MC Ren
MC Ren

Birth name

Lorenzo Jerald Patterson

Also known as

The Ruthless Villain, The Villain in Black


16 June 1969 (age 44)


Compton, California, U.S.


Hip hop, gangsta rap, hardcore hip hop


Rapper, songwriter

Years active



Ruthless, Island Def Jam, Interscope, Universal Motown, Villain Entertainment

Associated acts

Above the Law, Bigg Rocc, Compton's Most Wanted, N.W.A, Paris, Public Enemy, The D.O.C., WC, Young Maylay

Lorenzo Jerald Patterson (born 16 June 1969), better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an American rapper who was a member of the gangsta rap group N.W.A. His stage name is derived from the middle letters in his first name (Lorenzo).


Main article: MC Ren discography

Studio albumsEdit

Extended playsEdit

With N.W.AEdit

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