R.I.P. Mc Breed

Between 1991-1992 Mc Breed was killing it with a hot single “Ain’t No Future In Yo Frontin”. Born in Flint, Michigan, Breed is also known as the first commercially successful rapper to come out of the Midwest. MC Breed’s first album was released with rap group DFC and was entitled MC Breed & DFC for independent record label, SDEG Records. His solo debut was 1992’s 20 Below, after which he released 1993’s The New Breed. He would go on to have a very extensive discography and have a very long career that was at times successful, but he never fully broke into the mainstream. His highest charting album was 1994’s Funkafied, which peaked at #106 on the Billboard Hot 200. Through his career he would align himself with various rap scenes. Early in his career with DFC him and the group were rather independent, as one of the first groups out of the Midwest. However, later in his career he aligned himself with the West Coast, taking on more of a G-Funk sound, and befriending West Coast rapper Too Short. Still later, he realigned himself once again with the Dirty South for 1995’s Big Baller.
On April 2, 2008, Breed was arrested in Flint, Michigan after repeatedly failing to keep up his child support payments. His bail was set at $18,000.

On September 5, 2008 the rapper was hospitalized and placed on life-support after he collapsed when his kidneys failed during a game of pickup basketball. On November 22, 2008, Breed reportedly died in his sleep.

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