The late Vallejo rapper Mac Dre is an undisputed Bay Area music legend and godfather of the Hyphy movement. A stylistic innovator and staunch proponent of individuality, he became a symbol of unapologetic self-expression as well as regional pride after his untimely death in 2004. Even twelve years after his passing, his iconic sound and exuberant persona continue to have a major influence on local hip-hop culture. Mac Dre has over 25 Million views on YouTube
While, locally, Mac Dre has a cult-like following, the level to which Bay Area rap fans worship him befuddles cultural outsiders. This new film definitely sheds some light on Mac Dre’s cultural importance as well as his political outspokenness.