C-Murder was part of the rap group TRU. In 1998, C-Murder made his solo debut with Life or Death. C-Murder's debut topped the Billboard R&B albums chart. Bossalinie followed in 1999. He was also a member of the supergroup 504 Boyz, which had a hit in 2000 with "Wobble Wobble". The same year, C-Murder released his third album, Trapped in Crime, which included the hit "Down 4 My Niggaz" featuring Snoop Dogg and Magic. C-Murder's next album Tru Dawgs was released in 2002. During a life sentence imposed by court starting October 2003, C-Murder recorded The Truest $#!@ I Ever Said in 2005. His seventh studio album Screamin' 4 Vengeance, was finally released in stores on July 1, 2008.