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L-Tido Turns Biggie Smalls' ‘10 Crack Commandments’ Into 10 Mac Commandments In His Latest Single ’10 Mac’

L-Tido highlights '10 Mac' from his 2018 album as a single.

In his 1997 classic track, "10 Crack Commandments," the late The Notorious B.I.G gave rules to navigating the crack dealing game.

More than 20 years later, South African rap veteran L-Tido, in the song "10 Mac" from his third studio album, 2018's 16, pays homage to the late rap legend.


On "10 Mac," L-Tido gives rules to navigating the dating game for men. If you are having troubles with relationships or just don't want yours to be a cautionary tale, who better than L-Tido to guide you through it?

After all, Tido seems to be in control of his love life. Firstly, it's kept as far away from the spotlight as possible; you've never read about his relationship or relationship scandals on the tabloids. Even in his songs, Tido seems to be in control of an aspect of life many of us struggle with.

Read: L-Tido Breaks Down What Exactly Happened to Glitz Gang in His New Album '16'

"10 Mac" is one of L-Tido's best songs, and easily the strongest song on 16, which is the MC's best effort to date.

Listen to the song below, and/or download it here.


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Interview: Sango's ‘Da Rocinha 4’ Is a Polished & Grinding Take On Baile Funk

We speak with the Seattle-based DJ and producer about his new album and the music bridges connecting Brazil, the US and the world.

It's a common joke in Brazil: once three or more Brazilian people gather together, they will start a WhatsApp group. The producer and DJ Kai Wright, who goes by the alias Sango, is well aware of that. While he is giving this interview through a Zoom call, a sound notification pops from his computer. "Do you hear that?" he says, amidst laughs. "It's WhatsApp, this album was made through WhatsApp groups."

Once and for all, Sango is not Brazilian. "I am an ambassador for that sound, but I am a Black American," he says. "That sound" is baile funk, the most prominent Brazilian electronic and popular music of the past decades. Born in Michigan and based in Seattle, Sango became a beacon for a new strain of baile funk around 2012, when he released the album Da Rocinha—a suite that he revisits in his new release, Da Rocinha 4.

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