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David Rolison, 9 August 1971, Inglewood, California, USA. This protégé of Ice Cube spent his early years involved in the seedier side of Los Angeles street life, but got his big break when he came to the attention of Ice Cube and signed a recording contract with Priority Records. He enjoyed instant success with his self-titled 1995 debut. Featuring the minor hit single Foe Life, the album was a vivid depiction of gangsta life that verged on the self-parodic at times. The track Westside Slaughterhouse featured Mack 10 alongside Ice Cube and WC, an early outing for the self-styled hip-hop supergroup Westside Connection. The trios US Top 5 debut Bow Down was followed by Mack 10s second album, Based On A True Story, which also went gold. The rapper also enjoyed two radio hits with his contributions to the soundtracks of The Substitute (Hoo-Bangin) and Rhyme & Reason (Nothing But The Cavi...