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Universal Republic

February 23, 2010 16:04 ET

Grammy Award Winning Artist and Producer Lil Jon Readies Highly Anticipated Album, CRUNK ROCK

CRUNK ROCK Set to Drop on Universal Republic Records June 8th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) -  Iconic award-winning artist Lil Jon is back with his much anticipated solo debut, CRUNK ROCK. The upcoming album is slated for release under his new label home, Universal Republic on the official date of June 8, 2010. The album, which boasts features from The Game, R. Kelly, 3OH!3, Pitbull, Elephant Man, David Guetta, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, Ying Yang Twins, and more -- is a lifestyle party album flirting with electro-house music merged with hip-hop, pop, and R&B. Stand out tracks garnering incredible buzz for CRUNK ROCK include, "Ms. Chocolate" featuring R. Kelly and Mario, as well as "Outta Your Mind" featuring LMFAO.

The multi-platinum selling artist is excited for his fans to hear what he's been working on. Lil Jon states, "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." In regards to the album's vibe, "I gave them every kind of Lil Jon that they have ever heard on an album. From the crunk sh*t, to R&B, to house, electro and rock... The album is on a whole other level... I can't wait for da' people to hear it!!!" Along with being his first solo effort, the new release marks his first studio album in over four years.

Lil Jon and The East Side Boyz's last two albums, The Kings Of Crunk and Crunk Juice, sold multi-platinum, spawning several smash singles including "Get Low," " I Don't Give A @#&%," featuring Mystical and Krayzie Bone as well as "Real N**** Roll Call" feat. Ice Cube and "Lovers and Friends" feat. Usher and Ludacris.

Lil Jon's chart-topping production has garnered him a Grammy (Best Rap/Song Collaboration for Usher's "Yeah!"), BMI's Legends of Atlanta Award, BMI's Pop Songwriter of the Year, eight Billboard Awards, a Radio Music Award, several MTV Video Music Awards, as well as an American Music Award. Lil Jon has been featured in commercials for Subway and Heineken, as well as hosting international Pimp My Ride with cameos in movies such as Date Movie and Scary Movie 4.

About Universal Republic Records
Universal Republic Records is a division of Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company, with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. One of several labels that comprise Universal Motown Republic Group, Republic Records was formed in 1995 by President, CEO of the label, Monte Lipman, and his brother, Co-President & COO of Universal Republic, Avery Lipman. Today, the label is responsible for numerous breakthrough and mainstream chart topping artists, including a diverse array of groundbreaking imprints and ventures encompassing new and established platinum and multi-platinum acts.

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