*Well who didn’t C this coming?
Apparently, C-Murder thought he could illegally record an album from prison, where he is serving a life sentence for murder, and not be investigated by officials at the facility.
As previously reported, the rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, recorded a new album while in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. A video for one of the songs, “Dear Supreme Court/Under Pressure,” hit the web on Monday. Lyrics included a plea for the Louisiana Supreme Court to hear his appeal and set him free.
All it has landed him so far is under investigation by authorities, because prisoners aren’t allowed to record albums or songs. They’re not allowed to have social media accounts either, but accounts linked to Miller “appear to be very active,” state Department of Corrections spokeswoman Pam Laborde said in a statement.
— Corey Miller (@iamcmurder) March 21, 2016
“The department regrets that the victim’s family (and much of the public) cannot be spared from this,” she said. “However, it appears that associates of the offender are responsible for content on these pages and it is very difficult for investigators to remove the pages.”
Miller is still challenging his 2009 murder conviction and life sentence.
“I had no gun. Didn’t know the victim. My position still stands. It’s blatant lynching of the system,” Miller raps on a recently released video for the song. An actor portrays Miller in the video, which shows supporters holding “Free C. Miller” signs on the New Orleans court’s front steps.
Miler denied recording anything at Angola but refused to take a polygraph test when investigators questioned him, Laborde added.
The album “Penitentiary Chances” is scheduled to be released on April 15. According to Miller’s manager, Manuel Ortiz, the rapper recorded all of the vocals on the album while under house arrest several years ago, before his 2009 conviction.
“He had a studio at his home,” he said. “He has recorded an ungodly amount of unreleased music.”
In 2005, the rapper released an album recorded while he was incarcerated at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna. The recording, made with the help of an attorney, angered then-sheriff Harry Lee, who restricted what Miller’s attorneys could bring into the jail.
Laborde said the current investigation began in January when reports of a new C-Murder album first surfaced. It hasn’t turned up any “conclusive” evidence that Miller recorded music at the prison, she said, but the investigation remains open.
A judge sentenced Miller to life in prison in August 2009 after a jury convicted him of second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Steve Thomas at a Harvey nightclub in 2002.