Name: Corey “C-Murder” Miller
Crime: Convicted of second-degree murder for the death of 16-year-old Steve Thomas at the Platinum Nightclub in Harvey, LA in January 2002. In August 2009, he was sentenced to a mandatory life sentence.
Began Sentence: August 14, 2009
Expected Release: None, but currently fighting for appeal.
THIS IS WHY HE’S HOT…
Cred: C-Murder came into the game under the wing his enterprising older brother, Master P, the founder and president of Louisiana’s No Limit Records. His introduction to the general rap populous came in 1995 as a member of TRU, which included brothers Silkk the Shocker and Master P. The group’s underground success paved the way for Murder to make his solo debut with 1998’s Life or Death. A vital cog in the No Limit machine, Murder is best remembered for his appearance on the 504 Boyz’s 2000 hit “Wobble Wobble” and his own Snoop Dogg and Magic collaboration “Down For My N’s.”
Pre-Jail Buzz: In preparation for the worst, C-Murder began recording music at a rapid pace to hold fans down while he was away. In the months following his incarceration, the head of TRU Records dropped a mixtape, Community Service, and a new album, Calliope Click, Vol. 1. Neither project made much noise, but Murder always stays TRU.
Release Therapy: Despite the life sentence, the Miller family is fighting hard to appeal Murder’s case. If that happens, C could reunite with former No Limit soldier and recent parolee Mystikal for a track and they could party like it’s 1999. Or he could get Silkk and P to come out of retirement for a TRU reunion tour and reignite Miller time. Even if the music doesn’t pop, Murder definitely got a story to tell.