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Lawrence Thomas aka Pooh-Man
Background information
Birth nameLawrence Lee Thomas
Also known asMC Pooh
Born (1969-01-25) January 25, 1969 (age 50)
OriginOakland, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop, gangsta rap
Years active1990– Present
LabelsJive, Scarface, In-A-Minute, Killa Kali, AniraMusic

Lawrence Lee Thomas (born January 25, 1969),[1] 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.[2] 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).[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]


Year Title Label Peak chart positions

1990 Life of a Criminal Jive 39
1992 Funky As I Wanna Be Jive 38 158
1993 Judgement Day Scarface 57
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


  1. ^ Family Tree Legends
  2. ^ Pooh-Man Discography. Allmusic.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (1995). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Guinness Pub. p. 2769
  4. ^ Pooh-Man on Undergroundwestcoastrap.com Archived 2008-02-10 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ United States of America, Appellee, v. Lawrence E. Thomas, Appellant,, 361 F.3d 653 (D.C. Cir. 2004)
  6. ^ a b "Pooh-Man". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-11-08.

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