did not shoot a deputy. Johnny Cash stated he shot a person simply to observe him die [and they] did not get indicted, however we stay in Louisiana … There’s no freedom of speech no extra.”
Phipps’ case made headlines this week after his protection attorneys introduced that they might aggressively pursue an software for publish-conviction aid on the grounds that prosecutors withheld proof that may have gained Phipps an acquittal.
Miller’s attorneys are additionally pursuing an attraction, alleging that their shopper didn’t get a good trial. Court filings point out the protection has discovered new proof — together with two new witnesses who by no means spoke to police — that allegedly casts doubt on the prosecution’s case. The movement additionally claims that Miller had ineffective trial and appellate attorneys, amongst different complaints.
The rapper and his household hope that Louisiana’s Supreme Court might be extra favorable towards his attraction than the decrease courts have been.
“We’re nonetheless ready on a response [to the appeal],” stated Chelsea Miller. “We’re unsure when to anticipate that, however that is the primary time we’ve got had legal professionals which are one hundred pc on his aspect. He has a brand new personal investigator, and between them, they’re discovering concrete proof and proof. So I actually really feel this time there isn’t any believable probability it may be ignored.”
Meanwhile, she is hoping the video will convey a lot-wanted consideration to her father’s case.
“Look at ‘Making a Murderer,'” she stated. “It actually received individuals riled up, so that is good timing. This is a brand new means for individuals to hunt justice.”
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