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
We are saddened to report the passing of New Orleans Bounce Legend
5TH WARD WEEBIE!
The bounce artist, who’s real name is Jerome Cosey, died of complications after undergoing surgery for a ruptured artery, NOLA.com reported. He was 42 years old.
P Town Moe, a fellow New Orleans rapper who was friends with Weebie for more than 20 years, explained on Instagram the series of health issues Weebie dealt with in his last days. ‘First his kidneys went and they had him on a machine to get his kidneys back working, then his lungs went the next day,’ he said. ‘I don’t know why God wanted him at this time … but my brother gone, my brother gone.’
The Bounce music innovator’s catalog included songs such as F*** Katrina and Let Me Find Out, and he worked with Drake on the 2018 hit single Nice for What and Lil Wayne on 2009’s Bend It Ova.
Tributes from No Limit Soldiers Master P, Krazy and more were solid on social media showing love to alumni who was on recent No Limit Soldiers Reunion Tour!