Stevenson Ford, 31, of Greenville has been denied a new trial by the Mississippi Court of Appeals.
Ford is appealing the guilty verdict of his 2009 trial in the shooting death of Marvin Stuckett. The shooting happened in 2008 in front of Stuckett's home.
Stuckett was a member of the rap duo, Needle in a Haystack.
The court's ruling, released on Tuesday, says Ford has no grounds for a new trial.