News: Lil Jon Prepares For A "Crunk Rock" Summer, "It's Not Just Rock & Roll"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:35AM

Written by Rosario Harper

Producer Lil Jon has cleared up confusion surrounding his upcoming Crunk Rock album and said that the project is not solely based on experimental rock sounds.

According to Jon, he has packed his long-awaited album with different genres of music.

"Because there's so many different kinds of Lil Jons that's on this album that it's not just rock and roll," he added. "You got some rock kind of collaborations, but you got some electro collaborations, you got crunk music, you got dance music, you got all kinds of stuff, Bali funk. We got so many different kinds of collaborations on the album that it changed really into a lifestyle. We live like this." (MTV)

With help from artists like Game and R. Kelly, Jon's album is set to come out this June.

"I'm finally ready to get Crunk Rock out there to my people!! It's been a long time comin' and the album has somethin' for everyone on it," he wrote in a statement earlier this year. "I gave them every kind of Lil Jon that they have ever heard on an album...I can't wait for da' people to hear it!!!" (Hip Hop Press)

He recently said the project would 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 on the verge of completion.

"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)

Crunk Rock is scheduled to drop Tuesday, June 8th.

Check out a recent Lil Jon interview down below:

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