Imprisoned Rapper Mac Minister Preps Album

Imprisoned rapper

Mac Minister is preparing an album titled Minister of Defense for SMC Recordings/Fontana.


Minister, who is preparing to be tried for the 2005 murders of Kansas City rapper

Anthony "Fat Tone" Watkins, 24 and Jermaine "Cowboy" Akins,

will tell his side of the story on the album, as well as details that led up to

the brutal murders. Police

believe that the two men were murdered in retaliation for the 2004 murder of Andre

"Mac Dre" Hicks, who was shot and killed after an alleged dispute over

a payment for a performance. The

bodies of Watkins and Akins were found in a construction area outside of Las Vegas

a short time later. Both men suffered multiple gunshot wounds.In

November, Mac Minister was indicated in Las Vegas on two counts of murder and

two counts of conspiracy to commit murder. The rapper escaped and eluded police

on several occasions before his capture, which led to his profiling on the long

running television series, America's Most Wanted in February.Mac

Minister was finally apprehended last March in San Francisco when FBI agents and

local police raided a home in San Francisco's South of Market district and charged

him with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. "After

my first meeting with Mac I was inspired," said Ralph Tashijan, CEO of SMC

Recordings. "He has the charisma and the inspiration from above to take himself

to the top and overcome any situation. Mac Minister is a powerful man, a strong

guy and most importantly a gentleman."The

album features appearances by Snoop Dogg, Mac Dre, Bad Azz, Too $hort and B-Legit

and features production by Mannie Fresh and LT Hutton.Mac

Minister will also be featured on Snoop Dogg's upcoming release Blue Carpet Treatment,

with Young Jeezy & Nate Dogg.