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MC Ren Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

MC Ren Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth June 16, 1969
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Spouse Yaasamen Alaa

MC Ren is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, director, and writer. Alongside Arabian Prince, DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube, MC Ren was a member of the hip hop group N.W.A (an abbreviation for Niggaz Wit Attitudes), considered as one of the greatest and most influential groups in the history of hip hop music. N.W.A has released albums, extended plays, and tracks like Straight Outta ComptonNiggaz4Life100 Miles and Runnin’Gangsta GangstaPanic ZoneAppetite for DestructionThe Dayz Of WaybackAlwayz into Somethin’, and Chin Check (ft. Snoop Dogg). As a solo artist, MC Ren has released many albums such as The Villain in Black, Shock of the HourRenincarnated, and Ruthless for Life.

Born Name

Lorenzo Jerald Patterson

Other Names

MC Ren, Villain, Ruthless Villain, The Villain in black, Rebel Villain, Nation Villain

MC Ren in 1990
MC Ren in 1990 (IthakaDarinPappas / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Compton, Los Angeles County, California, United States





MC Ren studied at Dominguez High School located in Compton, California. There, he met his future collaborator, Clarence “D.J. Train” Lars. In 1987, he graduated from high school.


Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor, Director, Writer


  • Father – Owned a barbershop
  • Siblings – He has 2 brothers and a sister.


Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap, West Coast Hip Hop




Ruthless Records (1987-1998), Priority Records (1987-1992), Relativity Records (1993-1996), Epic Records (1997-1998), Villain

Net Worth

According to, his net worth had been $1 Million.



MC Ren as seen in an Instagram post in December 2021
MC Ren as seen in an Instagram post in December 2021 (MC Ren / Instagram)


5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

MC Ren has dated –

  1. Yaasamen Alaa (1993-Present) – He got married to Yaasamen Alaa in June 1993 and they parent 5 children, including their first-born child Anthony who is a rapper under the name “Waxxie”.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Usually wears a Compton-hat


Sunni Islam

Previously, he was a fully registered member of the Nation of Islam.

MC Ren in an Instagram post in September 2021
MC Ren in an Instagram post in September 2021 (MC Ren / Instagram)

MC Ren Favorite Things

  • All-Time Favorite Hip Hop AlbumCriminal Minded by Boogie Down Productions


MC Ren Facts

  1. He spent his childhood years growing up in Pannes Avenue in Compton, California.
  2. Along with his childhood friend MC Chip, MC Ren formed the group named Awesome Crew and they performed at parties and nightclubs.
  3. Trying his chances to make money, he joined the Kelly Park Compton Crips, of which rapper Eazy-E would also become a member. However, MC Ren eventually left the alliance and got engaged in drug dealing as he found the latter to be more promising.
  4. MC Ren quit drug dealing after there was a raid on MC Chip’s house. MC Ren then started focusing on his musical pursuits.
  5. He has also been childhood friends with rapper Eric “Eazy-E” Wright, with whom he started collaborating in 1985.
  6. After graduating high school, he wanted to join the United States Army but then changed his mind after watching the 1987 war drama film Full Metal Jacket.
  7. He has credited KRS-One, Chuck D, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, and Run-DMC as some of his biggest influences.
  8. MC Ren was offered to play the character named A-Wax in the 1993 teen hood drama film Menace II Society. However, he declined the offer after initially accepting it when he joined the Nation of Islam in late 1992. The part finally went to rapper and actor MC Eiht.
  9. On November 16, 1993, he released his debut album Shock of the Hour and it peaked at #1 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart and at number #22 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
  10. MC Ren founded the record label Villain Entertainment in 1999.
  11. He was portrayed by Aldis Hodge in the 2015 biographical musical crime drama film Straight Outta Compton, depicting the rise and fall of the gangsta rap group N.W.A.

Featured Image by IthakaDarinPappas / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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