Eric Breed, the Midwest rapper known as MC Breed, was found dead today after suffering kidney failure.
According to the Detroit News, Breed’s manager Darryl Morris confirmed that the rappers was found dead at a friend’s home in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
In September, Breed collapsed on a basketball court. He was taken to the hospital and put on life support due to kidney failure. He was taken off life support days later.
Last spring, Breed was arrested in Flint, Michigan due to missed child support payments. The rapper was also reportedly placed behind bars and eventually released on $18,000 bail last April.
Helping the Mid-West rise to popularity within hip-hop, the Michigan-bred emcee is known for gaining notice as an independent artist with a number of early 1990’s albums, including MC Breed & DFC, 20 Below, The New Breed and Funkafied.
Breed also famously collaborated with various West Coast rap stars including Too Short, Warren G and the late Tupac Shakur.
SOHH will bring you more details concerning the rapper’s death as the story develops.