By Devon Jackson
Updated July 14, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

If this Inglewood, Calif., native sounds like an Ice Cube protagé, that’s because he is. His debut Mack 10 also draws heavily from ’70s funk and R &amp B stars like Rick James and Earth, Wind &amp Fire. Still, Mack 10 has buoyancy, an eye for detail, and sneering vocals not unlike his platinum-selling producer’s. B+