Music: Brotha Lynch Hung

Brotha Lynch Hung (real name: Kevin Mann, 1969-), a Sacramento-based Horrorcore pioneer, goes far beyond normal Gangsta Rap tropes. He raps about eating babies, cannibalism and serial killers. He laces his raps with themes that are intermediately gritty, street-level and realistic, and over-the-top cartoonish, fucked up and grotesque.

BLH is signed to Tech N9ne's Strange Music label, but his career is much longer than that. His career began in 1986, and he released his Cult Classic Magnum Opus, Season of the Siccness, in 1992. He got some Hip Hop clout via association with Master P, who featured Lynch on the soundtrack to the No Limit movie I'm Bout It.

In 2000, BLH made a comedy horror movie called Now Eat, which received mixed responses from fans and generally negative reviews elsewhere. Most reviews criticized it for its low budget and poor production values, while fans saw it as either having So Bad, It's Good entertainment value or being disappointing, in contrast to the detailed, nuanced storytelling for which his raps are known.


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