Da Lench Mob
Da Lench Mob


Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, Political hip hop

Years active



Lench Mob, EastWest, Priority, Street Knowledge

Associated acts

Chilly Chill, Del the Funky Homosapien, Ice Cube, Sir Jinx, Yo-Yo

Past members

  • J-Dee
  • Maulkie
  • Shorty
  • T-Bone

Da Lench Mob was an American hip hop group from Crenshaw, Los Angeles. The group consisted of rappers J-Dee, Shorty, T-Bone and Maulkie. Their Nation of Islam inspired-lyrics garnered much attention, subsequently leading to their controversial music videos being banned from most television networks.

Da Lench Mob was associated with Ice Cube, and the group debuted on his 1990 album AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted. Ice Cube served as the executive producer of the group's 1992 debut album, Guerillas in tha Mist. The video for the album's lead single, also titled "Guerillas in tha Mist", became popular in the fall of 1992.

In 1993, member J-Dee was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, although he claims to be innocent. Instead of disbanding, the group brought in a South Central-based rapper called Maulkie, who was a former member of the Ruthless Records duo Yomo & Maulkie. After the release of the group's second album, Planet of da Apes, in 1994, the group broke up due to a rift over money and other differences later in 1995.


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