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Birth: Jun. 21, 1971
Flint
Genesee County
Michigan, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 2008
Flint
Genesee County
Michigan, USA

Eric T. Breed, known as MC Breed, born June 12, 1971, passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2008, in Ypsilanti, Michigan and resided in Atlanta, Georgia. Breed, a loving father, leaves behind to mourn 5 children Kiara Monique, Erica Ariel, Alexis Cymone, Marco "MC" Chene, and Eric Jalen. The rap artist was born Eric Breed, a native of Flint, Michigan, in the early 70's. Eric T. "MC" Breed, was a rapper. He attended Gundry Elementary and Northwestern High School of Flint, Michigan.

Breed was known as the first commercially successful rapper to come out of the Midwest. After his early success with the 1991 gold-selling single "Ain't No Future In Yo' Frontin'," featuring a sample from "Funky Worm" by the Ohio Players, he connected with rappers from both the south and the west coast. He finally joined fellow rapper Too Short in Atlanta, Georgia, which resulted in his G-funk-oriented sound giving way to Dirty South influences. Breed was one of the first rappers from the mid-west to break into national and international markets.

He worked with rappers such as 2Pac (notably on the song, "Gotta Get Mine"). Rapper MC Breed had enjoyed a career noteworthy for both its longevity and its distinctively controlled creative direction. Breed's success in rap throughout the 1990s had been attributed to his willingness to grow as an artist and explore new musical fields, most notably by taking a cue from the grand old master of the genre, George Clinton. The P-Funk founder had collaborated on several occasions with Breed, and Breed's later work moved away from the braggadocio grooves of his peers and into a more complex amalgamation of funk that paid homage to Clinton's style.

Breed's first foray into the studio came in 1990 when he recorded the tracks "Ain't no Future in Frontin", became his debut album at Silver Sun Recording Studio in his hometown. Production work was done in collaboration with producer Bernard Terry, formerly of Ready for the World. The tapes were then passed on to a radio program director in nearby Saginaw, Michigan, who sent them on to the new Power Artists label. The company released the work as MC Breed's debut record, MC Breed and DFC which included cousin Alpha Breed, in 1991. The first single from the record was "Ain't No Future in Yo' Frontin'," which was later sampled for Ice Cube's "Wicked," and helped keep the album on Billboard's R&B chart for a whopping 52 weeks. It also would go on to have a long life on the club playlists for several years to come.

The song took hooks from "The Funky Worm" and "More Bounce to the Ounce" and showcased Breed's distinctively raspy voice. "Just Kickin' It" was the second single from the debut album. MC Breed experienced modest success while based in Flint, MI, before leaving the Midwest to work with the D.O.C. in L.A. and Too Short in Atlanta. Breed's debut album, MC Breed & DFC, was released on the tiny independent label SDEG (4103) and pictures Breed and da Flint Crew (DFC) in their b-boy stances, donning gaudy Detroit Tigers apparel.
 
 
Burial:
Sunset Hills Cemetery
Flint
Genesee County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Delano Webb
Record added: Nov 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31687277
Eric Tyrone MC BREED Breed
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