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Format: CD
Sku: 60162379
UPC: 049925067521
UPC 14: 00049925067521
Release Date: 9/16/1997
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Mack Mansion (Intro) ~ Mack 10
2. Chicken Hawk 2 ~ Mack 10
3. Mack 10, Mack 10 - (featuring AllFrumThal & The Comrads) ~ Mack 10
4. Bangin' Gears - (insert) ~ Mack 10
5. Backyard Boogie ~ Mack 10
6. Can't Stop - (featuring E-40) ~ Mack 10
7. Tonight's The Night ~ Mack 10
8. Aqua Boogie - (insert) ~ Mack 10
9. Guppies, The - (featuring Ice Cube) ~ Mack 10
10. Inglewood Swangin' ~ Mack 10
11. Dopeman ~ Mack 10
12. What You Need? (Dopeman '97) ~ Mack 10
13. Only In California - (featuring Ice Cube/Snoop Doggy Dogg) ~ Mack 10
14. Gangster Poem - (insert) ~ Mack 10
15. W/S Foe Life ~ Mack 10
16. Based On A True Story ~ Mack 10

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Mack 10, Snoop Doggy Dogg, AllFrumtha I, The Comrads, E-40, Ice Cube (rap vocals); James "Tre" Raab (guitar).
Muze PNote Producers: Tray, Binky, Bob Cat, Ant banks, Mack 10, Soopafly, Ice Cube.
Muze PNote Personnel: James "Tre" Raab (guitar).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Carlos Warlick.
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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.

Engineer: M. McLaren; Carlos Carlos Warlick

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Ice Cube
Muze Guest Artist Snoop Dogg
Muze Guest Artist E-40
Muze Guest Artist Too $hort
Muze Guest Artist WC
Muze Guest Artist The Comrads
Muze Guest Artist All Frum Tha I
Muze Guest Artist AllFrumThal & The Comrads

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.
Artist Followers
Guerilla Black | Mac Dre

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Friday (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-War & Peace (War) (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Element Of Surprise (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ice Cube's Greatest Hits (Explicit Version) (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Ice Cube's Greatest Hits (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations Section 8 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Death Row Archives:soundtracks(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations In The Movies(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Custom Cars Cycles(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Custom Cars Cycles
Muze Music Compilations Beach Cruiser(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Wrap It Up(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations ICON:ICE CUBE(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations MIDNIGHT LIFE(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations BLAME IT ON THE STREETS(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Paris Presents:hard Truth Soldiers V1(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Icon:ice Cube
Muze Music Compilations Lowrider Freedom 2015

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/16/1997
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1997
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 50675
Music Label Name Label : Priority
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00049925067521

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..."

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