Brotha Lynch Hung

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

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]

Early life[edit]

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 24 street Crips by age 16.[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 career[edit]

Musical style[edit]

Although often credited as being a major pioneer and even the main creator of the horrorcore rap genre, Mann himself has claimed that his style is less literally “horrorcore” and instead falls more directly under his own distinct category or sub-category of rap called “Ripgut” which specifically emphasizes (usually graphic) violence.

The Ripgut genre itself reportedly stemmed from his love of meat but this lyrical style is also sometimes considered to be either associated with or connected to the common thoughts and feelings occasionally experienced during manic and/or violent states of mind brought on by the use of certain illicit drugs such as phencyclidine (PCP).[citation needed]


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 Records[edit]

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 Tapes[edit]

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 Both releases enter the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums peaking at 55 and 78 respectively.

2009 - Present: Strange Music[edit]

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]


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]


Studio albums[edit]

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  1. ^ California Birth Index, 1905-1995 (Provo, UT: 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". 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.
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  9. ^ "24 Deep – Brotha Lynch Hung". Billboard. Retrieved January 22, 2010.
  10. ^ "Brotha Lynch Hung Signs To Tech N9ne's Strange Music Label". May 14, 2009. Archived from the original on May 14, 2009. Retrieved May 14, 2009.
  11. ^ a b HipHopDX (April 5, 2013). "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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