Crunk Juice

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Musically clever but lyrically (very) raunchy.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 16+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Lots of sexist and racist language is used.

Violence

Violent images.

Sex

Gleefully explicit.

Language

As vulgar as can be.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Several references to drinking and drugs.

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byDuncanDerund May 9, 2014

Lil Jon

Very loud music of screaming and non-stop profanity and sex drugs and very incredibly strong language in each song there are at least 10 swears. There is very l... Continue reading
Adult Written bydudeman123 April 9, 2008

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... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byB.A.M April 9, 2008

Great

This album is really good has lots of good rappers and really good beats also has a good rock beat on the album!
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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