MC Breed Laid To Rest, Jazze Pha & D.O.C. Among Hundreds Of Mourners

Producer Jazze Pha and West coast rapper The D.O.C  were among hundreds of mourners that showed up at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Flint, Michigan today (December 2) to pay their last respects to MC Breed. As reported earlier, Breed (born Eric Breed) died of kidney failure at a friend's home in Detroit last month. He was 37 years old.

According to Michigan Live, over 200 of Breed's family and friends appeared at the funeral wearing clothing with the rapper's image and the saying "The Legacy Lives On... Swagg Heavy"

During Breed's funeral his family was presented with a key to the city, letters from Mayor Don Williamson and the City Council and the announcement that Flint would celebrate the day in his honor.

"It's major," said Darryl Morris, Breed's manager. "He would've been excited to see it, he does see it, he's probably tripping now. Flint meant a lot for him."

Breed garnered fame in the early 90's via his hit single “Ain't No Future In Yo' Frontin”.  He released over 13 albums and had a major influence on artists from Flint and its surrounding areas.

"He was the first (Midwest rapper) to come out nationally," said fan Julia Ruffin. "He had his o wn unique distinguished sound and he gave a lot of hope to a lot of young rappers in the area."