MC Ren

MC Ren

Real Name:
Lorenzo Jerald Patterson
Profile:
Ren grew up in the rough area of east Compton where he began rapping at school parties during the early 80's. Through DJ Train, he was introduced to Eazy-E and soon became a part of the N.W.A. collective. Ren debuted on the group's first single, "8-Ball", in 1987. The following year Ren helped write the tracks for the album Eazy-Duz-It and appeared on "2 Hard Mutha's".

His rhyming ability caught the group's attention and he soon landed a spot as a member of N.W.A. Ren enjoyed great success as N.W.A. sold over five million records from 1988-1991 and became the first gangsta rap group to have an album reach the Billboard #1 spot.

Financial disputes would eventually dissolve the group in 1991-92, however MC Ren stuck with Ruthless Records and put out the six-track E.P. Kizz My Black Azz. Released on the heels of N.W.A's success and the gangsta rap craze, it went gold with help from producer Bobcat, DJ Train, and the single "Final Frontier". Before releasing his debut album, MC Ren converted to the Nation of Islam and expressed his views with a hardcore flavor on the album Shock of the Hour. Sadly the deaths of Eazy-E and DJ Train took a toll on Ren when he released the less successful Villain in Black album in 1996.

Two years later he followed up with a comeback album, Ruthless For Life, before leaving Ruthless Records. His notoriety helped Ren appear on various albums by Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg and Kurupt. Five years after his last album, MC Ren released a maxi-single in March of 2004 on an independent label, followed by a movie later in the year.
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MC Ren Discography

Albums

88561-5505-4 MC Ren Shock Of The Hour (Album) Ruthless Records, Relativity 88561-5505-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
88561-5544-1 MC Ren The Villain In Black (Album) Ruthless Records 88561-5544-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
E 69313 MC Ren Ruthless For Life (Album) Ruthless Records, Epic E 69313 US 1998 Sell This Version
none MC Ren Renincarnated(10xFile, MP3, Album, vbr) Villain Entertainment none US 2009

Singles & EPs

PCDS 53802 MC Ren Kizz My Black Azz (EP) Ruthless Records, Priority Records PCDS 53802 US 1992 Sell This Version
DPRO 6632 MC Ren The Final Frontier (Single) Ruthless Records, Priority Records DPRO 6632 US 1992 Sell This Version
RPROCD-0235 MC Ren Same Ol' Shit (Single) Ruthless Records, Relativity RPROCD-0235 US 1993 Sell This Version
MCA 11617 MC Ren Mayday On The Frontline MCA Records MCA 11617 US 1993 Sell This Version
88651-5523-1 MC Ren Forget What Ya Heard (Single) Ruthless Records 88651-5523-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
RPROLP-0449 MC Ren Mad Scientist (Single) Ruthless Records, Relativity RPROLP-0449 US 1996 Sell This Version
88561-6339-4 MC Ren Keep It Real (Maxi, Single) Ruthless Records 88561-6339-4 US 1996 Sell This Version
XPR 3034 MC Ren Da Villain In Black (Album Sampler)(12") Epic XPR 3034 UK 1996 Sell This Version
ESK 41684 MC Ren Who In The F*** / Comin' After You (Single) Ruthless Records, Epic ESK 41684 US 1998 Sell This Version
ESK 41097 MC Ren Ruthless For Life (Maxi, Single) Ruthless Records, Epic ESK 41097 US 1998 Sell This Version
ESK 41246 MC Ren Comin' After You (Single) Ruthless Records, Epic ESK 41246 US 1998 Sell This Version
PTYCD131 Ice Cube featuring Dr. Dre & MC Ren Ice Cube featuring Dr. Dre & MC Ren - Hello (Single) Priority Records PTYCD131 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
SPRO-81573, 0872 4 81573 2 1 Latoiya Williams* / Snoop Dogg Featuring RBX And MC Ren Latoiya Williams* / Snoop Dogg Featuring RBX And MC Ren - The Ballad Of Jimmy Bones / The Legend Of Jimmy Bones(12", Promo) Priority Records, Priority Records SPRO-81573, 0872 4 81573 2 1 US 2001 Sell This Version
none MC Ren Featuring John Doe (34) MC Ren Featuring John Doe (34) - The Maxi Single(CD, EP) Villain Entertainment none US 2004 Sell This Version
none MC Ren Renincarnated(File, MP3, Single) Villain Entertainment none US 2009
none MC Ren Rebel Music(File, MP3, Single, 268) Villain Entertainment none US 2014