Quick News: Crunk Makes The Dictionary, Arrested Development Reunites and Pastor Troy Makes Billboard Debut

lil-jon-chain.jpgThe word crunk has been added to the 2007 edition of the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. Crunk is officially defined as “a style of Southern rap music featuring repetitive chants and rapid dance rhythms.” The term, which was given credit to Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz and OutKast, was selected from a list of 17 million possible words and phrases to be added in this year’s dictionary.

Arrested Development will perform at the World Café in Philadelphia, Pa. on Wednesday, July 18. The Atlanta hip-hop group scored three crossover hits in 1992 with “Tennessee,” “People Everyday” and “Mr. Wendal.” Their debut album, 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life of… sold over a million copies and earned them two Grammy awards for best new artist and best rap single in 1993.

Atlanta’s Pastor Troy debuts on the Billboard Top 200 this week in the No. 91 spot after moving about 8,300 copies of his latest disc, Tool Muziq. The album initially stirred controversy with its original title, Saddam Hussein. Troy was forced to change the title after several retail chains refused to stock the album with its original name. The rapper explained that the title was a metaphor for how he was going to come back and take over the game. Tool Muziq features appearances from Gangsta Boo, Fabo of D4L and The Hit Man Sammy Sam; and production by Shawty Red and Drumma Boy.

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  • Chevy

    Go buy that Tool Muziq joint, trust me its worth your hard-earned money

  • ABC

    The term, which was given credit to Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz and OutKast…
    and Memphis (Three 6 Mafia)

  • marvelous

    pastor troy is not very good. he is just another bad southern rapper. i’m not tryin to be a hater and crunk is dead already so why they added that word to the dictionary. is too late since no uses that word anymore. crunk is so 2003

  • rob

    ^ I 2nd that motion. thats his best work in a long time.

  • Ziggy

    i unno im still sayin crunk nigga…like when we goin to tha clubs it aint we goin to get drunk no mo..its we goin to get crunk nigga….

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  • http://www.haterfree.com chevy boy

    @ marvelous

    u rite crunk is dead(and im from the south). lil john mite as well pawn that big as chain kuz its over. and they all ways put words in the dictionary after they old jus like bling bling, that jus got in like 2 years ago and its ben played since 01

    and besides isnt crunk jus the past tense for crank( as in crank up the car)???

  • Doctor69

    the south sucks period!!!!

  • Doctor69

    the south sucks period!!!!

  • Atl’s own

    crunk ain’t dead 4 u lames out dere!

    long live the south ho!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=11752 kazil

    what happened to Lil Jon’s album

  • http://www.richarte.blogspot.com Rich Arte

    hooray for arrested development. they come out the gate and sold a million records, won awards, then took a 15 year hiatus. They get the pastor Mason “welcome back” instrumental and a nickel bag of funk.

  • EReal


    No wonder americans are so stupid. lol. puttin words like crunk and bling bling in the fuckin dictionary. Whats next, HYPHY? Sheesh.


  • grapes

    LOL…Pastor Troy is a fucking tool. If you really wanted to make an impact…or make a statement (not like he was making one anyway, but…) then you wouldn’t rename your fucking album.