News: Lil Jon Places Finishing Touches On "Crunk Rock" LP, "We're Officially Ready" [Video]

Friday, Feb 5, 2010 5:50PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Southern producer Lil Jon has promised his upcoming Crunk Rock album is nearly ready to hit retail stores.

According to Jon, the project will reflect his recent experience on the road as a deejay.

"Eventually TVT folded and I got off the label," Jon explained in an interview. "I got signed to Universal Republic about a year ago and I went back to the studio and started working on the album again and I had a whole new energy, new vibe, from being on the road deejaying and just from taking some time off, clearing my mind. So now I'm done, we're officially ready. It's not like, 'We're almost done,' I'm just working on like one or the last two songs but all of my vocals are done except for one song. [It's still called] Crunk Rock." (DJ Ekin)

Last October, Jon said the album was roughly 80 percent complete.

"We're pretty much like 80 percent done," Jon said of Crunk Rock, his first solo album, slated to be released by early next year. "It's probably one of my best albums to date in the sense that it's got a little bit of everything that I know everybody's going to groove to. I basically got the tracks that I want down, and I just need to make some final touches...I loved making people dance. That's what I'm getting back to." (Associated Press)

Originally planned to drop around 2006, the project was recently pushed to November 2009.

While known for his unique, high-velocity production style, Lil Jon says the album will bear the fruits of his collaborations with the producers behind some of the most indelible, Billboard chart-topping hits of recent years, including DJ David Guetta, Dr. Luke and RedOne. In addition, Crunk Rock's guest-star parade will include The Game, Ice Cube, 3Oh!3, Elephant Man, Pastor Troy, Ying Yang Twinz, Pitbull, Soulja Boy, R.Kelly, Akon and Florida punk rock group Whole Wheat Bread. (Rolling Stone)

Jon also confirmed the project's forthcoming release and explained what his fans could expect last year.

"This album has all the Lil Jons you've ever heard," he promised in an interview. "From the crunk Lil Jon to the Usher-like Lil Jon to the electro Lil Jon who's hanging with LMFAO. I've got to touch all my fans...I never really had the commercial success internationally that I had in the States. This will help take me to another level where I deserve to be at. We're going to push the button, and it's going to be Lil Jon mania all over again." (Billboard)

A confirmed release date has not yet been announced.

Check out Lil Jon's interview down below:

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