C-Murder is reportedly under investigation for recording rap music from prison, according to an article from The Advocate. The rapper, who has been locked up since 2003 after being convicted of murdering a teenager at a Louisiana nightclub, released the single “Dear Supreme Court/Under Pressure” last week along with an accompanying video. While he's been releasing music from prison for a while now, he's primarily claimed the music was all recorded before his incarceration. Recording music or videos from prison is not allowed.
According to the report, prosecutors are skeptical about this excuse in regards to his new song, mainly due to the fact that the lyrics are a declaration of his innocence and an appeal to the Supreme Court to take up his case and free him. He also claims that the jury was bribed and that the trial was unfairly rigged against him. Understandably, it's hard to believe this would have been recorded before he received his sentence or went through the lengthy appeals process that saw him retried and re-convicted back in 2009.
C-Murder also has a joint-album coming out with Boosie Badazz, who also served time in the same prison as C-Murder a few years ago. The album, called Penitentiary Chances, is set to come out next month. It's unclear how much, if any, of the material on the album was also illicitly recorded while he was in prison.