A pioneer of horrorcore rap, Brotha Lynch Hung released more than a half-dozen Top 40 hip-hop records during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Born as "Kevin Danell Mann" in Sacramento, California, on January 10, 1969, he appeared as a producer on X-Rated's 1992 album, Psycho Active, before making his solo debut with the 24 Deep EP. Released in 1993, 24 Deep's controversial lyrics resulted in a high level of shock appeal, which earned Brotha Lynch Hung a cult following. The full-length Season of da Siccness followed in 1995 and charted at Number 26 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Brotha Lynch Hung focused on his production career during the following two years, working on popular albums like the I'm Bout It soundtrack — a double-platinum success that peaked at Number 4 on the Billboard 200 and Number 1 on the hip-hop chart — and E-40's Number 2 record Southwest Riders. He then resumed his solo work with 1997's Loaded, which peaked at Number 9 in America, and 2000's EBK4. He remained prolific throughout the first two decades of the twenty-first century, repeatedly cracking the Top 40 with albums like 2001's Blocc Movement, 2003's Lynch By Inch: Suicide Note, 2010's Dinner And A Movie, and 2011's Coathanga Strangla. He released the 2016 EP Bullet Maker and the 2017 collaboration Premeditated during the latter half of the 2010s, continuing his longtime practice of rapping about serial killers, cannibals, and other macabre topics.