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REVIEW: C-Murder, Calliope Park Click, Vol. 1

C-Murder
Calliope Park Click, Vol. 1
TRU/RBC Records

Beats: L
Lyrics: L
Originality: L

There’s nothing worse than a man with nothing to lose. Just ask Corey “C-Murder” Miller. Currently serving a life sentence for the shooting death of a 16-year-old fan, the New Orleans rapper puts it all on the line for his latest (and possibly last) release, Calliope Park Click, Vol. 1.

Named after the infamous Calliope Projects that raised him, C-Murder and his lyrical co-d’s hold no bars as they paint a morbid picture of Louisiana. Songs like the raucous “Real Where I Live” and the riders’ anthem “Street Made Me” set the tone for the album, which is dominated by gun totin’ tracks (i.e. “Carrin Da Hawk”) and fight music (“Get It On”).

In the midst of all the mo’ money, mo’ murder, mo’ homicide talk, the former No Limit soldier joins forces with B.G. and Juvenile for a hometown tribute “N.O. In Me.” However, it’s the heartfelt “It’s So Hard” that reveals C-Murder’s versatility and untapped lyricism. Evoking the spirit of Pac, he spits, “Politically I’m in prison/Incarcerated revision/Now who decision was it to eliminate my position?/The opposition is fishing/I’m allergic to submission/Illegal strategism see I was taught in catechism/We lost our last mission now it’s time for violation to cease/And Jena 6, yeah, we walk in peace.”

While Calliope Park Click is a solid kite, it’s not without its flaws. “The Life I Live” has a definite bounce, but gets bogged down by a uninspired hook. The same happens to the guest heavy “My Hustle,” as newcomers Pukie, Sincere Sosa and Jahbo fail to leave a memorable impact. And the female-centered “Roll With Me,” featuring Snoop Dogg, just doesn’t mesh with the rest of the album’s harder edge. Still, if this winds up being the last batch of new music fans hear from the O.G., C-Murder can take pride in the fact that he played to win and scored. Anslem Samuel

  • http://www.justice.gov.za GO-Getta’

    With a name like that dude won’t get paroled anytime soon or another opportunity 2 plead his case.
    What dude got himself in2 is plain stoooopid.

    Will mosdef check the LP out,though!

    L = LOOOOOOOOOOOOOSEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRR

    • dusty boy

      Nigga you sound like a bitch, talkin’ ’bout this foo supid, but you gon’ peep his album!!!

    • http://facebook shizzy

      i cant belive u hate on one of the only tru rappers left u a bitch man i bet u aint even ever been to jail fuck ya

  • http://pimpinpens.blogspot.com enzo

    Nigga you sound like a bitch, talkin’ ’bout this foo supid, but you gon’ peep his album!!!

    ^^what, were you and c-murder gay lovers at one point in time. don’t get so bent out of shape dusty boy, C-Murder is a retard for killing a 16 year old. A 16 year old fan nonetheless

  • D-Lloyd

    C-MURDER IS A REAL NIGGA, AND THERE IS NO PROOF THAT HE KILLED THAT BOY!!!!!!!!!! IF HE DID THAN HE MADE A MISTAKE. SHIT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LIVING THAT THUG LIFE AND UNLESS YOU HAVE LIVED IN THE HOOD YOU WON’T UNDERSTAND, YOU GOT TO HAVE THE BALLS TO SURVIVE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://XXLMAGAZINE SIPPI

    FREE C-MURDER THE REALIEST EVA DID IT SOUTHSIDE SOULJA BARS CAN’T HOLD US

  • dis dick

    all yall niggaz lame as fuck tum bout “oh c murder is an idiot” and all dat bullshit how yall niggaz listen 2 gangsta shit then question niggaz when gangsta shit happen bitch datz da cycle of life datz da life he chose 2 live yall pussy niggaz judgin dat man if shit like dis aint happen yall pussies would say “oh hes a studio gangster”lol hypocritical azz niggaz any nigga sayin dat shit iz a lame if u dont understand dat shit u should go listen 2 mos def or lupe fiasco or sum positive bullshit yall dickride

  • Eric

    You also got to have the brains to leave… nigga was famous, was a millionaire, had everything going right for him, but chose to still do the same thug shit. that doesn’t make him a “real nigga”. it makes him a stupid nigga. I always liked C and I still hope he really didn’t kill that kid. But if he would have removed himself from all the negativity, we wouldn’t be having this damn conversation.

  • BAYN8V

    D-Lloyd “IF HE DID THAN HE MADE A MISTAKE. SHIT HAPPENS” So Im guessing if he killed one of your family members that would be your attitude? This aint no F’N video game man. Cant put $.50 in and start all over. STUPID.

  • http://js416 js416

    LOL dude that said theres no proof he did it….WHAT ARE YOU FUCKIN RETARDED

  • West Coast Ghost

    Free C-Murder!!!

  • Caino

    D-Lloyd you are a fucking retard!!! ‘SHIT HAPPENS’ get the fuk outta here, this fool here blasted a 16 yr old kid, that aint thug life thats disgusting!

  • elly

    caino go suck a dick main!
    yo D-loyd i totaly understand what your sayin.
    shit happens in life these other cats dont know them situations.

  • BOE

    THIS IS THE HOTTEST C-MURDER ALBUM SINCE LIFE OR DEATH ALBUM.
    C MURDER STEPPED HIS GAME UP A LOT ON THIS ALBUM

  • balaramesh

    “, the former No Limit soldier joins forces with B.G. and Juvenile for a hometown tribute “N.O. In Me.” ”

    that is cool. not mad at them for doing a song together. it shouldve happened long ago.

    i thought he changed his name to c. miller?

  • Jester TheMad

    Ya’ll fuck quit holdin your nuts judging this man…. mind your own bidniss…. worry bout your self.. all hatin on C, cause that cat rock tours while you fags mop floors….