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Andre Dow (known by his stage name Mac Minister) is an American rapper who was found guilty for the murder of Kansas City rappers Anthony "Fat-Tone" Watkins and Jermaine "Cowboy" Akins in Las Vegas, Nevada in May 2005.
|Birth name||Andre Dow|
|Origin||San Francisco, California|
|Years active||1993 - 2006|
|Labels||SMC Records, Thizz Entertainment|
Mac Minister was profiled on an episode of America's Most Wanted, allegedly responsible for the murder of Anthony "Fat-Tone" Watkins in Las Vegas, Nevada, in retaliation for the murder of Bay Area hip-hop icon Mac Dre. After a 10-month manhunt, Mac was apprehended by Andrew Thirlaway on the evening of March 2, 2006 while hiding out in a San Francisco apartment, becoming AMW Direct Result Capture #879.
Mac Minister is from San Francisco California Fillmore District, San Francisco neighborhood also known as "The Fillmore" "FILLMOE" "the Moe" and "Choppa Chop" . He lived in the Marcus Garvey/Martin Luther King Jr housing complex and his apartment was entered in two police raids in 1999, one in which his pitbull was shot and killed by the police officers.
Minister, real name Andre Dow and age 37, was convicted along with his friend Jason “Corleone” Mathis of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder. The trial lasted less than a week. Both men received sentences of life without parole.
The bodies of the victims were later found riddled with AK-47 bullets at a construction site outside of Las Vegas. MGM Grand security cameras documented Minister leaving the hotel with two men just hours before the slaying.
Police immediately sought to question him, but the veteran rapper went on the lam, prompting a 10-month manhunt. The case was featured prominently on America’s Most Wanted before Mac’s capture on March 2, 2006.
He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on July 31, 2008.
- 2006: The Minister of Defense
- 1994: Mac Minister featuring Mac Mall "West Coast"
- 1995: Mac Minister featuring lil Remoy & B-Legit "Rap Star"
- 1996: E-40 featuring Mac Minister "Mack Minister (Interlude)"
- 1999: Frost featuring B-Legit, Richie Rich & Mac Minister "Heart Of A Savage"
- 2000: Snoop Dogg featuring Mac Minister "Game Court"
- 2002: Yukmouth featuring Mac Minister "Fuck Friends"
- 2003: Ras Kass featuring Scipio, Donna Karin, 40 Glocc & Mac Minister "Don't Ask Me"
- 2006: Mac Minister "Fuck The Law"
- 2006: Mac Minister featuring Mac Dre "The Treal Man"
- 2006: The Game featuring Mac Minister "Lookin At You"
- 2010: Too Short featuring Richie Rich & Mac Minister "Ya'll Ready"
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-03. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
- "HHWorlds.com" - Mac Minister Sentenced To Life In Prison (July 31, 2008)
- Henry K. Lee, "Vallejo: Mystery over death of Mac Dre protege", San Francisco Chronicle, April 1, 2007
- Police Raid Zeroes In On Drug Turf War / 19 arrested in sweep of Western Addition
- Mariel Concepcion, "Rapper Mac Minister Preps for Murder Trial and New Album Release", Vibe.com, Aug. 22, 2006
- "Bay Area's Mac Minister Found, Ends 10-Month Manhunt", sohh.com, March 3, 2006
- Nolan Strong, "Police Seek To Question Rapper Mac Minister In Las Vegas Double Homicide", AllHipHop.com, May 26, 2005