YoungBoy Never Broke Again pays homage to Louisiana rapper C-Murder with his new track “Like a Jungle,” which elicits a warm response from the former No Limit rapper.
On Sunday (September 18), NBA YoungBoy released his latest video for the song “Like a Jungle (Out Numbered),” which is a flip of C-Murder’s 1999 track of the same name that appeared on his second album bossa line. The Baton Rouge, La. native shared a clip of the visual on Instagram. YoungBoy uses the original track produced by KLC and Master P while speaking poetically about his own life and legal troubles.
“All these things make a real nigga weird, he’s been through it all, he stayed the same/Seventeen, walked up the street with chains strapped on,” YoungBoy raps over the smooth instrumental. “Long nights spent alone, hot got me colder / Killers try to play me closer, family tries to fuck me / They gon’ lock me up, I hit ’em once / Gotta go, try to smack ’em twice hitting / head bad straight try to shake them while they play with my time.”
The remix was enough to get a response from C-Murder himself. His official Instagram account commented on the IG post about YoungBoy’s tribute.
“I’ve never felt this way about a song,” the comment reads. “You literally stopped my heart. You have real justice like a jungle. It felt so good to know that I’m not forgotten and recognized by someone so real. I greet you until I’m in the coffin and after. True forever.”
C-Murder, Master P’s younger brother, is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of 16-year-old Steve Thomas at the Platinum Club in Harvey, Louisiana on January 12, 2002. Witnesses claimed the rapper and Thomas were caught into an argument that led to C-Murder allegedly pulling out a pistol and shooting Thomas point-blank. Thomas later died from his injuries.
C-Murder, born Corey Miller, was convicted of second-degree murder in 2009 and his attempts at appeal were denied, although the case was under scrutiny. The case broke in 2018 when one of the witnesses retracted his testimony. A short time later, a second witness also recanted the testimony naming C-Murder as the shooter. Despite the new evidence, a judge denied Miller’s request for a retrial.
Many people in the hip-hop community have lobbied for the release of C-Murder over the years, with Master P leading the charge.Kim Kardashian even joined the fight to try to free the rapper.
Listen to the track “Like a Jungle (Out Numbered)” by YoungBoy Never Broke Again below
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