NEW YORK (BME/TVT Records Official Fans Website) - After 81 weeks, "Kings Of Crunk,"
the BME/TVT Records sophomore album from Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz has been certified double platinum by the RIAA for U.S. sales in excess of 2 million units. The album is still in Billboard Top 200 chart holding the No 81 position, No 19 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and currently the No 1 selling Independent album in the country.
The remarkable "Kings Of Crunk," which features Jadakiss, Mystikal, 8Ball, Krayzie Bone, Pastor Troy and E-40, among others, has taken Crunk music from a regional sensation to a national phenomenon. The album stands as an artistic advancement of a group who was already at the top of its game.
In other Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz news, Lil Jon will be the celebrity red carpet reporter at this year's MTV Movie Awards. Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz will follow-up "Kings Of Crunk" with the aptly titled "Crunk Juice" tentatively scheduled for an October 2004 release.
Powerhouse independent label, TVT Records is also home to the kings of the club circuits Ying Yang Twins whose "Me & My Brother" is approaching platinum. Expected to hit stores later this year are hip-hop soul songstress Teedra Moses, the first R&B Crunk artist Oobie, rising hip-hop starlet Jacki-O, Cuban-American rhyme-spitter Pitbull and the highly anticipated Snoop Dogg, Warren G & Nate Dogg group project, 213.