‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ had the latest on C-Murder trial in Louisiana on murder charges, stemming from the 2002 nightclub shooting. Check out a parody of the courtroom testimony in the “who’s on first” vein below.
New Orleans rapper C-Murder is out with a tribute to the late UGK rapper Pimp C entitled ‘Take Your Time’. C-Murder is currently under house arrest awaiting retrial on a murder charge stemming from the 2002 shooting of Steven Thomas. Listen to and download ‘Take Your Time’ at his MySpace page, myspace.com/cmurder.
C-Murder just dropped the DVD ‘The Movement’ on Tuesday, and will drop the new album ‘Screamin 4 Vengeance’ while under house arrest awaiting a retrial on his murder charge. The New Orleans rapper spoke with Artisan News Service about how he’s been doing fighting for his freedom. “Yeah I’ve been through a lot,” he said. “I take every day and I appreciate every day that I’m here and I’m home and with my family. That’s what I do, I just can’t let them get to me and take me down. I gotta keep it positive and hope people keep a positive vibe around me.” Watch the clip at YouTube.
C-Murder is out with the video to his new single ‘Posted On The Block’, documenting his legal troubles related to the 2002 killing of Steven Thomas and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The track featured on the controversial rapper’s forthcoming album ‘Screamin 4 Vengeance’, out January 2008. Watch it via YouTube below.
The Associated Press reports an appearance by Corey Miller, who has changed his rap moniker from C-Murder to C-Miller, at a Hurricane Katrina documentary premiere in New Orleans has led a judge to put the rapper on full home confinement until his second trial on a second-degree murder charge. The 35-year-old’s original conviction was overturned after a judge ruled that prosecutors had withheld the criminal backgrounds of key state witnesses from the defense.
Jimmy Kimmel joked during his ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ monologue on Wednesday night, “Rapper C Murder is changing his name, this is true, to try to get his conviction for… murder… (laughter) reduced. He’s thinking of changing it to C Misdemeanor.”
Craig Ferguson joked during his Late Late Show monologue on Wednesday night, “Did you hear about the rapper C Murder, who was convicted of murder? He’s appealing against his conviction and changing his stage name in hopes of convincing people he’s innocent. It’s true. So from now on, he’ll be known as ‘R. Blake’.”
Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Wednesday night, “The rapper C Murder – that’s his name, C Murder – says that his name has been hurting his chances of getting paroled on murder charges… (laughter) So, C Murder is changing his name to C Miller. Soon afterwards, he confessed to several Millers.”
Billboard reports C-Murder, convicted last year of shooting a teenager to death inside a nightclub, has been granted a new trial. A Louisiana judge ruled Tuesday (April 6) that the rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, deserves a new trial because prosecutors withheld key information about witnesses they called to implicate him, defense lawyer Ron Rakosky said. The full story at billboard.com has since been removed.
The Associated Press reports C-Murder was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder in the nightclub shooting of a 16-year-old boy. The charge carries an automatic life sentence. Relatives of C-Murder, whose real name is Corey Miller, began sobbing as the verdict was read and were escorted out of the courtroom. Women were heard screaming in the hallway outside.