Brotha Lynch Hung
- Out Da Way Feat. Young Buck
Brotha Lynch Hung (born Kevin Mann) is a rapper from Sacramento, CA who began rapping at 13. Lynch Hung’s lyrics are notorious for featuring highly explicit themes, including murder, rape and cannibalism. Lynch Hung debuted with the 1993 album 24 Deep, which featured stories of the struggles involved with being affiliated with a local street gang in Sacramento’s “Garden Blocc.” Lynch Hung has also helped Master P with albums like I’m Bout It]], E-40’s Southwest Riders and Mr. Serv-On’s Life Insurance. Brotha Lynch Hung has been described as the creator of the “horrorcore rap genre”, and has sold 1.4 million cds independently. His rapping style has been described as smooth and quickly delivered. Some listeners argue that Lynch Hung’s 24 Deep album defines his musical style, but Lynch Hung has said in interviews and online forums that it does not. Lynch Hung’s second album Season of Da Siccness in 1995 proved to be the one of the most gruesome and mysogynistic Gangsta Rap albums ever released, graphically chronicling a life of drug use and sale, promiscuity, ultra-violence, rape, infanticide, and supposed cannibalism. This is Lynch’s most commercially successful album, as it has now achieved gold album sales status. Lynch Hung’s lyrics are described as sicc — having the same meaning as the word sick but utilizing the double “C” which is characteristic of local Crip gangsters (loccs) in Sacramento, CA and other parts of California. Lynch has stated in his song “24 Gone” that he himself is a Crip, residing in Crip areas of Sacramento has had an influence on his lyrics.