RIP MC Breed

RIP MC Breed
A week in hip-hop that started brightly, thanks to another new Kanye West album, ended clouded in gloom with the sudden passing of rapper MC Breed. The announcement of his death was made public on November 22, after Breed (born Eric Breed) was found dead at a friend's house in Michigan. It's speculated prior health complications — Breed collapsed during a basketball game in September due to kidney failure — played a part in his passing.

Breed’s family and management released a statement on the rapper’s MySpace blog that reads:

"We are saddened by our great loss. More than just an artist, we mourn the loss of a beloved father, son, brother and friend. We are overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. We are thankful and blessed to have been in his presence and want him to be remembered for his creative, caring, talented and hard-working spirit."

MC Breed was born on June 12, 1971. His claim to fame came in 1991 with his hit single "Ain’t No Future in Yo Frontin” and "Gotta Get Mine” featuring 2Pac. Since then, he released 13 albums and collaborated with such names as Too $hort, Warren G and Jazze Pha. Breed is survived by his parents and three siblings, and leaves behind five children.

Funeral arrangements have been announced and will be taking place on December 2 in Breed's hometown of Flint, Michigan. A memorial service will also be taking place at the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church.

MC Breed "Ain’t No Future In Yo’ Frontin’”