Mack 10 is currently reaching crossover audiences with his new single, "Money's Just a Touch Away," as the single, the first from Mack's third album, "The Recipe," made one of the highest debuts on last week's SoundScan charts, coming in at number 41.The track marks a different, more wholesome direction for the rapper, as it is his first non-explicit song, which un-coincidentally enough also features the vocal talents of R&B singer Gerald Levert (himself the son of legendary O'Jays vocalist Eddie Levert.) "When I wrote the song," Mack 10 told the MTV Radio Network, "I said, 'Damn, if only I can get Gerald Levert to sing this hook.' And I just called him and he was open [to the idea]. He was like, 'Cool whatever you need me to do.' So, it's all gravy." As we previously reported (see "Mack 10 Stirs Up Sounds For 'The Recipe'"), Mack 10's new album also boasts an amazing cast of hip-hop all-stars in various supporting roles, including
Master P, Jermaine Dupri, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Big Pun, Fat Joe, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Foxy Brown, Mystikal and WC.