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Background information
Birth nameLawrence Lee Thomas
Also known asMC Pooh
Born (1969-01-25) January 25, 1969 (age 53)
Origin Oakland, California, U.S.
Years active1990-present
Labels Jive, Scarface, In-A-Minute, Killa Kali, AniraMusic

Lawrence Lee Thomas (born January 25, 1969), [1] also known as Pooh-Man, MC Pooh and MC Pooh-Man, is an American rap artist who has released several albums on various labels, including Jive Records. [2] His lyrics focused on the topics of sex, money and murder (his song "Sex, Money & Murder" appeared on the soundtrack to the 1992 film Juice ). [3] He also had a small role in the film Menace II Society , playing Doc.


He has been active in the music industry since the early 1990s onward. [4] His only charting album, 1992's Funky as I Wanna Be, gained notoriety for its risque cover, featured guest appearances by MC Breed, Too Short and Ant Banks and brought him his biggest success, peaking at #158 on the Billboard Top 200.

On February 28, 2000, Thomas pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery and was sentenced to 6 years in prison. [5]


YearTitleLabelPeak chart positions

1990Life of a Criminal Jive 39
1992Funky As I Wanna BeJive38158
1993Judgement DayScarface57
1994Ain't No LoveIn-A-Minute85
1997State Vs. Pooh-Man Straight from San QuentinIn-A-Minute
2001Fukin' Wit Dank 2001Killa Kali
2014Kaos TheoryInfinite Kaos
2017Cookies n'DrankNo More Tears

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