Kevin Danell Mann, better known by his stage name Brotha Lynch Hung, is a distinguished American rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Sacramento, California. Born on January 10, 1970, Brotha Lynch Hung has been described as “the creator of horrorcore rap” and was once a member of the 24th Street Garden Blocc Crip gang in Sacramento.

Growing up in Sacramento, Mann became a fan of East Coast rappers like Rakim and Slick Rick. He began rapping at the age of 13 and joined the 24th Street Garden Blocc Crips by the time he was 16. Mann’s music career took off in the 1990s, with his unique style of horrorcore rap, which he himself refers to as “Ripgut.”

In 1993, Black Market Records released Mann’s first EP, 24 Deep, followed by numerous albums throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, such as Season of da Siccness (1995), Loaded (1997), and The Virus (2001). His work caught the attention of No Limit Records, and he contributed to their May 1997 release, I’m Bout It.

After various releases on different labels, Brotha Lynch Hung signed with Strange Music in 2009. During his time with the label, he released three albums: Dinner and a Movie (2010), Coathanga Strangla (2011), and Mannibalector (2013). Despite the label’s offer to extend his contract, Mann chose to stay independent with his own label, Madesicc Musicc.

Brotha Lynch Hung’s music has occasionally sparked controversy, notably in 1996 when an 18-year-old man killed his friends after repeatedly listening to the rapper’s song “Locc 2 da Brain.” Despite the controversy, Brotha Lynch Hung has maintained a dedicated fanbase and continues to make music, with Season of da Siccness 2 slated for release in 2023.

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