Brotha Lynch Hung

Kevin Danell Mann (born January 10, 1969),[1] better known by his stage name Brotha Lynch Hung, is an American rapper and record producer from Sacramento, California who has been described as "the creator of horrorcore rap."[2]

Brotha Lynch Hung
Birth nameKevin Danell Mann
Born (1969-01-10) January 10, 1969 (age 52)
OriginSacramento, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • record producer
Years active1986–present
Labels
Associated acts
WebsiteMadesicc.com

Early lifeEdit

Mann grew up in Sacramento.[3] He became a fan of east coast rappers such as Rakim and Slick Rick.[4] He started rapping at the age of 13.[5] He was a member of the Garden Blocc Crips.[3] He was shot in the side after trying to break up a confrontation between a Crip and a Blood at a party; the bullet was never removed.[3]

Music careerEdit

BeginningsEdit

Mann was influenced by KZ appeared on and produced 11 of the 12 tracks on X-Raided's 1992 debut album Psycho Active. Brotha Lynch Hung, X-Raided, and Sicx recorded the cassette Niggaz in Blacc in 1991. It is regarded by Mann as "some of my best work."[5]

1993-2002: Black Market RecordsEdit

In 1993[citation needed] Black Market Records released Mann's first EP, 24 Deep.[6] followed by an album every year or two: Season of da Siccness in 1995,[7] Loaded in 1997, EBK4 and the soundtrack to the horror comedy film Now Eat in 2000,[8] The Virus in 2001, and three compilations, Appearances: Book 1, Remains: Book II, and Book III, in 2002.

24 Deep reached No. 91 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart,[9] and Season of da Siccness reached No. 26.[citation needed]

2003-2008: Lynch by Inch: Suicide Note, The Ripgut Collection and Snuff TapesEdit

Lynch had three releases on different record labels during this time period. He released Lynch by Inch: Suicide Note in June 2003 under Siccmade Music. It was the first album since EBK4 to make it to the Billboard 200 and his first solo album not released on Black Market Records. He then released The Ripgut Collection compilation on Madesicc in 2007 and Snuff Tapes "mix tape" in 2008 which is available on the website Siccness.net. Both releases enter the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums peaking at 55 and 78 respectively.

2009 - Present: Strange MusicEdit

In May 2009, Mann signed a contract with Strange Music.[10] He released three albums on the label, Dinner and a Movie (2010), Coathanga Strangla (2011), and Mannibalector (2013).[11] The label offered to extend his contract after the third album was released.[11]

ControversyEdit

In September 1996, Joseph Edward "Bubba" Gallegos, an 18-year-old man from Bayfield, Colorado, killed his friends after listening repeatedly to Brotha Lynch Hung's song "Locc 2 da Brain". He was in turn killed by police. His minister suggested that the music played a role in the killings.[12][13]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Collaboration albumsEdit

Extended playsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ California Birth Index, 1905-1995 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.), 2005.
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame - Brotha Lynch Hung". Sacramento News & Review. July 14, 2005. Retrieved June 1, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "Interview: Brotha Lynch Hung h".
  4. ^ Paine, Jake (October 30, 2007). "Brotha Lynch Hung: Hung Up On Horror". HipHopDX. Archived from the original on October 26, 2010. Retrieved June 1, 2010.
  5. ^ a b Etminan, Nima (June 2007). "Brotha Lynch Hung - 2007 Interview". dubcnn.com. Retrieved June 1, 2010.
  6. ^ "Interview with Brotha Lynch Hung". Murder Dog Magazine. Archived from the original on March 26, 2006. Retrieved January 15, 2010.
  7. ^ Henderson, Alex (2006). "Season of da Siccness > Review". allmusic. Retrieved June 1, 2010.
  8. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/brotha-lynch-hung-presents-now-eat-the-album-mw0000432224 album
  9. ^ "24 Deep – Brotha Lynch Hung". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved January 22, 2010.
  10. ^ "Brotha Lynch Hung Signs To Tech N9ne's Strange Music Label". BallerStatus.com. May 14, 2009. Archived from the original on May 14, 2009. Retrieved May 14, 2009.
  11. ^ a b HipHopDX. "Brotha Lynch Hung Reveals That Strange Music Offered Him Another Contract". HipHopDX.
  12. ^ Moehringer, J.R.; Wagner, Michael G. (September 27, 1996). "O.C. Trio's Killing Carefully Planned". Los Angeles Times.
  13. ^ H. G., Reza (September 28, 1996). "Rap's Role in Crime Refuels Lyrics Debate". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 1, 2010.

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