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Mac Dre

American rapper

Mac Dre

American rapper
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birthday
5th
July, 1970
Death
1st
November, 2004
Birth Place
Oakland, California, U.S.
Birth Sign
cancer
Biography

Andre Louis Hicks (July 5, 1970 – November 1, 2004), known by his stage name Mac Dre, was an American rapper, hip hop pioneer, and record producer based in Vallejo, California. He was an instrumental figure in the emergence of hyphy, a cultural movement in the Bay Area hip hop scene that emerged in the early 2000s. Hicks is considered one of the movement’s key pioneers that fueled its popularity into mainstream, releasing songs with fast-paced rhymes and basslines that inspired a new style of dance. As the founder of the independent record label Thizz Entertainment, Hicks recorded dozens of albums and gave aspiring rappers an outlet to release albums locally.
On November 1, 2004, Hicks was killed by an unknown assailant after a performance in Kansas City, Missouri, a case that remains unsolved.

Associated Acts

Mac Mall

Birth Name

Andre Louis Hicks

Genres

Hip hop West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap (early) Hyphy (later)

Labels

Thizz Entertainment

Occupations

Rapper, record producer, screenwriter, film director

Origin

Vallejo, California, U.S.

Years Active

1984 2004

Name

Mac Dre

Nationality

United States of America

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