MC Ren: RenIncarnated

Ren explains working with 8Ball & MJG early, the word "gangsta rap," and how $1 million held the N.W.A. alum from a major comeback.

As much as they are deservedly praised for their roles in creating a completely different genre of Hip Hop, the members of N.W.A. have by and large stayed in the spotlight by reinventing themselves. After his death in 1995, Eazy-E posthumously looms larger than he ever did while alive. Ice Cube [click to read] can still spit classic verses, but he


  • huntsman

    I'm going to play devil's advocate here. Jerry Heller had had a long, successful career in the music industry decades before NWA. He'd orchestrated monster US tours for Elton John and the Rolling Stones. Did this NEVER figure in the minds of MC Ren and Ice Cube when they were wondering why they were 'coming home to their apartments' and Heller was 'in a mansion'? Well, of course he's in a mansion. He's been doing it for 20, 30 years, you guys have been doing it for one year. I've never heard any of the NWA defectors articulate exactly what it was Heller specifically did to them. It's well established Dr Dre was living in a mansion of his own 90/91. Oh well. I still love the music of the NWA family tree, but all this Jerry Heller business stinks of anti semitism. GREAT interview with Ren.

    • Dj Speed

      its a very long list of things jerry did,he did have a career before nwa but that record is very spotted as a lot of other artist have said,jerry is not a good person,he's a very bad,shady,crooked and a thief,if the world really knew what he did,it might be some true nwa fans showing up at his doorstep.

  • johnfattah

    see hip-hop is not being muslim anymoore than christian rap i have along haveto go!