Mack 10 is an American rapper and founder of Hoo-Bangin’ Records. His real name is Dedrick D’Mon Rolison and he was born on August 9, 1971 in Inglewood, California. Mack 10 rose to fame in the mid 1990s with his debut album ‘Mack 10’ which went platinum. He is a prominent figure in the West Coast hip hop scene.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Mack 10 grew up in Inglewood and was inspired by West Coast rappers like Ice-T and Too $hort. He started rapping with his friends at a young age and eventually met WC and DJ Aladdin to form the group Westside Connection along with Ice Cube. The group released two successful albums in the 1990s.
Mack 10 embarked on a solo career with his debut album ‘Mack 10’ in 1995 which featured the hit single ‘Foe Life’. The album was certified platinum and Mack 10 gained more popularity. He signed a deal with Priority Records and released his second album ‘Based on a True Story’ in 1997 which also went platinum.
Mack 10’s collaboration with Westside Connection helped him gain more mainstream popularity. The group’s debut album ‘Bow Down’ in 1996 peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum. Their second album ‘Terrorist Threats’ in 2003 also went gold.
Some of Mack 10’s popular solo songs include ‘On My worst Enemy’, ‘Backyard Boogie’ and ‘Bang Or Ball’. He collaborated frequently with prominent West Coast rappers like Ice Cube, WC, Tha Dogg Pound and 2Pac. From the mid to late 90s, Mack 10 established himself as a central figure in the West Coast hip hop scene.
In the 2000s, Mack 10 continued releasing solo albums and collaborations. His 2001 album ‘Bang or Ball’ featured Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg and other artists. He also expanded to film and TV roles, appearing in movies like ‘Thicker than Water’ and ‘Def Jam Vendetta’.
In 2013, Mack 10 released an album titled ‘Money Music’ which featured MC Eiht. He continues to be involved in the West Coast hip hop community and owns his own label Hoo-Bangin’ Records.
Mack 10 has an estimated net worth of $6 million as of 2022. His wealth comes from record sales, touring, label ownership and other business ventures. He remains an influential West Coast rap icon.
Mack 10 was in a high profile relationship with T-Boz from the group TLC in the 90s. He has a son named Curtis Rolison.
In 2016, Mack 10 was the target of a home invasion robbery where he was tied up along with his wife and son. His home was ransacked but no one was seriously injured.
Mack 10’s Age and Height
Mack 10 was born on August 9, 1971. He is currently 51 years old.
Mack 10’s height is 5 feet 11 inches or 180 centimeters. He has a sturdy build from his early football playing days.
Notable Career Moments
- Release of debut solo album ‘Mack 10’ in 1995 which went platinum
- Formation of Westside Connection rap group with Ice Cube and WC in 1996
- Westside Connection’s ‘Bow Down’ reaches #2 on Billboard 200 in 1996
- Second solo album ‘Based on a True Story’ goes platinum in 1997
- Collaborates with 2Pac, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and other West Coast rappers
- Continues releasing solo albums throughout the 2000s
- Appears in movies like ‘Thicker than Water’ and ‘Def Jam Vendetta’
- Owns his own label Hoo-Bangin’ Records
- Estimated net worth of $6 million in 2022
- Target of home invasion robbery in 2016 but unharmed
Mack 10 has been an influential force in West Coast hip hop for over 25 years. As a prominent solo artist and member of Westside Connection, he helped shape the signature G-funk sound. His platinum albums, collaborations with rap legends, record label ownership and acting roles have made him an iconic and wealthy figure in hip hop. At 51 years old, Mack 10 continues to impact West Coast hip hop through his music and label.