"Return of the Mack" (1996) From its title, "Return of the Mack" sounds like another rap tale of gangsta paradise; instead, Mark Morrison comes off more like a funked-up Seal,… Mark Morrison Hip-Hop/Rap Singles
Music Review

''Return of the Mack'' (1996)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Mark Morrison; Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Singles

From its title, ''Return of the Mack'' sounds like another rap tale of gangsta paradise; instead, Mark Morrison comes off more like a funked-up Seal, promising revenge to a deceitful lover in a warbly croon. The end result is an odd but infectious new-jack-swing variation on ''Hey Joe,'' buoyed by bubbly beats and the insistent title refrain. B

Originally posted Apr 18, 1997 Published in issue #375 Apr 18, 1997 Order article reprints