Related Information for Compton Menace Rap artist ''The Menace'' was born as Michael Joseph Taylor in Compton,Ca to Linda Smith and Joe Taylor.Menace was the youngest of eight children.Growing up in Compton,Ca Menace became a part of local street blood gang Fruit-town Piru.The streets of Compton were filled with violence,drugs and corruption. Menace was in need to find a escape from the harsh reality in Compton.As well as express himself and his surroundings.2007 he became interested in rapping because at that tim.. read more