Dedrick has been quite successful with his rapping ability and has earned enough fame with his stage name Mack 10. The American rapper got to the prominence when he got associated with the Westside Connection, and his popularity gave him a strong foothold in the rapping world with the release of his album “Bow Down.” In honor and acknowledgment of the endeavor, the world surrendered to his success, and the album reached the second rank on the Billboard Top 200.
He is just not a singer but also manages a label under the ‘Hoo-Bangin.’ The rapper has also made his appearances on the screen. His role in ‘Thicker than Water’ has been well appreciated by the movie lovers. If money is the yardstick to measure someone’s success than Mack 10 had also made some money with his various abilities. There is perhaps no doubt that the individual had accumulated more than 6 million dollars as his estimated net worth.
Though he was born with a name Dedrick D’Mon Rolison but is known to the world with his stage name Mack 10. He was born on 9th August 1971 in Inglewood, California, United States of America.
Unfortunately, the world is not aware of his early childhood days or anything about his parents and siblings. Nothing is known about his upbringing. Only that he went to some school around California but did not continue, and in the passage of time he became an aspirant for rap music.
Mack 10 rose to prominence in the early 90s, during the ruling period of West Coast on the music world. His association with Ice Cube enriched him both professionally and commercially. Before fading away, the rapper had furnished the world with some memorable and mesmerizing compositions in different releases. He announced the arrival of a fine rapper with his debut release “Take a Hit” on the Friday Soundtrack in 1995.
A few months later he came up with self-titled “Mack 10”. Priority Records released the album featuring Ice Cube and WC in a guest appearance. The album made a huge hit and was peaked at #2 on Billboard Top Charts.
The next Ice Cube, WC and of course Mark united to bring out one of the most successful compositions of all time. “Bow Down” was released in 1996 which was a major hit of the time. The success story was written by the three rappers together. The album maintained the prestige of the previous release and reached the second rank on the Billboard Top 200. The encouraged selling enriched the album with platinum. The next two seasons saw him releasing “Based on a True Story” and “The Recipe.” All these albums include some unforgettable tracks. Some of the notable hits of these albums are “On Them Thangs”, “Foe Life”, “Bow Down”, “Backyard Bboogie”, “Gangstas Make the World Go Round”, “Money Just a Touch Away” and some more which the listeners would love to hear in the future days too. His album “The Recipe” was a launching pad for his own label Hoo-Bangin’ Records. Almost all the songs were featured by some prominent guest or the other.
For some time the rapper failed to pick the right rhythm while the golden days of West Coast raps were slowly losing grounds on the musical arena. The success runs somehow got a jolt and the album titled “The Paper Route” released in 2000 failed to meet the expectation of his followers. The album consists of singles “Tight to Def” and “From tha Streetz.” For the first time, the album is not recognized by any gold or platinum certification. What was more depressing is that none of the tracks got the appreciation of the listeners. Next year through Cash Money Records he released “Bang or Ball.” The album was not at all welcomed by the audience, but the musical career of Mack got a new turn. A track “Hate in Yo Eyes” produced by Dr. Dre and “Stayin’ Alive” got a high appreciation but only the “Stayin’ Alive” entered the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, reaching only 98 on the chart.
The other singles were “Connected for Life” and “Do tha Damn Thing.” In 2002 the music world saw him releasing “Mack 10 Presents da Hood” which was featured by Skoop, K Mac, Techniec, Deviossi and few more. The album also had “L.A. for Ya” which is considered as the anthem for the area.
In the year 2003 Mack 10 made a remarkable recovery of his lost glory. Both his collaborated “Terrorist Threats” and solo release “Ghetto, Gutter and Gangster” were highly acknowledged by the audience. The album “Ghetto, Gutter and Gangster” was released by Bungalo, and it does not make any remarkable impact on the audience instead of “Light Out” which was a chart hit. Capitol released “Terrorist Threats,” but the response was far from expected instead of high promotion. The album reached only #65 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The only consolation of the release was the track “Like This” featured by Nate Dogg. After some time in 2007 Priority and Capitol combined to release “Foe Life: The Best of Mack 10” which got a reasonable response from the music lovers.
Tionne Watkins better known by the name T-Boz came up in the limelight with TLC trio stepped into the life of Mack 10. After spending some time together, the couple decided to confirm their relationship through the exchange of vows and rings in 2000.
After the marriage, the pair was blessed with a daughter in October 2000 whom they named Chase Anela Rolison. For some reason, the relation went into some disagreement which finally dishonored the bonding with a divorce in 2004. It can be mentioned that Mack 10 is associated with Queen Street Blood which is at his birthplace Inglewood.
Full Name: Dedrick D’Mon Rolison
Date of Birth: 9th August 1971
Birth Place: Inglewood, California, United States of America
Age: 47 Year Old
Profession: Rapper, Actor and Film Score Composer
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches / 170 cm
Net worth: $6 Million