MC Serch
MC Serch

Birth name

Michael Berrin


6 May 1967 (age 47)


Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.


Hip hop

Years active



Def Jam, Psycho+Logical

Associated acts

3rd Bass, Nas, Non Phixion, O.C.

Michael Berrin (born 6 May 1967), better known by his stage name MC Serch, is an American rapper and former member of 3rd Bass. After recording three albums with 3rd Bass, Serch launched a solo career in 1992 with Return of the Product. The album featured two hit singles: "Here It Comes" and "Back to the Grill", featuring Chubb Rock, Red Hot Lover Tone and Nas. Serch was the executive producer of Nas' Illmatic, one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the 1990s. He also helped to cultivate rapper O.C., after hearing him on the Organized Konfusion song "Fudge Pudge", and assisted him in securing a record contract with Wild Pitch Records. In 1995, Serch mentored the newly formed group Non Phixion.

Since retiring from performing, he runs a promotions company called Serchlite Music. He currently hosts a radio show on Detroit's Hot 102.7.



With 3rd BassEdit