Mac

Mac

Mac

Biography

McKinley Phipps (born July 30, 1977), better know by his stage name Mac, is rapper from New Orleans’ 3rd Ward, and would grow to be one of the most critically acclaimed on Master P‘s No Limit Records, both as a solo rapper and as a member of the 504 Boyz rap group.

He released his first album under the name Lil’ Mac in 1989 at the age of 12, the Lyrical Midget, receiving production from the then unknown producer Mannie Fresh. Mac would later join the Psychoward, a New Orleans group consisting (at the time) of more than 25 MCs. Psychoward is known (especially in the city) for having a sound that separates itself from the usual Bounce music and gangster/hustler lyrics that typifies most of the New Orleans rap scene, rather focusing on lyricism and a sound which could be described as a New Orleans Wu-Tang Clan. This made them favorites of local “hip hop heads” who often prefer this style to other local acts.

Mac’s own debut on No Limit came with Shell Shocked, an album considered by many to be one of No Limit’s best. Mac gained a reputation as one of the south’s best lyricists. His lyrics display the somber realism and maturity that is a mainstay in much of Southern Rap as well as the lyrical dexterity of his East Coast counterparts. This album also followed the typical No Limit album formula: the deep, introspective tracks mixed in with up-tempo tracks, and a heavy presence of guest features from No Limit labelmates. His next album, World War III, came on the “downslope” of No Limit’s fame. It came after Beats By the Pound, No Limit’s in-house production team who are often credited with making No Limit the empire it was, left the label over purported money disputes, along with much of No Limit’s roster. This may have been a blessing in disguise though, as Mac’s lyrical skill was allowed to shine through on production more suited to his style. This album is also more introspective than his previous effort.

On September 21, 2001, Mac was convicted of manslaughter charges for the death of 22-year-old Barron C. Victor Jr. Though Mac maintains his claim of innocence, he is currently serving a 30-year prison term.

Discography

Lil' Mac - The Lyrical Midget

Lil’ Mac – The Lyrical Midget

Yo! Records 1989
Mac - Shell Shocked

Mac – Shell Shocked

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Mac - World War III

Mac – World War III

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999

Guest Appearances

B.G. - Chopper City
  • Niggas N Trouble

B.G. - Chopper City

Cash Money Records 1996
Master P - Ghetto D
  • We Riders

Master P - Ghetto D

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1997
Mystikal - Unpredictable
  • Born 2 Be A Soldier

Mystikal - Unpredictable

No Limit Records, Jive 1997
Mr. Serv-On - Life Insurance
  • Die Rich

Mr. Serv-On - Life Insurance

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1997
Mia X - Unlady Like
  • Mama’s Family

Mia X - Unlady Like

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1997
Steady Mobb'n - Pre-Meditated Drama
  • West To South

Steady Mobb’n - Pre-Meditated Drama

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1997
Silkk The Shocker - Charge It 2 Da Game
  • I’m A Soldier

Silkk The Shocker - Charge It 2 Da Game

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Mystikal - Ghetto Fabulous
  • What’s Your Alias?

Mystikal - Ghetto Fabulous

Zomba Records 1998
Mia X - Mama Drama
  • Puttin’ It Down

Mia X - Mama Drama

No Limit Records 1998
Magic - Skys The Limit
  • New Generation

Magic - Skys The Limit

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Kane & Abel - Am I My Brothers Keeper
  • Let’s Go Get Em

Kane & Abel - Am I My Brothers Keeper

No Limit Records 1998
Snoop Dogg - Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told
  • Doggz Gonna Get Ya

Snoop Dogg - Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
C-Murder - Life Or Death
  • Show Me Luv

C-Murder - Life Or Death

No Limit Records 1998
Big Ed - The Assassin
  • Shake’m Up

Big Ed - The Assassin

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Soulja Slim - Give It 2 'Em Raw
  • N.L. Party

Soulja Slim - Give It 2 ‘Em Raw

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Steady Mobb'n - Black Mafia
  • Bout Dat Mess

Steady Mobb’n - Black Mafia

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Master P - MP Da Last Don
  • Welcome To My City

Master P - MP Da Last Don

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Fiend - There's One In Every Family
  • What Cha Mean

Fiend - There’s One In Every Family

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Gambino Family - Ghetto Organized
  • 2 All My Thug N…

Gambino Family - Ghetto Organized

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Ghetto Commission - Wise Guys
  • Our Thing

Ghetto Commission - Wise Guys

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Prime Suspects - Guilty Til Proven Innocent
  • Last Days

Prime Suspects - Guilty Til Proven Innocent

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
Master P - Only God Can Judge Me
  • Say Brah

Master P - Only God Can Judge Me

Priority Records 1999
Mo B. Dick - Gangsta Harmony
  • Want/Need

Mo B. Dick - Gangsta Harmony

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
Mercedes - Rear End
  • I Can Tell

Mercedes - Rear End

No Limit Records 1999
Tru - Da Crime Family
  • You’ll Never Change

Tru - Da Crime Family

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
C-Murder - Bossalinie
  • Ghetto Boy

C-Murder - Bossalinie

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
Magic - Thuggin'
  • Wobble, Wobble

Magic - Thuggin’

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
C-Murder - Trapped In Crime
  • They Want My Money

C-Murder – Trapped In Crime

No Limit Records, Priority Records, TRU Records 2000
Silkk The Shocker - My World My Way
  • He Did That

Silkk The Shocker – My World, My Way

No Limit Records, Priority Records 2000
Mr. Marcelo From The Ghetto - Brick Livin
  • Live By It

Mr. Marcelo – Brick Livin

No Limit Records, Priority Records 2000
504 Boyz - Goodfellas
  • Say Brah (Radio)

504 Boyz – Goodfellas

No Limit Records, Priority Records 2000
C-Murder - Tru Dawgs
  • I’m A Baller

C-Murder – Tru Dawgs

C3 Entertainment, CNR Records 2002
C-Murder - The Best Of...
  • Soldiers

C-Murder – The Best Of

Priority Records 2005
C-Murder - The Truest S#!@ I Ever Said
  • Camouflage & Murder

C-Murder – The Truest S#!@ I Ever Said

Koch Records, TRU Records 2005
Silkk The Shocker - The Best Of...
  • I’m A Soldier

Silkk The Shocker – The Best Of

Priority Records 2005
C-Murder - The Tru Story... Continued
  • Camouflage & Murder

C-Murder – The Tru Story… Continued

Koch Records 2006
Fiend - The Best Of Mr. Whomp Whomp
  • What Cha Mean

Fiend – The Best Of Mr. Whomp Whomp

Priority Records 2007
Master P - Greatest Hitz
  • We Riders

Master P – Greatest Hitz

Priority Records 2007

Compilations

I'm Bout It OST
  • Lock Down

I’m Bout It (The Soundtrack)

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1997
Million Dollar Dream - The High Powered Double Album
  • Casualties Of War

Million Dollar Dream – The High Powered Double Album

Dogday Records 1997
Ride (Music From The Dimension Motion Picture)Ride (Music From The Dimension Motion Picture)
  • Soldier Funk

Ride (Music From The Dimension Motion Picture)

Tommy Boy Music 1998
Mean Green - Major Players Compilation
  • We…

Mean Green - Major Players Compilation

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
The Colonel Master P Presents No Limit Soldiers Compilation - We Can't Be Stopped
  • Heaven 4 A Thug

We Can’t Be Stopped

No Limit Records 1998
I Got The Hook-Up! OST
  • Itch Or Scratch

I Got The Hook-Up! (The Soundtrack)

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1998
No Limit All Stars - Who U Wit
  • Put Me In Tha Game

No Limit All Stars – Who U Wit?

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1999
No Limit Greatest Hits
  • Wobble Wobble

No Limit Greatest Hits

Priority Records 2006
Snoop Dogg Presents My #1 Priority
  • He Did That

Snoop Dogg Presents My #1 Priority

Priority Records 2010