Eric Breed, better known as MC Breed grew up on Flint, Michigan’s mean streets. On Saturday the 37-year-old rapper died at a friend’s home in Ypsilanti.
“I’m from F-l-i-n-t’n. A city where pity runs low. If you ever shoot through my city, now you know. Cause we are strictly business and we also got our pride, and if you don’t like it, I suggest you break wide.”-
lyrics from Ain’t No Future in Yo Frontin’
From 1991 to 2004 he released 13 albums. His best received song was the 1991 “Ain’t No Future in Yo Frontin.'”
Breed suffered from kidney failure but that has not been listed as a cause of his death. Foul play is not suspected. A toxicology report is pending.
The Associated Press reports:
“More than just an artist, we mourn the loss of a beloved father, son, brother and friend,” his family said in a statement. “We are thankful and blessed to have been in his presence and want him to be remembered for his creative, caring, talented and hardworking spirit.”
Breed leaves behind three daughters, two sons, his parents, two brothers and a sister. Funeral arrangements are being arranged in Flint.