MC Ren

Real Name:
Lorenzo Jerald Patterson
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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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Albums

88561-5505-4 Shock Of The Hour — MC Ren MC Ren Shock Of The Hour (Album) Ruthless Records, Relativity 88561-5505-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
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88561-5544-1 The Villain In Black — MC Ren MC Ren The Villain In Black (Album) Ruthless Records 88561-5544-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
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E 69313 Ruthless For Life — MC Ren MC Ren Ruthless For Life (Album) Ruthless Records E 69313 US 1998 Sell This Version
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none Renincarnated — MC Ren MC Ren Renincarnated(10xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Villain Entertainment none US 2009
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Singles & EPs

DPRO 6632 The Final Frontier — MC Ren MC Ren The Final Frontier (Single) Ruthless Records, Priority Records DPRO 6632 US 1992 Sell This Version
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PCDS 53802 Kizz My Black Azz — MC Ren MC Ren Kizz My Black Azz (EP) Ruthless Records, Priority Records PCDS 53802 US 1992 Sell This Version
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MCA 11617 May Day On The Frontline — MC Ren MC Ren May Day On The Frontline MCA Records MCA 11617 US 1993 Sell This Version
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RPROCD-0235 Same Ol' Shit — MC Ren MC Ren Same Ol' Shit (Single) Ruthless Records, Relativity RPROCD-0235 US 1993 Sell This Version
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88651-5523-1 Forget What Ya Heard  — MC Ren MC Ren Forget What Ya Heard (Single) Ruthless Records 88651-5523-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
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RPROLP-0449 Mad Scientist — MC Ren MC Ren Mad Scientist (Single) Ruthless Records, Relativity RPROLP-0449 US 1996 Sell This Version
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88561-6339-1 Keep It Real — MC Ren MC Ren Keep It Real (Maxi, Single) Ruthless Records 88561-6339-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
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XPR 3034 Da Villain In Black (Album Sampler) — MC Ren MC Ren Da Villain In Black (Album Sampler)(12", Smplr) Epic, Ruthless Records XPR 3034 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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none Who In The F*** / Comin' After You — MC Ren MC Ren Who In The F*** / Comin' After You (Single) Ruthless Records, Epic none US 1998 Sell This Version
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ESK 41246 Comin' After You — MC Ren MC Ren Comin' After You (Single) Ruthless Records, Epic ESK 41246 US 1998 Sell This Version
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ESK 41097 Ruthless For Life — MC Ren MC Ren Ruthless For Life (Maxi, Single) Ruthless Records, Epic ESK 41097 US 1998 Sell This Version
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PTYCD131, 7243 8 97155 2 1 Hello — MC Ren Ice Cube Featuring Dr. Dre & MC Ren Ice Cube Featuring Dr. Dre & MC Ren - Hello (Single) Priority Records, Lench Mob Records PTYCD131, 7243 8 97155 2 1 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
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SPRO-81573, 0872 4 81573 2 1 The Ballad Of Jimmy Bones / The Legend Of Jimmy Bones — MC Ren 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
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SPRO-81558 Wu-Chronicles Chapter II / Nuthin But A Gangsta Party 2 — MC Ren Two On Da Road* Featuring Shyheim / Ant Bank's T.W.D.Y.* Featuring MC Ren Two On Da Road* Featuring Shyheim / Ant Bank's T.W.D.Y.* Featuring MC Ren - Wu-Chronicles Chapter II / Nuthin But A Gangsta Party 2(12", Promo) Wu-Tang Records SPRO-81558 US 2001 Sell This Version
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none The Maxi Single — MC Ren 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
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none Renincarnated — MC Ren MC Ren Renincarnated(File, MP3, Single) Villain Entertainment none US 2009
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none Rebel Music — MC Ren MC Ren Rebel Music (Single) Villain Entertainment none US 2014
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none Burn Radio Burn — MC Ren MC Ren Burn Radio Burn(File, MP3, Single) Villain Entertainment none US 2014
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none Back At It — MC Ren MC Ren Back At It(File, MP3, Single) Villain Entertainment none US 2019
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none King Villain — MC Ren MC Ren King Villain(File, MP3, Single) Villain Entertainment none US 2019
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none Osiris — MC Ren MC Ren Osiris(8xFile, MP3, EP) BoomDocz Productions none US 2022