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Encyclopedia > MC Ren
MC Ren
Background information
Birth name Lorenzo Gerald Patterson
Also known as Ren
The Ruthless Villain
The Villain in Black
Born June 16, 1969 (1969-06-16) (age 38)
Origin Compton, California
Genre(s) West Coast hip hop
Gangsta rap
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1986-present
Label(s) Ruthless Records
Associated
acts
N.W.A.
Eazy-E
The D.O.C.
DJ Train

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Biography

Born and raised in Compton, California, he joined up with the gangsta rap group N.W.A. while finishing his senior year at Dominguez High School. He contributed vocals on the Straight Outta Compton (1988) album and soon found himself a much more valuable member of the group after Ice Cube departed in 1989. Nickname: Location of Compton in Los Angeles County, California County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Eric Perrodin Area  - City 26. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... For the Ice T album, see Gangsta Rap (album). ... This article is about the hip-hop group. ... Aerial photograph of Dominguez High School. ... This article is about the album. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... OShea Jackson (born June 15, 1969) better known by his stage name, Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor and film director. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


N.W.A. became the first gangsta rap group to gain mainstream success. However, as their album Efil4zaggin, backwards for Niggaz 4 Life, reached the #1 spot on Billboard in 1991, financial conflict between Dr. Dre and Ruthless Records led to the group disbanding. Group member Eazy-E was accused of skimming money along with the group's manager. Dr. Dre left to help form Death Row Records. MC Ren subsequently released his debut album with the help of Eazy-E in 1992, entitled Kizz My Black Azz. Surprisingly enough, with little commercial promotion, the album went platinum, best known for its hit single "Final Frontier." MC Ren's next album, Life Sentence, was scrapped while converting to the Nation of Islam (which he has since left[1]) with guidance from his DJ, DJ Train. Shock of the Hour (1993) was released the next year. It also features the single "Mayday on the Frontline" which appeared in the film CB4. Efil4zaggin (the phrase Niggaz 4 Life reversed) is the final album by rap group N.W.A released in 1991. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Ruthless Records was the name of two different record labels, a Chicago punk label, and a Los Angeles hip hop label. ... Death Row Records is a record label that was founded in 1991 by Suge Knight and Dr. Dre, The D.O.C. and John Payne, and was once home to some of raps biggest names, including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound (Kurupt and... Eazy-E (Eric Wright) (September 7, 1963 - March 26, 1995) was an African-American rapper, record producer, and record executive who initially rose to fame as a member of the group N.W.A.. Born in Compton, California, Eazy-E dropped out of Compton High School while in tenth grade... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... Kizz My Black Azz is an EP by MC Ren, realesed in 1992. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The Nation of Islam (NOI) is a religious and social/political organization founded in the United States by Wallace Fard Muhammad in 1930 with the self-proclaimed goal of resurrecting the spiritual, mental, social, and economic condition of the black men and women of America and the rest of the... Capital Punishment Organization, most commonly referred to as CPO, was a gangster rap duo which consisted of artists known as Lil Nation (Vince Edwards) and DJ Train (Clarence Lars). ... Shock of the Hour was the debut LP of rapper MC Ren (original member of N.W.A.). Released in 1993, it has been called uneven, but presents a lyrical vision. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ...


MC Ren soon found hard times when DJ Train died in a house fire before the release of the ill-fated The Villain in Black (1996); that album also sold relatively well for a brief period. Before leaving Ruthless Records, Ren released Ruthless for Life (1998) which proved a worthy comeback, that also sold briefly. He appeared on the posse cut "Some L.A. Niggaz" from Dr. Dre's 2001, but only spoke the intro and did not actually rap on the track. The Villain in Black is MC Rens third solo album. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... Ruthless for Life is the latest studio album from MC Ren. ... See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ... 2001, sometimes referred to by fans as Chronic 2001 or , is a 1999 hip hop album by famed rapper and producer Dr. Dre, featuring guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Hittman, Eminem, Xzibit, and others. ...


In 2000 he rapped a verse on the Hello-track featering Dr. Dre & Ice Cube on Ice Cube's War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)-album. He joined the Up In Smoke Tour that same year just to rap this verse on this track. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Hello is the first single from Ice Cubes sixth studio album War & Peace - Volume 2 (The Peace Disc). ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... OShea Jackson (born June 15, 1969) better known by his stage name, Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor and film director. ... OShea Jackson (born June 15, 1969) better known by his stage name, Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor and film director. ... War & Peace Vol. ... The Up In Smoke Tour is a big 2000 Westcoast HipHop tour with as head artists Ice Cube, Eminem, Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre, joined by MC Ren, Xzibit, WC, Ms. ...


As of 2002, Ren was working on another album. His lyrical abilities have been displayed with many guest appearances with artists from Ice Cube, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Paris, The D.O.C., Cypress Hill and many others. He is highly touted by his peers, such as Nas, who mentions Ren in his song "Hip Hop Is Dead" ("So who is in your top ten? Is it MC Shan, is it MC Ren?") See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... OShea Jackson (born June 15, 1969) better known by his stage name, Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor and film director. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Paris hails from the San Francisco Bay Area and was catapulted onto the national scene in 1990 with his hit single The Devil Made Me Do It and album of the same name, after earning a degree in economics from University of California-Davis. ... The D.O.C. is the stage name of Tracy Lynn Curry (born June 10, 1970), an American rapper born in Houston, Texas who moved to West Dallas, Texas, then later lived in Compton, California, to join the creative force behind the rap group N.W.A. Prior to his... Cypress Hill is a mostly-Latin American hip hop group from South Gate, California, who is quite possibly most well remembered for their song Insane in the Brain. Their consistent advocacy around the legalization of cannabis consumption has contributed to their popularity. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... Hip Hop Is Dead is the first and title single taken from Nas 2006 album of the same name. ... Shawn Moltke is an American rapper who uses the stage name MC Shan. ...


In addition, MC Ren released the straight-to-DVD movie entitled 'Lost in the Game', released in 2004.


His most recent work has appeared on some more politically-oriented projects such as with Public Enemy, specifically Paris' album Hard Truth Soldiers V.1 as well as on Public Enemy's album Rebirth of a Nation (2006). Paris did state, however, in a recent interview with Rapstation.com that "MC Ren is retired and won't be doing a full-length album as far as I know. I get at him for verses, that's about it." Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a hip hop group from Long Island, New York, known for their politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. ... Paris hails from the San Francisco Bay Area and was catapulted onto the national scene in 1990 with his hit single The Devil Made Me Do It and album of the same name, after earning a degree in economics from University of California-Davis. ... Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a hip hop group from Long Island, New York, known for their politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. ... Rebirth of a Nation is an album by Public Enemy, namechecking the 1915 movie The Birth of a Nation, and released on March 7, 2006. ... Paris hails from the San Francisco Bay Area and was catapulted onto the national scene in 1990 with his hit single The Devil Made Me Do It and album of the same name, after earning a degree in economics from University of California-Davis. ...


". MC Ren appeared on the VH1 Hip-Hop honors talking about Eazy-E in the tribute to Eazy-E.


Discography

Solo

Album Information
Kizz My Black Azz
Shock of the hour
The Villain in Black
  • Released: 1996
  • Chart Positions: #31 US, #7 R&B/Hip-Hop
  • Singles: "Keep It Real", "Mad Scientist"
  • Record Company: Ruthless Records
Ruthless for Life
  • Released: 1998
  • Chart Positions: #100 US, #14 Top R&B/Hip Hop
  • Singles: "Ruthless for Life"
  • Record Company: Ruthless Records

Kizz My Black Azz is an EP by MC Ren, realesed in 1992. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Ruthless Records was the name of two different record labels, a Chicago punk label, and a Los Angeles hip hop label. ... Shock of the Hour was the debut LP of rapper MC Ren (original member of N.W.A.). Released in 1993, it has been called uneven, but presents a lyrical vision. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Ruthless Records was the name of two different record labels, a Chicago punk label, and a Los Angeles hip hop label. ... The Villain in Black is MC Rens third solo album. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Ruthless Records was the name of two different record labels, a Chicago punk label, and a Los Angeles hip hop label. ... Ruthless for Life is the latest studio album from MC Ren. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Ruthless Records was the name of two different record labels, a Chicago punk label, and a Los Angeles hip hop label. ...

N.W.A. discography

Album information
N.W.A. and the Posse
Straight Outta Compton
  • Released: August 8, 1988 (original), February 6, 1989 (re-released date)
  • Chart positions: #37 US, #9 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, #35 UK (2003 Remastered version)
  • Last RIAA certification: 3x Platinum
  • Singles: "Straight Outta Compton", "Express Yourself"
100 Miles and Runnin'
Efil4zaggin
  • Released: May 28, 1991
  • Chart positions: #1 US, #2 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, #25 UK
  • Last RIAA certification: 2x Platinum
  • Singles: "Apetite For Destruction", "Alwayz Into Somethin'"

N.W.A and the Posse was a Macola Records constructed compilation that was marketed as the first album by the rap music group N.W.A. The group itself did not sanction the release. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... This article is about the album. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Efil4zaggin (the phrase Niggaz 4 Life reversed) is the final album by rap group N.W.A released in 1991. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ...

NWA compilation albums

Album information
Greatest Hits
  • Released: June 2, 1996
  • Chart positions: #48 US, #20 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, #56 UK
  • Last RIAA description: Gold
  • Singles: "Alwayz into Somethin'", "100 Miles And Runnin", "Express Yourself", "Straight Outtta Compton", "Hello"
The N.W.A. Legacy, Vol. 1: 1988-1999
The N.W.A. Legacy, Vol. 2
The Best of N.W.A. - The Strength of Street Knowledge

Greatest Hits (N.W.A) is an album originally released on July 2, 1996. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The N.W.A. Legacy, Vol. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... It is N.W.A.s latest album. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ...

Singles

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap UK singles Album
1992 "Final Frontier" - - #1 - Kizz My Black Ass
1993 "Same Old Shit" - - - - Shock Of The Hour
1993 "Fuck What Ya Heard" - - - - Shock Of The Hour
1993 "Mayday On The Frontline" #53 #50 #5 - Shock Of The Hour
1996 "Keep It Real" #49 #45 #9 - The Villain In Black
1996 "Mad Scientist" #44 #18 #11 - The Villian In Black
1998 "Ruthless For Life" #84 #43 #20 - Ruthless For Life

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known by various names including Hot Soul Singles, Hot Black Singles, and Hot R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Hot Rap Tracks is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ...

External links

  • Official Website
  • MC Ren's MySpace Page

  Results from FactBites:
 
MC Ren - Biography - AOL Music (311 words)
MC Ren had a much less-celebrated solo career than most of his former bandmates in N.W.A., despite enjoying some commercial success.
Born Lorenzo Patterson on June 14, 1969, Ren was recruited to join N.W.A. in 1988 while still attending high school.
Ren subsequently converted to the Nation of Islam, which helped out relations with the remainder of N.W.A. ; he patched up his differences with Ice Cube, and remained neutral in the heated feud between Dr.
MC Ren: Information from Answers.com (1332 words)
MC Ren is the stage name of Lorenzo Jerald Patterson (born June 14, 1969 in Compton, California) a rapper and hip hop producer.
MC Ren soon found hard times when DJ Train died in a house fire before the release of the ill-fated The Villain in Black (1996), that album also did sell respectively well for a brief period.
MC Ren's unique flow is perhaps best known for his odd choice of rhyme combinations, such as his frequent pairing of 'hostage' with 'ostrich'.
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