Dinner and a Movie (album)

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Dinner and a Movie
Brotha Lynch Hung - Dinner and a movie.jpg
Studio album by Brotha Lynch Hung
Released March 23, 2010
Genre West Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop, horrorcore, gangsta rap
Length 77:40
Label Strange Music
Producer Travis O'Guin (exec.)
Brotha Lynch Hung chronology
Snuff Tapes
(2008)
Dinner and a Movie
(2010)
Coathanga Strangla
(2011)

Dinner and a Movie is the seventh studio album by American rapper Brotha Lynch Hung.[1] It was released on March 23, 2010, by Strange Music.[2]

Background[edit]

The album was inspired by horror film directors such as Rob Zombie and Wes Craven.[3] Music videos were shot for three songs on the album: "Meat," "I Plotted (My Next Murder)" and "Colostomy Bag."[4]

Plot[edit]

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.[3] 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.[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 69 on the US Billboard 200, selling 7,900 copies in its first week of release.[6][7] It is his best debut on the charts since his album Loaded (1997). Dinner and a Movie sold 3,100 copies in its second week of sales, bringing total sales to 11,000 copies.[8] According to an interview with the Strange Music's Travis O’Guin, the album was under-shipped by retailers. Strange Music was planning to have this shipped between 35,000 and 40,000 copies, and yet it only have sold 12,120 units that were shipped due to difficulties with their distributor, Universal Fontana.[9] To date, the album has sold over 45,000 copies in the US.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[10]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[11]
RapReviews (9/10)[12]
JuggaloNews (favourable)[13]

Dinner and a Movie received critical acclaim 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."[10] 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."[11] 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.

Track listing[edit]

[2]
No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "The Interrogation (Intro)" (featuring First Degree The D.E. & Don Rob) Brotha Lynch Hung, Robert Rebeck 1:14
2. "Colostomy Bag" (featuring C-Lim & G-Macc) Axis 4:05
3. "D.O.A." (featuring First Degree The D.E.) Seven 5:37
4. "Fucc Off! (skit)" (featuring Record Executive) Brotha Lynch Hung, Robert Rebeck 0:34
5. "Sit In That Corner Bitch!" DJ Epik 3:03
6. "I Know Who Did Dis (skit)" (featuring First Degree The D.E., Don Rob & C.N.I.) Brotha Lynch Hung, Robert Rebeck 1:05
7. "Murder Over Hard (featuring G-Macc) + End Skit (featuring BZO)" Axis 7:37
8. "G (skit)" Brotha Lynch Hung, Robert Rebeck 0:28
9. "I Tried To Commit Suicide + End Skit" (featuring G-Macc) Young MC 5:44
10. "Split Personality" (featuring G-Macc) Axis 4:16
11. "Meat + End Skit" (featuring First Degree The D.E. & G-Macc) Axis 5:12
12. "Siccem!" (featuring First Degree The D.E. & G-Macc) Freddy Machete 6:14
13. "Don't Worry Momma, It's Just Bleeding (featuring Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko & First Degree The D.E.) + End Skit (featuring C-Lim, BZO & G-Macc)" Seven 5:34
14. "The Police Is Here! Ama Hit U Bacc (skit)" (featuring Don Rob & Ron Danzy) Brotha Lynch Hung, Robert Rebeck 0:44
15. "I Plotted (My Next Murder)" N-Pire 3:13
16. "Nutbagg" (featuring First Degree The D.E.) Seven 5:28
17. "Highspeed (skit)" (featuring Don Rob & Ron Danzy) Brotha Lynch Hung, Robert Rebeck 0:53
18. "I Heard That Song B 4 (featuring C-Lim, Tall Cann G & COS) + End Skit (featuring 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'" (featuring Snoop Dogg & Tha Dogg Pound) Brotha Lynch Hung 6:10
21. "Ama Catch Up (skit)" (featuring First Degree The D.E. & Ron Danzy) Brotha Lynch Hung, Robert Rebeck 1:44
22. "We Played You Like A Violin (skit)" (featuring C.N.I. & First Degree The D.E.) Brotha Lynch Hung, Robert Rebeck 1:23
Total length: 77:40
Strange Music Pre-order digital bonus track
No. Title Producer(s) Length
23. "She Thinks I'm a Psycho" Phonk Beta 4:20

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 69
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[14] 18
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[15] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brotha Lynch Hung - Discography, biography, music, MP3s, credits, pictures & videos at SoundUnwound". Soundunwound.com. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  2. ^ a b Dinner and a Movie at Amazon.com
  3. ^ a b http://allhiphop.com/stories/news/archive/2010/02/16/22126318.aspx
  4. ^ Feb 17th 2010 3:00PM by Theo Bark Comments (2010-02-17). "Brotha Lynch Hung's Split Personailty Surfaces on New Album". The Boombox. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  5. ^ "Brotha Lynch Hung :: Dinner and a Movie :: Strange Music". Rapreviews.com. 2010-03-30. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  6. ^ a b "Billboard 200 Chart History". Billboard.com. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 
  7. ^ Jacobs, Allen (March 31, 2010). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 3/28/2010". Cheri Media Group. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Music - The Hip-Hop Herald 04.08.10: DETOX IS COMING". 411mania.com. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  9. ^ Paine, Jake (2010-04-06). "Industry 101: Travis O'Guin | Rappers Talk Hip Hop Beef & Old School Hip Hop". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  10. ^ a b Jeffries, David (2010-04-09). "Dinner and a Movie review". Allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  11. ^ a b Paine, Jake (2010-03-23). "Dinner and a Movie review". HipHopDX.com. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  12. ^ Hernandez, Pedro 'DJ Complejo' (2010-03-30). "Dinner and a Movie Review". RapReviews.com. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  13. ^ [1] Archived March 29, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart History". Billboard.com. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 
  15. ^ "Rap Albums Chart History". Billboard.com. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 

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