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Mack 10

During the mid-'90s, when West Coast rap reigned supreme, Mack 10 emerged as a close associate of Ice Cube and enjoyed several years of considerable commercial success before his popularity faded toward the end of the decade. The Los Angeles-area rapper's greatest success came early in his career, on the albums Mack 10 (1995), Bow Down (1996), Based on a True Story (1997), and The Recipe (1998), which between them included a string of notable hits ("Foe Life," "On Them Thangs," "Bow Down," "Gangstas Make the World Go Round," "Backyard Boogie," "Money's Just a Touch Away"). Mack 10's fortunes began to fade with The Paper Route (2000), his first album to fall short of either platinum or gold sales status, and his first to not spawn a significant hit. Bang or Ball (2001), released by Cash Money Records, signaled a new direction for Mack 10, though it too failed to rival the commercial success of his mid- to late-'90s output. In subsequent years, he jumped back and forth from independent to major-label status and struggled to re-establish himself in a substantially altered rap marketplace where West Coast gangsta rap had fallen out of favor.

Born Dedrick D'Mon Rolison on August 9, 1971, in Inglewood, CA, Mack 10 debuted on the Friday soundtrack (1995) with "Take a Hit." A couple months later he made his album debut with Mack 10 (1995), released by Priority Records. Featuring production work and a couple guest raps from Ice Cube, who was fresh from the success of his starring role in Friday, Mack 10 spawned a couple chart hits ("Foe Life," "On Them Thangs") and sold well, charting number two on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number 33 overall. One of the songs from Mack 10, "Westside Slaughterhouse," was a collaboration with Ice Cube and WC (of WC and the Maad Circle). In 1996 these three Los Angeles rappers reunited for Bow Down, a supergroup album credited to Westside Connection. The album proved very popular, spawning a pair of chart hits ("Bow Down," "Gangstas Make the World Go Round"), peaking at number two on the Billboard 200, and ultimately going platinum. Also in 1996, Mack 10 made a couple soundtrack appearances: "Nothin' But the Cavi Hit," from Rhyme & Reason, and "Hoo-Bangin'," from The Substitute. His second solo album, Based on a True Story (1997), continued the streak of commercial success, charting at number 14 and spawning a Top 40 hit, "Backyard Boogie."

The follow-up album, The Recipe (1998), was highly collaborative, featuring guests on practically every song; it also served as the launching pad for Hoo-Bangin' Records, Mack 10's personal label. The most popular single from The Recipe was "Money's Just a Touch Away," featuring Gerald LeVert, a number five hit on Billboard's Top Rap Singles chart (number 54 overall). Hoo-Bangin': The Mix Tape (1999) in turn showcased the label's roster, which included MC Eiht, Techniec, CJ Mac, the Comrads, and Chilldrin of da Ghetto. The Paper Route (2000) followed and, though it charted fairly well initially, at number 19 (relative to number 15, the peak position of its predecessor), over time it proved considerably less popular than any of Mack 10's previous releases. Neither of The Paper Route's singles ("From tha Streetz," "Tight to Def" -- the latter featuring T-Boz [of TLC], whom Mack 10 married in 2000) broke the Billboard Hot 100; though it wasn't released as a single, the album notably includes a star-studded collaboration with Timbaland, Ice Cube, and WC, "Nobody."

Mack 10 left Priority Records at this point in time (for the label was being merged into Capitol) and signed a one-album deal with Cash Money Records. The partnership was surprising. Cash Money was a leading Dirty South label with a small roster of in-house rappers such as Juvenile and Lil Wayne; however, the label was looking to expand its roster as well as its geographical reach, and Mack 10 offered it a great opportunity to unite the West Coast and Dirty South. The resulting album, Bang or Ball (2001), certainly signaled a new direction for Mack 10, who sounded comfortable working with Cash Money's in-house producer, Manny Fresh. "Hate in Yo Eyes," a Dr. Dre/Scott Storch production driven by an interpolation of "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees, was the only single from Bang or Ball to chart (and barely at that, peaking at number 98 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart); the other singles released were "Do tha Damn Thing" and "Connected for Life." Another Hoo-Bangin' showcase, Mack 10 Presents da Hood (2002), followed, featuring the label's new roster (K Mac, Deviossi, Skoop, Cousteau, Techniec) as well as a regional anthem, "L.A. for Ya."

Mack 10 returned in a big way in 2003, with both a solo album (Ghetto, Gutter & Gangster) and a Westside Connection reunion (Terrorist Threats). While Ghetto, Gutter & Gangster, released independently by Bungalo, sold poorly (despite spawning a chart hit, "Lights Out"), Terrorist Threats, released by Capitol, sold relatively well, going gold thanks partly to a warm reception for the single "Gangsta Nation." Mack 10's next album, Hustla's Handbook (2005), was his return to the majors; like Terrorist Threats, it was released by Capitol. Even with major-label promotion and a strong lead single, "Like This" (featuring Nate Dogg), Hustla's Handbook climbed to only number 65 on the Billboard 200; with the exception of its independently released precedessor (which didn't even break the Top 100), this was Mack 10's lowest-charting album to date and didn't bode well for his major-label future. In 2007 Capitol/Priority released Foe Life: The Best of Mack 10, a career-spanning compilation. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi
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Real gangsta and dope dealing music
kaliabriggs2 0 1 2
Higher than wet wacc
cmizjr
Say iPhone 5 times
Say a color
Post on five other songs
Look under your pillow
This is REAL music fuxxxxx all that 2chains and drake trash
LOVE THIS SONG FOREVER.."IF IT AINT ONE THING ITS ANOTHER"
Yeah Buddy! Can't get enough of this homie :)
mbeven819
Drive by's had me wanting to fly like the Ghetto Bird out this SGV place where I grew up!
Soowoo
and get blooown awayy
x3
Can't stop won't stop ~310~HxA~
ING FO L.I.F.E!!!!! WEST SIDE!!!!!!!
Would it make u live if i die, rich if I'm poor' Sacrifice iz wha¿
Dope.
MACK.....!!! 1 0
Another Classic
Oxnard and tha 805 in this b**ch..
Oak Park,Califor n i a ( S a c r a m e n t o ) 9 1 6 up in this Mother******
only in california santa ana 714
SOUTHEAST LOS..SARZANA 319
DATS RIGHT!CONNEC T E D FOR LIFE OG PSYCHO BOYZ CLICKA..CERR I T O S SARZANA GANG!OG JYNX..WE RUN DIS S**T! ASK ABOUT ME..
Keep it gangsta
KEEP MAKING THAT GEED UP MUZIC ..WILMAS WEST ..HARBOR AREA SUR13 ....EK
MACK 10 JAMS ALL DAY U NO...WILMAS WEST ALL DAY HARBOR AREA SUR13 .....WK
Westside!
fail off my a** it a conspersie
xes775
Yeahhhhhh!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
West coast
eemerson70
time to get jiggiez me niggiez!
Esw Lst wk
This 8s my jam. Pandora hasnt played this song for me in almost a year. Connected for life.
Don't read this cuz it actually works.on the nearest crush ur crush will kiss u however if u don't post this on 5 songs u will die in 2 days.no turning back when u have completed this press f6
MACK 10... CONNECTED FOR LIFE...TOO ALL THE B**CHES THAT THINK THERE BOOTY LISHIES ...WILMAS WEST 13..HARBOR AREA
For the West :)
UNITED GS FOREVER! Unity = Eternity
This was the s**t back in the 90's
That's What's Up
samkeene8
he called ice-T a b**ch he is not a b**ch mack 10 is
chongaleeloc z
the world is mine boyeeeez
chongaleeloc z
well you boyeez must be tired yall havent posted in bout a month whats up with that mda n**gaz
chongaleeloc z
ooh la la pappi
lpayne8042
My lil homie is the hardest rapper in L.A. period
sucks ice cube all day booooooooooo o o y !
Mac 10 foe life
KILLA CALI IS A STATE. WEST SIDE CONNECTIONS.
MAC 10 WENT DOWN SOUTH AND TURNED ALL THEM MILLINIUM BANGGERS OUT IF YOU AINT BEEN DOIN IT SINCE THE LATE 80s ..STOP IT.LILWAYNE- WACCAFLOCCA -AND MANY MANY MORE...BUT MACC 10 IS STILL DA S**T.....H67 D WES WES
Connect gang socal norcal it's all the same...until ur state property free MALO NSS
chente14cali f a s
Four fingers up...period!
True
Whoop inglewood stand up.
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