Below is the official video/commercial for the concert.
The song, "Living Legend," is from Dee-1's album David & Goliath. If you dont have a copy of the album, make your way to Best Buy or download it from iTunes and get that!
Everybody has a story to tell. Sometimes, a person's story will give you the chills. In comes McKinley Phipps, better known to the world as "MAC," the former No Limit Records recording artist.
Mac's career on No Limit included the release of his album "Shell Shocked" in 1998 and his sophomore release "World War III" in 1999. Unfortunately, just when things were getting brighter for the young artist, on Feb 22nd, 2000 his life changed. After a fight broke out at one of his shows and a man was shot and killed, Mac was wrongfully accused of the crime. Despite a TAPED CONFESSION to the crime given by an in-law of Mac (which was thrown out by the court) & regardless of the fact that the murder weapon was never found, Mac, who was 22 years old at the time, was convicted of negligent manslaughter and sentenced to 30 years. With little evidence to convict him, his rap moniker "The Camouflage Assassin", and spotlighted lyrics from a few of his songs were enough to wrongly convince the jury to view this young man as a threat to society.
So where does that leave us?
Well, its time for action.
Anyone who has my album "David & Goliath" knows that i have a song on there dedicated to MAC, entitled "Living Legend." Like I said on the album, its more than just a song, its a call to action. Justice will not be served until Mac is given a fair trial and is acquitted of this wrongful conviction.
Therefore, I proudly announce......
The LIVING LEGEND BENEFIT CONCERT: Honoring McKinley "MAC" Phipps.
So far, the lineup includes myself, Dee-1 (w/2nd Story), DJ Raj Smoove, DJ EF Cuttin, Shamarr Allen, New Era Brass Band, Truth Universal, DJ Big Cheez, former NO LIMIT RECORDS recording artists, former members of the Psychoward, and more SURPRISE GUESTS TBA.
Date: Saturday, August 1st
Time: 9:00 pm-2:00 am
Admission: $10 all nite
100% OF PROCEEDS ARE GOING TO HIS LEGAL DEFENSE FUND.
We will also be screening the unreleased documentary, "THE CAMOUFLAGED TRUTH" which is narrated by C-Murder and contains never before seen footage and testimonies regarding MAC's case.
This event will take place at Tipitina's.
[Words via Dee-1's Facebook Event]