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C-Murder
Screamin’ 4 Vengeance

c_murder.jpgAfter reverting to his government name to shake the shady connotation that an alias like “C-Murder” carries, Corey Miller has once again reclaimed his menacing moniker. While awaiting re-trial for second-degree murder charges, the N’awlins boy recorded Screamin’ 4 Vengeance, his first full-length as a free man in five years. Not giving a fuck about appeasing anyone anymore, C constructs a morbidly dark diary of a man devolving into a haze of bullet and blunt smoke, as he faces the likely loss of his freedom permanently.

Personal struggle has a way of making for compelling music, and Vengeance boasts a handful of noteworthy synth-laden, 808-powered street scriptures. Baton Rouge beatsmith 2Saint helms half of the album, providing bullying brass stabs for the Max Minelli–assisted hustlin’ ode “Freeze (Ice Man)” and a surprisingly satisfying gothic arrangement of ominous piano chords and choral chants for “I Represent.” The most sinister creation by far, though, is the Pimp C–guested “Can’t Stop Me,” where Murder flips the bird to the po-po (“Extended clip, my finger burnin’ from residue/Fuck the Jakes, ’cause muthafuckin’ yeah, I keeps it true”).

Unfortunately, Murder Man’s often-sleepy delivery and scattershot ramblings regarding all things hood are also his biggest handicap. His microphone deficiencies become even more glaring when his backdrops worsen. On the droopy lead single, “Posted on Tha Block,” C nonsensically spits, “Yeah, I’m fresh out, but I’m out fresh ’cause life’s a test,” before proclaiming, “The state railroad ya boy, ’cause I’ma violent man,” completely unaware of the ign’ant irony. Equally misguided is C’s first-person narrative of a fatal club fight, “Murda Man Dance,” which eerily parallels the very crime he’s accused of.

In addition to the questionable subject matter, Mr. Miller displays a considerable amount of immaturity with the juvenile “U Pussy” and the painful ballad “Now That U Back.” Although C-Murder’s street cred is undeniable, his latest merely offers up a lot of screamin’ and leaves little room for any true vengeance. —PAUL W. ARNOLD

  • Landzsi

    1st

    • http://myspace.com/bgteardroprecordz Tha BG

      C-Murder iz back… ya´ll been waitin, I´m been waitin!
      May 27th 2008 …. thats my Birthday
      :::: thats when tha Album is droppin!

      holla

  • ???????

    u again?

  • YOUNG STUNNA

    LOL M.

  • YOUNG STUNNA

    LOL M.

  • jacquez
  • J.Tapp

    it aint out yet
    how can you do a review when the cd aint out yet
    is it me or is this strange

  • Trueog

    c man, you done, find a new career, or go back to jail and get a free state education cuz 400 million ur bro got ain’t goin towards helpin ur ass stay outta jail…

  • reppinthaTank

    FREE C AT LAST! HIS TRIAL IS AGAIN POSTPONED!ALL SUPPORT THIS NIGGA BY BUYING THIS CD. CANT CRITICISE IT CUZ IT IS NOT OUT YET.

    ^^btw “how can you do a review when the cd aint out yet”?

  • greenygreen

    reppinthaTank mags and radio stations get advanced copies from the label. almost like a free promo if the the mag or radio station likes it.

  • razor

    paul w. arnold got some balls shittin on c-murders album like that

  • http://sohh.com ali

    this album is gonna be dope …………..go listen to POSTED ON THE BLOCK it’s crazy shit

  • Ice Gotti

    Do ya thang C. And keep ya head up.

  • PRINTLOG

    It’s quite amusing how these industry fueled magazined headed by people who have nothing to do with the true essence of the music in which they critique (i.e Arnold on C-Murder). The mainstream industry in which XXL et al reports on is no more than a prostitution ring, with rappers like Curtis Jackson being fashioned, oiled and molded by professional marketing companies (many are homosexuals) who dictate the image that listeners/fans perceive. Let’s not forget the real HCIC producers behind the scenes who buy the souls and mouths of these rap-trade workers, telling them what to put in their songs, serving the REAL agenda of those people who actually run the show.

    Ex.”Jesus didn’t save me, 50 did” (Prodigy of MOBB DEEP)

    Arnold is a small cog in the industrial rap machine that locomotes ever more into mainstream western media.

    Words like “street cred” used to qualify individuals is an interesting device that THEY are all using now which permeats in the heads of every ingnorant fool who feels they need to do something bad to be accepted by society. Yes, SOCIETY is the target because they have moved HIP/HOP to the mainstream of pop-culture to corrupt society.

    Where Rap previously was merely a movement contained within the communities and mentalities of a small minority, it has now been usurped by corporate and hollywood types who have re-packaged it and supplanted into the ears and of every child and individual for a high price – morality.

    Therefore, most of the artists propagated in the media, movies and now video games are effectively “bubble-gum pop” stars. “Pop”, as in popular culture correctly defines who artists such as Jay-Z and Curtis Jackson really are. Unkowingly prostituted by their producers, editors etc. they are led around and manipulated easily through simple handling techniques using thier ego’s like a carrot hung over the eyes of an ass.

    So the industry Arnold reports from is NOT of the element from which REAL motherf@ckers like C-MURDER represent. I really don’t think C gives a damn if Arnold can engineer “faults” for his pre-determined negative review – like finding so-called ironies (to comment on) that’s several layers deep for the pedantic critic looking for dirt.
    Perhaps C doesn’t want to conform to Arnold and his industries cookie-cutter music styles and subject matter. Maybe Arnold is angry because C hasn’t sold his soul over to them (like mobb deep did).
    Arnold should just stay the F@ck away from real m@therfuckers like C-MURDER B.G. and MAGNOLIA SLIM, because the music people like him make appeal to real gangsters and people involved in things they can relate to in the music. C has always explicitly stated who he makes his music for:

    “F@ck mainstream fool, I keep it real”

    And how he feels about Arnold’s industry:

    “I spit that gangster shit, forget that hip-hop”.

    I hate what Arnold and his hidden hollywood empire has done to society, where now you have every bloody youth dressing up and trying to act like their heroes they listen to, see on MTV and now play out in glorifying video games. Because of people like arnold and his industry… real motherf@ckers have to deal with these young people who feel they need to do somehting (that 50 would) to get “street cred”, and fit in with the rest of his peers.

    The fact that C stayed true to himself and his origins when everyone around him was indulging in the fruits of fame and money, makes every word he spits like gold. You can be the most skilled, amazing rapper and be popular with fans of HIP/HOP. But if you hear that rapper talking about things that aren’t real – there’s no substance to music.

    C speaks from the heart and is really “bout” what he raps. That’s what makes his music so good for those who can HEAR him.

    “only the real can feel this”.

    Unlike you Arnold, thanks

    I know what you really are

    NOTE: UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ALL QUOTATIONS IN THE ESSAY ARE FROM C-MURDER

  • PRINTLOG

    A Moderater Friendly Version:

    I CAME ACROSS THIS ARTICLE ONLINE WHEN LOOKING FOR C-MURDERS NEW CD.

    IN RESPONSE TO PAUL W. ARNOLD OF XXL MAGAZINES ARTICLE ON C-MURDERS LATEST ALBUM “Screamin’ 4 Vengeance”:

    It’s quite amusing how these industry fueled magazines headed by people who have nothing to do with the true essence of the music are the most outspoken critics (i.e Arnold on C-Murder). The mainstream industry in which XXL et al reports on is no more than a prostitution ring, with rappers like Curtis Jackson being fashioned, oiled and molded by professional marketing companies (many are homosexuals) who dictate the image that listeners/fans perceive. Let’s not forget the real HCIC producers behind the scenes who buy the souls and mouths of these rap-trade workers, telling them what to put in their songs, serving the REAL agenda of those people who actually run the show.

    Ex.”Jesus didn’t save me, 50 did” (Prodigy of MOBB DEEP)

    Arnold is a small cog in the industrial rap machine that locomotes ever more into mainstream western media.

    Words like “street cred” used to qualify individuals is an interesting device that THEY are all using now which permeates in the heads of every ignorant fool who feels they need to do something bad to be accepted by society. Yes, SOCIETY is the target because they have moved HIP/HOP to the mainstream of pop-culture to corrupt society.

    Where Rap previously was merely a movement contained within the communities and mentalities of a small minority, it has now been usurped by corporate and hollywood types who have re-packaged it and supplanted into the ears and of every child and individual for a high price – morality.

    Therefore, most of the artists propagated in the media, movies and now video games are effectively “bubble-gum pop” stars. “Pop”, as in popular culture correctly defines who artists such as Jay-Z and Curtis Jackson really are. Unknowingly prostituted by their producers, editors etc. they are led around and manipulated easily through simple handling techniques using their ego’s like a carrot hung over the eyes of an ass.

    So the industry Arnold reports from is NOT of the element from which REAL -expletive- like C-MURDER represent. I really don’t think C gives a damn if Arnold can engineer “faults” for his predetermined negative review – like finding so-called ironies (to comment on) that’s several layers deep for the pedantic critic looking for dirt.
    Perhaps C doesn’t want to conform to Arnold and his industries cookie-cutter music styles and subject matter. Maybe Arnold is angry because C hasn’t sold his soul over to them (like Mobb Deep did).
    Arnold should just stay the -expletive- away from real -expletive- like C-MURDER B.G. and MAGNOLIA SLIM, because the music people like them make appeal to real gangsters and people involved in things they can relate to in the music. C has always explicitly stated who he makes his music for:

    “-expletive- mainstream fool, I keep it real”

    And how he feels about Arnold’s industry:

    “I spit that gangster shit, forget that hip-hop”.

    I hate what Arnold and his hidden hollywood empire has done to society, where now you have every bloody youth dressing up and trying to act like their heroes they listen to, see on MTV and now play out in glorifying video games. Because of people like Arnold and his industry… real -expletive- have to deal with these young people who feel they need to do somehthing (that 50 would) to get “street cred”, and fit in with the rest of his peers.

    The fact that C stayed true to himself and his origins when everyone around him was indulging in the fruits of fame and money, makes every word he spits like gold. You can be the most skilled, amazing rapper and be popular with fans of HIP/HOP. But if you hear that rapper talking about things that aren’t real – there’s no substance to music.

    C speaks from the heart and is really “bout” what he raps. That’s what makes his music so good for those who can HEAR him.

    “only the real can feel this”.

    In conclusion, fronting magazines should not bother to review music they cannot really HEAR.

    NOTE: UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ALL QUOTATIONS IN THE ESSAY ARE FROM C-MURDER

  • T.R.U. fan

    He should of got a ‘L’give a legend his props!

  • F YALL

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  • DJQ

    he outta jail??

  • Black

    Negativity breeds negativity. He must want to stay in prison:) If he shot that lil 16 yr old,then he should anyways I guess. Murder is not a light thing. Dont let your mind and heart become callous to it.