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Lawrence Thomas aka Pooh-Man
|Birth name||Lawrence Lee Thomas|
|Also known as||MC Pooh|
|Born||January 25, 1971|
|Origin||Oakland, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, gangsta rap|
|Years active||1990– Present|
|Labels||Jive, Scarface, In-A-Minute, Killa Kali, AniraMusic|
Pooh-Man, also known as MC Pooh or MC Pooh-Man (born Lawrence Lee Thomas, January 25, 1971) 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, and 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||US R&B Chart||US Top 200|
|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||-||-|
- Family Tree Legends
- Pooh-Man Discography. Allmusic.
- Larkin, Colin (1995). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Guinness Pub. p. 2769
- Pooh-Man on Undergroundwestcoastrap.com
- United States of America, Appellee, v. Lawrence E. Thomas, Appellant,, 361 F.3d 653 (D.C. Cir. 2004)
- Billboard, Allmusic.com