From the stash: DJ Mister Cee’s The Best Of Notorious B.I.G. vintage mixtape
Swaggin’ Based Cover Art
Seven years ago tomorrow, hip-hop lost one of its most colorful and talented son in Andre “Mac Dre” Hicks. I’ve been a fan of Dre’s music since the early 1990’s. Even before he went to prison Dre was a force in the Bay Area. I was honored to write a story about his legacy in the Dec/Jan 2006 issue of XXL. If I’m not mistaken this was the first time Dre’s mom, Mac Wanda and Kilo Kurt had done interviews after Dre’s untimely death.
All these years later, this story still means a lot to me. Thanks to Gary Archer, Stretch, Mistah FAB, YN, Diggs, Khayree and everyone else who helped make it happen.