Near halfway through SOFT WHITE, his ninth record, Mack 10 drops the slick, `80s soul-jazz hearkening, smooth ballad "Hood Famous." It's both a catchy track and an apt summation of the Cali MC's place in the hip-hop world come 2009 - a legend of the West Coast Rap universe who's still unknown to the masses. Mack 10's got the usual balance of the street-hard playa jams ("Big Balla") and inspirational appeals to the kids ("It's Your Life"), but both sides of the ledger boast tremendous hooks and Mack 10's expert storytelling style.
Big Balla - (featuring Glasses Malone/BirdMan)
So Sharp - (featuring Jazze Pha/Lil Wayne/Rick Ross)