It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this
Also listening to:
Also listening to:

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
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Soft White (Explicit)

1. Big Balla

2. So Sharp

3. Hoo-Bangin' II

4. Mirror Mirror

5. Hood Famous

6. It's Your Life

7. Street S**t

8. Clack Clack

9. Pushin'

10. Tonight

11. Dedication (To The Pen)

12. Dope Boy

x

Track List: Hustla's Handbook (Explicit)

1. Like This

2. Da Bizness

4. Dome Shot

10. My Chucks

11. Keep It Hood

14. Mack Sinatra (Skit)

15. Livin Just To Ball

x

Track List: Bang Or Ball (Explicit)

1. Intro

2. Hate In Yo Eyes

3. Let The Thugs In The Club

4. So Serious

5. Connected For Life

6. Dominoes (Skit)

7. That B**** Is Bad

8. Do The Damn Thing

9. King Pin Dream

10. Work

11. No D**k (Skit)

12. No D**k At All

13. Mathematics

14. Let It Be Known

15. Announcement (Skit)

16. We Can Never Be Friends

17. Dog About It

18. Murder

x

Track List: Based On A True Story (Explicit Version)

1. Mack Manson (Intro)

2. Chicken Hawk ll

3. Mack 10, Mack 10

4. Bangin' Gears (Insert)

5. Backyard Boogie

6. Can't Stop

7. Tonight's The Night

8. Aqua Boogie (Insert)

9. The Guppies

10. Inglewood Swangin'

11. Dopeman

12. What You Need? (Dopeman '97)

13. Only In California

14. Gangster Poem (Insert)

15. W/S Foe Life

16. Based On A True Story

x

Track List: Mack 10

1. Mickey D's Lick (Intro)

2. Foe Life

3. Wanted Dead

4. On Them Thangs

5. Pigeon Coup

6. Chicken Hawk

7. Here Comes The G

8. Westside Slaughterhouse

9. N**gas Dog Scrapping

10. Armed And Dangerous

11. H-O-E-K

12. 10 Million Ways

13. Mozi-Wozi

14. Mack 10's The Name

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Hk
Report as inappropriate
West up
Report as inappropriate
M
Report as inappropriate
MACK 10 is A Triple O.G!!! Foe Life!!!
Report as inappropriate
Always been listen n watching keep it up Ms Chay
Report as inappropriate
Don't no n**ga give a damm bout soem moneys
Report as inappropriate
Hate in your eyes is the only hit that came from Mack 10 with Cash Money Records!!
Report as inappropriate
Don't Read This. You Will Be Kissed By The Love Of Your Life On The Nearest Friday. Tomorrow Will Be The Best Day Of Your Life. Now That You've Started This Don't Stop Or You Will Have Bad Luck. Post This On 15 Songs In The Next 143 Minutes. Press The Spacebar And Your Crushes Name Will Appear
Report as inappropriate
Cpt is in tha fuke d up house
Report as inappropriate
Mack 10 is so damn FINE!!! He will forever be my man crush
Report as inappropriate
Chillin at south central 74th st Hoover
Report as inappropriate
Taking it back to the old school in the south Oxnard parting with the homies
Report as inappropriate
Take a picture trick
Report as inappropriate
My Favorite Song by Mack 10 is "Take A Hit" Brings back so much Memories wit my Best friend till he dropped outta High school
Report as inappropriate
The one & only...
Report as inappropriate
this is the way how gangsters roll
Report as inappropriate
West West all day this some gangsta s**t west valley
Report as inappropriate
��
Report as inappropriate
California Central South G C I AM
Keepin it Chill in The WestSide wit Ice Cube etc
Report as inappropriate
West,west all day everyday cube,mack 10, you can't forget Dj Quik
Report as inappropriate
Bow Down when you come thru r town !!!!!!
Report as inappropriate
Been too long .. new gym list music
Report as inappropriate
Thought u knew
Report as inappropriate
Kilafonia
Report as inappropriate
East Coast
Report as inappropriate
Imma see about it.6661904*
SAN D13GO
Report as inappropriate
F**k the new fish rappers n if u down with them fukk u 2 hahahahhahah h a h h a
Report as inappropriate
If ur babymomma thick i got a hit it
Report as inappropriate
Love this song jamming Mack 10 got it going on
Report as inappropriate
West side foe show
Report as inappropriate
Club'in music
Report as inappropriate
Cube & Mack need to squash there beef n bring the Westside Connection back!! Ov course w Dub C!!!
Report as inappropriate
This b**ch BANGIN!! F**K A HATA! I see the b**ch in yo eyes ho!!!# FOH!!!!
Report as inappropriate
U blks n hispanics dont even know your israelites killin each other while the white man sits back n rules the world. F U heathens
Report as inappropriate
Bad A S S LOS ANGELES IS WERE IS AT
Report as inappropriate
72 brims blood bangin
Report as inappropriate
Kiss your hand
Say your crushes name
Say your name
Pick a day
Post this on 15 videos
That day you're crush will ask you out
Report as inappropriate
To all tha hater who think tha south just bangin blood u dead wrong bham b**ches suu whoop! 62 brim dawg
Report as inappropriate
Hip Hop started n the EAST coast. But Mack 10 my DUDE. Slick Nick from the eastcoast.
Report as inappropriate
mip1111111
Connected Fo Life.... ��
Report as inappropriate
Love west coast music ...
Report as inappropriate
CANT STOP WONT STOP RICHMOND NORTENOS MONTALVIN MANOR XIV BIG LOCO
Report as inappropriate
Real gangsta and dope dealing music
Report as inappropriate
Higher than wet wacc
Report as inappropriate
cmizjr
Say iPhone 5 times
Say a color
Post on five other songs
Look under your pillow
Report as inappropriate
This is REAL music fuxxxxx all that 2chains and drake trash
Report as inappropriate
LOVE THIS SONG FOREVER.."IF IT AINT ONE THING ITS ANOTHER"
Report as inappropriate
Yeah Buddy! Can't get enough of this homie :)
Report as inappropriate
mbeven819
Drive by's had me wanting to fly like the Ghetto Bird out this SGV place where I grew up!
Report as inappropriate
This sh*t nice.
Show more

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[116, 87, 88, 115, 76, 70, 103, 117, 107, 64, 115, 101, 126, 82, 83, 79, 109, 123, 115, 65, 112, 85, 121, 77, 102, 115, 76, 97, 126, 122, 94, 77, 64, 122, 112, 74, 124, 107, 111, 93, 123, 101, 88, 97, 95, 73, 68, 81, 88, 110, 104, 82, 87, 118, 93, 121, 77, 73, 84, 114, 70, 120, 116, 125, 126, 113, 75, 105, 91, 81, 67, 119, 95, 81, 91, 89, 98, 111, 107, 124, 116, 112, 77, 105, 96, 98, 101, 73, 65, 69, 78, 89, 123, 94, 83, 91, 107, 108, 99, 79, 81, 105, 106, 111, 115, 66, 68, 90, 90, 90, 71, 65, 99, 108, 99, 106, 100, 107, 92, 83, 105, 67, 84, 118, 119, 80, 64, 114, 127, 124, 121, 77, 96, 113, 98, 82, 109, 114, 84, 70, 74, 126, 120, 93, 110, 88, 71, 70, 99, 115, 65, 111, 104, 95, 113, 91, 72, 74, 97, 126, 91, 85, 108, 98, 96, 120, 90, 80, 94, 115, 97, 87, 82, 101, 94, 124, 107, 103, 95, 119, 79, 110, 126, 103, 103, 74, 126, 64, 125, 91, 70, 101, 74, 74, 95, 73, 126, 103, 77, 115, 112, 72, 89, 82, 80, 112, 115, 84, 69, 70, 91, 108, 114, 68, 68, 119, 119, 95, 127, 71, 67, 124, 72, 65, 121, 127, 73, 85, 109, 127, 82, 98, 70, 127, 95, 87, 78, 79, 85, 101, 77, 90, 119, 94, 80, 102, 127, 103, 87, 80, 98, 96, 86, 110, 93, 86, 73, 75, 78, 70, 100, 86, 83, 99, 96, 126, 84, 109, 114, 74, 77, 106, 114, 67, 85, 100, 94, 64, 115, 112, 80, 95, 126, 121, 67, 118, 64, 83, 84, 92, 122, 98, 126, 70, 121, 104, 82, 97, 118, 94, 109, 126, 65, 115, 64, 111, 75, 98, 64, 109, 98, 70, 66, 101, 113, 88, 68, 97, 78, 125, 79, 66, 81, 69, 110, 95, 119, 90, 73, 68, 104, 80, 110, 103, 102, 111, 70, 100, 80, 66, 87, 118, 102, 93, 121, 99, 71, 123, 98, 102, 126, 107, 92, 65, 127, 68, 93, 76, 88, 108, 98, 88, 87, 117, 97, 101, 93, 89, 70, 96, 94, 67, 80, 89, 86, 96, 120, 109, 122, 96, 125, 73, 69, 108, 126, 70, 86, 121, 77, 124, 100, 111, 74, 107, 70, 117, 97, 76, 80, 99, 69, 114, 112, 76, 77, 98, 84, 97, 80, 80, 119, 86, 82, 100, 84, 120, 116, 107, 113, 100, 112, 118, 67, 112, 116, 125, 110, 113, 126, 104, 121, 118, 109, 101, 123, 102, 76, 67, 112, 114, 104, 95, 69, 117, 107, 116, 79, 77, 125, 85, 106, 124, 65, 123, 127, 81, 93, 67, 86, 117, 124, 83, 103, 117, 76, 99, 120, 107, 96, 68, 113, 67, 81, 115, 104, 97, 74, 124, 81, 95, 73, 98, 105, 79, 82, 77, 69, 114, 92, 117, 111, 82, 87, 67, 115, 92, 97, 112, 115, 92, 115, 110, 111, 96, 78, 86, 113, 116, 126, 126, 110, 104]