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Illegal Business

Mac MallAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 13, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Young Black Brotha
  • ASIN: B00000I8JA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #770,987 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Crest Side Playah
2. Sic Wit Tis
3. It's All Good
4. I Gots 2 Have It
5. Cold Sweat
6. Nathan But Game
7. Versatile
8. Crack Da 40
9. Da Bank Heist
10. Don't Wanna See Me
11. Young N Da Game
12. $$ On Da Dank
13. My Opinion
14. Illegal Business?
15. Ghetto Theme
16. Pimp Shit

Editorial Reviews

This is Bay Area rapper Mac Mall's classic first and many say best CD featuring the songs "Sic Wit Tis," "Ghetto Theme" and "Pimp Shit." Originally released in 1993, this album features the rappers Mac Dre and Ray Luv. Also includes the song "Ghetto Theme" which was Mac Mall's first video, directed by and co-starring Tupac Shakur (this video can be seen on the DVD "The Y.B.B. Records Video Collection Vol. 1," catalog number YBF #1112).

Customer Reviews

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF BAY AREA'S BEST ALBUMS EVER... A CLASSIC! December 14, 2000
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album dropped in 1993 and it presented us a young Vallejo rapper - Mac Mall. On this album, which is his debute, Mac Mall completely ripped sh** up, commin' out with some raw hardcore raps serving us with nuthing but game. His lyrics are always original and fascinating, telling stories about life on the streets, the rap game or growing up in today's society. The album was done more than 7 years ago yet is sounds much fresher and newer than most of the albums that come out today. Why's that? Because of the producer of this album - the one and only Khayree! His beats are untouchable and noone has his production style. He's just a genius and the music on this album is so original and so different than any other producers you've heard. On a certain song you've got an amazing beat all over, and suddenly on the 3rd verse, Khayree drops a WHOLE NEW BEAT, totally new and even TIGHTER! And you're like "Daamn! It's incredible!" . The album is a classic and it started the label "Young Black Brotha" which came out with other classic albums by Ray Luv, Mac Dre, Dubee and Young Lay. One of the Bay's best albums, you gotta hear it to believe it! People fail to realise that Mac Mall was 15 years old when he recorded this album. Can you get this?... 15 years old!! Can you imagine a little industry punk like (Lil') Bow Wow or Lil' Romeo writing and performing songs like those there?...ever? Hey, they won't be able to be on Mac Mall's level even 15 years from now. They haven't got the talent, the skills, the ability, the hunger - plus - they haven't been through sh**, and they aren't from the streets anyway. There isn't enough that could be said about this masterpice! Jamall Rocker a.k.a. Mac Mall is a legend, and his debut is the first one to show you why. Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simply the BEST album EVER August 14, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If you want the tightest album of all time, if you want the tightest and most original beats, if you want a lyricist who drops insane game which makes bass heads drop cane, if you want a quick and thorough tutorial of pimpology and a degree in mack-a-fram-a-lam-a, if you want to be weak in the knees as you bump these beats, if you want more chassi than your stable can handle................. BUY THIS ALBUM! Only rivaled by Ray Luv (Forever Hustlin) Mac Mall is the new black bossalini, the new pimp of the year, the mayor of the city of dope, and the Bill Clinton of the rap game--seriously though buy this album, open up your wallets and pay this pimp some tokens for his amazing talent.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic bay area April 20, 2005
By Kd
Format:Audio CD
Yeah, this is the sh#t. That bay area sh#t. Heavy tracks with deep bass by khayree, and tight rapping from mac mall. This was one of the tight, tight albums of 93'. Start to finish, its cool all the way through. I will never let this go missing or get fu#@ed up. If you like bay area or rap altogether, then you need to know about this and have it if you don't already. Later!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars illegal business? September 8, 2004
Format:Audio CD
STR8 FIRE-THIS IS MY OPINION... this album is essential-young mac mall comes sick with it w/his own mackin style & dope beats by kahyree...also peep mac dre,dubee,young lay,ray luv & young "d" boyz 1st albumz 4 more of kahy'z og beats
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST BAY AREA RAP ALBUM TO DATE June 17, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This was a very consistent album. The beats from Khayree were amazing. I first heard "Sic Wid Dis" on a compilation, and I soon went and bought the album. It was hard to believe he was so young when he dropped this cut. The lyrics sound like he had been in the rap game for about five years. With the last line of the album being "This is straight from Mall, ( ) y'all, sincerely" it puts the perfect ending to one of the tighest albums ever.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bay Area's Finest January 7, 2004
By H.C.
Format:Audio CD
I was amazed after I had listened this album. This is one of the best ever, and the beats are definitely the best. Underground super-producer Khayree gave those unbelievable beats, where Mac Mall could deliver his gangsta mack rhymes. All the tracks are off the hook, the whole album is Bay Area style at it's best. The 5 stars aren't enuff for this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A WEST COAST CLASSIC!! July 16, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Illegal Business is one of the greatest rap albums, period. Mac Mall comes with some of the tightest lyrics any hip-hop head has heard on a debut album. There are many standout tracks, including "Sic wit tis","Ghetto theme",and the classic "My opinion". A must have album for any fan of REAL WEST COAST RAP!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have CD for fans of Bay Area rap April 11, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This CD is a must have for all rap fans. Mac Mall is the greatest unknown rapper.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars cd
it is a cd what can i say but it came was not broke and it worked it was a cd i already owned just needed a none scratched copy
Published on February 2, 2012 by gary
5.0 out of 5 stars Old School Forever
This is the real deal. Love this entire album. There are allot of golden old school and underground rap to find, and I mean allot. Thank God, because I CANNOT listen to the radio. Read more
Published on January 16, 2012 by badbwoydes
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have
This CD hits, rips, slaps, slumps, knocks, bumps, and anything else you can think. Kharyee is smooth on the beat like ALWAYS, and Mac Mall is simply killin em' just bein' Mac Mall. Read more
Published on January 6, 2009 by B. Calori
5.0 out of 5 stars Cuddy Comes Mainy Here!
In the summer of 1993, Vallejo Cali's Mac Mall releases his fully heated debut under underground bay legendary producer Khayree's new Young Black Brotha Records. Read more
Published on November 24, 2007 by Soul Groove
3.0 out of 5 stars jiblits
dis albim be de bum jiblits on the wak shak oba de side an what not ya feel me, but de proscriptiums ob ya mamma be wak jabbaly to ya ass all upside nome sayn. word.
Published on December 20, 2005 by jiblets
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC
Mac Mall's best. One of the west coast's best EVER.If you don't have it, get it and if you don't get ; you don't get it!
Published on August 27, 2004 by B. Fitzgerald
5.0 out of 5 stars Crestsides finest
hot ta def, needs t0 be b0ught by all bay area rap fans. Hold it down. 4209
Published on December 1, 2003 by Big Blunt
5.0 out of 5 stars Tight
This album is the best Mac Mall out, almost every track is on hit!! Pick this up!
Published on February 7, 2002 by J
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