Crunk Juice

Common Sense Media says

Musically clever but lyrically (very) raunchy.

Age(i)

NOT FOR KIDS

Quality(i)

 

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Lots of sexist and racist language is used.

Violence

Violent images.

Sex

Gleefully explicit.

Language

As vulgar as can be.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Several references to drinking and drugs.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this CD is definitely not for everyone. It pushes the vulgarity envelope to the max. An edited version is supposedly available, but we couldn't find it anywhere -- if you can, it might be a good solution for your kids. Parents are guaranteed to be uncomfortable with this one.

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What's the story?

Music doesn't get any nastier than CRUNK JUICE -- but star-studded cameos, great performances, and imaginative production make Lil John's new album hard to dismiss entirely. One of the most unusual tracks, a Rick Rubin collaboration, samples Slayer instrumentals with Jon and his East Side Boyz (who are never actually identified on the CD) screaming over them to create what may be the first-ever crunk/blues/metal hybrid in the history of rock & roll. Other songs interweave Middle-Eastern rhythms, soulful vocal arrangements, vivid call-and-response energy, and occasional delicate strings over Miami bass lines, electronica, and punk-rock ambiance. Usher, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, and R. Kelly comprise only a partial list of featured helpers.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

It's a testament to the musical integrity of the album that it holds up despite lyrics that, in addition to being extremely vulgar, are not especially brilliant -- or even funny. What seems like it ought to sound like an immature mish-mosh of styles and performers holds together instrumentally as a terrific dance record. If only the lyrics were in a language no one could understand, we'd really have something wonderful here.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether music with shocking and vulgar language is appealing to teens? Why or why not? Is it sometimes just about the music and the beat?

Music details

Artist:Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz
Release date:November 16, 2004
Label:TVT
Genre:Rap
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Parent of a 4 year old Written bytrevor johnson September 29, 2009
AGE
2
QUALITY
 

perfect for all ages

theres some bad words but nothing kids wont hear at school

What other families should know
Too much swearing
Adult Written bydudeman123 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
QUALITY
 

angry potty talk

i really like this cd alot but wen u listen 2 it u wonder y eminem is the most contriversial rapper and not lil jon.this cd is full of potty mouth-non-stop sex talk and language defenently not 4 anyone my age if i was an adult i wouldn't even let a 17 yer old listen 2 it

Teen, 15 years old Written byB.A.M April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
QUALITY
 

Great

This album is really good has lots of good rappers and really good beats also has a good rock beat on the album!

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