It’s been seven years since we lost MC Breed to kidney failure in 2008, but his presence is still felt in his hometown of Flint, MI.
As we remember this day of his passing, let’s also reflect on his legacy as a prominent breakout artist who proudly put his city on the map.
Born Eric Breed, the Flint-town emcee made his mark on the world in 1991 when he sampled Ohio Players’ infectious “Funky Worm,” for the self-produced street classic “Ain’t No Future In Yo Frontin.”
The single went on to garner much attention as he charted Billboard Hot 100 and helped pioneer the rise of Midwest Hip-Hop artists in the early 90’s.
Other highlights in Breed’s career include his feature on George Clinton’s controversial 1993 single “Paint The White House Black” alongside Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Yo-Yo, and Kam, as well as the very dope collaboration with Tupac Shakur on “Gotta Get Mine.”
In the span of his career, MC Breed released 14 studio albums, six of which charted in the Top 200, and continued to travel from his new home in Atlanta to Flint to mentor various artists in his hometown.
Check out the aforementioned songs below and make it a point to dig deeper into his rich catalog of authentic Midwest music.