Making a Murderer, Netflix


Chances are you haven't been able to live the past few weeks without hearing about Making a Murderer, and it seems like that's not going to change any time soon.

The hit Netflix docu-series, which tells the story Steven Avery, a man who was wrongfully convicted and served 18 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, was released, and then sentenced to life in prison for murder just two years after his release, has sparked and inspired people in many ways.

There was a White House petition. Another documentary. A Seth Meyers recreation. And now, a Christian rap song.

But it's not just any rap song. This musical declaration was done by none other than Brad Dassey, the half-brother of Brendan Dassey (Avery's nephew who is also serving life in prison for his alleged involvement with the murder of Teresa Halbach), who defends his family members and criticizes the justice system bar after bar.

"They Didn't Do It" is an in-your-face string of rhymes that not only claims Brendan and Steven Avery are innocent, but also accuses Manitowoc County of evading due process.

"Yeah, injustice slammed in the face of two innocent people," Dassey opens, and includes a hook that exclaims, "Not a fair trial, not a fair game/ Whole thing's wack, just a lyin' shame."

"I just want people who support our family to listen to it," the Christian rap indie artist told The Daily Beast. "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."

He continued, "I mainly wrote it and gave it the passion it deserves from a half-brothe. When I was visiting my brother in prison [in 2011], he knew I was into rap and making music. He wanted me to rap some lyrics right there in front of him."

Dassey shares that while this track is to highlight focus on the case as a whole, he really wants to shed some light and support for Brendan, who he feels doesn't get as much attention as his now-famous uncle.

"I was influenced to write it because everybody's talking about Steven this, Steven that. Nobody talks about Brendan. The poor guy just got railroaded by investigators and got the raw end of the deal, and somebody needs to support him."

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