Mack 10: Based on a True Story (1997)

mack 10 true storyBy Scott Goldfine

Ice Cube protégé Mack 10 doesn’t have a lot say, but the music that backs his words on “Based on a True Story” is often enticingly funky. The West Coast gangsta rapper touches on the familiar genre topics (guns, drugs and hangin’ in the ‘hood”, connecting big time on thumping tracks like “Backyard Boogie” and “Inglewood Swingin’.”

Mark 10, a proficient but unspectacular orator gets assists from comrades Ice Cube, Snoop Doggy Dogg and E-40.

GRADE: B

Based On A True Story [Explicit]