SOLO TURDFAILED EXPERIMENTOUT OF STEPLAZY LYRICSBAD BEATS
By 2004, Lil Jon was riding high. He and the East Side Boyz dropped the wildly successful Crunk Juice, his sound became dominant on commercial radio as he produced smash singles for Usher (“Yeah”), Ciara (“Goodies”), and Petey Pablo ("Freek-A-Leek"), and he became a cultural phenomenon thanks to the hilarious “A Moment in the Life of Lil Jon” skits on Chappelle's Show.
When Lil Jon announced that he was recording his first official solo album—sans the East Side Boyz—all the way back in 2005, we were excited. Sure, we were skeptical of another rock/rap hybird album but adding rock to Jon's brand of crunk made sense. Five years and five promotional singles later, it finally dropped. By that time, the absolute last thing anyone wanted to hear was anything with the word "crunk" attached to it. Half a decade is a long time for anything, but in rap it's basically a million years.