Brotha Lynch Hung - Dinner And A Movie

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While Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Geto Boys were praised for it, the X-Raided protege was shunned and confined to fan pockets that heard the skill in the delivery from the rapper who influenced Snoop Dogg and Three 6 Mafia.

One of Northern California's most talented emcees is Brotha Lynch Hung. For nearly 20 years, the Sacramento spitter has been left out of the mainstream conversation due to the fact that his lyrical imagery deals with cannibalism, sexual perversion and vivid accounts of serial killing. While Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Geto Boys were praised for it, the X-Raided protege was shunned and confined to fan pockets that heard the skill in the delivery from the rapper who influenced Snoop Dogg and Three 6 Mafia. Seven years removed from his last album, Lynch By Inch: Suicide Note, BLH has linked with another shunned lyricist Tech N9ne to release Dinner and a Movie on Strange Records, setting the stage for what may be the veteran's biggest potential audience to date.

Hung does not compromise. Dinner still may sicken the faint of heart with songs like "Colostomy Bag," which references vaginal stabbings (both literal and metaphoric), as well as drinking blood and digging graves. However, in a culture that appears desensitized to trigger and shank references, Brotha Lynch Hung takes you to the slaughterhouse. Within these images, he also uses the song to also execute San Francisco 49ers similes and East Oakland street references. First single "Meat" might be veiled as a song about the hunger for flesh, when in actuality, the song is brilliant Rap commentary on the recession. "Meat" begins with "I only got enough money for some hamburger meat / But I still ain't trippin', that's the shit I like to eat / But my son, he like, 'Daddy, this is all we got to eat?' / I'm like, 'Son, I'm 'bout to sign bigtime, I'm downloadin' beats..." That honesty is rarely seen from a rapper who's sold mid six-figures of his catalog within a 17-year time-span. Whether Lynch is kicking fact or fiction is forever unclear, but as the emcee threatens to kill his own fans if he can't feed his son it becomes a certainty that he's a unique rhyme-writer.

Dinner's most honest song is "I Tried To Commit Suicide." With the first verse explaining Lynch's reaction to his mother's death along with his insecure youth, the rapper may be hinting to his escape through Horror. By the third verse, the Sacramento Crip explains how selling cocaine funded his first EP, which carried a Parliament Funkadelic sample. This song is as revealing as Joe Budden's "10 Minutes" or 2Pac's "Thugz Mansion," and deserves recognition as one of the most brilliant depression raps of the '00s. Lynch is best supported by his ensemble of G. Macc, First Degree The D.E. and C-Lim, who strengthen the songs with background vocals and bridge verses. Ironically, both his Strange Music posse cut and Dogg Pound-assisted track are two of the album's more mediocre moments. Both Snoop Dogg and Tech N9ne are pillars of Lynch's influence, and they show it on "Another Killin'" and "Don't Worry Mama, It's Just Bleeding." However, neither emcee can outdo Lynch on the song, and the assists appear as homages more than sincere agreements. Still, these tokens add to the fact that after nearly a decade, Dinner not only marks Lynch's return, it suggests his importance to the game.

Silence of the Lambs is a gruesome Horror movie, but its an enduring film that plays often on the AMC network. Equally, Brotha Lynch Hung's interests separate him from most of his peers, but within his Horror-raps are intricate rhyme schemes and a lot of truth about his views on society. Strange Music succeeds in slowing down the rigorous rhyme writer enough to offer his most comprehensive album since Season of da Siccness, and true to both his catalog themes and production. Regardless of what one thinks about the slashings, the bondage, and the eating habits suggested within Dinner and a Movie's rhymes, the honesty and delivery that mixes with the Horror make this album both a brilliant comeback story, and a career milestone.


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81 Comments

  • vedric amos

    the man is awsome

  • vedric amos

    the best out there

  • joka robinson

    Hostle meets The rap game. Brotha lynch is one of the most slept on MC's in the game. For get the lyrics for a min. check his delievery and metaphors. The delivery is so cold makes you believe every word, the metaphors give the word understanding. Dinner and a movie is his best effort yet after all the albums and featureings This is his chance to blow, yall niggas quit hatein

  • BIGSAVAGE88

    good album if you like that hardcore bump

  • D.J.B.K.

    WOW.....I AM A HUGE LYNCH FAN!!! TECH KNEW WHAT HE WAS DING SINGING LYNCH TO STRANGE MUSIC....MAN JUST WAIT TILL ICP, TECH N9NE, BROTHA LYNCH, AND ESHAM COLLAB ON A TRACK, YOU HATERS CAN KISS MY ASS WITH YA MAINSTREAM POP F.M. 98 HOE ASS MUSIC! THIS IS THE WICKED SHIT RIGHT HERE, AND I HOPE BROTHA LYNCH READS THIS......LYNCH, HOMIE, KEEP KILLIN' EM' AND MAKING YA BREAD! I SUPPORT YOU 110% FAM! YOU GOT A MASTERPIECE ON YOUR HANDS! I TOAST A GLASS OF BLOOD TO YA!!!! B.K.

  • AJScarface

    Great Album Dope ass Shit commin From my nigga Brotha Lynch Hung.Dinner & a Movie,Coathanger Strangler and Mannibal Lecter. These three albums are connected together, and It's about a serial killer, a regular guy during the day who ends up turning into a serial killer in response to all the bad stuff in his life. People are not gonna all the way understand from this first album, but if they catch on they'll buy all three. It's chapter one out of three. He has been in the game for A long time, and is one of the greatest in His craft!!! And to that Bigzebes Comment bellow me. You a Softass nigga ! And dont know Shit about hip hop fool.

  • Bigzebes

    weak as fuck, if you've heard one song you've heard them all, doesn't get much deeper then eating nuts and guts.

    • D.J.B.K.

      HATER. BROTHA LYNCH GOT SKILLS AND PAPER, AND YOU CANT DENY THE FLOW....I BET YOU LISTEN TO EMINEM AND RIDE HIS NUTS LIKE A CONDOM.

    • greenhypnotic

      you have no clue or idea... brotha lynch sighing up with tech n9ne and strange music has to be the siccest thing ever happened to gangster rap... dinner and a movie by far is the siccest murder rap album ever... if you disagree. oh well... i'm so sick of this mainstream shit they play on radio... it's like disco rap or some shit. most of those rappers should have shot themselves a long time ago.... oops. sorry n'shit hahahahaha

  • mo-tang

    ths dude is nutz. Same ole lynce. classic

  • Matt T

    People hating on this album just need to get out. At first I heard this album and wasn't feeling it; then I started listening in on the lyrics and felt the beats more after a second time and now I can't get off this album. Every song on the album Lynch goes hard, has a few car bangers and all that shit. With Strange he's got a new level of confidence and a whole new fanbase. This album isn't on that Season of the Siccness 10 star level, but not many people can match their 90's albums. You tell me when Bone can match E. 1999 Eternal, when Mobb Deep matches the Infamous, Infamy, Murda Music when P gets out of jail, when Snoop matches Doggy Style (Never will happen). Brotha Lynch did the BEST he could possibly do on this album and he deserves a lot of respect for that. Lynch is thriving in success. Believe he got over 7 thousand sales his first week; which in the underground is pretty damn good. Best he got since Loaded. But listen to the CD a little more thoroughly, the skits might not be all that, but you listen to a CD for the music.

  • emseed

    album is meh, don't really understand all the high ratings

  • west los

    loved this album, Tech N9ne made a good decision bringing Lynch to the Fam.

  • BALLS

    HEY YO "SIT IN THAT CORNER" OR WHATEVER IT'S CALLED, IS A FUCKIN BANGER. WOW. THAT BEAT IS SO DISGUSTINGLY GRIMY, SHIT IS SO BONKERS. I MISS THAT GRIMY SOUND, MAN...THE PRODUCTION IS FUCKIN FIRE ON THIS ALBUM. STRANGE MUSIC DOESN'T FUCK AROUND. "SO SIT IN THAT FUCKIN CORNER BITCH!!!" HAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!! HILARIOUS!!

  • G.O.D.

    Brotha Lynch is the truth.

  • Indiemuzik

    Another Strange Music masterpiece. Also Itunes finally decided to put it on the front of its hip hop section and after 2 weeks its making a comeback.

  • dirtysouthernhotshot

    Review was on point this time. Nice comeback for Lynch. Good beats, top notch rhymes, tight flow etc Good move signing with Strange, they've got things on lock over there.

  • word2thamutha

    I aree with the review this is Lynch's best album since Season of the Siccness which is a 5X classic and though Tech and Snoop both came with heat on this album Lynch could really do without a feature. With that said Im hoping for a "Welcome to My World 2" with Tech, Eminem, and Esham.

  • coolcat72

    Very nice album glad he signed with strange music

  • M@rz_attacks

    Tech N9ne and those boys at Strange did it right for BLH and produced a damn good album. I'm getting older, so I limit the amount of crazy shit i listen to, but I cant take this joint out my deck. Give it a shot......

  • OnCeS oF oL eNgLiSH

    this album is tight as fuck.. it's no season of tha siccness but its for real the new sicc shit out there get this album..

  • POSTINE

    rawest west coast shit i seen in a while.............its sad niggaz these days dont even no who lynch is, he influenced snoop and tech and been in the game for years

  • Luke Knocks

    nigga dis sac shit, i love it, just listen

  • B-Dub

    Hard as FUCK! As a rapper I hope to come up with an album as clever as this. Not the cannabalism part but all the rest. I wish I had two more thumbs to give this album 4 thumbs up

  • heatbodyz

    what a raw fucking west coast albums......any heads sleepin on this need to cop ASAP!

  • buckeyewu

    It's a pretty good album. I never considered myself a Lynch Hung fan but always liked some of his material from Black Market records.

  • gfk

    the content is retarded and disgusting but regardless: even though this really isn't for me, the vibe and overall imagery and theme of the album fits well with each song and it just pieces itself together very well. good piece of work if your a psycho lol

  • mr. mulligan

    ben on dis man hella juiced errybody else catchn up! dis sht slap and fuck anybody who ben brain washed by the garbage out there 2 the point that they dnt recognize real when its in ur ear!!

  • d-skrilly

    what yall know about some ganksta N.I.P.

  • Thomas Deiss

    Good review, this album is everything a Brotha Lynch Hung fan could hope for from him.

  • mrogsir

    Lynch saved a banger for 2010. Props to his alias CoatHanglaStrangla dats that siccmade ingrediants made sicc, happy the D.E bac ridin wit him. fuc anybody hatin

  • nesTa

    Good Ass Review...But More Importantly Dope Album. Not Disappointed At All...Strange Days 4 Sure!

  • kush nap

    5 star album. lynch proved all he needed was an outlet. he aint fall off one fuckin bit. in fact, his delivery now might be iller than it used to be. good looks tech and strange music, this album is fuckin crazy. lyrically everyone goes in on it. classic west coast posse cut with dpg and snoop, tech n9ne and lynch tweakin out on a record for another smash, this album is loaded. lynch is the perfect blend of horror and gangsta, son is still buggin. go buy it, dope ass album art and packaging. lynch still remains one of calis finest. hes gonna have a lot of success over at strange.

  • Drucifer1983

    lynch isnt for everybody but he's definatly for me, I grew up on this cat, along with Esham, N.I.P..........Even some of Scarface and Eminems material could be called horror-core.............. Havent listened to the album thoroughly yet but off the first listen I couldnt find anything wrong with it, and the beats are much better than he usually gets. Favorite track is that "Dont worry its just bleeding" joint, shits crazy........And the videos are all off the hook

  • SIRIUS THA SQUARE

    ALBUM IS SICK. COLDEST WORK EVER IS LOADED. LYNCH NEEDS TO DO A LOADED PART 2 (RELOADED)

  • Bise

    Just dope everybody buy it and support him!

  • mr. mulligan

    lol....sooooo fukn juiced ths man is FINALLY gettn the props and recognition hes been deserving!!Me and my people been on lynch and good 2 see the rest of the world is playin ketchup!!!!!yessir ths sht slap and hopefully we could get sum more gd music back out there cause alot of that crap is pure garbage truck juice!!!! lol.. oh and for the shwartzanigga rookies out there... season is classic... but dnt forget dat Loaded album!!!! whewwwww dats my sht doe!!!!still slap dat!!

  • mr. mulligan

    lol....sooooo fukn juiced ths man is FINALLY gettn the props and recognition hes been deserving!!Me and my people been on lynch and good 2 see the rest of the world is playin ketchup!!!!!yessir ths sht slap and hopefully we could get sum more gd music back out there cause alot of that crap is pure garbage truck juice!!!! lol.. oh and for the shwartzanigga rookies out there... season is classic... but dnt forget dat Loaded album!!!!!!! whewwwww dats my sht doe!!!!still slap dat!!!

  • Bump

    This album iz tha shit.Every song, even tha skitz can just rip.I ain't gotta pass shit.Pre-ordered my shit, str8 up.Go buy this album.

  • hiphopjunkeee

    This is str8 fire been a lynch fan for years and this is a really well put together album. Big up to STRANGE for signing Lynch and shining some light on him. 916 stand up

  • fukwethebest

    yall bumb ass niggas aint even real Lynch fans this shit is classic yall probably stop listening to lynch after the season you havent even heard all the mix tapes shit he made with other rappers this nigga been featured on about 80 albums not just rapp this shit could never be mainsteam you fuccing dumbies thats why he never came mainstream cause you bumbs cant feel this nigga since loaded this nigga hasnt done anything but evolve into a more brutal rapper thats why dont no body fucc wit lynch cause hes intimadating on the mic put him inthe room with all yalls favorite rappers and he'll eat these bitch niggas up like a dinner and a movie go listen to wayn,ross,and gucci u fake ass lynch fans siccmade madesicc for life free x-raided and my nigga sixx

    • duckndive

      lynch by the inch had a few cuts that goes into the "classics" list...his talent came outt hell on that album....with some of that real life drama!!

    • Bassel

      Calm yourself dude. Ima be honest, I never listened to BLH before this album but now I have this album bought and thats all that really matters man. Who gives a fuck if we aren't real ass lynch fans, he makes great music and I just came across it. Chill out.

    • Locc 2 da brain

      Yo I agree with u on the free x raided part but the nigga sicx can stay in prison. I can't knock his rhymes but fuck that baby rapist yo. Anybody that think he should be free is just as sick as that fuck

  • getobatman

    are you kiddin me.. this is not even close to the classic Season of the Siccness.... its good but for ya'll to even think its on the level, u must not be a real fan of his.... just cause he is wit strange now all the peeps are comin out..... to of his best tracks are wit P.. yes i said Master p... so if ya gunna come... come correct please....

    • Thugged out 559

      Dinner And A Movie iz a classic wut da hell iz u talkin about, If not almost tops it U must not know lynch's muzik like the rest of us do. Strange has nothin 2 do with us sayin it's better kuzz he singed wit tech, So do us a favor SHUT DA UP F UP

    • Thugged out 559

      Dinner And A Movie iz a classic wut da fuk iz u talkin about, If not almost tops it U must not know lynch's muzik like the rest of us do. Strange has nothin 2 do with us sayin it's better kuzz he singed wit tech, So do us a favor SHUT DA UP FUKK UP

    • Thugged out 559

      Dinner And A Movie iz a classic wut da fuk iz u talkin about, If not almost tops it U must not know lynch's muzik like the rest of us do. Strange has nothin 2 do with us sayin it's better kuzz he singed wit tech, So do us a favor SHUT DA FUKK UP

    • mal-mal

      24 Deep it str8 old school dinner and a movie .. Okay,m but Brother Lynch Hung has more old stuff that just is not in the main stream.. which make him a fresh to death Mc....

  • Vocab

    very impressed, worried when I seen all the skits but they work very well, ive been sleeping on Lynch for too long, this album is a banger

  • kush nap

    season of da sicness a classic. this is up there. he spitttin harder than ever. hes like kool g rap rap immortal. even if you dont like horrorcore peep this, crazy flow and lyrics tight beats.

  • thizzzin

    Brotha Lynch is not X-Raided's protege, X-Raided is Brotha Lynch's protege get ur shit straight

  • hiphopjunkeee

    STR8 FIRE! 916 stand up

  • FourTrackFiasco

    Banger!! It's like Cage's Movies for the Blind but with a new twist. One of those albums where the MC doesn't get too carried away in the concepts and manages to perfectly weave idea with rhymes. You also gotta give it up for beat selection. Although nothing dramatically innovative, the beats overall are more inviting than Suicide Note. Good job Lynch

  • Da loony tune

    Big up to BLH for this one. Glad u haven't lost ur touch my dude. Gas station mixtape wasn't all that great which is why I wasn't expectin much but he proved me wrong. He sounds as fresh as he did 15 years ago on Season Of Da Siccness. Seems like hes got alot to say which is why I can't wait to hear the other 2 albums. This is album is the shit, go support the brotha and cop it.

  • Nigga_lipp

    Been waitin for this to drop since I heard he signed to strange music. glad he was able to release this soon and not just sign him and never release an album like how aftermath and other labels do. This was a great album and a long awaited one for any true brotha lynch fan. Season of da siccness is still in heavy rotation in my whip. "Anotha killin" was a dope ass collab. The reviewer got it fucked up tho, x raided was brotha lynchs, protege not the other way around like they have it written here. 1st album on strange was excellent, Can't wait to hear the other 2.

  • Siccmade deuce 4 glocc

    Hats off to my brotha lynch for this cut. This was a great album, glad he kept it real once again and he on a dope ass label. Can't wait to hear the whole trilogy

  • SICCO

    As soon as I heard that this album was going to be on strange music I prepared for the worst. The beats are not nearly as strong as they used to be and it all seems over produced for lynch"s horror rap status. His lyrics, concepts, and flow are once again untouchable though. There are about 5 tracks that really stand out and 3 of which were pre released prior to the official March 23rd in store release. This album is definetly different then 24 deep or seasons but still another good lynch album.

  • Steveho

    Always liked the horror rap genre. Lynch always did it the best and he proves again that he is best at this style. Really like the album. Some really strong tracks here. There are a lot of skits but at the same time its a 22 track album and its a concept for a trilogy so I can look at the skits as part or the overall picture Lynch is trying to display. The track another killin with snoop kurupt and daz is pretty sick. Lynch tears it up but Snoop and DP really come through strong. Can not wait to hear the next 2 albums!!!!

  • troubleniggggga

    I haven't heard the jawn yet, but I'm stoked on listening to it after this review.

  • follop

    Too many pointless skits, too long. Few bangers though.

    • SAC TOWN'S FINEST

      CRAZZZY, the skits make the album, it's a story. That's the beauty of Lynch, you get money ass music and the movie that goes along with it. Need I say the title of the album...? PS who else is fuckin' juiced Husalah is fuckin free!?

  • satyr

    great album! plotted my next murder is bangin...

  • twizzy

    classic!!! strange music...

  • LONG DICK CHAINNY

    Dude said it perfect in a previous review, Lynch and Eminem together would be FIRE! This album is dope, Sacramento's got shit like this all day...

  • perehil

    Dope album! Very surprised with Hung and his nu release.

  • ZazaZow

    That's a real review. I like the videos a lot too... never bought a Lynch album, but this might have to be it.

  • hiphopscout

    http://www.reverbnation.com/savvysav#/artist/artist_videos/659615?sel_song_id=3407393&autoplay=1

  • Skiely_DaBo$$

    go cop this shit. if u like any of lynchs music u will like this shit. support the west

  • C Mizzle

    Good review! Was expecting this to be given a 3 and a half at the most, but 4's good! Beats are tight, lyrically it's awesome, great concept. Looking forward to his next 2 albums if he carries on!