Here’s a twist in the Making a Murderer saga not even the most in depth Reddit thread saw coming: Brad Dassey, the half brother of Brendan Dassey, one of the two convicted murderers from the popular Netflix series, has released a rap song, dissing the unfairness of the convictions. It’s called, quite simply, “They Didn’t Do It.”
On his website, the 32 year old says his music ranges from, “instrumental movie score music to piano melodies and also Christian Rap.” He also adds that, “I’ve been told that people who normally don’t like rap music like mine because of the REAL messages in my music. Also, you can HEAR what I’m rapping about.” My mom always complains about that when I’m listening to rap in her car, so maybe she would be one of those folks who digs Dassey’s flow.
The Christian rapper uploaded “They Didn’t Do It” to his Soundcloud with the note, “Here’s a track I wrote, spent 10 hours straight on about Brendan Dassey and Steven Avery.
Some choice lyrics include: “Things clearly showed that it was just a joke. Cops were only there to prod and poke. Not a fair trail. Not a fair game. Whole thing’s whacked. Just a lying shame.”
Brad’s been effected by his half-brother’s conviction as well; he lost his local DJ gig after the trial, TMZ reports.
Is this a heartfelt tribute or shameless opportunism to support a rap career? Listen to “They Didn’t Do It” below and decide for yourself.