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SMH! Rapper Corey “C-Murder” Miller Murder Conviction Appeal Has Been Denied By The Supreme Court (Free C-Murder)
The Supreme Court has denied C-Murder’s appeal and the rapper will have to serve out the remainder of his prison term. C-Murder was hoping to have his conviction on murder charges overturned because he was found guilty by a non-unanimous jury verdict.
While federal juries require a unanimous verdict in criminal cases, Louisiana and Oregon allow non-unanimous convictions for some crimes, according to US News. The Louisiana jury that dealt with C-Murder’s case came in with a vote of 10-2 in favor of conviction.
The rapper was accused in 2002 of the 2nd degree murder of a 16-year-old fan at a Louisiana night club and sentenced to life in prison after a lengthy trial which ended when the judged demanded a verdict from the jury.
C-Murder launched into the appeals process arguing that the judged should have called a mistrial when the jury was unable to come to verdict.
In September 2003, Miller was convicted for the 2002 beating and fatal shooting of a fan, 16-year-old Steve Thomas, at a Harvey, Louisiana nightclub. However, Judge Martha Sassone granted a new trial based on the claim that prosecutors improperly withheld criminal background information on three of their witnesses.
While awaiting re-trial Miller was placed under house arrest. Sassone allowed Miller to promote his new yet to be titled CD and novel, Death Around the Corner, while under house arrest, but ruled that a gag order pertaining to the case would remain in effect. The terms of the house arrest required Sassone’s permission for all visitors, including reporters.
On March 13, 2007, Judge Sassone granted Miller’s request to work on his music career on a per request basis, but denied his request for a 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. curfew. Sassone’s rulings in the case became an issue in her failed 2008 bid for re-election. Sassone was defeated by Judge Ellen Kovach; prosecutors subsequently renewed a request to have Miller returned to jail. During January 2009, Corey Miller was confined to his residence on house arrest, and could only leave for a documented medical emergency.
On May 27, 2009, Miller pled no contest to two counts of attempted second degree murder. These charges stem from a 2001 incident in Baton Rouge in which Miller fired shots from a semi-automatic pistol at the owner and bouncer of a night club who refused to allow Miller to enter the business with the gun. C-Murder was sentenced to ten years with credit for time served. An alleged surveillance video of the incident was posted on AllHipHop.com.
On August 5, 2009, the murder trial began. The father of the victim spoke of his son being a huge fan of C-Murder before the incident. A bouncer had also testified against C-Murder claiming to have witnessed every moment of the shooting, he says he fears for repercussions of testifying and prosecutors have also made claims of C-Murder’s associates threatening many other witnesses from this case. On August 10, 2009, the jury reported being deadlocked, but Judge Hans Liljeberg instructed them to attempt to resolve the deadlock. Three hours later, the jury returned to announce it had reached a 10-2 guilty verdict. The judge suspected that, given the deadlock announced earlier followed by the quick reversal, one of the jurors decided to switch under pressure to end the trial and instructed the jury to go back and deliberate on the case longer. When they came back, with the same verdict, Miller was convicted of second-degree murder charges with a 10-2 verdict. During sentencing the victim’s father was quoted as saying “I’m not rejoicing. I feel bad for [Miller’s] family. But at least they can see him. What have we got but a gravesite and a photograph?” C-Murder was sentenced on August 14 by District Judge Hans Liljeberg to mandatory life imprisonment.
On August 27, 2009, Ernest Johnson, president of the Louisiana NAACP, requested an investigation into the jury deliberations. C-Murder’s financial woes have reportedly landed him the help of two Harvard attorneys, one of them Ronald Sullivan, who have agreed to assist with his appeal. One of the jurors, Mary Jacob, said that both she and a fellow juror, a 20-year old Xavier student, were verbally abused by fellow jurors for their decision to acquit. According to Jacobs, the abuse resulted in her switching her verdict, saying “They literally made this 20-year-old girl so violently ill, she was shaking so bad. She ran into the bathroom. She was throwing her guts up. She couldn’t function anymore. That’s when I decided, the judge don’t want to listen to me, doesn’t want to listen to us? I told them, ‘You want him to be guilty? He’s guilty; now let’s get the hell out of here.'” This account was partially confirmed by another juror. In Louisiana, a 10-2 consensus is sufficient for conviction but a 9-3 consensus results in a mistrial. As a result, Miller appealed the conviction. On December 28, 2011, his conviction was upheld.
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methamphetamine) is an empathogenic drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine classes of drugs. MDMA has become widely known as “ecstasy” (shortened to “E“, “X“, or “XTC“), usually referring to its street pill form, although this term may also include the presence of possible adulterants. The term “molly” or “mandy” colloquially refers to MDMA in powder or crystalline form, usually implying a higher level of purity.
MDMA can induce euphoria, a sense of intimacy with others, and diminished anxiety. Many studies, particularly in the fields of psychology and cognitive therapy, have suggested that MDMA has therapeutic benefits and facilitates therapy sessions in certain individuals, a practice for which it had formally been used in the past. Clinical trials are now testing the therapeutic potential of MDMA for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety associated with terminal cancer.
MDMA is criminalized in most countries (though some civil society initiatives—such as the Global Commission on Drug Policy—consider educating the public about the drug more important than curtailing supply) and its possession, manufacture, or sale may result in criminal prosecution. Some limited exceptions exist for scientific and medical research. For 2008 the UN estimated between 10–25 million people globally used MDMA at least once in the past year. This was broadly similar to the number of cocaine, amphetamine and opioid users, but far fewer than the global number of cannabis users. It is taken in a variety of contexts far removed from its roots in psychotherapeutic settings and is commonly associated with dance parties (or “raves”) and electronic dance music.
Regulatory authorities in several locations around the world have approved scientific studies administering MDMA to humans to examine its therapeutic potential and its effects.
There have long been suggestions that MDMA might be useful in psychotherapy, facilitating self-examination with reduced fear. Indeed, some therapists, including Leo Zeff, Claudio Naranjo, George Greer, Joseph Downing, and Philip Wolfson, used MDMA in their practices until it was made illegal. George Greer synthesized MDMA in the lab of Alexander Shulgin and administered it to about 80 of his clients over the course of the remaining years preceding MDMA’s Schedule I placement in 1985. In a published summary of the effects, the authors reported patients felt improved in various mild psychiatric disorders and experienced other personal benefits, especially improved intimate communication with their significant others. In a subsequent publication on the treatment method, the authors reported that one patient with severe pain from terminal cancer experienced lasting pain relief and improved quality of life.
Recently, two randomized controlled trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD were published. Although small, these trials are consistent with earlier results. The patients treated with 2-3 sessions of MDMA-psychotherapy showed greater improvement than the ones treated by placebo-psychotherapy or placebo-inactive dose of MDMA. This improvement was generally maintained on a follow-up several years later.
Small doses of MDMA are used as an entheogen to enhance prayer or meditation by some religious practitioners.
MDMA is occasionally known for being taken in conjunction with psychedelic drugs, such as LSD or psilocybin mushrooms, or even common drugs such as cannabis. As this practice has become more prevalent, most of the more common combinations have been given nicknames, such as “candy flipping” for MDMA combined with LSD, “hippy flipping” for MDMA with psilocybin mushrooms, or “kitty flipping” for MDMA with ketamine. The term “flipping” may come from the subjective effects of using MDMA with a psychedelic in which the user may shift rapidly between a more lucid state and a more psychedelic state several times during the course of their experience. Many users use mentholated products while taking MDMA for its cooling sensation while experiencing the drug’s effects. Examples include menthol cigarettes, Vicks VapoRub, NyQuil, and lozenges.
The primary effects attributable to MDMA consumption are predictable and fairly consistent among users. In general, users begin reporting subjective effects within 30–60 minutes of consumption, hitting a peak at approximately 75–120 minutes, reaching a plateau that lasts about 3.5 hours. This is followed by a comedown of a few hours. After the drug has run its course, many users report feeling fatigue.
The following subjective effects of MDMA were statistically significant in a placebo-controlled trial, using Altered States of Consciousness rating scale: derealization, depersonalization, altered perception of space and time, positive basic mood, mania-like experience, anxious derealization, thought disorder, fears of loss of thought or body control, visual hallucinations or pseudo-hallucinations, synesthesia, changed meaning of percepts, facilitated recollection or imagination. On an Adjective Mood rating scale, the following measurements were significantly increased: self-confidence, heightened mood, apprehension-anxiety, thoughtfulness-contemplativeness, extroversion, dazed state, sensitivity and emotional excitation.
In January 2001, an overview of the subjective side-effects of MDMA was published by Liechti, Gamma, and Vollenweider in the journal Psychopharmacology. Their paper was based on clinical research conducted over several years involving 74 healthy volunteers. The researchers found that there were a number of common side-effects and that many of the effects seemed to occur in different amounts based on the sex of the user. The top side-effects reported were difficulty concentrating, jaw clenching, grinding of the teeth during sleep, lack of appetite, and dry mouth/thirst (all occurring in more than 50% of the 74 volunteers). Liechti, et al., also measured some of the test subjects for blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature against a placebo control but no statistically significant changes were seen.
A study from Johns Hopkins Medical School in 2008 found a slight but significant correlation of cognitive deficiency in MDMA users, but admitted that this data may be confounded by other illicit drug use. The significant finding of the article was the serotonergic neurotoxicity in stacked doses and a lasting decrease in serotonin reuptake (SERT) binding. In rats, high doses and in high temperatures, serotonergic neurotoxicity is limited and dopaminergic neurotoxicity occurs. However, rats may not be a generalizable model for human neurotoxicity studies.
However, a 2011 study carried out by Harvard Medical School and published in the journal Addiction found no signs of cognitive impairment due to ecstasy use, and that it did not decrease mental ability. The report also raised concerns that previous methods used to conduct that research on ecstasy had been flawed, and the experiments overstated the cognitive differences between ecstasy users and nonusers.
Effects reported by some users once the acute effects of MDMA have worn off include:
- Anxiety and paranoia
- Impaired attention, focus, and concentration, as well as drive and motivation (due to depleted serotonin levels)
- Residual feelings of empathy, emotional sensitivity, and a sense of closeness to others (afterglow)
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, or vertigo
- Loss of appetite
- Gastrointestinal disturbances, such as diarrhea or constipation
- Aches and pains, usually from excessive physical activity (e.g., dancing)
- Jaw soreness, from bruxism
A slang term given to the depressive period following MDMA consumption is Tuesday Blues (or “Suicide Tuesday”), referring to the low mood that can be experienced midweek by depleted serotonin levels following MDMA use on the previous Friday or Saturday when raves or dance concerts were frequently scheduled. Some users report that consuming 5-HTP, L-Tryptophan and vitamins the day after use can reduce the depressive effect by replenishing serotonin levels (magnesium supplements are also used prior to or during use, in an attempt to prevent jaw/muscle clenching).
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This is a promotional video of my verse to the hit single “Doing My Thang” Which was written by Black Dog Puna. I jumped on the First Verse of this song to say the following. Had some HD footage from 2011/2012 that I used to put together this vid so please Disregard the COOGI hahaha!
Mississippi Sipp Verse:
If dis was football
U can call me da quarter back
6 feet tall I got a customized Cadillac
No running back Nigga I’m RG3
Cause im doing my thang
A lot of y’all wAnna envy me
Took Penitentiary Chances
Special prayers from Landi
A young scholar bout Dat dolla
A independent Syrup-a-holic
A pimp nigga just living it up
Stacking Gs Smoking Trees
And getting my dick sucked
Remember Mack truck
A bunch of cotton field choppers
Nowadays we picking 5 at da local Stop N Shop
Set it out for da Party
Cause we like to party
Set it out for da Block
Plus we don’t fuck wit cops
Fina knock at yo door
Dats wat we call nigga knock
When we floss in da sun dats
When dem drop tops drop
Mane we hit da parking lot
Cause dem boys be sinning
Mane it’s Kandy Paint Records
Nothing But Positive Energy!
Mississippi Sipp-Cadillac Dope Boy Da Album (Released October 10,2006)
Mississippi Sipp- Tawk Real Da Album (Released July 4,2008)
Mississippi Sipp 1 Life 2 Live Da Album (Released May 23,2012)
Mississippi Sipp 1 Life 2 Live Da Album (CED-T Dedication/Alternate Album cover) (Released May 23,2012)
Mississippi Sipp- Pimp Tendencies Da Album (Due Out Late 2013/2014)
Kandy Paint Records Terry Terell Brisco, aka Mississippi Sipp, began his career by distributing his records through a small Leland,Ms Area record label. He started out in Arlington,Virginia where his mother resided. Despite being on the East Coast, Mississippi Sipp maintained his connections to the South through his Grandmother and Uncles who remained in Leland,Mississippi. Terry “Mississippi Sipp” Brisco signed his lifetime friends and family Big Mook,Black Dog Puna,Reign (his half cousin) & Marchello “Clak” Wright. Later he and Big Mook (along with his uncle Iceburg) went on to form the group KPR. During the early 2000’s, Mississippi Sipp released a few solo albums Cadillac Dope Boy & Tawk Real Da Album, with very much success. However, Mississippi Sipp was able to garner notoriety for himself and Kandy Paint Records in the South by collaborating with various mississippi artists and through his shop compilation albums One Percenters,Pimp Tendency & Kandy Paint Records 5 Stars. Following his success on the East Coast in May 2005, Mississippi Sipp decided the time was right to expand his label. After signing several digital online deals and a Internet buzz thats so big. Mississippi Sipp moved Kandy Paint Records and set up in Leland,Mississippi. He brought his sister,management and entourage. In 2011, Kandy Paint Records plan to sign a huge digital distribution deal with Apple to distribute Kandy Paint Records music. Mississippi Sipp will maintain ownership of all of his master recordings,publishing and his studio. He also became the label’s main artist, and also will releasing the album 1 Life 2 Live later this year. By 2013, Kandy Paint Records will grow to consist of Mississippi Sipp, Big Mook, Black Dog Puna,Reign,& Clake. Mississippi Sipp also writes,produce,direct,act and screen write. This started his movie career which will lead to films such as Rise 2 Fame & Welcome 2 Leland. Big Mook, Golden Boy, debuted at Number One in the streets.Many of the Kandy Paint Records artists will reach longevity and complete other projects. By 2013, it appears that the focus of Kandy Paint Records was unlimited to the Leland Mississippi family. This notion was further strengthened with the release of his artist, Black Dog Puna self titled debut album. On January 12,2013, the company buzz was so large that they literally had the Internet going nuts. Mississippi Sipp realized it is more sensible to continue to run Kandy Paint Records and organize and finance the company with profits from Digital Downloads & Club Appearance sales. He named his publishing company “Pure Players Entertainment”. By 2014, the organized label has full ownership. Kandy Paint Records look forward to developing its very own distribution company, Cross Da Bay Entertainment.
About Playa Fly
Playa Fly (born Ibn Young on September 2, 1977 is a rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. Fly was a member of the Triple 6 Mafia (now known as Three 6 Mafia, then known as Lil’ Fly), but he stopped collaborating in 1995 due to monetary disputes and philosophical differences after recording one album under the group’s guidance. Pursuing a solo career as Playa Fly, he released one independent album before signing a three album contract with Super Sigg Records. During that period he had many underground hits, perhaps the most famous being “Nobody Needs Nobody”. Fly’s early hit immediately gained notoriety from the song “Triple Bitch Mafia”, which lashed out against his former group.
Early life and Triple 6 Mafia
Young was born in Memphis in 1977 and largely raised by his grandmother. His father was the musician Willie David Young, a former member of The Avantis and The Ovations, while his mother was a drug dealer, an activity that Young also got involved in at the age of thirteen.
Under the title Lil’ Fly, Young began his career at the age of sixteen, testing the waters with “Don’t Never Test His Pimpin” as a start. He eventually became affiliated with DJ Paul and Juicy J of Triple 6 Mafia (Now known as Three 6 Mafia) and under the wing of the up and coming producers, “Slangin’ Rocks” was produced (part one featured on his underground single, part two featured on DJ Paul’s Vol. 16 For Da Summa Of ’94). He was featured on Gangsta Blac’s underground hit album, Breakin Da Law, and the Three 6 Mafia’s first mainstream album, Mystic Stylez. It was even planned for releasing Fly’s first album on their label (which was, at that time, Prophet Entertainment) and his first single, “From Da Darkness Of Da Kut”, was released in 1994. After leaving the group a year later, Fly put out his infamous diss record, “Triple Bitch Mafia”, then changed his title to Playa Fly and was featured on Tommy Wright III’s On the Run album before signing with Super Sigg Records. Playa Fly has expanded all over the south by influencing young cliques like I.B.N. (who uses Fly’s real name as their title), based in Decatur, Georgia.
In 1996, Playa Fly released his first album with Super Sigg, Fly Shit. The album had songs such as “Nappy Hair & Gold Teeth”, “Da Show”, “Crownin’ Me”, “Flizy Comin’ (Triple Bitch Mafia pt.2)” and “Work To Do”. It included other artists such as Gangsta Blac, Bill Chill, Criminal Manne, Icy K, D-A-V, Tay-Dog and Playa Posse. This album was also where Fly began his association with producer Blackout.
In 1998, Movin’ On was released. Movin’ On had such tracks as “Situation”, “Start Runnin”, “Nobody”, “Funk-N-Bonk” and “Write Sum Bump”. It also featured Gangsta Blac, Bill Chill (Fly’s father), Minnie Mae Mafia, and Cool B. Fly’s father died shortly before this album’s completion.
Just Gettin’ It On, a re-release of his underground solo CD (with a bonus track), was released by Diamond in March 1999. Da Game Owe Me was released in November of the same year, the last album to be released by Super Sigg Records. Just Gettin’ It On had songs like “Gettin’ It On”, “Just Awaken Shaken”, “Triple Bitch Mafia” and “Fuck A Wanna Be”. Just Gettin’ It On included the Minnie Mae Mafia, Terror, Lil’ Yo, Gangsta Blac and the late Bill Chill. The album’s bonus track, “Fuck A Wanna Be”, had a video made for it (under the title “Just A Wanna Be”) and is Playa Fly’s only music video. Da Game Owe Me featured Gangsta Blac, Thaistik, Blackout and Terror.
Minnie Mae Muzik
After leaving Super Sigg, Playa Fly created his own label named after his grandmother, Minnie Mae Muzik. On this label, Fly began production on Fly2K along with the forces of Diamond Records. Midway through the project, Fly was arrested for possession of narcotics and sent to prison to serve a seven year sentence in 1999. The release date for Fly2K was pushed back from 2000 to 2002. Playa Fly was still present on his album while he was in prison, as he rapped a cappella over the phone (“Flexxin’ Skit” and “Sap Sucka”). Fly2K was released in November 2002, the album included such songs like “Bill Chill Lives” (a tribute to Bill Chill), “Universal Heartthrob”, “Here Fly Come”, “Club Friendly”, “We Ain’t Playin Witcha”, “Life Goes On” and “Few & Da Proud”. The album included other artist like Mista Tito, Maimi Miane, D-A-V, Bubba Wiley, Thaistik, DeRico, R-E-G and LaCynthia.
In mid-2006, Fly was released from prison and resumed his career, with a new album planned – Mafia All Day. On July 5, a single “Horses”, was featured on the XXL website. In addition to his release, Fly joined the New Prophet Camp.
In December 2010, Playa Fly released the single “Blast Off”, taken from the new Mafia All Day album that has been delayed for more than two years.
- 1993: From Da Darkness Of Da Kut (as Lil Fly) (Underground Album)
- 1996: Fly Shit
- 1998: Movin’ On – US R&B Albums #90
- 1999: Just Gettin’ It On
- 1999: Da Game Owe Me – US R&B Albums #63
- 2002: Fly2K – US R&B Albums #64, Top Independent Albums #33
- TBA: Mafia All Day
- 2007: Prepare Or Beware: Da Mafia Massacre
- 2010: K.O.A.K. (King of All Kings) Produced by DJ Scream