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Lawrence Thomas aka Pooh-Man
|Birth name||Lawrence Lee Thomas|
|Also known as||MC Pooh|
|Born||January 25, 1969|
|Origin||Oakland, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, gangsta rap|
|Years active||1990– Present|
|Labels||Jive, Scarface, In-A-Minute, Killa Kali, AniraMusic|
Lawrence Lee Thomas (born January 25, 1969), also known as Pooh-Man, MC Pooh and MC Pooh-Man, is an American rap artist who has released several albums on various labels, including Jive Records. His lyrics focused on the topics of sex, money and murder (his song "Sex, Money & Murder" appeared on the soundtrack to the 1992 film Juice). He also had a small role in the film Menace II Society, playing Doc.
He has been active in the music industry since the early 1990s onward. His only charting album, 1992's Funky as I Wanna Be, gained notoriety for its risque cover, featured guest appearances by MC Breed, Too Short and Ant Banks and brought him his biggest success, peaking at #158 on the Billboard Top 200.
On February 28, 2000, Thomas pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery and was sentenced to 80 months in prison.
|Year||Title||Label||Peak chart positions|
|1990||Life of a Criminal||Jive||39||—|
|1992||Funky As I Wanna Be||Jive||38||158|
|1994||Ain't No Love||In-A-Minute||85||—|
|1997||State Vs. Pooh-Man Straight from San Quentin||In-A-Minute||—||—|
|2001||Fukin' Wit Dank 2001||Killa Kali||—||—|
|2014||Kaos Theory||Infinite Kaos||—||—|
|2017||Cookies n'Drank||No More Tears||—||—|
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- United States of America, Appellee, v. Lawrence E. Thomas, Appellant,, 361 F.3d 653 (D.C. Cir. 2004)
- "Pooh-Man". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-11-08.