Andre Louis Hicks (5 July 1970 - 1 November 2004), better known by his stage name Mac Dre, was an American rapper from Vallejo, Calfornia. He was the initial founder of Thizz Entertainment, and the now defunct Romp Productions.
Mac Dre recorded several EPs between 1989 and 1992, before being sentenced to five years in jail in 1992 for conspiracy to commit robbery. His debut studio album, Young Black Brotha: The Album, was released during his time in prison. After his release from jail in 1997, he recorded numerous albums and collaborated with artists such as Warren G, E-40, B-Legit, Richie Rich, Mac Mall and Too Short.
Hicks was scheduled to do a show with members of Thizz in Kansar City on 31 October 2004, but there was a payment dispute with the club owner. Hicks left the show after the dispute and went back to his hotel room. In the early morning hours of 1 November 2004, unknown assailants in a stolen Infiniti G35 began shooting at the white van in which he was a passenger. The driver crashed and was able to get to a phone to call 911, but Hicks was pronounced dead at the scene. There have been no leads as to the perpetrator, and the case currently remains unsolved.
Main article: Mac Dre discography
- 1993: Young Black Brotha: The Album
- 1998: Stupid Doo Doo Dumb
- 1999: Rapper Gone Bad
- 2000: Heart of a Gangsta, Mind of a Hustla, Tongue of a Pimp
- 2001: Mac Dre's the Name
- 2001: It's Not What You Say... It's How You Say It
- 2002: Thizzelle Washington
- 2003: Al Boo Boo
- 2004: Ronald Dregan: Dreganomics
- 2004: The Genie of the Lamp
- 2004: The Game Is Thick, Vol. 2
- 2007: Pill Clinton
- 2010: G.A.M.E.