In the late '90s, on the verge of stardom, the young hip-hop artist was known as "Mac the Camouflage Assassin." Master P had signed him to No Limit Records, alongside Snoop Dogg and Mystikal. He was a member of the 504 Boyz, and their 2000 album, "Goodfellas," went gold, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
Then, on Feb. 21, 2000, at a show just outside New Orleans, a concertgoer was shot, Phipps was charged with first-degree murder and everything slipped away. He was just 22 years old.