Just like hyphy, snap music, or even reggaeton, people are writing off crunk music as a played out musical fad and have moved on. But not Lil Jon. The producer/rapper is putting the finshing touches on his upcoming album, “Crunk Rock,” a sort of rock/hip-hop hybrid project.
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The album also features appearances from Ice Cube, Ciara, R. Kelly, Remy Ma, Lil Wayne, The Game, Gucci Mane, Fabo from D4L and Three 6 Mafia. No release date has been announced but Jon hopes to drop the album before the end of the year – at least before the whole “party like a rock star” fad dies down.
“I’ve been doing crunk rock for the past two years," Jon told Billboard.com. "I did a street record with Three 6 Mafia in October where I say ‘Party like a rock star, f*ck like a porn star.’ Now everybody wants to be a rock star ’cause it’s cool. One thing I like is people are opening [our] ears to the music, ’cause [we] tend to be closed-minded to sh*t we don’t know about. It might make a motherf**ker that don’t listen to rock go listen to some Guns N’ Roses."