MC Ren

American rapper

Lorenzo Jerald Patterson (born June 16, 1969) is an American rapper. He is best known by his stage name MC Ren. MC Ren was a member of the gangsta rap group N.W.A.

MC Ren
Birth nameLorenzo Jerald Patterson
Also known asThe Ruthless Villain, The Villain, The Villain in Black
Born (1969-06-16) June 16, 1969 (age 51)
Compton, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop, gangsta rap
Occupation(s)Rapper, record producer
Years active1986–present
LabelsVillain Entertainment (current),
Ruthless, Priority, Relativity (former)
Associated actsN.W.A, CPO, The D.O.C., Above the Law, Public Enemy, Snoop Dogg, WC, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, Xzibit, E-A-Ski

Childhood and early lifeEdit

Like all N.W.A members (except Ice Cube) he was born and raised in Compton, California.

Rapping careerEdit

He joined N.W.A after completing his senior year of high school. He was with N.W.A on all their studio and EP releases. Problems over money caused N.W.A to end. MC Ren and all the other members of N.W.A went solo.

Using Eazy E's record label, Ruthless Records, Ren released his first album Shock of Tha Hour in 1993.


  • Shock Of Tha Hour (1993)
  • The Villain In Black (1996)
  • Ruthless For Life (1998)
  • Reincarnated (2009)

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