Brad Dassey, Brendan's half-brother, describes himself as an 'indie Christian-rap artist'
Incarceration, for something the convict may or may not have done, has long been a fascination of musicians around the world, who strum guitar strings and plaintively sing about rattling enamel cups on prison bars. The (mis)trials and tribulations of life inside have been grist to the mill for the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley, and now Brad Dassey, half-brother of Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey, has released a rap song in support of Dassey and Steven Avery.
Netflix’s true crime documentary series that [SPOILERS] examines the arrest and subsequent conviction of the two men for the murder, and sexual assault in Dassey’s case, of Teresa Halbach, despite claims of evidence tampering by the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department in Wisconsin, has become a must-watch show of the moment.
Supporters of the two convicts, officially recognised as Halbach’s killers in the eyes of the law, believe that Dassey, who was 16 at the time, was coerced into giving a false confession to police officers. Dassey is currently serving a life sentence. He will not be eligible for parole until he is nearly 60.
Now his half-brother Brad Dassey has released a rap track called They Didn’t Do It. The self-declared “indie Christian-rap artist” expresses his conviction in the pair’s innocence in a three-minute song, with rhymes likes: “Come to your senses everything just foolish / Things clearly show it was just a joke / Cops were only there just to prod and poke.”
You can listen to the full track below: