MC Breed

MC Breed

Biography

Eric Breed (June 12, 1971 – November 22, 2008), better known as MC Breed, was a hip-hop/rap artist best known for his singles "Ain't No Future in Yo Frontin" and "Gotta Get Mine", featuring 2Pac.

Born in Flint, Michigan, MC 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". Through his career he would align himself with various rap scenes. Early in his career with DFC, he and the group were independents, 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 Bay Area rapper Too Short. Still later, he realigned himself once again with the Dirty South for 1995's "Big Baller".

MC Breed released two more albums with Wrap Records, 1996's "To Da Beat Ch'all" and 1997's "Flatline", to fulfill his contract with the label. In 1998, MC Breed signed a deal with Power Records, who had distribution through Roadrunner Records, and released the album, "It's All Good", in 1999. "2 for the Show", a compilation showcasing some of MC Breed's famous collaborations with 2Pac, Too Short, and more, followed later that year. In 2000, MC Breed starred in the straight-to-video movie, Dollar, alongside Shannon Greer, and released a soundtrack for it, which featured his smash hit, "Ain't No Future In Yo' Frontin'". MC Breed also released a compilation that year titled "The Thugz, Vol. 1", and featured Too Short, Richie Rich, Bootleg of The Dayton Family, and more. It would end up being his last release with Power Records.

In 2001, MC Breed released his 13th album, "The Fharmacist", with an up-start independent label based out of Detroit, Michigan called Fharmacy Records. The album featured the Jazze Pha produced hit, "Let's Go To The Club", and a guest appearance from Bootleg of The Dayton Family. The album liner notes advertised many upcoming releases, including a collaboration album between MC Breed and Bootleg under the group name "Flintstones", and a movie starring MC Breed with an accompanying soundtrack titled "Got To Get Mine". No other releases came to fruition, and Fharmacy Records soon diminished. MC Breed re-emerged in 2004 with a new deal through Urban Music Zone Entertainment, a subsidiary label of Psychopathic Records, to release his album "The New Prescription". The album was released in August of that year with national distribution through RED Distribution/Sony, and featured Esham, who was signed to Psychopathic Records at the time. The album didn't receive much promotion, but a music video was made for the album's only single, "Rap Game".

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, MC Breed reportedly died in his sleep while at a friend's home in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Discography

M.C. Breed & DFC

MC Breed & DFC

S.D.E.G. Records1991
MC Breed - 20 Below

MC Breed - 20 Below

Wrap Records, Ichiban Records1992
MC Breed - The New Breed

MC Breed - The New Breed

Wrap Records, Power Records, S.D.E.G. Records, Ichiban Records1993
MC Breed - Funkafied

MC Breed - Funkafied

Wrap Records1994
MC Breed - Big Baller

MC Breed - Big Baller

Wrap Records1995
The Best Of MC Breed

MC Breed - The Best Of MC Breed

Wrap Records1995
M.C. Breed - To Da Beat Ch'all

MC Breed - To Da Beat Ch'all

Wrap Records1996
MC Breed - Flatline

MC Breed - Flatline

Wrap Records1997
MC Breed - It's All Good

MC Breed - It's All Good

Power Records1999
MC Breed - 2 For The Show

MC Breed - 2 For The Show

Power Records1999
MC Breed - Rare Breed

MC Breed - Rare Breed

Albatross Records2000
MC Breed - The Fharmacist

MC Breed - The Fharmacist

Fharmacy Records, Dynasty Society Records2001
MC Breed - The New Prescription

Breed - The New Prescription

Ultra Music Zone2004
MC Breed - The Best Of Breed 1991-1997

MC Breed - The Best Of Breed 1991-1997

DM Records2006

Guest Appearances

Pooh-Man - Funky As I Wanna Be
  • Don't Cost A Dime

Pooh-Man - Funky As I Wanna Be

Jive1992
George Clinton - Hey Man... Smell My Finger
  • Paint The White House Black

George Clinton - Hey Man... Smell My Finger

Paisley Park1993
DFC - Things In Tha Hood
  • Things In Tha Hood

DFC - Things In Tha Hood

Assault Records, Big Beat1994
Eightball & MJG - On The Outside Looking In
  • Sesshead Funk Junky

Eightball & MJG - On The Outside Looking In

Suave Records1994
Ghetto Mafia - Draw The Line
  • Everyday Thang In Da Hood

Ghetto Mafia - Draw The Line

Funk Town Records, Ichiban Records1994
U Know Who - Dark Shadow
  • Who Da Phuck Are You

U Know Who - Dark Shadow

Wrap Records1994
Too Short - Cocktails
  • We Do This

Too Short - Cocktails

Jive1995
Hurricane - The Hurra
  • What's Really Going On

Hurricane - The Hurra

Grand Royal, Capitol Records1995
Organized Crime - Trapped Inside A Bomb
  • Game 4 Sale

Organized Crime - Trapped Inside A Bomb

Rugged Records1995
Ant Banks - Do Or Die
  • Money Don't Make A Man

Ant Banks - Do Or Die

Jive1995
Kool Ace - Mackathermstaticzone
  • Cum 'N' Go

Kool Ace - Mackathermstaticzone

Mirror Image Entertainment1995
The D.O.C. - Helter Skelter
  • Erotix Shit

The D.O.C. - Helter Skelter

Giant Records1996
Too Short - Gettin' It (Album Number Ten)
  • Fuck My Car

Too Short - Gettin' It (Album Number Ten)

Jive1996
Rappin' 4-Tay - Off Parole
  • Never Talk Down

Rappin' 4-Tay - Off Parole

Chrysalis, Rag Top Records1996
Yo-Yo - Total Control
  • Tre' Ride

Yo Yo - Total Control

EastWest Records America1996
Sniper Unit - Burnt Up City
  • Hands

Sniper Unit - Burnt Up City

Conquest Records1996
M.C. Brainz - Brainwashed
  • Hot Outside

M.C. Brainz - Brainwashed

Wrap Records1996
DFC - The Whole World's Rotten
  • The Flint Streets

DFC - The Whole World's Rotten

Penalty Recordings, Big Beat1997
Spice 1 - The Black Bossalini (aka Dr. Bomb From Da Bay)
  • Ballin'

Spice 1 - The Black Bossalini (aka Dr. Bomb From Da Bay)

Jive1997
Ant Banks - Big Thangs
  • 4 Tha Hustlas

Ant Banks - Big Thangs

Priority Records1997
Kool Daddy Fresh - Licensed To Chill
  • Game For Sale

Kool Daddy Fresh - Licensed To Chill

Legend Recording Company1997
The Hard Boyz - Potential Murder Suspects
  • Think About It

The Hard Boyz - Potential Murder Suspects

Roadrunner Records1998
Bootleg - Death Before Dishonesty
  • No Future

Bootleg - Death Before Dishonesty

Relativity1999
Big Mike - Hard To Hit
  • Better Now

Big Mike - Hard To Hit

Rap-A-Lot Records1999
Quint Black - Dirty Rice
  • Good Shit

Quint Black - Dirty Rice

$hort Records1999
Fo Mob - G.I. Streets
  • G.I. Streets

Fo Mob - G.I. Streets

Not On Label1999
The Fharmacy - Goodie
  • We So Scandelous

The Fharmacy - Goodie

Fharmacy Records1999
Suga T & Friends - Gettin' It
  • Ridin' Til' Da' Wheels Off

Suga T & Friends - Gettin' It

Pushin’ Hits Productions2000
Midwest M.A.F.I.A. - Dope Game 2K
  • Luvin It

Midwest M.A.F.I.A. - Dope Game 2K

Gold Rush Entertainment2000
Maniac MC - Problem Child
  • Big Face

Maniac MC - Problem Child

Southside Entertainment2000
Mr. 3-2 - The Governor
  • Millionaire Moves

Mr. 3-2 - The Governor

N Yo Face Records2001
Ghetto-E - Ghetto Theater
  • Ball Like Dat

Ghetto-E - Ghetto Theater

TVT Records2001
Too Short - Chase The Cat
  • Candy Paint

Too Short - Chase The Cat

Jive2001
Quint Black - Shake Dem Haters: The Album
  • Good Shit

Quint Black - Shake Dem Haters: The Album

$hort Records2001
Reality - No Apologiez
  • Pimpin My Pen

Reality - No Apologiez

Revolutionary Records2001
Proof - Electric Coolaid: Acid Testing
  • One, Two

Proof - Electric Coolaid: Acid Testing

Iron Fist Records2002
Breeze & Thyra "Woodgrain Boys" - It Aint Easy
  • It's All About $$$

Breeze & Thyra "Woodgrain Boys" - It Aint Easy

G's 4 G's Records, South Coast Music Group2002
The D.O.C. - Deuce
  • Safari West

The D.O.C. - Deuce

Silverback Records2003
J.Hill - They Want Street Fame!
  • Ball

J.Hill - They Want Street Fame!

Lighthouse Records2003
Project Born - Ghetto Celebs
  • Before I Get In The Club

Project Born - Ghetto Celebs

Plugged In Records2003
T-Dub & Pee - Camouflage
  • All About

T-Dub & Pee - Camouflage

Square Wone Records2003
Ready Ace - The Way I See It
  • Endless

Ready Ace - The Way I See It

Street Product Records2003
Slum Village - Detroit Deli (A Taste Of Detroit)
  • Do You

Slum Village - Detroit Deli (A Taste Of Detroit)

Capitol Records2004
Blaze Ya Dead Homie - Colton Grundy: The Undying
  • 2 Many Bitches

Blaze Ya Dead Homie - Colton Grundy: The Undying

Psychopathic Records2004
Lael - Dirt Road Bumps
  • Makin' Moves

Lael - Dirt Road Bumps

Numo Entertainment2004
Project: Deadman - Self Inflicted
  • Ain't Shit

Project Deadman - Self Inflicted

Strange Music2004
Phat Kat - The Undeniable
  • Shake Shake

Phat Kat - The Undeniable

Barak Records2004
Proof - Searching For Jerry Garcia
  • Ali

Proof - Searching For Jerry Garcia

Iron Fist Records2005
Sik Da Don Sikosa - 2,190 Days & Still Breathin'
  • My City

Sik Da Don Sikosa - 2,190 Days & Still Breathin'

Slumlord Music Group2005
Bootleg - The Product
  • Rumors

Bootleg - The Product

Fharmacy Records2006
Bake Up Boyz - Fresh Out Da Kitchen
  • Gucci's On My Feet

Bake Up Boyz - Fresh Out Da Kitchen

Phase One Communications2008
Paypa Boiz - Street Newz Vol. 1
  • Lay U Down

Paypa Boiz - Street Newz Vol. 1

Paypa Boi Entertainment2008
Tito'6 - Rich Garland'6
  • I Want It All Remix

Tito'6 - Rich Garland'6

Sosay International2008
Top Authority - Kush Music

Top Authority - Kush Music

Top Flight Records2009
The Dayton Family - The Return: The Right To Remain Silent
  • Walkin Thru The Rain

The Dayton Family - The Return: The Right To Remain Silent

DDA Records2009
Krow 36 - Picture Of Da Geto
  • Like This Like That

Krow 36 - Picture Of Da Geto

Tightface Music2009
Essman - Esspionage, Vol. 1
  • Focused

Essman - Esspionage, Vol. 1

Sound Wav, Crazy Noize, Long Range Distribution2010
Bootleg - I Declare War
  • Everyday Pt. 2

Bootleg - I Declare War

Paypa Boi Entertainment2011
Obie Trice - Bottoms Up
  • Crazy

Obie Trice - Bottoms Up

Black Market Entertainment2012
Frank Lee White - The Re-Up
  • Makin Moves

Frank Lee White - The Re-Up

Numo Inc.2013
Rawsome Russ, NWI & Sin Sation - Wtx's Finest: Redemption, Vol. 3
  • Choose

Rawsome Russ, NWI & Sin Sation - Wtx's Finest: Redemption, Vol. 3

Elder Entertainment2014
Rawsome Russ - Bring It Back Deluxe Recession Proof
  • Choose

Rawsome Russ - Bring It Back Deluxe Recession Proof

Elder Entertainment, Bring It Back Records2015
Phat Kat - Undeniable (Detroit Edition)
  • Shake, Shake

Phat Kat - Undeniable (Detroit Edition)

Ne'Astra Music2017

Compilations

Too $hort Presents The Dangerous Crew - Don't Try This At Home
  • Weed Break

Too $hort Presents The Dangerous Crew - Don't Try This At Home

Jive1995
Tales From The Underground
  • Ain't No Future (Remix)

Various - Tales From The Underground

Triad Records, Power Records1996
One Puff Music Featuring M.C. Breed - Saucy
  • One Puff

Various - One Puff Music Featuring MC Breed Presents Saucy Vol. 1

O.P.M. Entertainment Group1997
Chuy Gomez Presents Best Of The Bay: Chapter I
  • Gotta Get Mine

Various - Chuy Gomez Presents Best Of The Bay: Chapter I

Bay Rider Entertainment1997
Nationwide - Independence Day: The Compilation
  • Playa Hatin' Hoes

Various - Nationwide - Independence Day: The Compilation

Jive1998
Cell Block Compilation II: Face/Off
  • Am I Dreaming

Various - Cell Block Compilation II: Face/Off

Cell Block Records1998
Ant Banks - The Best Of
  • Money Don't Make A Man

Ant Banks - The Best Of...

Jive1998
J Prince Presents Realest Ni@@as Down South
  • Wanna Taste

Various - Realest Ni@@as Down South

Rap-A-Lot Records, Priority Records1999
Big Spin Presents Mob Tales
  • Riddin' Till Tha Wheels Fall Off

Various - Mob Tales: The Best Mobstyle Compilation Ever!

Big Spin Records1999
Dollar (Soundtrack From The Original Motion Picture)
  • Gangsta S***

Various - Dollar (Soundtrack From The Original Motion Picture)

Power Records1999
MC Breed Presents The Thugz Vol. #1
  • Gangsta Gangsta

Various - MC Breed Presents The Thugz Vol. #1

Power Records1999
Deep In The Game: The Soundtrack
  • Gotta Get Mine (Remix)

Various - Deep In The Game: The Soundtrack

Coldcash Records2001
Monsters Of The Midway: The Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Smell The Aroma

Various - Monsters Of The Midway: The Motion Picture Soundtrack

Darkside Productions2001
Gee Pierce - Well Connected Compilation
  • What We Do 4 Cheeze

Gee Pierce - Well Connected Compilation

U Be U Records2001
More Music From 8 Mile
  • Gotta Get Mine

Various - More Music From 8 Mile

Shady Records, Interscope Records2002
Gang Tapes The Album
  • Hit The Floor

Various - Gang Tapes The Album

Activate Entertainment LLC2002
6 Degrees Of P-Funk: The Best Of George Clinton And His Funk Family
  • If Anybody Gets Funked Up (It's Gonna Be You)

George Clinton - 6 Degrees Of P-Funk: The Best Of George Clinton And His Funk Family

Epic2003
BR Gunna - Dirty District, Vol. 2
  • Dat's Fa Sho

BR Gunna - Dirty District, Vol. 2

Ne'Astra Music2004
West Coast Radio
  • Makin' Moves

Various - West Coast Radio

JLM Entertainment2005
Insane Clown Posse - Forgotten Freshness Vol. 4
  • Swallow This Nut

Insane Clown Posse - Forgotten Freshness Vol. 4

Psychopathic Records2005
Various - West Coast Ballin' Vol. 2
  • Makin' Moves

Various - West Coast Ballin' Vol. 2

JLM Entertainment2005
Snoop Dogg Presents The West Coast Blueprint
  • 4 Tha Hustlas

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents The West Coast Blueprint

Priority Records2010
Frank White - The Collection Volume 1
  • Makin Moves

Frank White - The Collection Volume 1

Numo Inc.2012
Project Born - The Very Best Of Project Born
  • Before I Get In Da Club

Project Born - The Very Best Of Project Born

Anti-Authority Records2013
Various - West Coast Radio
  • Makin' Moves

Various - West Coast Radio

Anti-Authority Records2013
Various - J. Prince Presents: R. N. D. S. (Realest Ni**as Down South) [Screwed]
  • Wanna Taste

Various - J. Prince Presents: R. N. D. S. (Realest Ni**as Down South) [Screwed]

Rap-A-Lot Records2013
Various - Evil Angelz Runnin Thru Hell (Dice Presents E.A.R.T.H.)
  • Gimme Whut U Got

Various - Evil Angelz Runnin Thru Hell (Dice Presents E.A.R.T.H.)

Fallen Angelz Ent, Groundwerk Music Distribution2017