Rapper May Have Recorded 2nd Album Behind Bars

'C-Murder' is serving a life sentence in Louisiana
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 31, 2016 12:38 AM CDT
Rapper May Have Recorded 2nd Album Behind Bars
Corey Miller, also known as C-Murder, is seen in this police handout photo.   (AP Photo/Police photo, File)

The rapper known as "C-Murder," who once recorded an album while locked up in jail, may have done it again—this time in a maximum-security Louisiana prison, where he is serving a life sentence for a teenager's killing, the AP reports. Prison officials are investigating whether the rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, recorded music for an upcoming album while in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Miller is still challenging his 2009 murder conviction and life sentence for the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old in 2002. His latest appeal is pending before the Louisiana Supreme Court. One of the songs on his latest album is called "Dear Supreme Court/Under Pressure" and includes a plea for the Supreme Court to free him.

"I had no gun. Didn't know the victim. My position still stands. It's blatant lynching of the system," Miller raps on a recently released video for the song. An actor portrays Miller in the video, which shows supporters holding "Free C. Miller" signs on the New Orleans court's front steps. Miller denied recording anything at Angola but refused to take a polygraph test when investigators questioned him, state officials say. In 2005, the rapper released an album recorded while he was incarcerated at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna. The new album, Penitentiary Chances, is scheduled to be released on April 15, according to Miller's manager, who claims the rapper recorded all of the vocals on the album while under house arrest several years ago, before his 2009 conviction. (More Corey Miller stories.)

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