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Mac Phipps, the rapper formerly signed to No Limit Records, has been granted clemency after 21 years in prison. Dale Edwin Murray for NPR hide caption

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McKinley "Mac" Phipps at Lousiana's Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in 2011. Courtesy of the Phipps family hide caption

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Rapper Mac Phipps, After 20 Years In Prison, Is One Step Closer To Freedom

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Before he was a teenager, Mac Phipps already had a record deal. By the time he was 20 he was signed to No Limit Records, the biggest independent label in the country. At 24, he was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 30 years in prison following the shooting death of a man at one of his concerts, a crime of which he maintains he did not commit. Sheila Phipps hide caption

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