Throwback: MC Breed-Ain’t No Future In Yo Frontin’
MC Breed’s “Ain’t No Future In Yo’ Frontin'” put the midwest on the map by giving the region its first national rap hit. Awesome Dre and the Hardcore Committee had debuted a few years earlier in ’89 becoming the first Detroit rap act to get a national deal but their visibility did not reach a critical mass. Breed’s redesigning of the funk from The Ohio Players and Zapp presaged Dr. Dre and was on par with EPMD. “Ain’t No Future In Yo’ Frontin'” and “Just Kickin’ It” kept Breed’s debut with DFC on the Billboard charts for a year. He didn’t have another big success until his third album, The New Breed, was released in ’93 because of the Tupac collaboration “Gotta Get Mine.” Breed’s 13-year career was one of consistent recording and a stylistic focus on southern and west coast rap. He recorded multiple times with George Clinton who made appearances on his second biggest album, ’94’s Funkafied. His local profile was raised again in 2001 with the Jazza Pha-produced “Let’s Go To The Club” which received heavy rotation on Detroit radio. The New Prescription was released in 2004 and it was MC Breed’s last recording before his unexpected passing 4 years later.