Da Lench Mob were a hip-hop\rap group from Crenshaw, Los Angeles, California that originally consisted of members J-Dee (born DaSean Cooper), Shorty (born Jerome Washington) and T-Bone (born Terry Gray).
The group’s lyrics (which were inspired by Nation of Islam) gained attention which led to their controversial music videos being banned from TV.
They first made their musical debut on Ice Cube’s debut solo album “AmeriKKa’s Most Wanted.”
In September of 1992, Da Lench Mob released their debut album “Guerillas in tha Mist” which peaked at #24 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. Ice Cube was the executive producer on the album.
The title song was released as the lead single from the album, but didn’t appear to make the charts at all, but the music video became quite popular.
The follow-up single “Freedom Got an A.K.” peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart.
In 1993, J-Dee was convicted of murder & given a life sentence in prison. Instead of disbanding the group, Da Lench Mob brought in rapper Maulkie (who was a former member of the group Yomo & Maulkie) for their second album.
In October of 1994, Da Lench Mob released their sophomore album “Planet of da Apes” which peaked at #81 on the Billboard 200 and #14 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
The two singles released from the album “Chocolate City” and “Goin’ Bananas” failed to make any impact on the charts at all. Due to issues with money & other differences, Da Lench Mob disbanded.
These days, J-Dee is still serving his prison sentence, but continues to maintain his innocence.
In 2001, Shorty released a solo album called “Short Stories.” It’s unknown what he’s up to since then.
It’s unknown what T-Bone and Maulkie are up to these days.
To see the music video for “Guerillas in tha Mist,” go to:
To see the music video for “Freedom Got an A.K.,” go to:
To see the music video for “Chocolate City,” go to:
To see the music video for “Goin’ Bananas,” go to: