Thursday, March 5, 2009


Here's why you should never change your name to C-Murder:

Because what if one day, you are actually accused and tried for murder, it would make proving your case so much more difficult. At least, I thought. Turns out, C-Murder, aka Corey Miller, is a lucky guy and not a victim of namism. (the worst form of prejudice.)
In 2003, he was convicted of shooting a 16-year old fan, Steve Thomas, at a concert. A Judge later ruled the prosecutors failed to turn over valuable evidence that would have helped his defense, and C Murder was granted a new trial. Since then, he's basically been on house arrest. Meanwhile, the judge who granted him a new trial was voted out of office, he's been allowed to promote every album he's released, an associate of C-Murder has recently been arrested for trying to intimate a witness in the Thomas trial, and the list goes on. I used to think one of the great blessings of my life was being lucky enough to not be tried for murder after having changed my name to C Murder. But I guess it doesn't matter.

Yesterday a judge ruled once more in C-Murder's favor. Apparently whatever the prosecutors claim he's been doing that's been violating the terms of his house arrest, in fact, does not violate the terms of his house arrest. And so, he doesn't have to go back to jail. In honor of this ongoing saga, I'd like to introduce a new, semi-regular feature to the blog:

Rappers That Have Actually Killed People.

Rappers That Have Actually Killed People #1: E Moneybags

IN 1999, E Moneybags released his first and only album, In Moneybags We Trust. it features some pretty high level collaborations with the likes of Nas, Noreaga, and a few others. Overall, it's not that bad of an album. It won't win any prizes, but it's a good template for that old Queensbridge sound at the turn of the century.
Thing was, E Moneybags had served time, and for a double-homicide at that. And although it was never proven who in his crew was the shooter, he'd been bragging all over New York once he got out he had pulled the trigger. Problem was the guy he killed, Colbert Johnson, a a good friend of Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff. Who as further blog entries will be devoted to, but all you gotta know now is that he was the head of one of the fiercest crack crews New York had ever known.
Supreme wanted retaliation, and on July 16, 2001, a group of thugs rolled up on Moneybags and shot him ten times. A few years later, the feds raided a McGriff stash house in Baltimore and discovered a videotape showing extensive surveillance of E Moneybags. The video followed his car right up to minutes before he got shot.

thugs calm down

Next on rappers that have actually killed people: Gucci Mane.


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