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Thursday, 23 November 2000 12:00 AM

It is estimated that Anerae Brown – doing business as X-Raided in the world of hip-hop, or inmate No. K17737, as he is known to the California Department of Corrections – could be making up to $100,000 on the four albums he has cut in the past five years he's been behind bars.

According to the Sacramento Bee:

Brown was convicted of the first-degree murder of Patricia Harris, a grandmother and community activist, when he and a group of teen-agers stormed her home in 1992.

He has been confined in Mule Creek State Prison in Amador County since December 1999.

His latest work of art, a CD recording titled "Vengeance Is Mine," was released Tuesday by Black Market Records, which is cranking out 100,000 copies. An earlier recording, "The Unforgiven: Vol. 1," sold 60,000 copies.

Brown's royalties, believed to be around 60 cents per copy, could possibly gain at least $96,000.

The victim's widower, William Harris, said "I don't like it. Some people, they'll buy anything gruesome.

"But what really bothers me is how can he get this stuff out while he's in prison? He shouldn't be able to do that from jail, period."

Inez Bogan, the victim's sister, said, "I don't want him to make one penny from anything he does. He doesn't deserve it.

"My sister is not entitled to anything. She's never going to come back, but he's here to keep on rapping? I don't think so."

California has a statute that prohibits a criminal's profiting on notoriety derived from his crimes.

Attorney General Bill Lockyer filed suit under that stature, seeking to funnel any of Brown's earnings back to the victim's family or into the state's Victims Restitution Fund.

It is Brown's position that none of the words in his recording refer to the murder he is convicted of committing, so therefore the statute doesn't apply to him.

The suit against him is on hold while the constitutionality of the statute is being considered by the state Supreme Court in another case.

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