C-Murder – Ricochet
Although C-Murder is locked down, he is still making his presence felt through his music. His new project features some original unheard exclusives from the platinum selling artist and writer. There are some ill guest features, banging beats and hard hitting verses that fans will certainly respect and appreciate from Corey Miller. After this release, folks may be wondering if this is the last batch of C-Murder songs in the vault. For right now though, this is a great gift for long time listeners and supporters.
Here are 5 Reasons to download C-Murder’s “Ricochet.”
1. Kanye and Kendrick
Two of Hip Hop’s biggest stars have referenced or sampled Corey Miller’s music recently showing and proving the impact he left on the game. On Kendrick Lamar’s “Tammy Song” off his acclaimed “Section 80″ project, Kendrick references the C-Murder classic “Down For My N*ggas” in the first hook. On the Kayne West new LP “Yeezus”, the same C-Murder joint is sampled on the powerful “Blood On The Leaves.” “Down For My N*ggas” featuring Snoop Dogg and Magic (RIP) is still a joint that when played in the clubs gets people wildin’ and turnt up. C-Murder and his musical contributions have not been forgotten.
2. The Tank Rolls On
Since his incarceration C-Murder has been keeping his self busy. He released a book called “Death Around The Corner” in 2007 and still has his Tru Records movement active with fellow N.O. artists M-11 Spitta and Jason Lyric. C keeps in touch with his fanbase via twitter and is rolling with a positive demeanor despite his circumstances. What listeners can expect from C on “Ricochet” is nothing but raw truth from the man himself. C-Murder has always been endeared for his street lyrics and reality rap. On the song “Keep It Hood” he details some of the things he’s facing daily while being locked up.
“My lawyer needs ends my old friends ain’t up no dividends/
so f*ck em though/
Convicted felon attemped murders/
It’s mandatory I spit game and tell my story – I’m Corey/
I’ma hustla until I die/
now I’m hustlin’ on the inside and now I’m back outside” – C-Murder “Keep It Hood”
3. Southern Classics
When you think of the choke hold No Limit Records had during their run, it was truly astounding. C-Murder along with his younger brother Silk The Shocker and older brother Master P were the front line of a successful army of artists and a talented in-house production team. On “Ricochet”, there is an good collection of unreleased songs that takes you back to a time of Southern dominance when collectives like Suave House, The Dungeon Family, Rap-A-Lot and the early Cash Money Records roster were at their peak. They didn’t need the North East or West Coast approval to obtain their success, they just did what was hot to them and still made moves.
4. Stay Tru
Corey Miller is currently serving life at Louisiana State Prison after losing his last appeal earlier this year on February 19, 2013. Regardless, he still gets his families support. Silk The Shocker, who worked on many appeals for C, has been working on a C-Murder documentary. Upon the release of this new project “Ricochet” Romeo Miller, nephew to C-Murder showed support of the mixtape tweeting, “Go download my uncle @iamcmurder new mixtape! Now available at http://livemixtapes.com #cmurder #ricochet #tru #freecmurder #familyfirst”
5. The Features
There are many guest appearances on “Ricochet” including Papoose on “Ride Out” and west coast vets Too Short plus B-Legit on “One B*tch”. Gilly Da Kid and Rudye are both featured on “Welcome To My World”. Max Minelli and Joey Queans jump on the hard hitting “Talk Sh*t”, while Young Buck, B.G., Cuttboy G Dinero and Akon all go in on the anthem sounding “One False Move (RMX)”. Chyna Whyte, T MeKa and Junnie B are featured on “The Game”, while Lil’ Real One, Jahbo, Verse, Sosa, DJ Bay Bay and Young Ready are on deck as well throughout this mixtape. There are no production credits or guest host. “Ricochet” is presented by Deadly Soundz Muzik and Dirty Glove Bastard.