MC Serch

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MC Serch (born May 6, 1967 ; real name Michael Berrin ) is an American rapper and music producer with Jewish roots.


Serch became internationally known through his participation in the hip-hop group 3rd Bass . After three relatively successful albums, he started his solo career in 1992 with his album Return of the Product . One of the tracks, Here It Comes , reached # 1 on Billboard Hot Rap Tracks . Shortly thereafter, he was involved as a producer on Nas' album Illmatic . He also worked on his second album It Was Written .

Serch helped the rapper OC to start his career with a multi-million dollar contract with Wild Pitch Records . Serch noticed him when he heard OC's feature on the song Fudge Pudge by Organized Konfusion.

Since the end of his career as a musician, Serch has only worked in the producing area and is considered very successful there. He also owns his own promotion agency, Serchlight Promotions . He also played a member of the fictional band Mau Maus in the film It's Showtime (Bamboozled) by director Spike Lee .

2006 was Serch host of the show VH1 Ego Trip's The (White) Rapper Show , in ten white rapper to 100,000 US dollars to fight. He was also the presenter of the second season "VH1 Ego Trips: Miss Rap Supreme", but there 10 female rappers are fighting for 100,000 US dollars.


Chart positions
Explanation of the data
Return of the product
  US 103 09/19/1992 (11 weeks)
Here it comes
  US 71 11/07/1992 (10 weeks)


  • 1989: The Cactus Album (with 3rd Bass) ( Def Jam Records )
  • 1990: Cactus Revisited (with 3rd Bass) (Def Jam)
  • 1991: Derelicts of Dialect (with 3rd Bass) (Def Jam)
  • 1992: Return of the Product (Def Jam Records)
  • 2007: Many Young Lives Ago: The 1994 Sessions (Serchlite Music)


  • 1987: Hey Boy (as MCSerch, with K. Love and Tony D.) (Idlers)
  • 1992: Back To The Grill (Chaos Recordings, Def Jam)
  • 1992: Daze In A Weak ( Promo , Def Jam)
  • 1992: Here It Comes (Chaos, Def Jam)

Individual evidence

  1. a b Chart sources: US