“Making A Murderer,” Netflix’s true crime docu-series that’s turned everyone you know into amateur conspiracy theorists, is nearing dangerous oversaturation levels. Besides leaving you glued to your screen for 10 whole hours while you try to make sense of Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department’s infuriating f--kery, it’s also inspired semi-creepy fetishization of the people involved, and turned water cooler conversations into pseudo-jury room deliberations.
Yep, everyone has their own opinion about whether or not Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey were wrongfully convicted of murdering a 25-year-old woman. Everyone, including Brendan’s half-brother Brad, a self-proclaimed “indie Christian rapper” who’s put his feelings into a new rap song.
The conspicuously titled “They Didn’t Do It” has a heavy beat with a hint of Midwest-appropriate twang, over which Brad assets his brother’s innocence: “He’s not guilty, there’s no way in hell.” He goes on to echo what the documentary heavily hints at: the cops seem to have gotten inside Brendan’s head and, basically, the “whole thing’s whack.” Word.
The chorus actually gets pretty catchy the second or third (or fourth of fifth) time around, as Brad furiously spits, “They didn’t do it, they didn’t do it/ Come to your senses, everything’s just foolish/ Things clearly showed that it was just a joke/ Cops were only there to just prod and poke/ Not a fair trial, not a fair game/ Whole thing’s whack, just a lyin’ shame.”
In a new interview with The Daily Beast, Brad, 32, said he wants the song to be “an anthem… for the awesome times ahead.”
“I just want people who support our family to listen to it,” he said. “It’s more of a victory song to the better days ahead, because I just had a dream the other day that [Brendan and Steven] were out, and there was going to be a massive party and people all over the globe were going to come down and celebrate.”
That dream could potentially become a reality, if Avery’s recent legal actions prove successful. On Monday (Jan. 11), he filed documents with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals to appeal his murder conviction — another step in his fight for freedom.