CJ Mac (born Bryaan Ross on March 26, 1964) is an American rapper and actor.

CJ Mac
Birth nameBryaan Ross
Born (1964-03-26) March 26, 1964 (age 55)
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresWest Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap, G-funk
Occupation(s)Rapper, actor
Years active1991–2000
LabelsRap-A-Lot
Ruthless
Death Row
Hoo-Bangin'
Associated actsMack 10, Allfrumtha I, WC, Poppa LQ , Adam22

Music careerEdit

He released his debut EP, Color Me Funky, independently in 1991, under the name "CJ Mack." The album is out of print, and extremely rare. He returned in 1995 and released his second album, True Game on Rap-A-Lot Records, in 1995 with producer Mad. He was originally going to release the album through Ruthless Records.

He appeared in the movie Thicker than Water with Mack 10 and Fat Joe, where he played a drug lord called Gator.[1]

His third album, Platinum Game, featured various west coast rappers and peaked at 77 Top R&B/Hip-hop albums.[2]

CJ Mac also directed a documentary called On the C-Walk. He is also known for working with Death Row Records in late 2000 with his song "I Ain't Fuccin Wit' Cha" (from Too Gangsta for Radio), in which he insulted Dr. Dre for leaving the label and declaring gangsta rap dead, as well as artists Hittman, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Aftermath Records. CJ Mac is also known for collaborating with artists C-Bo, Yukmouth, Dresta, Poppa LQ, Mack 10, Techniec, Scarface and WC.

Cj Mac was featured on a No Jumper interview, a podcast on the internet released May 15, 2016.

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DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Extended playsEdit

  • Color Me Funky (1991)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dargis, Manohla (1999). "Thicker Than Water". Movie section, New York Times. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
  2. ^ Allmusic charts
  3. ^ Dargis, Manohla (2003). "C-Walk: It's a Way of Livin'". Movie section, New York Times. Retrieved 2010-04-30.