Lil Jon Inks Solo And Label Deal With Universal Republic

Crunk definitely isn’t dead, according to Universal Republic.

The company announced today they signed Lil Jon to to a label deal that will see the rowdy producer deliver solo albums, in addition to serving as an A&R for the company as well.

“Lil Jon is a larger than life figure who casts a giant shadow over every facet of the entertainment business,” Universal Republic CEO Monte Lipman said in a statement. “His name is synonymous with brand-building and we want him plugged into multiple Universal Republic platforms for maximum results. I view him as our Urban Music Czar!”

Jon’s long-delayed follow-up to 2005′s Crunk Juice is set for an early 2009 release.

Lil Jon was previously signed to TVT Records where he delivered a number of albums, including Kings of Crunk and Put Yo Hood Up. The rapper became a free agent when TVT filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year.—Anthony Thomas

  • Mikey T

    I never say FIRST!

    YEAH!!!!!!!

  • FLYTE DA FLY BOY

    All Lil’ Jon gotta do is get a bunch of good features and put tight beats to’em. That’s all the “Kings of Crunk” album was, and it was hot.

  • TonyStackz

    Have Y’all notice that since this nigga
    fell back a bunch of DJs Specially Khaled kinda took his spot putting out
    all this compilations & shit lol Damn
    at least Lil Jon produces his own shit
    some of it is ill too & he doesn’t sound as retarded as Khaled either!!!

  • capcobra

    lil jon is about 5yrs too late….may god bless him.

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