Mistah FAB Presents…I Wish The Mac Could See

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It ain’t a day that go by. That I don’t think about Drizzle, the real inventor of the Hyphy Movement. MAC DRE aka MR.FURLY, the owner of the buildin’. I know, I know people are like, “Who the fuck is Mac Dre?” So let me tell you.

Mac Dre is to the Bay, what ’Pac is to the West Coast, what Biggie is to the East Coast, what Soulja Slim is to New Orleans and what DJ Screw is to Houston. I’m pretty sure you can catch my drift. It’s fucked up that in every movement some one has to die for the rest of the world to pay attention. The Mac was a martyr.

He did so much for the Bay, dating back to 1989 where he dropped his first album, Young Black Brother, which sold over 100,000 independent. Wakin’ they ass up. He later went on to record over 20 albums!! What you know about that. He even recorded an album from the federal pen, which was the first time that something like that had ever been done. When he got out, he flipped his whole style and came back hard, pickin’ up where he left off at.

With the reinvented style, he had changed the genre of music in the Bay. From “Mob Music” to “Feel Good” songs. “Thizz Music” filled with some of the most clever punchlines and catch phrases ever. He had a personality that the world loved. He has become the most reconizable face in the Bay. Hands down the biggest star in Bay and the face of the movement. Now, with all the nationwide exposure the Bay is getting, it’s like, Fuck, my nigga had to die for shit to start crackin’.

Mac Dre gave me my chance to get on. I was jus a local cat with a lil’ buzz from freestylin’, but he liked my personality and was tellin’ me that he’s startin’ the Thizz Nation and wanted me to be involed and I was like, “Shit yeah.” It’s been on since that day. That’s why I rep so hard for my nigga every chance I get. He’s probaly in heaven tryin’ to make a deal with God to come back down for a concert or something, lol.

Dre, not only do I miss you but everybody whose life you’ve effected. It’s so crazy that some sick-ass fan took his tombstone from his gravesite. How sick is that? We are offering a $10,000 dollar reward for any information on this. In closing, I wanna give A WORLDWIDE THANK YOU for everything you did for not just me, but the whole Bay Area. AS THEY SAY IN THE CREST, FUCK THE WORLD WE LOVE FURL……….THIZZ IN PEACE BIG BRAH…..YEE!!!!!!!!!!!!
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—fabbydavisjr

  • Thizzy Marley

    Thizz don’t stop ya heard,
    Eff the world,
    We love Furl.

    THIZZ IN PARADISE TO ANDRE HICKS, AKA MAC DRE, AKA RONALD DREGAN, AKA THIZZLE WASHINGTON, AKA ANDRE MACASSI

  • YayAreaChic_510

    I remember Mac Dre came to the Richmond Auditorium and performed for the Peace Rally like 2 or 3 weeks before he passed. That nite at the Auditorium was hella fun. Dre was like we can do this every week. He performed “Thizzle Dance” and “Get Stupid” Brought everybody in Da Rich together, a nite I have not forgotten and will not forget. Thats sad that he’s gone but he in a better place now. Da Bay Love Mac Dre…Keep Doin Ya thang Fabby Davis

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Another heartfelt post. Good job.

  • ZEUS

    Miss you every day, Dre.

  • http://www.believehype.blogspot.com jason

    a lesson in rhyme. i like. much respect.

    Rest in Heaven young soldier.

  • ZEUS

    http://www.myspace.com/andremacdrehicks

    Stop by his MySpace page and check our nigga out.

    R.I.P. Andre “Mac Dre” Hicks

  • http://bigcastproductions javo

    YEEEEEEE MAC DRE WAS AND WILL BE FOREVER THE BEST RAPPER EVER…IF ONLY THA FURL WAS HERE IT WOULD BE 100 TIMES MO HYPHY THIZZIN AND GIGGIN YA DIGG

    THIZZ IN PEACE
    ANDRE “MAC DRE” HICKS

    THIZZ OR DIE

  • $tatik.

    Mac Dreezy wasnt juss king of Tha Bay, He was Northern Caliscrewya Royalty. Str8 Top Notch MAC’n. He had some of the best fucken punch lines a mothafucka could spit. Mac Dre put the MAC down lyrically on a beat and any bz who says else wise dont know wha the hell they talken about. Eff the world we LOVE FURL.

  • realm510

    Yeah it was sad when Furl “clocked out” right before he was getting some real recognition and love on the mainstream radio stations out here…I hope you hold it down for Thizz Ent. and Furl in the Future…!!

  • http://www.MySpace.com/CFPowell Chris P.

    Dre definitely will continue to be missed.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sidewayzj Sidewayz J

    i been listenin to mac dre since about ’92, and i would have to say he has had the biggest impact on me than anyone else in this world besides my own family. i never met him personally (though i wish i did), but every new track that i listenend to from him, made me feel like i knew him. that’s because i knew what he was spittin was real, not like these fake ass niggaz out there right now in the mainstream. not only was he real as fuck, but he tried to bring everyone else to the top with him, most people concentrate on themselves, he didn’t do that. that was his whole career, whole personality. he even went to jail for years for his patnahs cuz he wasn’t a fuckin sucka. and the man he went to jail fo is doin it big now….J-Diggs do ya thang pimpin…its funny how thangs happen, but they happen fo a reason.. MAC DRE, ROMP IN PEACE….u made me who i am today…SIDEWAYZ J FROM DA YAY…YEEE

  • THE NATURAL

    there’s been a hole in my chest since the day they took him. if you don’t know, I don’t care. rest in peace dre.

  • Berkeley’s finest

    A real martyr. He was a representative on what could come of a young person who had spent time in prison and turned their life around in order to be successful. He had a major role in the bay area and will never be forgotten. I remember how hurt people were from the crest that he had died that “r.i.p mac dre” shirts were being stripped from peoples backs. A sad day in kansas.
    Tech nine beware…

  • RJ

    R.I.P Mac Dre. Props to FAB for this blog.

  • Arcane

    R.I.P MAC DRE

  • youngdelta

    Niggas love em out here in the ever green. Best punchlines ever tho is kinda reachin…..but he did have a super unique style, his music was refreshing, corny…. but def. refreshing.

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  • Fernando

    Mac Dre was THE SHIT. Glad to see you reppin this cat Fabby. The entire Hyphy thing exploded and a lot of people want to take credit for this & that. Mac Dre was IT. He pushed the lingo, lifestyle, hoods, and people of the Bay to the FULLEST. He didnt care about the rest of the States, he was all about the bay. The best part is that he changed his flow about 8 times. He did party music, battle raps, freestyles, gangster shit, feel good music, pimpin music….shit he basically did it all, and did it well. Just another fucked up example of the most talented getting knocked off on some bullshit. Why cant somebody kill the weak MC’s??? Why do the people that are trendsetters and leaders have to get hit??? RIP MAC DRE

  • e

    R.I.P Mac Dre

    Good post Mistah Fab, I know without a doubt Mac Dre was a legend but I thought E-40 was the Bay

  • d0inwutid0

    E-40s tha bay outside tha bay i mean we got luv for 40 but if u from here itz all about Dre he started everything we doin from stunna shadez to giggin to poppin a thizz and jus gettin stupid he made it cool to hav fun and if u dont kno about mac dre step ya game up go cop a disk and soak sum game up yadada but yea good lookin out FAB that Recess mixtape go cant wait for the yellow bus

    R.I.P MAC DRE A.K.A FURL A.K.A THIZZELLE WASHINGTON A.K.A ANDRE MACASSI A.K.A MOHAMMED ALL BOO BOO A.K.A DRE VAN HALEN…ANDRE DAVIDSON U KNO WUT IT IZ THIZZZZ!

  • Mr.Me

    Furl? Furl is heroin so I hope it stands for somethin else out there in the bay.
    Mac Dre was cool cuz he had lyrics an he reminds me of the old Snoop Dogg for some reason.

  • Fernando

    Furl as in Mr. Furley from 3′s company: “THE OWNER OF THE BUILDING” i.e – he is callin the shots

  • http://movesn06.com Truth Verses

    THIZZ IS WHAT IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://movesn06.com Truth Verses

    And Fernando thanks for the knowledge man. I always thought the Mr. Furley “Owner of the building” lines were clever but I never knew exactly where he got it from. Good look pimp.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hyfee_from_east_oakland *HyFeE*

    ReSt In PaRaDiCe MaC drE! aLL My ReSpECtZ To YoU…NoW LeTz Do ThE ThiiZLe DaNcE LoL…LoVe Ya!

  • THAT_BOY_NOAH

    ALREADY..GOOD POST.

  • BELIZE

    ~Puff~Puff~Proppzzz~~~~~~

    Mayne I really aint big on the whole hyphy shyt, but im respectin ur grind…..never knew mac made a slbum in jail…yeeahhh!

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/BIGLOU209 BIG LOU 209

    Good lookin out on puttin the truth out there about who was really behind the whole movement. Everyone is giving E-40 and all these other rappers their credit, and they ain’t givin the Mac the credit they should. If Mac Dre was still alive there wouldn’t be an “ambassador of the bay,” Mac Dre was the bay. Alot of these youngsters are ridin around talkin bout thizz this and thizz that cause that all they know Mac dre to be, but they need to be educated on who he really was, an inspiration. To all the youngsters, go get yourself all his albums and pick up some real game! Much love to all those doin their thang and keepin us on the map, R.I.P. to the MAC DRE.
    THIZZ OR DIE U BEEEEZZZZIES!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/misheeezy Misheeezy

    Thizz in Peace Mac Dreezy

  • justin

    man i’ll start off with i cant beleive some sick mother fucker$ took mac dre’s tomestone any one that has info tell me i’ll handel them by myself i willing to blap them with out qestion’s andre hicks was the king.every body loves and misses him so much there will never be anyone like him he had skill.you could never make a nother mac dre even if u took a million mac’s and put them togeather it still would not create a nother MAC DRE. RIP MR.Furlly

  • Town Bizz

    I been listening to Mac Dre since the early 90’s. It’s a trip because at one point it was a lot cats in the town during the 90’s that wasn’t fellin Dre they respect him but that really wasn’t feelin him like that. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago the whole bay embrace him. He always had fans all over the bay like in Hayward, Fremont, Santa Rosa, San Mateo, Concord, Richmond, SFC, but the town really just started knockin him. A lot of nigga in tha town didn’t bump Dre like that. I can remember back in 1997 my cousin had a roomate in College, a white boy from Minnesota. Dude had everything Mac Dre ever put out. I had a partna from Diego who slapped Dre tough. And I can remember like damm, these dudes really love Bay music especially Mac Dre. My partna up just moved to Seattle and he said it niggas out there sportin DRE Thiz or Die t-shirts. Dre made songs everybody could feel. Playa shit, gangsta shit, thizz shit, real shit maine. Furl was a true game spitta. On top of that he was smart and efficient he understood his fan base and stayed true to himself. Man I was hot that them suckas took him out. Because I knew he was about to blow up. Being that I’ve been slaping his shit for a decade plus you like to see an artist from your soil make it. Because you always knew the boy had talent. There’s not many characters in the game. I don’t mean characters as in fake, but as in being larger than life being indentifiable. You got Snoop, 40, Too Short, Busta, DMX, Pac, BIG, Lil Jon even Diddy. But all the people that I’ve mentioned are more than just rappers but there like characters because of their personalities and corisma which separates them for the rest. Fabby Davis knows what’s up because he’s following in Dre’s foot steps for real.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Ah.

  • TATRA

    I remember three and a half years ago I moved from Canada to Fresno, CA to study. While checking out the rap section at the local music store, I was surprised and confused to notice that this artist that I’d never heard of (Mac Dre) had more albums for sale and took up more shelf space than any other artists (more than Tupac, Fifty, Eminem…) That was my first introduction to Mac Dre – but certainly not my last. As you can see from all of the above posts, he was loved in the Bay, Northern Cali, and beyond!

    Tatra

  • http://ragsdaletoriches.blogspot.com Eight Track

    I’m feelin’ your comment, Town Bizz. You’re exactly right… Dre was a character. Nobody is like him, then or since, and his charisma was undeniable.

  • LDL

    ROMP IN PEACE TO THE MAC OF THE RAP WORLD… MAC D.R.E.

  • BAY AREA HOT BOY 510

    not dr.dre not cool and dre iz Mac Mutha Duckin Dre bitch….this nigg been puttin out shit for dummy ass dayz cuzz cuzz…if yall dont know about mac dre yall need 2 get one c-d of his shit….after dat your ass going to love this nigga….this nigga go so hard on all his songs cuzz cuzz cuzz…..40 did not start this hyphy shit this nigga did…..
    and i dont know why niggaz say hyphy iz like crunk …iz nothing like crunk…HYPHY is shittin on all this bullshit boo boo raps comin out….BAY AREA ALL DAY…this nigga dre was so real …da nigga want to jail and did his time like man not like dem other gay ass rapper like u see on t.v and shit nigga was treal b4 all dem down south niggaz…dat on da real cuzz cuz….SO FUCK ALL U NIGGAZ BE HATEIN AND SHIT….cuz iz FUCK DA WORLD WE LOVE FURL….FUCK DA WORLD WE LOVE FURL.FUCK DA WORLD WE LOVE FURL.FUCK DA WORLD WE LOVE FURL.FUCK DA WORLD WE LOVE FURL.

    T.I.P 2 DRE….THIZZ OR DIE

  • miguel024

    hey whats a good mac dre mixtape?

  • miguel024

    man i aint heard too much of his stuff, but i’m from eugene, oregon, the u of o football team recruits a lot of it’s football plaayers from the bay and you know they brought their music up here with ‘em and Mac Dre had such a buzz in this town, i aint never seen him in any mainstream media type stuff but he had such a buzz for being an out of towner with no real commercial exposure, you woulda thought he was local they way people responded to him and this way way before mtv started playing bay stuff

  • 100 PROOF A.K.A. THIZZ

    I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST HERD ABOUT MAC DRE I WAS LIKE WHO THE FUCK IS THAT THEN I HERD THE MUSIC AND SEEN TREAL TV WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT AND I WAS LIKE THIS IS ME AND I’VE BEEN ON MAC DRE AND THE WHOLE THIZZ NATION EVER SEENS

  • http://www.Myspace.com/SykesGc Sykes

    This is what i got to say about Mac Dre am not from the west coast but i went down there for the summer to check some stuff out but when i was down there all they played was Mac Dre i didnt no who he was i really didnt like him at the time But thats all that was played so i start to listen to him and his beats and i started feelin him. When i went back to North Carolina I have been listen to him from now on and still is I got alot of my niggas on him and when am ridin u are hearin the Mac RiP Mac Dre O yea I got The DvDs To YA Dig

  • NickeNitro

    “She got mad and said ‘my name’s not Alice’
    Alright Alice pick me up from my palace”

    HaHa! Mac Drizzle forever!

  • Drastik Hussain (Dionysus repper)

    RIP to the Mac Motherfucking Dre! Thizz in Peace Homie!

  • kingme

    rest in peace andre, and i will personally find out who took your tombstone. nigga you dead if i find you

  • http://raptalk.net MS.RICH-CITY

    WE TRENDSETTERS OUT HERE IN THE BAY.
    THAT MAN WAS BY FAR THE REALIST EVER. KNOWLEDGE MAC DRE CAME TO THE RICH ABOUT A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE HE PASSED AND DID A FREE CONCERT FOR THE CITY. AT A TIME WHEN RICHMOND WAS HAVING ONE OF IT’S DEADLIEST MOMENTS. MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT TO DRE HE WAS A KIND HEARTED PERSON. GOODLOOKIN OUT ON THIS BLOG FAB LET’EM KNOW ALL DAY THIS BAY SHIT IS HERE

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Mav

    Dam,
    I remember the first time I heard the I FEELING MYSELF. And I said boy I like this nigga. And my cuzzo said that’ MAC DRE. THE SHIT HAD ME FUCK UP OF COURSE. I SAID YOUNG BLACK BOTHA, DRE. He said yeah. He still rapping I said it’s on now. Shit I was happy for a nigga. But faith stepped in. And DAM WE WAS ABOUT TO SEE SOMETHING. R.I.P. MAC DRE! YA MISSED.

  • DEMSILLE FRESNO,CA (559)

    AIGHT 1ST OFF R.I.P. 2 MAC DRE…THERE WILL NEVER B ANOTHER LIKE HIM,HE WAS THE REALIST OF ALL REAL.IM FROM FRESNO,CA THA CITY BETTER KNOWN AS NO GOOD AND THA 1ST TIME I HEARD OF MAC DRE WAS FROM THA OLDER HOMIES I AINT GONNA LIE IVE BEEN KNOWIN BOUT MAC SINCE THA SUMMER OF 01…IM NOT GONNA SIT HERE N LIE LIKE I SEE N HEAR A LOT OF PPL DO AND SAY THEY’VE BEEN LISTEN 2 HIM WAAAAAY B4 HE WAS TAKEN FROM US.YUP I MEMBER WEN I B GOIN 2 SCHOOL BUMPIN MAC DRE IN MY HEAD PHONES PPL WOULD B LIKE “LET ME LISTEN” SO I WOULD N THEN THEY B LIKE “WHOS THAT” NOT KNOWN SO ID B LIKE “MANN U SERIOUS,U DNT KNO BOUT MAC DRE?”,”MANN GIVE ME MY SHIT BACK”…N NOW THOSE SAME PPL B ACTIN LIKE THEYVE BEEN KNOWN LIKE I WAS AT THE TIME…ITS FUCKED UP LIKE FAB SAYS A NIGGA GOTS TA DIE TA GET NOTICED 4 THA REST OF THA WORLD TA PAY ATTENTION!SO TO B HONEST I AINT EVEN DOWN WIT THIS WHOLE HYPHY MOMVMENT.DONT GET ME WRONG IM NOT ONE TO STEP ON A NIGGAS TOES ITS JUS CUZ NOW THA WRONG PPL R GONNA TRY N TAKE CRED 4 IT,N PPL R GONNA START JOCKEN EVEN MORE…O JUS TA PUT IT OUT THERE DRE KNOWS BOUT FRESNO U FANS C HIM N TREAL T.V ALL FRESNO STATE OUT (DRE U’S A FOO FOR THAT 1 LOL)BUT YEA GOOD LUCK TA U FAB N MAKE SURE DRE GETS HIS CRED HE DISERVES I KNO U WILL.WELL JUS WANTED TA GET A FEW THINGS OFF MY CHEST BOUT SUM DRE FANS…R.I.P. MAC MUTHA FUCKEN DRE

  • Andy White

    Every time I listen to Dre, or read something about Dre I get chills sent down my back. I ain’t ever gonna get over his death. Dre was the most unique rapper to ever live, one in a trillion. I moved down to San Diego from the bay and I’m always hearing people driving by dumping some dreezy. I don’t even know what to say. That dude was about to change everything but instead we greive over his passing.

  • OGDmacdreezyFANATIC

    all I have to say is this dude, Mac Dre, has been a huge inspiration on my life. Just tha way he lived, what he did, motivation. The message I got from his music was to LIVE LIFE LAV, or basically live life to tha fullest and have fun. I miss this dude erryday…RIP MAC DRE

  • Jlig21

    POP POP thizz bitch we eat em up….eff the world I love furl

  • nick ballz modesto 209

    man a motha fucka like me grew up on some real mac shit.Since al boo boo past the yea area rap game has reached all the way to the east coast.This is cool and all but it should of been like that years ago while the man alive. R.I.P MY NINJA

  • Brittanee Da Baddest

    Listen i live in Kansas City missiouri and i wish i coulda seen him perform i honestly can say i Love Andre “Mac Dre” Hicks he was real and told stories dat most ppl couldnt even dream bout doin but he made it happend dats fucked up how he died down here where i live because of a hata Fat Tone if he did it he got wat he deserve cause dre was as real as it cums i got ever CD Dvd N picture of him i pray for him n his fam n da whole Thizz Ent. cause i got love for all yall keep doin wat yall do cause imma keep buyin da shyt I LOVE U MACE MUTHA FUCKIN DRE *TEARS*

  • yung dru

    r.i.p furl da inventor of thizz movement u bezzie

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    Damn!!! Mistah FAB wrote this?? He has some good grammar writing haha its unexpected but wow you have your commas and everything!

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  • BAYN8V

    I started listening to Mac Dre in the early 90′s and was hooked from there. I never heard anybody rap over the phone before? His style was so unique, making dumb words rhyme, the crazy ad-libs that came after his rhymes. He will forever be my favorite rapper. He always put it down for The Crest, but unlike most rappers, he wanted The Bay as a whole to shine. He repped Northern Cali to the fullest- it offended him that he and his peers didnt and still dont get the recognition they deserve. Im from the bay, while stationed in anchorage, he came to do a concert, stopped by Sam Goody. I must have walked in 2 minutes after he left, so I missed my chance the meet him… Thx to Fab for a great article, keep doin your thing…Free Dubee and Little Bruce!