Lil Jon
Crunk Rock


3.0
good

Review

by Hunter Ramirez USER (39 Reviews)
July 24th, 2010 | 66 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: What? Yeah? Okay

Lil Jon in my book is one of the few mainstream rappers around that I really enjoy. I first heard about him through The Dave Chapelle Show in which I enjoyed the recurring sketch of “WHAT! YEAH! OKAY!”, and I gave him much kudos for showing up on one episode (and later wisely made it into his catchphrase). I soon later heard “Get Low” which most of my friends disgusted, but I personally found it a infectious romp and later gave a listen to his album (actually him and his group The East Side Boyz ) “Kings of Crunk” and found it not a terrible listen as many has made it. It was exactly what I expected it to be from the lead single, it was fun, infectious, and catchy, but at the same time very stupid, stereotypical, and at times frustrating.

It was on a long road trip my friend decided to download a handful of albums he thought would be an interesting listen, and added this little album as merely a joke that he planned to pull out after a few songs. The plan however backfired as I found some of the songs to have a lot of entertainment to them. I decided to take a look over the guest list and it ranged from wise choices to “just why?”. The wisest choices being The Ying Yang Twins, The Game, and Ice-Cube, to the stupidest being 3OH!3, Soulja Boy. and LMFAO (though to be honest the latter turned out to be much better then expected). And with this mixed guest list, I get a mixed album at times this is exactly what it should be fun, catchy, and enjoyable, but other times cringe worthy, and ultimately forgettable.

From the intro I knew Jon was in the hitting the right track when he calls out to his fans with “can I get a WHAAAAAT?...can I get a YEEEE-AAAH!”, and the first track “Throw It Up pt. 2” seems to going to what he knows best. However he soon tries a strange updating with “G Walk” which seems to be a dance song similar to the guest star's Soulja Boy's works, it seems to lack energy that was very apparent in the first track. And here we come to the awkward songs ahead “On De Grind” may have worked on another album, but it just doesn't work with Jon yelling over everyone ruining the melody, and “Ms. Chocolate” may have sounded nice on your regular Usher album, but not here. It's songs like “Outta Your Mind”, “Ride Da G”, and “Like A Stripper” seem to all play on Lil Jon's strengths to his advantage with fun results.

In the end we get one of the most confusing, inconsistent albums of the year thus far, but interestingly enough one of the most fun, and catchy. With the rising of all the “crunk” artists nowadays (Ke$ha, Brokencyde, etc.) Lil' Jon manages to still make the best out of it, and as a result truly still be the King of Crunk. As the man said himself “If you're just standing in da club. Get the *** outta here”. Now if that just made sense to you, I'd give this album a listen.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
ThePalestMexican
July 24th 2010


2816 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

I'm actually hella nervous to review this
Give constructive criticism please

BallsToTheWall
July 24th 2010


44786 Comments


WHAT!!!!!!!

Digging: Pink Turns Blue - If Two Worlds Kiss

Quen
July 24th 2010


1633 Comments


OKKKKK!!!!

bloc
July 24th 2010


34995 Comments


YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

Digging: The Birthday Massacre - Superstition

eternium
July 24th 2010


16338 Comments


WHAT?

Quen
July 24th 2010


1633 Comments


"Give constructive criticism please"

I just saw that and lol'd

Adash
July 24th 2010


1356 Comments


HAVE A NICE FLIGHT

bloc
July 24th 2010


34995 Comments


WHAT???

Adash
July 24th 2010


1356 Comments


DO YOU DO ANY RECREATIONAL DRUGS?

ThePalestMexican
July 24th 2010


2816 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

"Give constructive criticism please"

I just saw that and lol'd


I'm waiting for the inevitable "don't listen to Lil' Jon!"
I'm probably going to get neg'd, but I'm trying to branch out into different genres to review.




eternium
July 24th 2010


16338 Comments


WHATTT?!?

GET OUTTA YER MINDDD.

OKAYYYY.

BallsToTheWall
July 24th 2010


44786 Comments


PARDON ME MADAM WILL THIS BE REFLECTED UPON MY FREQUENT FLYER MILES

ThePalestMexican
July 24th 2010


2816 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

This page breaking makes my review look small
=(

BallsToTheWall
July 24th 2010


44786 Comments


OKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

Psilocyanide
July 24th 2010


1823 Comments


"kudos for showing up on the show and poking fun at himself"

That was Dave, in a wig.

"one of the few mainstream rappers around that I really enjoy"

WHATTTTT?!?

eternium
July 24th 2010


16338 Comments


I think he did go on the show himself on one episode.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH.

ThePalestMexican
July 24th 2010


2816 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

I meant the one episode, probably should correct that or better word it.

BallsToTheWall
July 24th 2010


44786 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09PkQD_0zD4

YEH YEH YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

shrapnel
July 24th 2010


735 Comments


Was this Review Well Written?
WHAT?
Was this Review Well Written?
WHAT?
Was this Review Well Written?
YEEEAAAH!!!

Quen
July 24th 2010


1633 Comments


I guessing you Pos'd?



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