|Mac Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||July 30, 1977|
Mac is an American rapper and songwriter who has released the studio albums The Lyrical Midget (1990), Shell Shocked (1998), and World War III (1999). He has released a compilation album titled Lost Tapes (2007) and a mixtape titled Uptown Veterans (2012). He is also well recognized for his work with the hip-hop supergroup 504 Boyz.
McKinley Phipps Jr.
Mac, Lil Mac, The Camouflage Assassin
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
- Father – McKinley Phipps, Sr.
- Mother – Sheila Phipps
- Siblings – Chad Phipps (Younger Brother), Tiffany Phipps-Cave (Younger Sister), Tybra Phipps (Younger Sister), Joshua Phipps (Younger Brother), Jeremy Phipps (Younger Brother)
Hip Hop, Rap, Southern Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap
- No Limit Records
- Priority Records
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Mac has dated –
- Angelique Pearson (2014-Present) – Mac had started dating a PR executive named Angelique Pearson in 2014 while he was still in prison. Angelique had moved to New Orleans from Las Vegas in 2014, and in addition to her work as a PR executive, was also working to bring media attention to those prisoners who had been convicted wrongfully. That is how she had first met Mac. They got married on August 11, 2018, at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, where he was serving his prison sentence. Mac has 2 step-daughters named Nakiyah Imani Pearson and Khaliyah Ari Pearson from Angelique’s previous relationship(s).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
- Lanky frame
- Close-cropped hair
- Affable smile
- Often sports a rugged beard
- Has a tattoo on his right arm
- A child prodigy, Mac had released his debut album titled The Lyrical Midget, under the stage name ‘Lil Mac’ in 1990 when he was just about 13 years old. It was one of the earliest commercial hip-hop albums to come out of New Orleans.
- On February 21, 2000, he was scheduled to perform at a Louisiana nightclub. However, a scuffle had broken out before the show during which a gunshot had killed a 19-year-old named Barron C. Victor, Jr. Mac was later arrested and charged with second-degree murder of Victor, convicted of manslaughter, and sentenced to 30 years in prison.
- A few months later, a man named Thomas Williams had confessed to shooting Victor. Despite the confession, the local police did not deem it fit to drop their charges against Mac.
- Nearly a decade and a half later, in December 2014, the Medill Justice Project (MJP), a program run by Northwestern University, a private research university in Evanston, Illinois, had published the results of a 3-month investigation of Mac’s conviction. The study had revealed that a key eyewitness at his trial had given his private investigator an affidavit in 2013 which had stated that she had been coerced into identifying Mac as the shooter because the investigators had threatened to charge her instead.
- Soon after, The Huffington Post had published the results of a 4-month review of the case. Their report had revealed that 4 other witnesses in the case had alleged that they had also been threatened, intimidated, or outright ignored by the investigators. Mac’s family then went on to obtain affidavits from many of these individuals.
- In 2016, Mac had applied to the Governor of Louisiana for clemency and had also filed a petition with the Louisiana Board of Pardons and Parole. In the petition, he had sought the commutation of his sentence by citing the aforementioned reports.
- On February 22, 2021, the Louisiana Board of Pardons and Parole had voted in favor of his immediate eligibility for parole. On April 8, 2021, the Governor of Louisiana had granted him clemency. On June 22, 2021, he had been released after spending nearly 2 decades in jail.
Featured Image by Mac / Instagram