It was reported over the weekend that rapper MC Breed (Eric Breed), most famous for the song Ain’t No Future in Yo Frontin’, passed away from what I believe to be injuries related to kidney failure. He was in the hospital earlier in September of this year after collapsing because of kidney failure. has a statement up from Breed’s family and management.

We are saddened by our great loss. More than just an artist, we mourn the loss of a beloved father, son, brother and friend. We are overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. We are thankful and blessed to have been in his presence and want him to be remembered for his creative, caring, talented and hard-working spirit.

Personally, I remember 106.1 KMEL (San Francisco) playing Ain’t No Future in Yo Frontin’ like crazy and it really became an anthem at the time. You couldn’t go anywhere without hearing that song. Gotta Get Mine came out a couple years later and featured Tupac Shakur right as he was really blowing up. The latter song reached a new audience in 2002 when it was featured on Eminem’s second soundtrack to his movie 8 Mile. It’s the third track on More Music From 8 Mile which also featured music by some heavy hitters of early 90s rap.

I’ve included the videos to both songs.

Ain’t No Future in Yo Frontin’

Gotta Get Mine