*Rapper Corey “C-Murder” Miller, a permanent resident of Louisiana’s Angola prison for the killing of a teenage fan, is hoping to catch the ear of Louisiana’s highest court for help in his appeal.
The 45-year-old brother of rapper Percy “Master P” Miller got his Lucious Lyon on and managed to record not only this track, called “Dear Supreme Court,” but an entire album, due for release next month.
In “Dear Supreme Court,” The 45-year-old rapper spits:
My lawyer failed/he ain’t keep it real/kept asking me for money/had detectives smiling at me in court/but wasn’t nothing funny.
My heart was shedding tears/the judge was working with them/he forced the juror’s verdict/I know the whole world done heard it.
I murdered no one/I had no gun/Didn’t know the victim/My position still stands/It’s blatant lynching of the system … From the start, I claim my innocence/This is a plea to the public/Dear United States Supreme, will you please give me justice.
Per The Huffington Post:
Miller sang the lyrics himself, but the production team would not say how he was able to record the track in jail. Miller’s daughter, Chelsea Miller, his manager Manuel “M.O.” Ortiz and director Michael Shahin produced the song and video, with a stand-in portraying Miller on screen.
The track is part of Miller’s upcoming album, “Penitentiary Chances,” which is due out in April and features guest appearances by Snoop Dogg, Boosie Badazz and Soulja Slim’s son, Lil Soulja Slim.
Ortiz said the album is intended to make people fully aware of “how the court system railroaded” Miller.
“We’re just tired of waiting for something to happen, and [Corey] wants people to know what happened to him,” Oritz told The Huffington Post.
Corey Miller has always maintained his innocence in the 2002 fatal shooting of 16-year-old Steve Thomas at the Platinum Club, a now-defunct nightclub in the New Orleans suburb of Harvey, Louisiana. He was convicted of second-degree murder, for which he received a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment.
According to his lawyers, Miller was convicted despite a lack of direct evidence tying him to the crimes and questionable witness testimony. At least two jurors have said they did not feel that the prosecution sufficiently proved that Miller was guilty.
Miller’s attorneys are also pursuing an appeal, alleging that their client did not get a fair trial. Court filings indicate the defense has found new evidence — including two new witnesses who never spoke to police — that allegedly casts doubt on the prosecution’s case. The motion also claims that Miller had an ineffective trial and appellate attorneys, among other complaints.
The rapper and his family hope that Louisiana’s Supreme Court will be more favorable toward his appeal than the lower courts have been.
“We’re still waiting on a response [to the appeal],” said Chelsea Miller. “We’re not sure when to expect that, but this is the first time we have had lawyers that are 100 percent on his side. He has a new private investigator, and between them, they’re finding concrete evidence and proof. So I really feel this time there is no plausible chance it can be ignored.”
Meanwhile, she is hoping the video will bring much-needed attention to her father’s case.
“Look at ‘Making a Murderer,’” she said. “It really got people riled up, so this is perfect timing. This is a new way for people to seek justice.”
Read the entire lyrics to “Dear Supreme Court” below: