Crunk King Lil Jon Readies CD/DVD
"Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT."Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. The DVD is a video diary of the Dirty South rap act's rise to popularity, while the audio disc will feature a pair of remixes of the hit single "Get Low" -- one featuring Busta Rhymes and Elephant Man and a second, hard-to-find merengue mix.
Also featured on the disc will be the previously unreleased tracks "I Don't Play That" featuring T.I. and 8Ball, "Put Yo Hood Up Remix" featuring Roy Jones Jr., Chyna Whyte, Jadakiss and Petey Pablo, and two songs yet to be determined.
Earlier this month, "Get Low" featuring the Ying Yang Twins topped Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks tally and reached No. 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. This week, the cut is No. 4 on the Hot 100.
The track is featured on the Atlanta-based act's fourth disc, "Kings of Crunk" (BME/TVT). Released in October 2002, the set topped Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart, reached No. 2 on the Top Hip-Hop/R&B Albums tally and peaked at No. 14 on The Billboard 200.
In other news, Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz will contribute a track to the BME/TVT "Crunk Christmas" compilation. Due Dec. 9, the set also promises songs by T.I., Bonecrusher, Ying Yang Twins, 8Ball & MJG, David Banner and Killer Mike.
Lil Jon and his crew have a handful of festival appearances scheduled next month. Along with Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Obie Trice and Dilated Peoples, the group will appear Oct. 4 at Power 106's P3 - Power Music, Sports, Cars event in Devore, Calif. On Oct. 11, the party shifts to WILD St. Petersburg, Fla.'s Last Damn Show, also featuring Fabolous, Ludacris, Chingy, Obie Trice and Wyclef Jean. Lastly, Lil Jon is slated to perform Oct. 18 at the Hip-Hop Hood Fest in Detroit with DMX, Nas and Chingy.