Ex-No Limit rapper Mac Phipps — who maintains innocence — hailed for good conduct, seeking out vocational training, mentoring young inmates
After spending half of his life behind bars in connection with a fatal nightclub shooting in Slidell, former No Limit rapper McKinley “Mac” Phipps Jr. received parole Tuesday, with state officials praising him for mentoring young inmates and pursuing vocational training during his time in prison.
McKinley Phipps, Jr., better known simply as Mac, is an American rapper and songwriter from New Orleans’ 3rd Ward. Mac began rapping as a child, releasing his debut album The Lyrical Midget at the age of 13 in 1990, under the stage name Lil Mac.
In 2001, Mac was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 30 years in prison. He is currently serving his sentence at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in Louisiana. Phipps maintains his innocence, and his parents have campaigned to re-open the investigation into his case for many years