Mack 10

Dedrick D'Mon Rolison[1] (born August 9, 1971), better known by his stage name Mack 10, is an American rapper and actor.[2] He has sold nearly 11 million records independently combining his solo and group works. Mack 10 made his first appearance on Ice Cube's 1994 "Bootlegs & B-Sides" compilation on the remixed track "What Can I Do?" and was a member of hip hop supergroup Westside Connection along with WC and Ice Cube. Mack 10 is also the founder of independent record label Hoo-Bangin' Records and got his stage name from the Ingram MAC-10 submachine gun.

Mack 10
Birth nameDedrick D'Mon Rolison
Born (1971-08-09) August 9, 1971 (age 49)
Inglewood, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • actor
Years active1992–present
LabelsHoo-Bangin' Records, Priority Records
Associated actsWestside Connection, Chilldrin of da Ghetto, Tha Dogg Pound, MC Eiht, Chilly Chill, Xzibit, Knoc-turn'al, Glasses Malone

CareerEdit

Mack 10 made his first appearance on Ice Cube's "Bootlegs & B-Sides" compilation on the track "What Can I Do? (Remix)"

His debut, gold selling album Mack 10 was released in 1995 on the Priority label.[2] He made his hip hop debut with the hit single, "Foe Life", off his self-titled album.[2] His next two releases "Based on a True Story" (1997) and "The Recipe" (1998) also reached gold certification and peaked at No. 14 and No. 15 on the Billboard 200, respectively.

Rolison is also the founder of independent record label Hoo-Bangin Records.[2] He appeared with W.C. and Ice Cube in the 1996 all-star side project Westside Connection, and formed his own production company, Mack One-O,[2] which signed the acts Allfrumtha-I and the Comrades. Mack 10 also signed Glasses Malone to his Hoo-Bangin Records imprint through Cash Money Records.

His most recent album, 2009's Soft White was released on Hoo-Bangin' Records and Fontana Distribution. The first single was "Big Balla" featuring Birdman and Glasses Malone.

FeudsEdit

Mack 10 was involved in numerous feuds including with the rapper Common in the song "Westside Slaughterhouse" featured the rapper Ice Cube in his critically acclaimed self-titled album, the diss was a response to the song named "I Used to Love H.E.R." by Common. Later on, in 1996, when Mack 10 was a member in the rap supergroup Westside Connection, he was featured in the song "King of the Hill" by Ice Cube - a diss song directed to the rap group named Cypress Hill. WC (a member of the rap supergroup Westside Connection) did not want to participate in the feud so as not to ruin his long-lasted relationship with Cypress Hill. The feud was later squashed by both parties.

Personal lifeEdit

Rolison married Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, from R&B trio TLC in August 2000. They divorced in 2004.[3] They have one daughter, Chase Anela Rolison, born in October 2000.[4]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Collaboration albumsEdit

ToursEdit

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Notes
1997 I'm Bout It
1999 Thicker than Water -
2001 Dark Angel season 1, episode 10
2010 Concert in San Bernardino, California

Video game appearancesEdit

Mack 10 is a playable character in the video game Def Jam: Fight for NY.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MacK 10 Clears Up Confusion In T-Boz Split". Contactmusic.com. August 2, 2004. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Colin Larkin, ed. (2000). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 243. ISBN 0-7535-0427-8.
  3. ^ "T-Boz files for divorce, alleging abuse". Today.com. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "TLC news on Yahoo! Music". Music.yahoo.com. October 23, 2003. Retrieved 2007-09-02.

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