Since Lil Boosie was set free after a five-year bid, the hip-hop community has been closely keeping track of his return. After dropping “Wartime” with Webbie, the Baton Rouge superstar followed that with “Came 2 Da Can” featuring an incarcerated C-Murder. Though Cee is serving a life sentence in Angola State Penitentiary after being found guilty of second-degree murder in 2009, he’s still very much a name in the current state of hip-hop. Matter of fact, he salutes his former cellmate for his newfound freedom.
“I’m excited when anyone is released from a hell hole,” C-Murder explained in exclusive statement to XXL. “I’m happy for my nigga Boosie, he [is] about to take over the game. Keep pushing my nigga.”
Despite the kind words towards Boosie Boo, what’s most interesting about “Came 2 Da Can” was Cee’s diss towards his brother Master P. He raps, “I used to love my own brother, but I don’t love him no mo’ / Don’t want to hug him no mo’ / ‘Cause there’s a limit fo’ sho’.”
The negative words caught wind of his brother Master P, who released a statement to Allhiphop.com saying he loves his brother, will always have his back, and has been paying millions in legal fees in fighting all his cases. With all the support so far, the No Limit Forever boss is disappointed by C-Murder’s lack of judgment, specifically him choosing friends over his family. P mocked the song and called it “hilarious” and a “comedy” rather than gangsta rap. But, C-Murder strongly felt that he needed to get something off his chest. “I had no intent,” Cee says. “I said what my spirit felt at that time. I speak through my music. It’s my therapy and I can’t lie. I refuse to lie!”
Now, this isn’t the first time C-Murder has publicly called out his brother. Back in 2010, he claimed his brother was sabotaging his appeal case by discussing matters he didn’t know the details of. The feud between the brothers and former labelmates of No Limit Records is an ongoing clash that hasn’t been resolved. Craig B. of Beats By the Pound, who submitted the “Came 2 Da Can” beat 6 months before the record came out, worked with both artists and saw the brothers growing apart.
“It was never really out in the public but there was always some tension between the two,” Craig B. says. “I guess C-Murder decided to just put it out there; maybe he really wants to resolve this whole thing. I hope they do. But he put it on the table because it’s never really been talked about. But I knew there was some tension between the two certain points in time, family have problems and no one else on the outside can say nothing about it because its family business at the end of the day. I just hope maybe they can one day resolve it.”
In the same statement, Master P said “the beat was wack and outdated.” A statement that the Beats By The Pound producer thought was wack itself. “I know what wack is,” he says. “I know none of my music is wack. But I do thank P for the shout-out on the beat. That was a big shout-out, thank you sir.”
On the flip side, Cee sounds determined to not let his brother hold him back any longer. “Free C-Murder” chants continue to ring loud in his inner circle of family and friends and he uses that as motivation to “never let them down.” “My focus is to speak the truth always and give it to you as real as possible and include a message for the lost ones,” C-Murder says. “You just have to listen and interpret.”—Emmanuel C.M.