Rapper C-Murder on a Hunger Strike
Rapper C-Murder and brother of No Limit's Percy "Master P" Miller is currently participating in a hunger strike to protest inhumane treatment her has experienced while in the Louisiana Penal System. C-Murder has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2002 shooting of 16-year-old Steve Thomas.
As mentioned in his statement of Instagram, the rapper shared, "Jan. 17, 2023, marked 21 years I Corey Miller have been in the Louisiana Penal system," Wrote C-Murder, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2009 for the 2002 fatal shooting of 16-year-old Steve Thomas. “I have been fighting for my health and freedom against this wrongful conviction and simultaneously fighting for my constitutional rights that were stripped away and violated by the penal system of Louisiana. An appeal was filed late December of 2022 and the DA & Judge of Louisiana has 30 days from Feb. 7, 2023 to answer."
Jussie Smollett's Attorneys Appeal 150-Day Sentencing
After being convicted in December 2021 of a hate crime hoax, Jussie Smollett and his team are appealing his 150 day jail sentence. While his appellate brief was due to be file last August, his lawyers have been granted five extensions to complete it. Smollett's attorneys Nenye E. Uche and Heather A. Widell are arguing the appeal on the groups of double jeopardy.
De La Soul's Music Finally Released on Streaming Platforms
Not long after the tragic death of David "Trugoy" Jolicoeur, De La Soul's albums have finally hit major streaming platforms. After a decades long battle, the legendary rap trio was able to free themselves froman unfavorable deal with Tommy Boy records and share their beloved music with fans. In what was a bittersweet moment, Posdnuos and Maseo—the remaining members of the group— celebrated the life of their brother Trugoy the Dove and their albums release on streaming platforms last night. The event that showed to be a Hip-Hop extravaganza of epic proportions.