Funeral Cars Gather in Flint for MC Breed Funeral

December 03, 2008 | | Comments 1

I wouldn’t normally write about someone’s death on here, but this one is special to me because it’s about a famous person from Flint. Funeral cars gathered at the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church in Flint, Michigan yesterday to mourn the loss of rapper MC Breed. Some of the biggest names in the hip-hop and rap industry also showed up in funeral cars to pay their respects to one of the pioneers of this musical genre.

MC Breed died last month as a result from kidney failure. He was only 36 years old and is widely known as the first successful rapper from Flint. According to reports, more than 200 friends and family came to the hometown funeral, many of them dressed in leather, baggy pants and t-shirts with the words “The Legacy Lives On…Swagg Heavy.”

“He’s important to this city because he brought the Midwest to the map,” said Breed’s cousin Raheem Riley in and interview with ABC News. “As far as the rap game, he brought it to the map.”

During the service, MC Breed’s family received a key to the city, letters from the mayor and a declaration that December 2 would now be MC Breed day.

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  1. Howard Metro says:

    I’m from Flint, too. I remember hearing about MC Breed in high school. I wasn’t a fan or anything, but I know he brought Flint a lot of good publicity because he was so popular.

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