Prosecutor Used Hip-Hop As A Weapon To Convict Mac Phipps

March 24, 2015 11:56 AM

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Prosecutor Used Hip-Hop As A Weapon To Convict Mac Phipps

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.

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