The 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.