by Gerry Mak in New Music on Thursday 9 July 2009

MC Ren had a good run in the ’90s, penning the N.W.A. hits Just Don’t Bite It and She Swallowed It and performing with the gangster rap legends after Ice Cube left. His debut album, Kizz My Black Azz, went platinum, and though he sustained moderate success through the remainder of the ’90s, Ren hasn’t released a record in more than a decade, likely due to his conversion to the Nation of Islam. This year, however, the once foul-mouthed rapper is due to release Renincarnation, his fifth studio album.