It’s hard to believe that Mac dropped his debut album, Shell Shocked 20 years ago today. Mac was my favorite rapper off No Limit Records. Till this day, it’s still firmly in my mind anticipating his solo album. Before that, Mac appeared on numerous No Limit albums. The Source magazine was major promotion then and the page saying Shell Shocked was coming out soon was ripped out and placed on my wall. You’re going to find out how much of a No Limit I am if you continue to follow me. If you have Spotify, you can peep my No Limit Records playlist. Back to the Shell Shocked album and it was everything that the album should be. You had that No Limit, Beats by the Pound sound with the lyricism of Mac.
After hearing Mac on the Ghetto D album, my thinking was that Mac album would be the truth. Mac always came with the lyrics to go with lyricism and of course, that down south sound. Mac and Fiend were always my favorite from the label. The only single released from the album was the first track, Boss Chick. Boss Chick featured the legendary Mia X and it’s a dope track. As a matter of fact, these two create magic whenever they get on a track together. Shell Shocked featured artists from No Limit like Master P, Fiend, C-Murder, Snoop Dogg, but Storm from the Outlawz was on there also. Honestly, this is an album that gets played from the beginning to the end without skipping.
Be All You Can Be, Tank Dogs, Slow Ya Rolls, Can I Ball, Money Gets, Callin Me, Meet Me at the Hotel, Shell Shocked, Beef, Camouflage Love and My Brother are my top tracks along with Boss Chick. Mac eventually released another solo album, World War 3 and as a group, 504 Boyz on No Limit Records. In 2001, Mac was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 30 years in prison. He is currently serving his sentence at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in Louisiana. Phipps maintains his innocence, and his parents have campaigned to re-open the investigation into his case for many years. I’ve followed his case for years now and the judicial system in Louisiana is atrocious. Check out the album below or click here to listen to the Shell Shocked album.
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