Angola, LA

Incarcerated rapper C-Murder could have the sales of his albums that he released since being jailed seized by a judge. Victims of a shooting the Louisiana rapper was involved in are said to be the impetus behind the potentially garnished monies.

In 2001, the artist born Corey Miller reportedly opened fire at a Baton Rouge nightclub and bar although his handgun wasn’t fully operational. Those who were struck in the shooting filed civil judgments against the 45-year-old C-Murder after news broke that the rapper has possibly been recording and releasing new music from behind bars, reports local publication The Advocate.

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Although jailed since 2009 and serving a life sentence for the 2002 murder of teenage fan Steven Thomas, a look at C-Murder’s discography reveals that he’s released a handful of projects since his incarceration, including a joint album with Boosie Badazz titled Penitentiary Chances released in the spring of 2016.

The Advocate adds in its reporting that the victims — which include the bouncer he allegedly tried to gun down, the bar’s owner, a bartender, a bar manager and a patron — are hoping a state judge will award them access to C-Murder’s earnings. C-Murder’s continuing music career launched an investigation into how he was able to record new music in prison, although it hasn’t been determined if the music was pre-recorded.

C-Murder enjoyed success in the late 1990s and early 2000s as part of his brother Master P’s No Limit Records family. Alongside P and their brother Silkk The Shocker, they formed the trio TRU.