Crunk is set to make a comeback in 2010 thanks to Lil Jon. The rapper who popularized the genre will release his solo debut this summer.
The King of Crunk’s first album in over five years, Crunk Rock, will arrive June 8 via his new label home, Universal Republic. Described as a lifestyle party album, the set boasts features from Game, R. Kelly, 3OH!3, Pitbull, Elephant Man, David Guetta, Soulja Boy Tell’em, Ying Yang Twins, and more. Tracks include “Ms. Chocolate” featuring R. Kelly and Mario, as well as the LMFAO-assisted “Outta Your Mind.”
Lil Jon shared his excitement about returning to music. “I’m finally ready to get Crunk Rock out there to my people!! It’s been a long time comin’ and the album has somethin’ for everyone on it,” he stated. “I gave them every kind of Lil Jon that they have ever heard on an album. From the crunk sh*t to R&B, to house, electro, and rock… The album is on a whole other level. I can’t wait for da people to hear it!!!”
Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz’s last project, 2004’s Crunk Juice, went multi-platinum, spawning the smash singles “What U Gon’ Do” and “Lovers and Friends” featuring Usher and Ludacris.