Even before his signing to Strange Music, Tech N9ne had never made a secret of his admiration for Brotha Lynch Hung. The two MC’s have worked together numerous times over the years, resulting in some of the best collaborations in the Strange Music catalog. Brotha Lynch’s dark and rapid delivery is a perfect match to Tech N9ne’s own often dark, stop and go flow. Taking a look back at the history between the two, we would like to know what you consider to be the best Lynch and Tech N9ne collaboration.
“My World” – From Tech N9ne’s Everready: The Religion, this twisted look at reality also features long time collaborator Dalima. Each MC takes a moment to bring listeners into their own personal world full of fear, angst, and aggression. With Lynch and Tech delivering solid verses, it is easy to see why this song is such a fan favorite.
“Strange Music Box” – With Brotha Lynch Hung finally signed to Strange Music, this anthem exploded as a single off Tech N9ne’s K.O.D. album. The sinister track features horns and an eerie melody that could have been lifted straight from an old time music box. Krizz Kaliko joins Tech N9ne and Lynch on this monster collaboration that stands as a testament to the talent on Strange Music.
“Don’t Worry Mama It’s Just Bleeding” – From Brotha Lynch’s debut album, Dinner And A Movie, this sick look inside the mind of a killer features one of the catchiest hooks in recent memory. Krizz Kaliko once again lends his talents on this track, and Tech N9ne steals the show with a tongue twisting verse to close out the murderous cut.
“What’s Yo Psycho?” – In a move that drove fans into a frenzy, Tech N9ne, Lynch, and Sundae briefly took on the Nnutthowze name for the sake of this single. The synth heavy production allowed for Tech and Lynch to come out with a strong showing on a track fit for the most insane of rap groups. “Sick shit is our business”.
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As Lynch prepares to launch a full campaign for his new album, Coathanga Strangla, he has also found time to help introduce his own MadeSicc Muzicc label. Direct from the official Sicc Tee Vee YouTube channel, comes the new music video for Da KAT’s “Respect My Gee” featuring Brotha Lynch Hung. The gritty video features the MadeSicc affiliates with Lynch leading the pack on a tour of their homebase.
With a long career established in murderous music, Brotha Lynch Hung recognizes the importance of a good music video. His Dinner And A Movie album saw the release of three music videos that play out like short films. Now as the Coathanga Strangla album approaches, Brotha Lynch Hung has been busy preparing a new trilogy of videos to follow the exploits of his villainous alter-ego. Before Lynch drops his latest cinematic projects, we would like to know what your favorite music video is from Dinner And A Movie.
Brotha Lynch Hung went on Twitter after leaving court on January 18. Continue reading
In the late eighties, a noticeably darker and more sinister style of hip hop emerged. Filled with violent and controversial lyrics, the music remained mostly obscure from average listeners. It began on the West Coast and spread to the South until it made it’s way to the Midwest. By the early nineties, the East Coast had caught on to the horror-inspired music. For the most part, the new genre had remained nameless. That is, until Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons dubbed it “Horrorcore.” No one could have predicted the impact that Simmons’ coining of that term would have on the future of the genre. Now in 2011, with years of lingering on the outskirts of mainstream music, Horrorcore is finding a new life. Artists like Brotha Lynch Hung, Eminem, and Hopsin are relying on elements of Horrorcore to weave intricate tales from the eyes of a killer.
Credited as one of the originators, Brotha Lynch Hung’s career is deep rooted in Horrorcore. The Bay Area rapper has been releasing his own brand of horror-filled music since the late eighties. With a penchant for cannibalism, Lynch’s approach to the genre is one of the most unique and detailed ever heard. It is Lynch’s infamy that has catapulted him into the spotlight of major hip hop publications across the country. Strange Music’s rapid expansion in the last few years has positioned Lynch for even more exposure. With the release of Dinner And A Movie last year, Lynch is preparing to continue his concept albums with Coathanga Strangla in 2011. Even with the spotlight on him, Lynch has refused to buckle under the pressure of mainstream trends. His serial killer masterpiece has proven to be a top seller and even included a guest appearance by West Coast legend Snoop Dogg. Tech N9ne has been one of Lynch’s biggest supporters, often calling the MC the most talented on the label. Respected among peers and fans alike, Lynch is a cornerstone in the future of Horrorcore.
Up and comer Hopsin has taken the internet by storm. This young MC has taken the do it yourself approach and perfected it with self made videos and albums. Drawing from Horrorcore, the West Coast MC has managed to mix comedic yet violent lyrics with wordplay reminiscent of Eminem’s early work. Hopsin has already caught the attention of Tech N9ne and the Insane Clown Posse. With his white-out contacts, angry delivery, and animated personality, Hopsin embodies the persona of a crazed lunatic. His latest release, entitled Raw, is a play on the Saw franchise. While the Hip Hop community may just be taking notice of Hopsin, there is no doubt that this unique talent has plenty more to offer.
From the indies to the majors, Horrorcore has proven to remain relevant in 2011. With mainstream rappers like Fat Joe borrowing elements of horror, its no wonder the genre continues to thrive. The most exciting part for fans is seeing who the next face of Horrorcore will be.
-Strange Music Blogs Contributor, Victor Sandoval
Brotha Lynch Hung recently went on Twitter to announce that he’s shooting music videos for the upcoming Coathanga Strangla album set to release on April 5. Continue reading