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Crunk Juice



Musically clever but lyrically (very) raunchy.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Lots of sexist and racist language is used.


Violent images.


Gleefully explicit.


As vulgar as can be.

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.

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.

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
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Parent 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 little consumerism however they can be a little bit more in some songs.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written byB.A.M April 9, 2008


This album is really good has lots of good rappers and really good beats also has a good rock beat on the album!
Written byAnonymous December 5, 2012

NC-17 for PA and R for Edited Version.

Wow the Album I have is edited but it still has the sex Content in it. This is not for kids ether way.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking


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