Widely recognized as one of the most respected 90's rappers, MC Serch (born Michael Berrin) made up one-third of 3rd Bass.
After three full-lengths with Pete Nice and DJ Richie Rich -- two studio albums and a remix collection -- Serch went solo with
1992's Return of the Product. Like the 3rd Bass releases, it came out on Def Jam. One of the singles from the album, an
extension of Main Source's Live at the BBQ" the single "Back to the Grill," featured a return performance from Nas and hit the
top of the Billboard rap chart; Serch also primed Nas for stardom by tapping his "Halftime" for the Zebrahead soundtrack and
working with him on Illmatic, both of which he executive produced.