Crunk Juice [Deluxe Edition] [CD/DVD]

Crunk Juice [Deluxe Edition] [CD/DVD]

by Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz

CD(Special Edition / Bonus DVD)

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Responsible for numerous crunk party tunes and plenty of over the top hits, producer Lil Jon could easily be mistaken for a flash in the pan whose time is almost up. Then again, his formulaic records that generally come up aces bring to mind AC/DC and their always the same, generally very good track record. You can count the songs that Lil Jon has been involved with and didn't shout "yeah!" and "OK!" on one hand, and his Crunk Juice album is more of the same. But keeping the AC/DC comparison going, Crunk Juice is his Back in Black, just as exciting and remarkably powerful, but twice as long and with a lot more help. Even though most of the songs are built on the same party-crunk foundation, the difference is in the details. Production by production, record by record, Lil Jon has become a more detailed producer. Crunk Juice is the payoff for every single that's come before it. Take the incredibly hard "What U Gon' Do" with its simple, everybody's-feelin'-it beat. Lil Scrappy's tough rap proves he's the man for the job on this track, while the loopy, faraway melody and robot filters Lil Jon runs Scrappy's vocal through are what really makes it. The East Side Boyz -- Big Sam and Lil Bo -- are a worthy support crew and gel with their resident superstar as well as G-Unit does with 50 Cent. Great, but it's the ridiculously well-picked guest list you've come for, isn't it? The biggies -- R. Kelly, Usher, Ice Cube, Snoop, Rick Rubin, and on and on -- all bring it, while Southern stalwarts like Trillville, Eightball & MJG, Ying Yang Twins, and Gangsta Boo -- whose brash vocals are slowed down eerily, screwed-and-chopped style -- sound especially triumphant, proud to be with the South's greatest chart-topper. Running 75 minutes long and with too many highlights to mention, the worst thing you can say about Crunk Juice is that it's overwhelming. Funny skits from Chris Rock and E-40 tie it all together if you can stand over an hour of crunk pummeling, but Crunk Juice is best taken in two or three glorious listens. That's a lot of top-notch crunk, and more than enough to justify Lil Jon's "King of Crunk" title. [This limited-edition version adds a disc of remixes and B-sides plus a DVD featuring videos, live appearances, and a "making of" documentary.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/2010
Label: Tvt
UPC: 0016581679023
catalogNumber: 6790
Rank: 86623

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz   Primary Artist
LaMarquis Jefferson   Bass
Craig Love   Guitar
Lil Jon   Keyboards
Rob Mac   Keyboards
Scott Storch   Keyboards

Technical Credits

O'Bryan   Composer
John Frye   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Chris Steinmetz   Engineer
DJ Flexx   Producer,Engineer
Josh Butler   Engineer
Danny Zook   Sample Clearance
Lil Jon   Producer,Executive Producer
Bryan Leach   Executive Producer
Fat Joe   Composer
Rob McDowell   Executive Producer
Neptunes   Producer
Wassim Zreik   Engineer
Emperor Searcy   Executive Producer
Scotty Beats   Producer
Andrew Coleman   Engineer
Greg Smith   Pro-Tools
Daddy Yankee   Composer
Mark Vinten   Engineer
Chris Carmouche   Engineer
Bruce Buechner   Engineer
Steve Nowa   Engineer
Ralph Marks   Engineer
Vince Phillips   Executive Producer
Paolo Sheehy   Engineer
Tony Espinoza   Engineer
Alfred Lazaro   Engineer
J. Glaze   Composer
D. Prince   Composer
Marlon Goodwin   Composer
L. Jefferson   Composer
D. Holmes   Composer
V. Santiago   Composer
D. Richardson   Composer
C. Leonard   Composer
C. Gordon   Composer
C. Evans   Composer
P. Alexander   Composer
A. Perez   Composer
O. Jackson   Composer
P. Glass   Composer
R. McDowell   Composer
Drop   Engineer
G. Miller   Composer
E. Jackson   Composer
L. Mitchell   Composer
B. Freeman   Composer
T. Sanders   Composer
Maurice Young   Composer
K. Clagon   Composer
Lil Snype   Producer
Scott Storch   Composer
Brian Stanley   Engineer

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