The rap vet serves up the second installment in his strange trilogy.
HHW: What’s the concept behind your new project?
LYNCH: It’s called the Coathangar Strangler, man. It’s the second installment to the three-album trilogy that I’m doing for Strange [Music]. It’s about a rapper who done already went bad. It’s sane, all the way to insane with these three albums.
How do you bring this story to life?
It’s kinda hard, because you wanna keep your lyrical content up but you gotta stay on line with the story, but the thing is that I’ve had this concept for like, 8-years now, but I didn’t wanna unleash it out until I knew I could get with a label that was really gonna push it like I wanted to. When I got with Strange, they made it happen, so now I’m kinda just puttin’ the words to it.
What are some of the things that happen in the story?
I gotta stay where the story’s at now, I don’t wanna jump forward to the Manibal Lectur, but right now he’s at a point where he… so many bad things done happened in his life and he’s trying to reach out to someone. That’s this album, where he’s reaching out to people to get help and nobody helps, so that’s the basis of this album. Then, when nobody helps him, he goes Manibal Lectur for the third album.
What inspired the concept?
Just doin’ somethin’ different. I’m a lyrical dude, in the sense to where I love lyrics, too. Another rapper that got lyrics, I’m on’em, no matter where they from. I’m a lyrical dude! Besides that, I’m on it myself. So that’s where I’m goin with all of it. Its gon’be some fire fire!
How did you first get introduced to music?
When I used to wake up every mornin’ and my mom was rockin’ on the couch listenin’ to the radio. I started catchin’ melodies in my ear. I had already been writin’ poems when I was 13. This was in the 70’s before the Rap shit came from the East Coast, so I never thought Rap was gonna happen out here on the West Coast, so I would just write poems. So when Rap came out, I was like, “Wow!” I memorized “Rapper’s Delight” and went from there!
When did you go from fan, to, “I’ma do this myself?”
What I did, man, was go through the tight rappers – Rakim, LL Cool J – and really memorized they stuff to try to find a character. And finally it took all the way to the 90’s I finally find out who I wanted to be, and I said, “F— it – I’ma go’head and do it seriously.”
How did you come up with the name?
I came up actually with Lynch. And my brother gave me the “Lynch Hung,” ‘cause I used to battle Rap in the 80’s. My brother was like, ‘You Lynch Hung dude…’ when I ate a cat up. And ever since then he called me Lynch Hung, and obviously he my brother and would say, ‘This is my Brotha Lynch Hung…,’ and that’s how the three names got put together.
What should fans expect from you in the future?
Just look out for Made Sick Music and Sick TV.com. I got a whole buncha artists that been waitin’ around just as long as me and feel the same way as me, as far as we feel Rap is a lyrical thing, and not some one-hitter-quitter, get on BET s—. And we doin’ movie stuff, too. We not just keepin’ it strictly music, we tryina do everything, man.
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