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Brotha Lynch Hung
Birth name Kevin Danell Mann
Born 1972, age 37 or 38
Origin Sacramento, California
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, producer
Years active 1986–present
Labels Black Market, Real Talk, Strange Music
Associated acts X-Raided, C-Bo, Tech N9ne, MC Eiht

Kevin Danell Mann[1] (born 1972), better known by his stage name Brotha Lynch Hung, is an American rapper and record producer from Sacramento, California.[2] Since the release of his debut album 24 Deep in 1993, Brotha Lynch Hung has sold 1.4 million CDs independently,[3] and has been described as "creator of horrorcore rap".[4]

Music careerEdit

Mann grew up as a lonely, reclusive child, listening to Hot 97 and New York rappers such as Rakim and Slick Rick.[5] He started rapping at the age of 13.[6]

Brotha Lynch Hung appeared and produced 11 of the 12 tracks on X-Raided's first album Psycho Active in 1992. He Also Featured on the Song "Hoes E Schemin Too" as well as a skit with his brother Sicx on KRD's Sac-Town Funk Album. As the "Street Talk Crew" Lynch, X-Raided, and Sicx recorded the cassette tape Niggaz In Black (1991), according to Lynch to be "some of my best work".[6]

In 1992 Lynch signed with Black Market Records and recorded his first EP, 24 Deep (1993).[7] The album reached #91 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart,[8] the first of the label's albums to chart.

His most known album Season of da Siccness was released in 1995. The album is known of its extremely graphic imagery of themes including ultraviolence, misogyny, rape and cannibalism.[4][9] In May 2009, he signed a deal with Midwest rapper Tech N9ne's Strange Music label.[10] In March 2010, he released his Strange Music debut, Dinner and a Movie, selling around 7,000 albums its first week alone.

Style Edit

Brotha Lynch Hung's rapping style has been described as "smooth and quickly delivered",[4] similar to style of Spice 1.[9]

Personal life Edit

Like fellow Sacramento rapper X-Raided, Brotha Lynch Hung is a 24th Street Crips gang member.[11] He has been involved in gang confrontations, and was shot once near Arden Fair Mall.[12] Brotha Lynch Hung has described his real-life experiences explicitly in his music.[4]

Brotha Lynch Hung has one adult daughter.[5]

Controversy Edit

In September 1996, Joseph Edward Gallegos, 18-year-old Colorado man, listened to Brotha Lynch Hung's song "Locc 2 da Brain" repeatedly before fatally shooting his three friends. Gallegos was himself subsequently killed in a police shootout. Although Gallegos' motive was determined to be depression over a breakup with his girlfriend, his friends and minister suggested that the music played a role in the killings.[13][14]


Main article: Brotha Lynch Hung discography
Studio albums


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