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Mack 10:
Still Hoo Bangin'
Story and Interview By Matthew Shack


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One day, in the archives of the Gangster Hip Hop Hall of Fame, Mack 10’s name will be permanently etched in stone.


In the mid-to-late 90s, he not only carved out an impressive string of gold and platinum albums, he was to be the face of the genre and carry the baton into the next millennium.  


Mack 10 (1995) Based on a True Story (1997) The Recipe (1998) The Paper Route (2000) Bang or Ball (2001) Mack 10 Presents da Hood (2002) Ghetto, Gutter & Gangster (2003) Hustla's Handbook (2005) Soft White (2009) 2000-1-0 (2013)


After forming the “West Coast Gangster Group”, Westside Connection with Ice Cube and WC, their classic debut album, Bow Down, reached the number 2 slot on the Billboard 200 Charts in 1996, and sold over 1.7 million copies.

Subsequent Westside Connection albums included; Terrorist Threats (2003) The Best Of West Side Connection: The Gangsta, The Killa & The Dope Dealer (2007)

In 2005, Mack 10 left the band due to a conflict between him and Ice Cube and their personal/professional relationship has remained extinct until present day.

The Inglewood, CA Icon [née Dedrick Rolison],was also married to TLC lead singer, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins with who they share a daughter named, Chase. They were divorced in 2004.







After leaving securing a new distribution deal with Fontana, his Hoo Bangin' Records imprint released the highly touted collaborative album, Mack/Malone with Glasses Malone.


The Flow Online's  
Executive Editor, Matthew Shack and Mack 10 get to the bottom of the fallout between him and Ice Cube, and the rapid resurrection of West Coast Hip Hop at KDAY's Krush Groove 2013.


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 The West Coast use to be the best coast. You got Kendrick [Lamar], and you got the O.G.’s. What needs to happen to get us back on top? It’s been a long time.

Mack 10:
Really, it depends on who’s looking at the West Coast to think if we’re on top or not. You know what I mean? If you came here tonight; you would walk out there and think, “We’re on top.” You feel me? Because, we’re [out here] on the West [Coast]. It’s like this, history repeats itself. So everybody gets their chance and gets their turn. I ain’t tripping. So it’s all good.

  We understand that there’s been some history with Cube and everything with Westside Connection. Is there any opportunity for you guys to get back together or is this a situation that’s never going to happen again?

Mack 10:
It ain’t never been me, anyway. That’s old boy’s problem, I don’t know what Cube is tripping on.  I mean, that’s on him. I’ve always been ready, it ain’t nothing to me. Like, for real though. That s*** was small to a giant. You feel me? I don’t know. That’s on him. You got to ask him that question.

I talked to WC, he said, “He’s in!”


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Mack 10:
Well, you know. S***,  I guess we know who ain’t then.

((( Mack 10 MP3 Audio Interview Below )))



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