This Day in Hip Hop and Rap History
Host: Chuck D w/ Duke Eatmon & Ron Maskell
July 30th, 2012
July 30th – Big Easy rapper Mac was born McKinley Phipps in New Orleans, Louisiana, on this day in 1977.
At age 13, Mac released his debut album as Lil’ Mac, called “The Lyrical Midget” on Yo! Records in 1990.
“The Lyrical Midget” featured production by future superstar knob-turner Mannie Fresh.
Mac would not surface on wax again until 1998, when he became simply known as Mac with the release of “Shell Shocked” on Master P’s No Limit Records.
The album was produced by No Limit’s in-house production squad Beats By The Pound.
Mac would also go on to appear on albums by other No Limit stars like Mia X, Mystikal, Master P himself and several others.
As well, Mac was a member of No Limit super-group 504 Boyz, whose other members included Master P, Silkk The Shocker and C-Murder.
Mac would appear on the group’s hit
anthem “Wobble Wobble” off their 2000 debut album “Goodfellas.”
In 1999, Mac released “World War III”, also on No Limit.
In 2007, No Limit released an album of unreleased material by Mac called “The Lost Tapes.”