|Mac Dre Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||July 5, 1970|
|Date of Death||November 1, 2004|
Mac Dre was an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and musician who became a key figure in the emergence of hyphy, a cultural movement in the Bay Area hip-hop scene that emerged in the early 2000s. His discography consists of multiple albums and extended plays such as Stupid Doo Doo Dumb, Rapper Gone Bad, Mac Dre’s the Name, Ronald Dregan: Dreganomics, Young Black Brotha, It’s Not What You Say… It’s How You Say It, The Genie of the Lamp, What’s Really Going On, California Livin’, The Game Is Thick, Vol. 2, Thizzelle Washington, Al Boo Boo, Young Black Brotha, Back n da Hood, Dre Day: July 5th 1970, Pill Clinton, and Heart of a Gangsta, Mind of a Hustla, Tongue of a Pimp.
Andre Louis Hicks
He was born on July 5, 1970.
On November 1, 2004, Mac Dre was killed at the age of 34 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. He died after he was shot at by an unknown assailant after a performance.
Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, California, United States
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States
Mac Dre studied at Hogan Middle-High School located in Vallejo, California.
Rapper, Record Producer, Songwriter, Musician
- Father – Allen Hicks
- Mother – Wanda Salvatto
Hip Hop, West Coast Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap, Hyphy
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $1.5 Million.
6 ft or 183 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Sported a goatee
Mac Dre Facts
- Talking about his childhood, he once said, “Situations came out for the better most of them, I went through the little trials and the sh*t that I went through.”
- In 1984, he adopted the stage name “MC Dre” but then changed it to “Mac Dre” the following year as he considered that the name sounded “too East Coast-ish”.
- In 1992, the police charged him with conspiracy to commit robbery, although no bank robbery was conducted. Mac Dre was subsequently sentenced to 5 years in federal prison after he refused a plea deal for the conspiracy charge. Complex Magazine listed the trial among the “30 Biggest Criminal Trials in Rap History”.
- His debut LP Young Black Brotha was released on November 29, 1993, and it includes songs like Get Some Get Right, 2 the Double R (ft. Coolio da Unda Dogg), All Damn Day, I’m n Motion, California Livin’ (ft. Coolio da Unda Dogg), On My Toes, Much Love 4 the Mac, My Chevy (ft. Mac Mall), and The Romp Ya’ll. The album peaked at #93 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, becoming Mac Dre’s most commercially successful work.
- On August 2, 1996, Mac Dre was released a year early from prison for good behavior after serving 4 years.
- Reportedly, it was during his time in prison that the rapper developed a “better appreciation for freedom, life, fun.”
- His 2nd album Stupid Doo Doo Dumb was released on April 28, 1998, via Romp Records and it became one of his most popular albums. It consists of songs like JT’s Intro (ft. JT The Bigga Figga), Life’s a Bitch, Hoes We Like (ft. Sleep Dank), Real Niggaz, Stupid Doo Doo Dumb (ft. Mac Mall and Miami), Crest Creepers (ft. Sugawolf, Jamar, Naked, Da Unda Dogg, Reek Daddy, and Mac Mall), and others.
- Mac Dre founded the independent record label Thizz Entertainment in 1999.
- His album Rapper Gone Bad was released on September 28, 1999, and it peaked at #49 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album features guest appearances from artists like Warren G, Kokane, Little Bruce, and B-Legit.
- National Public Radio (NPR) noted Mac Dre’s sound as being “fast and confident” further writing that “he built upon the bouncy bass that had its roots in the funk era” in 2013.
- His murder case has remained unsolved.
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