The family of the late MC Breed has released a statement on the Flint natives sudden passing this past weekend (Saturday November 22).
Breed had been hospitalized in September after collapsing from kidney ailments during a pickup basketball game.
Although hopeful his condition would improve, the rapper finally succumbed to kidney failure. He was 36 years old.
Despite the obvious anguish from this devastating loss, the family of Breed expressed gratitude for the love and sympathy theyve received from the Hip-Hop community.
We are saddened by our great loss. More than just an artist, we mourn the loss of a beloved father, son, broker, and friend, the family revealed in a statement to AllHipHop.com. 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 hardworking spirit.
Breed made an immediate impact with his 1991 debut MC Breed & DFC, which was powered by the classic, Billboard charting single Aint No Future in Yo Frontin.
The Flint, Michigan native further put the Midwest on the map with his third LP The New Breed.
The album is memorable for the 1993, Billboard Top 10 single I Gotta Get Mine, which featured a then fast-rising young emcee named Tupac Shakur.
Breeds management team also touched on the emcees passing by stating his premature death moved well beyond just losing a business partner.
Managing Breed changed our lives for the better, explained Darryl and Lisa Morris of Vanglorious Entertainment. He touched so many and is credited with inspiring many of the Hip-Hop acts in music today. Word cannot express how much he will be missed.
Funeral arrangements are pending in Breeds hometown in Flint Michigan at the Lawrence E. Moon funeral home.
The rapper, real name Eric Breed, leaves behind 5 children ranging in age from 18 to 1 years old.