Personnel includes: Lil Jon (rap vocals); Joe Corcoran (guitar); Ludacris, The Ying Ying Twins, DJ Smurf, Kool Ace, Hitman Sammy Sam, No Surrender.
Producers include: Midnight Black, Kool Ace.
CERTIFIED CRUNK is packaged with cover art simulating the low-budget "mixtape" CDs one can find populating the sidewalks of any city worth its hip-hop salt, a shout out to the spirit of the streets and the creativity of the DJs, putting out inventive remix and mix albums. Lil Jon did indeed start off as a DJ, and in that spirit, CERTIFIED CRUNK captures the flavor of the mixtapes and the feel of a party. The album compiles some of Lil Jon's earlier tracks (before he crossed over into the mainstream) and follows on the heels of his infectious and successful breakthrough, KINGS OF CRUNK.
That said, much of the record's beats are spare in the spirit of the genre--almost hypnotically so--and drenched in a haze that allows the band to provide some surprises. For an album immersed in sex and dance-floor shaking, the intro track, "Get Crunk," features a refreshingly progressive call-response imploring women to shout that they are neither "tricks" nor "hoes" nor "skanks," and men to scream they are not pimps. More of a collection (actually done without the input of Lil Jon) than an official album, CERTIFIED CRUNK offers a nice insight into the makings of these kings of crunk.
Stop Trippin' - (featuring Ludacris)
Crunk 107.9 (Intro)
Who U Wit - (Eastside Girls)
Get Crunk Radio - (featuring Jermaine Dupri)
One On One - (featuring Ying Yang Twins)
P**** N**** - (featuring Hitman Sammy Sam)
Don't Feel Me Yet
Radio Check - (remix)
DA 60' Clock - (remix)
107.9 Radio - (featuring Organized Noize)
Lil' Jon Mega Mix - (featuring Jazzy Pha)
Da Jump Off - (bonus track, featuring No Surrender/404 Soldierz/Killer Mike)