Ripgut Cannibalism: "More real then horrorcore rap, and meat loving, salty, bloody and everything you think it is." ~Brotha Lynch Hung, in this interview
Kevin "Brotha Lynch Hung" Mann was never for subtlety. The producer and MC was best known as a seminal figure in the horrorcore genre of hip-hop. The Sacramento-based artist started rapping and making beats in the small local scene in the mid-'80s. In the early '90s he often recorded with his brother Sicx and friend X-Raided, notably on the 1991 tape Niggaz In Black and X-Raided's controversial, gangsta-epic Psycho Active, in 1992. Mann released his own album, 24 Deep, in 1993 on Black Market Records. His 1995 album, Season Of Da Siccness, proved to be a breakthrough; it charted at No. 13 on Billboard's Heatseeker chart. Rich with exaggerated, violent imagery, the album became a seminal horrorcore album.
The mid- to late '90s were a period of increased mainstream exposure for Mann. His third album, Loaded, was released in 1997 and featured higher profile guests like Kokane, Ice-T and E-40. He also received significant exposure through Master P and No Limit records when he appeared on the I'm Bout It soundtrack and Mr. Serv-On's Life Insurance album. Although his music was controversial, such co-signs helped build his reputation.
Simultaneously, Mann had a falling-out with Black Market Records. Throughout the early '00s, the label released CDs under Mann's name without his public approval. By the mid-'00s, Mann formed his own Siccmade Music label, through which he released 2003's Lynch By Inch: Suicide Note. In 2009 he signed to Tech N9ne's Strange Music label and released his 2010 concept album, Dinner And A Movie. ~Dan Nishimoto