Crunk Juice [Chopped and Screwed]

Crunk Juice [Chopped and Screwed]

by Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz
     
 

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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

Overview

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 "okay!" 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 of every single that's come before it. Take the incredibly hard "What U Gon' Do" with it's 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. [An 18-track, 'chopped and screwed' version of the album appeared in 2005 as well.]

Product Details

Release Date:
08/09/2005
Label:
Tvt
UPC:
0016581670426
catalogNumber:
6704

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz   Primary Artist
Ice Cube   Rap
Snoop Dogg   Rap
Nas   Rap
8ball & MJG   Rap
Usher   Vocals
R. Kelly   Vocals
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson   Bass
Fat Joe   Rap
Nate Dogg   Rap
DJ Flexx   Rap
Jazze Pha   Rap
Craig Love   Guitar
Lil Jon   Rap
Pharrell Williams   Vocals
Gangsta Boo   Rap
Ying Yang Twins   Rap
Ludacris   Rap
T.I.   Rap
Lil Bo   Rap
Lil Scrappy   Rap
Pimpin' Ken   Track Performer
Big Sam   Rap

Technical Credits

C.P. Love   Composer
John Frye   Engineer
R. Rubin   Composer
Chris Steinmetz   Engineer
DJ Flexx   Audio Production
Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith   Producer
Josh Butler   Engineer
Lil Jon   Audio Production
Michael Watts   Remixing
M. Sterling   Composer
Bryan Leach   Executive Producer
Neptunes   Audio Production
Wassim Zreik   Engineer
Emperor Searcy   Executive Producer
Scotty Beats   Engineer
N. Hale   Composer
Jonathan Smith   Executive Producer
Ian Mereness   Engineer
O'Shea Jackson   Composer
J Smith   Composer
O.B. Jackson   Composer
Mark Vinten   Engineer
Chris Carmouche   Engineer
Warren Bletcher   Engineer
Jason Lader   Engineer
Brian Sumner   Engineer
Gary Fly   Engineer
Stephen Georgiafandis   Engineer
Vince Phillips   Executive Producer
Paolo Sheehy   Engineer
Lil Snipe   Producer

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