Mack 10

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Mack 10
Birth nameDedrick D'Mon Rolison
Born(1971-08-09) August 9, 1971 (age 42)
OriginInglewood, California, U.S.
GenresWest Coast Hip hop
OccupationsRapper, actor
Years active1995–present
LabelsHoo-Bangin' Records, Fontana Records, Cash Money Records Lench Mob Records
Associated actsKnoc-turn'al, Xzibit, Westside Connection, Ice Cube, WC, MC Eiht, Glasses Malone
 
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Mack 10
Birth nameDedrick D'Mon Rolison
Born(1971-08-09) August 9, 1971 (age 42)
OriginInglewood, California, U.S.
GenresWest Coast Hip hop
OccupationsRapper, actor
Years active1995–present
LabelsHoo-Bangin' Records, Fontana Records, Cash Money Records Lench Mob Records
Associated actsKnoc-turn'al, Xzibit, Westside Connection, Ice Cube, WC, MC Eiht, Glasses Malone

Dedrick D'Mon Rolison, (born August 9, 1971), better known by his stage name Mack 10 is an American rapper and actor. He was a member of hip hop trio Westside Connection, along with Ice Cube and WC. He is of African-American descent. He gets his nickname from the MAC-10 submachine gun.

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

Rolison married Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, from R&B trio TLC in August 2000. They have one daughter named Chase Anela Rolison, born on October 20, 2000.[1] In 2004, T-Boz filed for divorce.

Rolison is also the founder of independent record label Hoo-Bangin Records, and has sold nearly 11 million records independently combining his solo and group works with Westside Connection.

Career[edit]

During the mid-'90s, when West Coast rap reigned supreme, Mack 10 emerged as a close associate of Ice Cube he debuted on the Friday soundtrack (1995) with "Take a Hit" 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) released by Priority Records, Bow Down (1996) with the supergroup Westside Connection a collaboration with Ice Cube and WC (of WC and the Maad Circle). 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, the album performed fairly well, going certified gold but did not quite match 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 although not performing at his best on the charts, managed to stay relevant in the industry.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Collaboration albums

Tours[edit]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRole[3][4]Notes
1997I'm Bout ItPerry's Cousin-
1999Thicker Than WaterDJ-
2001OutTacoma BleedDark Angel season 1, episode # 10
2002Random Acts of ViolenceLynch-
2003Cutthroat AlleyBrian Stokes-
2004Def Jam: Fight for NYHimself-
2005Halloween House PartyStar-
2005Apocalypse and the Beauty QueenD.K-
2006It Ain't EasyThe Mack-
2010Holiday Jam SessionHimselfConcert in San Bernardino, California

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TLC news on Yahoo! Music". October 23, 2003. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  2. ^ Paine, Jake (2010-09-23). "Mack 10 & Glasses Malone Ready Collaborative Album For January | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  3. ^ "Mack 10 filmography credits". Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  4. ^ "Mack 10 at IMDb". Retrieved 2007-09-10. 

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