Dinner and a Movie (album)
|Dinner and a Movie|
|Studio album by Brotha Lynch Hung|
|Released||March 23, 2010|
|Genre||West Coast hip hop, horrorcore, hardcore hip hop, hip hop soul, gangsta rap|
|Producer||Travis O'Guin (exec.)|
|Brotha Lynch Hung chronology|
Dinner and a Movie is the first album in a trilogy of conceptual albums, preceding Coathanga Strangla and Mannibalector. The fictional main character is the known as The Hang, a normal, everyday man who transforms into a serial killer at night, murdering rappers. It begins in an interrogation room, where the Coat Hanga Strangla is promising to confess to his crimes. The skits throughout the album tell of how the local police department are desperately trying to put a stop to the murders.
The album debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at number 69 in its first week of release, selling 7,900 copies. It is his best debut on the charts since his 1997 album Loaded. Dinner and a Movie sold 3,100 copies in its second week of sales, bringing total sales to 11,000 copies.
According to an interview with Travis O’Guin, the album was under-shipped by retailers. Strange Music had planned to ship 35,000 to 40,000 copies, but only 12,120 units were shipped due to difficulties with their distributor, Universal Fontana. To date, the album has sold over 45,000 copies in the US.
Dinner and a Movie has received positive reviews from music critics. David Jeffries of Allmusic remarked that Brotha Lynch Hung is "not only on top of his game on this 2010 effort, but he’s also found a perfect match when it comes to labels." Jeffries also praised the plot, mentioning that the story "goes from gross to scary to sympathetic and personal, and then back again, all without losing a step or trying your patience." HipHopDX also gave the album a positive review, saying that its "honesty and delivery that mixes with the horror make this album both a brilliant comeback story, and a career milestone." iHipHop affirmed this, describing Dinner and a Movie as "one of the best albums of 2010 thus far, and is easily the most polished effort in Brother Lynch Hung's catalogue." All three reviewers gave the album four stars out of five.
|1.||"The Interrogation (Intro)" (Co-Starring: First Degree The D.E. & Don Rob)||Brotha Lynch Hung & Robert Rebeck||1:14|
|2.||"Colostomy Bag" (Co-Starring: C-Lim & G-Macc)||Axis||4:05|
|3.||"D.O.A." (Co-Starring: Lauren Yvettea Brinson)||Seven||5:37|
|4.||"Fucc Off! (Skit)" (Co-Starring: Dave Weiner)||Brotha Lynch Hung & Robert Rebeck||0:34|
|5.||"Sit In That Corner Bitch!"||DJ Epik||3:03|
|6.||"I Know Who Did Dis (Skit)" (Co-Starring: First Degree The D.E., Don Rob & C.N.I.)||Brotha Lynch Hung & Robert Rebeck||1:05|
|7.||"Murder Over Hard" (Co-Starring: G-Macc) + End Skit (Co-Starring: BZO)||Axis||7:37|
|8.||"G (Skit)"||Brotha Lynch Hung & Robert Rebeck||0:28|
|9.||"I Tried To Commit Suicide + End Skit" (Co-Starring: G-Macc)||Young MC||5:44|
|10.||"Split Personality" (Co-Starring: G-Macc)||Axis||4:16|
|11.||"Meat" (Co-Starring: First Degree The D.E. & G-Macc)||Axis||5:12|
|12.||"Siccem!" (Co-Starring: First Degree The D.E. & G-Macc)||Freddy Machete||6:14|
|13.||"Don't Worry Momma, It's Just Bleeding" (Co-Starring: Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko & First Degree The D.E.) + End Skit (Co-Starring: C-Lim, BZO & G-Macc,)||Seven||5:34|
|14.||"The Police Is Here! Ama Hit U Bacc (Skit)" (Co-Starring: Don Rob & Ron Danzy)||Brotha Lynch Hung & Robert Rebeck||0:44|
|15.||"I Plotted (My Next Murder)"||N-Pire||3:13|
|16.||"Nutbagg" (Co-Starring: First Degree The D.E.)||Seven||5:28|
|17.||"Highspeed (Skit)" (Co-Starring: Don Rob & Ron Danzy)||Brotha Lynch Hung & Robert Rebeck||0:53|
|18.||"I Heard That Song B 4" (Co-Starring: (C-Lim, Tall Cann G & C.O.S.) + End Skit (Co-Starring: G-Smooth)||Freddy Machete||5:44|
|19.||"I Hate When Niggaz Get On The Phone When They Around Me (Skit)"||Axis||1:38|
|20.||"Anotha Killin'" (Co-Starring: Snoop Dogg & Tha Dogg Pound)||Brotha Lynch Hung||6:10|
|21.||"Ama Catch Up (Skit)" (Co-Starring: First Degree The D.E. & Ron Danzy)||Brotha Lynch Hung & Robert Rebeck||1:44|
|22.||"We Played You Like A Violin (Outro)" (Co-Starring: C.N.I. & First Degree The D.E.)||Brotha Lynch Hung & Robert Rebeck||1:23|
|Strange Music Pre-Order Digital Bonus Track|
|23.||"She Thinks I'm A Psycho"||Phonk Beta||4:20|
|U.S. Billboard 200||69|
|U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||18|
|U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums||6|
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