Rapper C-Murder is being investigated for recording music while incarcerated at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, which is prohibited at the prison. Spokeswoman Pam Laborde states that the investigation began back in January, when it was reported that C-Murder collaborative project Penitentiary Chances with Boosie Badazz will be released on April 15. C-Murder denied recording while being incarcerated and stated that the music was recorded prior to his sentence.
According to the Huffington Post, “Miller sang the lyrics himself,” however C-Murder’s team fails to explain how he was able to record new music. C-Murder has released a statement to HipHopDX giving a free copy of Penitentiary Chances to President Obama before it’s released so the president can pardon him and “hear his plea through his music.” C-Murder’s brother, Master P, said that he hopes the President will listen to C-Murder’s plea. “We definitely hope that happens for him because he deserves [to be pardoned],” Master P says. “This is not something that he’s done.”
In the 2009 C-Murder was found guilty of second degree murder for shooting 16-year-old Steve Thomas during a fight at a nightclub. The rapper is currently serving a life sentence. Also, C-Murder has a request pending with the Supreme Court for a new trial.