Rapper Mack 10 has enlisted some of rap's biggest stars for his latest hip-
His self-produced third solo album, appropriately titled The Recipe,
mixes artists from across the rap board to create a finished product that Mack 10
says is out of this world.
"It's probably the best record I've done. It's more precise. I'm a seasoned
rapper, like a seasoned veteran. I'm polished now," said Mack 10, who lives in
Inglewood, Calif., and who declined to give his true name or age.
Boasting of guest appearances from all-star hip-hoppers as diverse as
Jermaine Dupri, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Big
Punisher and Master P, The Recipe will continue developing the
gangsta-rap flavor established on his first two albums, while stirring in some
new seasonings that Mack 10 says he's acquired in recent months.
"Experience plays a big part in everything, especially having the know-how to
put a hit song together," he said. "It takes more than rapping and writing to put a
hit together. It takes a lot of little secrets I can't really reveal."
Scheduled for a June release, the 14 tracks on The Recipe will include a
collaboration with Snoop Doggy Dogg on "Long Beach With The Ing" and a tag-
team effort with Ol' Dirty Bastard and Buckshot Shorty titled "For The Money."
Mack 10 has created a name for himself with his work in the all-star trio
Westside Connection, alongside such stars as Ice Cube and WC, as well as
through his solo efforts, including the gold-selling Based On A True
Story. He said that the songs on the new album will match what rap fans like
"It's like everything they want to hear right now: sex, drugs and violence," the
The tracks on the upcoming album were written in a lot of different places, Mack
10 said, adding, however, that he enjoys working in his home office the best.
"I prefer to work in my home office. I write raps real good there and my vibe be
way tight," he explained. "There's something about working there, I come up
with some incredible shit."