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C-Murder

Mug shot of C-Murder
Background information
Birth name Corey Miller
Also known as C. Miller, Murder
Born March 9, 1971 (1971-03-09) (age 39)[1]
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1991 - present
Labels Tru Records, Asylum Records
Associated acts 504 Boyz, UGK, TRU
Website www.myspace.com/cmurder

Corey Miller (born March 9, 1971), better known by his stage name C-Murder, is an American rapper and convicted murderer. C-Murder has released 8 albums on labels including Tru Records, Asylum Records and No Limit Records. He is serving life imprisonment following his conviction for a second degree murder committed in 2002.

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Music career

With brothers Master P (born Percy Miller) and Silkk the Shocker (Vyshonn Miller), C-Murder was part of the rap group TRU, which released two albums: True (1995) and Tru 2 da Game (1997). In 1998 C-Murder appeared on Master P's 1998 album Ghetto D and debuted solo with Life or Death.[1] C-Murder's debut topped the Billboard R&B albums chart.[2] Bossalinie followed in 1999. He was also a member of the supergroup 504 Boyz, which had a hit in 2000 with "Wobble Wobble". The same year, C-Murder released his third album, Trapped in Crime, which included the hit "Down for My N's" featuring Snoop Dogg and Magic. C-Murder launched his own label, Tru Records, around that time. C-Murder's next album Tru Dawgs was released in 2002. During a life sentence imposed by court starting October 2003, C-Murder recorded The Truest $#!@ I Ever Said in 2005.

Personal life

C-Murder at one time was engaged to R&B singer Monica.[3] He is the father of three

Steve Thomas case

Corey Miller
Born March 9, 1971 (1971-03-09) (age 39)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Alias(es) C-Murder
Conviction(s) attempted murder (May 27, 2009), second-degree murder (August 11, 2009)
Penalty 10 years imprisonment, life imprisonment without parole
Status imprisoned in Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana
Occupation rapper

In September 2003, Miller was convicted for the 2002 beating and fatal shooting of a fan, 16-year-old Steve Thomas, at a Harvey, Louisiana nightclub, however Presiding Judge Martha Sassone granted a new trial based on the claim that prosecutors improperly withheld criminal background information on three of their witnesses.

While awaiting re-trial Miller was placed under house arrest. Sassone allowed Miller to promote his new yet to be titled CD and novel, Death Around the Corner, while under house arrest, but ruled that a gag order pertaining to the case would remain in effect. The terms of the house arrest required Sassone's permission for all visitors, including reporters.[4][5]

On March 13, 2007, Judge Sassone granted Miller's request to work on his music career on a per request basis, but denied his request for a 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. curfew.[6] His seventh studio album Screamin' 4 Vengeance, was finally released in stores on July 1, 2008. Sassone's rulings in the case became an issue in her failed 2008 bid for re-election. Sassone was defeated by Judge Ellen Kovach; prosecutors subsequently renewed a request to have Miller returned to jail.[7] During January 2009, Corey Miller was confined to his residence on house arrest, and could only leave for a documented medical emergency.

On May 27, 2009, Miller pled no contest to two counts of attempted second degree murder. These charges stem from a 2001 incident in Baton Rouge in which Miller fired shots from a semi-automatic pistol at the owner and bouncer of a night club who refused to allow Miller to enter the business with the gun. C-Murder was sentenced to ten years with credit for time served.[8] An alleged surveillance video of the incident was posted on AllHipHop.com.

On August 5, 2009, the murder trial began. The father of the victim spoke of his son being a huge fan of C-Murder before the incident. A bouncer had also testified against C-Murder claiming to have witnessed every moment of the shooting, he says he fears for repercussions of testifying and prosecutors have also made claims of C-Murder's associates threatening many other witnesses from this case.[9] On August 11, 2009, the original jury verdict of guilty was dismissed by the judge, because it had taken only 3 hours to conclude. He told the jury to go back and deliberate on the case longer as it was a serious case.[10] When they came back, with the same verdict, Miller was convicted of second-degree murder charges.[11] During sentencing the victim's father was quoted as saying "I'm not rejoicing. I feel bad for [Miller's] family. But at least they can see him. What have we got but a gravesite and a photograph?"[12] C-Murder was sentenced on August 14 by District Judge Hans Liljeberg to mandatory life imprisonment.[13] On August 27, 2009, Ernest Johnson, president of the Louisiana NAACP, requested an investigation into the jury deliberations.[14]C-Murder's financial woes have reportedly landed him the help of two Harvard attorneys who have agreed to assist with his appeal.

Discography

Albums

Year Album Chart Positions RIAA certification
U.S.[2] U.S. R&B[2] US Rap[15]
1998 Life or Death
  • Released: March 17, 1998
  • Label: No Limit
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
3 1 * Platinum
1999 Bossalinie
  • Released: March 9, 1999
  • Label: No Limit
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP, digital download
2 1 * Gold
2000 Trapped in Crime
  • Released: August 22, 2000
  • Label: No Limit
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP, digital download
9 1 *
2001 C-P-3.com
  • Released: October 23, 2001
  • Label: Priority
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP, digital download
45 10 *
2002 Tru Dawgs
  • Released: April 30, 2002
  • Label: Riviera
  • Format: CD, digital download
67 15 *
2005 The Truest Shit I Ever Said
  • Released: March 22, 2005
  • Label: Koch
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
41 5 3
2006 The Tru Story: Continued
  • Released: September 5, 2006
  • Label: Koch
  • Format: CD, digital download
35 14
2008 Screamin' 4 Vengeance
  • Released: July 1, 2008
  • Label: Tru/Asylum
  • Format: CD, digital download
130 17 9
2009 The Calliope Click Volume 1
  • Released: September 29 ,2009
  • Label: Tru/RBC Records
  • Format: CD, Digital Download

Compilations

Year Album
2005 The Best of C-Murder
  • Released: October 4, 2005
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD, digital download

Singles

Year Title Chart Positions[16] Album
U.S. R&B CAN
2000 "Down for My N's" (feat. Snoop Dogg and Magic) 29 Trapped in Crime
"Hustlin'" 14

References

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas; Jeffries, David. "C-Murder > Biography". allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:abfrxquhldse~T1. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  2. ^ a b c "C-Murder > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:abfrxquhldse~T5. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  3. ^ Davina Morris (2007-02-21). "All Eyes on Monica". The Voice. http://www.voice-online.co.uk/content.php?show=10928. 
  4. ^ "People in the News: Rapper has to watch his mouth". Seattle PI. 2007-03-05. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/people/305935_people05.html. 
  5. ^ "Judge allows rapper under house arrest to promote album". Houston Chronicle. 2007-03-05. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/celebrities/4602656.html. 
  6. ^ Paul Purpura (2007-03-13). "Rapper may leave house". The Times Picayune. http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/westbank/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1173850838105470.xml&coll=1&thispage=2. 
  7. ^ "Jefferson Parish prosecutors want rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller jailed". The Times Picayune. 2009-01-13. http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-32/1231828237240630.xml&coll=1&thispage=1. 
  8. ^ Gates, Paul (2009-05-27). "C-Murder pleads no contest to attempted murder". WAFB. http://www.wafb.com/Global/story.asp?s=10431228. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  9. ^ AbduSalaam, Ishmael (2009-08-06). "Bouncer Says C-Murder Guilty of Killing Teen". AllHipHop.com. http://allhiphop.com/stories/news/archive/2009/08/06/21882487.aspx. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  10. ^ Strong, Nolan (2009-08-11). "UPDATE: C-Murder Guilty Verdict Stands". AllHipHop.com. http://www.allhiphop.com/stories/news/archive/2009/08/11/21887738.aspx. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  11. ^ Purpura, Paul; Lin, C.J. (2009-08-11). "C-Murder guilty of second-degree murder after topsy-turvy jury action". New Orleans Times-Picayune. http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2009/08/cmurder_verdict_1.html. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  12. ^ "Rapper C-Murder Shot 16-Year-Old Fan In Club". Sky News. 2009-08-12. http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/US-Rapper-Corey-C-Murder-Miller-Found-Guilty-Of-Second-Degree-Murder/Article/200908215359098?lpos=World_News_First_Home_Article_Teaser_Region_5&lid=ARTICLE_15359098_US_Rapper_Corey_C-Murder_Miller_Found_Guilty_Of_Second_Degree_Murder_. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  13. ^ "Rapper C-Murder sentenced to life in prison". MSN Music (Associated Press). 2009-08-14. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32418793/ns/entertainment-celebrities/. 
  14. ^ Purpura, Paul (2009-08-27). "C-Murder jury deliberation needs investigation, Louisiana NAACP president says". New Orleans Times-Picayune. http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2009/08/la_naacp_wants_state_supreme_c.html. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  15. ^ "C-Murder - Chart History - Rap Albums". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/c-murder/chart-history/248765?f=335&g=Albums&sort=date. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  16. ^ "C-Murder > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". allmusic. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:abfrxquhldse~T51. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 

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