THE RETURN OF THE RAPPER FROM NOLA!!
Gustav is not the only hurricane passing thru NOLA this weekend. We have a pal who's from New Orleans and his musical talent is like a hurricane in itself. I call him Corey Miller. You know him as C-Murder! He is a unique person himself. We spoke on July 1st 2008 about his new album "Screaming For Vengeance" that was released the same day so I got the first interview with him. I have been so swamped this summer but this one had to come out of the vault today! Listen to.......
- What he had to say about his Canadian fans.
- We spoke about his new album and all the hard work he put into it and he needs fan feedback. Join him at www.myspace.com/cmurder
- What did he have to say about his brother Master P?
- We talked about old friends like the late Soulja Slim who also grew up and was murdered in NOLA.
- I loved his catch phrase "y 'heard me!" thruout the interview.
- His new record label and living an independent clean life. He even spoke to KJ, my 7-year old kiddie reporter for HipHossip Kids
- His affiliation with Hip-Hop and books along with all the Cyrus Webb projects.
- Advice for youngsters and how to live your life.
Corey C-Murder Miller grew up in New Orleans Third Ward in the notorious Calliope Housing Projects and went on to turn his pain into music. C-Murder made his rap debut in 1995 as part of the group TRU, along with his brothers Percy and Vyshonne, a.k.a. Master P and Silkk the Shocker. The Miller brothers went on to form the Hip-Hop empire known as No Limit Records. Together they became the most powerful force to put southern hip hop on the map during the mid 1990s. The album TRU 2 Da Game was certified platinum in 1997.
C-Murder has been featured on numerous No Limit albums and movie soundtracks and has released six solo albums to date, including Life or Death, certified platinum in 1999 and Bossalini certified gold the same year. In 2001, C-Murder went on to form TRU Records, continuing the entrepreneurial family tradition. He also appeared in the classic straight-to-video movie I'm Bout It and the hood comedy I Got The Hook Up. In 2006, C-Murder released his first book, Death Around The Corner (VIBE Street Lit/Kesington Publishing Co.) from prison where he wrote everything out by hand in notebooks and then mailed them out to be typed up, all of which took two years. However, when Hurricane Katrina hit, many of his chapters were lost when all the mail got shut down, but as luck would have it, he got everything back.
His first studio album in five years, "Screamin 4 Vengeance" is a very personal recording. This record is an open book on my trials and tribulations, current events, things I've been going through, letting the world get it raw. He pauses to warn, Everything ain't gutter about the album though, because at the end of the day, it's got a message. It ain't about go bang this and that, it's just a raw album about life and what's going on out here. At the end of the day, the end of the beat, you get the message that the streets ain't what's really popping. C-Murder also adds, My lyrical content and subject matter is on another level.
You can hear my confidence now, I can flow on any track now. Earlier in my career, it was easy to do two or three songs a day because I was saying the same things. But this time around, its more universal, everything ain't gonna be the same. I had time to really work on this album and perfect it. Spoken like a true boss. Despite his past, he vows to move on and encourages youngsters to to do positive things!
Official C-Murder Site: www.deatharoundthecorner.com
I am definitely proud of him!!! Like I said earlier, this is not one of those stiff reporter interviews. It was like a chat. Please listen to the complete interview and leave a comment. He wants a feedback on his album and everything we spoke about.