Rapper McKinley 'Mac' Phipps Re-Emerges In 'The Truth, The Way, And The Light'
Huffington Post - 9 months
NEW ORLEANS -- Hip-hop artist McKinley "Mac" Phipps, who rapped his way out of New Orleans' 3rd Ward and into a recording contract with famed music mogul Master P, is emerging from 16 years of dormancy with a new music video that showcases his talent and serves as an introduction to an upcoming documentary.
Phipps, 38, has been behind bars since February 2000, when he was charged in the shooting of a 19-year-old man at a show just outside New Orleans, despite a lack of forensic evidence and another man's confession. Five prosecution witnesses have since told The Huffington Post that police and prosecutors bullied them into fingering the rapper.
Thanks to dubbing, a double and camera tricks, Phipps' music returns in "The Truth, the Way and the Light." He sings:
"I never sold crack, never murdered my own, but I'm the realest on this microphone."
Filmmaker Michael Shahin of Invasion Pictures, who created the video with production assistant Claire Caufield, said the pur
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