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Mac Mall - Ghetto Theme

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Mac Mall, (born Jamal Rocker in Vallejo, California) is a West Coast rapper who became known in the mid/late 1990s, as one of the local artists putting the Bay Area on the hip hop map. Mac Mall was signed to Young Black Brotha Records.

One of Mac Mall's first singles was a song called "Ghetto Theme", and the music video directed by Tupac Shakur in 1994. He was also longtime friends with Mac Dre, who was his mentor early on in his career/ repairing their friendship a couple of years before Dre's death.[clarification needed] He is also cousins to E-40 and B-Legit.

Career

In 1993 Mac Mall released his debut album Illegal Business? on the Young Black Brotha label. Khayree Shaheed worked as the producer and the album featured Ray Luv, Mac Dre and The Mac. In 1995 he contributed a verse to E-40's "Dusted and Disgusted" and Eightball & MJG's "Friend or Foe". In 1996 he signed a record deal with Relativity Records, which released his second, and most commercially successful album, Untouchable.

In 1996, he appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation CD, America is Dying Slowly, alongside Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan, and Fat Joe, among many other prominent hip hop artists. The CD, meant to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic among African American men, was heralded as "a masterpiece" by The Source magazine.

In 1999, he started his own Sessed Out label, the first release being the compilation Mac Mall Presents the Mallennium, followed by his first solo album on the label and third overall, Illegal Business? 2000 a year later. His popularity of a few years earlier had waned, and the album wasn't as successful as his past one.Immaculate followed in 2001, on which he mixed gangster rap with religious themes, with Mackin' Speaks Louder Than Words in 2002 and Illegal Game in 2004.

In 2011 Mac Mall recently announced that he will release an album in november called The Rebellion Against All There Is. The longtime collaborator of JT The Bigga Figga and the late Mac Dre, will release the album on his own Thizzlamic Records/YBB Records. The Rebellion Against All There Is is 17 tracks deep with features from Ray Luv, Shima, Boss Hogg, Luiyo La Musico and Latriece Love. The first single of the album is: To Live In The Bay.Moreover, Mac reunites with producer Khayree, who is said to be producing the whole effort. Seventeen years ago, Khayree produced Mac's Young Black Brotha Records debut, Illegal Business?. It has been 12 years since the Bay Area pair worked together.

Discography:
Mac Mall discography
Studio albums 1993: Illegal Business? 1996: Untouchable 1999: Illegal Business? 2000 1999: Mallennium 2000: Beware of Those (with JT the Bigga Figga) 2001: Immaculate 2002: Mackin Speaks Louder Than Words 2004: Illegal Game (with JT the Bigga Figga) 2004: The Macuscripts, Vol. 1 2005: The Macuscripts, Vol. 2 2005: The Macuscripts, Vol. 3 2005: The Macuscripts, Vol. 4 2005: Da U.S. Open (with Mac Dre) 2006: Thizziana Stoned and the Temple of Shrooms 2009: Mac to the Future 2011: The Rebellion Against All There Is (November)[8][9]

[edit] Singles & EPs 1994: Sic Wit Tis 1994: Ghetto Theme 1996: Get Right 1999: Wide Open (CD/Cassette Single) Show less
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