MC Ren

MC Ren



Lorenzo Jerald Patterson (born June 16, 1969),[1] better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an American rapper from Compton, California. He is the founder and owner of the record label Villain Entertainment. His moniker is derived from the middle letters in his first name (Lorenzo)[citation needed].

MC Ren began his solo career signed as a solo artist to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records in early 1987, while still attending high school. By the end of 1987, after having written almost half of Eazy-E's debut album Eazy-Duz-It, he was included in the influential gangsta rap group N.W.A with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and DJ Yella, which popularized the use of explicit lyrics in rap to detail the violence of street life. Ren was featured in Straight Outta Compton, 100 Miles and Runnin', and Niggaz4Life. After the group disbanded in 1991, he stayed with Ruthless, putting out several gold and platinum selling records, before leaving the label in 1999.



Shock of the Hour
Shock of the Hour is the debut album by rapper MC Ren, released November 16, 1993, on Ruthless Records and distributed by Relativity Records.
The Villain in Black
The Villain in Black is the second album by rapper MC Ren, released April 9, 1996, on Ruthless Records and distributed by Relativity Records.
Kizz My Black Azz
Kizz My Black Azz is the debut EP by rapper MC Ren, released in June 30, 1992, on Ruthless Records and distributed by Priority Records.

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Minor Film Appearances & References5

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News Articles6

MC Ren Explains Why N.W.A Didn't Record Ice Cube Diss Track After "No Vaseline"
  –  April 18, 2017
Los Angeles, CA – Ice Cube’s “No Vaseline” is well-known as one of the most scathing diss records in Hip Hop history. The former N.W.A member aired out his crew, but there was never a significant response from the remaining four members of the ...
MC Ren on Seeing Ice Cube After “No Vaseline” | Video
  –  April 18, 2017
MCRen talks about meeting up with #IceCube after he dropped #NoVaseline and reveals why #NWA didn’t respond to the track. The #Compton rapper also explains why he didn’t leave #RuthlessRecords, even after #EazyE died. Hit us up in the comments section ...
Aldis Hodge stars in ‘Underground’ and ‘Hidden Figures’
  –  April 6, 2017
Aldis Hodge is perhaps best known for his role as Alec Hardison on the TNT series “Leverage,” which nabbed a People’s Choice Award in 2013, in addition to his role as MC Ren in “Straight Outta Compton.” He also starred in the Amazon pilot “The ...
How Did Ice Cube Inspired Lavell Crawford?
  –  April 5, 2017
4/4/17- Ice Cube, MC Ren, Yella and the entire Straight Outta Compton crew inspired Lavell Crawford‘s inner gangster. So much so that his old tear drops tattoo made a cameo. Listen to the funny below.
WPGM Revisits: MC Ren – The Villain In Black (Album Review)
  –  April 5, 2017
The Villain In Black is the second album by former N.W.A rapper, MC Ren, released April 9, 1996, on Ruthless Records and distributed by Relativity Records. It’s due for it’s twenty-first anniversary very soon and, for an often overlooked member of the ...
MC Ren Net Worth
  –  April 5, 2017
MC Ren is an American rapper who has a net worth of $1 million ... He has been active in the music industry since 1986 and is also known as The Ruthless Villain, The Villain, and The Villain in Black. He started off as a solo artist on Ruthless Records ...


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