Based On A True Story (Explicit Version) CD (1997)

Artist: Mack 10

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Product Overview


Label Emd/priority
SKU 60162379
UPC 049925067521
UPC 14 00049925067521
Format CD
Release Date 9/16/1997
Author Mack 10
Artist Influence Compton's Most Wanted
Artist Influence Dr. Dre
Artist Influence Eazy-E
Artist Influence Ice-T
Artist Influence N.W.A
Artist Influence Too $hort
Artist Contemporary 2Pac
Artist Contemporary 8Ball and MJG
Artist Contemporary Above the Law
Artist Contemporary Ant Banks
Artist Contemporary Butch Cassidy
Artist Contemporary Celly Cel
Artist Contemporary Chico & Coolwadda
Artist Contemporary Daz Dillinger
Artist Contemporary E-40 (Rap)
Artist Contemporary Ice Cube
Artist Contemporary Kurupt
Artist Contemporary MC Eiht (Rap)
Artist Contemporary MC Ren
Artist Contemporary Outlawz (Rap)
Artist Contemporary Snoop Dogg
Artist Contemporary Spice 1
Artist Contemporary Tha Dogg Pound
Artist Contemporary Tha Eastsidaz
Artist Contemporary Thug Life
Artist Contemporary Too $hort
Artist Contemporary WC
Artist Contemporary Xzibit
Artist Follower Guerilla Black
Artist Follower Mac Dre
Technical Info
Engineer M. McLaren; Carlos Carlos Warlick
CatalogID 50675
Lable Name Priority
Released 09/16/1997
Original Release 1997
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 50m : 8s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00049925067521
Musical Guests
Ice Cube
Snoop Dogg
Too $hort
The Comrads
All Frum Tha I
AllFrumThal & The Comrads
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Mack 10, Snoop Doggy Dogg, AllFrumtha I, The Comrads, E-40, Ice Cube (rap vocals); James "Tre" Raab (guitar).
Producers: Tray, Binky, Bob Cat, Ant banks, Mack 10, Soopafly, Ice Cube.
Personnel: James "Tre" Raab (guitar).
Audio Mixer: Carlos Warlick.
Unknown Contributor Roles: D. Thomas; Too $hort; E-40 ; T. Horn; G. Brown; R. Bell; Anne Dudley; Richard Westfield; Robert "Spike" Mickens; Snoop Dogg; C. Smith.
BASED ON A TRUE STORY is full of straight-up gangsta rap and tales of guns and drugs and gang bangin', west coast style. Mack 10 teams up with some high-powered company on this one, as Ice Cube lends a hand on two of the tracks. The themes are predictable enough; ghetto life, revenge and retribution, drug dealing and the consequences of crossing the wrong man. But musically, Mack 10 does has some intriguing ideas. "Chicken Hawk 2" uses some interesting samples, including bird calls, staccato horns, and synthetic strings. "Inglewood Swingin'" is a tribute to Mack 10's home turf, while "Mack 10, Mack 10" makes sure that 1) we spell the man's name right and 2) we know who, in fact, "the man" is. Another attractive feature of this disc is the beats, which are well-matched to the raps, and all achieve a certain degree of funkiness.
Artist Overview
During the mid-'90s, when West Coast rap reigned supreme, Mack 10 emerged as a close associate of Ice Cube and enjoyed several years of considerable commercial success with his reverent hard-cool rhymes. The Los Angeles-area rapper's greatest success came early in his career, on the albums MACK 10, BOW DOWN, BASED ON A TRUE STORY, and THE RECIPE. While his star dimmed somewhat in the following decade, Mack continued to command a fanbase by staying true to the originoo gangsta rap game even as the times changed.
Professional Reviews
The Source (10/97, p.174) - 4 Mics (out of 5) - "...Mack 10 covers much of the same territory rap fans have come to expect....Mack Manson spits his game at a level higher than most of his contemporaries, on top of some of the most head-nodding beats from the West..."
Rap Pages (10/97, p.94) - "...Mack explains in a nutshell the real and unreal sides of gangsta rap and its need for existence....BASED ON A TRUE STORY is incredible, packed full of beats and lyrics..."
Disc 1
1 Mack Mansion (Intro)
2 Chicken Hawk 2
3 Mack 10, Mack 10 - (featuring AllFrumThal & The Comrads)
4 Bangin' Gears - (insert)
5 Backyard Boogie
6 Can't Stop - (featuring E-40)
7 Tonight's The Night
8 Aqua Boogie - (insert)
9 Guppies, The - (featuring Ice Cube)
10 Inglewood Swangin'
11 Dopeman
12 What You Need? (Dopeman '97)
13 Only In California - (featuring Ice Cube/Snoop Doggy Dogg)
14 Gangster Poem - (insert)
15 W/S Foe Life
16 Based On A True Story
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