The Villain in Black

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The Villain in Black
Studio album by MC Ren
Released April 9, 1996 (1996-04-09)
Recorded 1994-1996
Genre West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, G-funk
Length 45:09
Label Ruthless, Relativity
Producer Eazy-E (exec.)
Cold 187um, Dr. Jam, Madness 4 Real, Big Jessie
MC Ren chronology
Shock of the Hour
The Villain in Black
Ruthless for Life
Singles from The Villain in Black
  1. "Mad Scientist"
    Released: 1996
  2. "Keep It Real"
    Released: August 20, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars [2]
The Source 3/5 stars

The Villain in Black is the second album by rapper MC Ren, released April 9, 1996, on Ruthless Records and distributed by Relativity Records.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Bitch Made Nigga Killa"   Cold 187um 4:02
2. "Keep It Real"   Dr. Jam 4:52
3. "It's Like That" (featuring Bigg Rocc) Cold 187um 4:34
4. "Mad Scientist"   Dr. Jam, Madness 4 Real (co.) 4:22
5. "Live From Compton 'Saturday Night'" (featuring Cold 187um) Cold 187um 5:56
6. "Still The Same Nigga"   Jessie "Big Jessie" Willard 5:27
7. "I Don't Give A Damn"   Dr. Jam, Madness 4 Real (co.) 3:56
8. "Mind Blown" (featuring Bigg Rocc) Cold 187um 4:42
9. "Great Elephant"   Jessie "Big Jessie" Willard 3:45
10. "Muhammed Speaks" (featuring Khalid Muhammad) Cold 187um 1:31
11. "Bring It On" (featuring Above the Law, Triggerman and Khalid Muhammad) Cold 187um 4:42

Sample Credit[edit]



  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen. "The Villain in Black - MC Ren". Allmusic.
  2. ^ Coker, Cheo Hodari. Review: The Villain in Black.