Kris Kross

Kris Kross (Chris Kelly and Chris Smith) were a teenage rap duo of the early 90's most famous for wearing their clothes backward. They were discovered in 1991 performing at a mall in Atlanta, GA by Jermaine Dupri. Their first album, Totally Krossed Out, was released in 1992 and managed to sell more than four million copies. It included the hit single Jump, which stayed at number 1 on the Billboard charts for eight weeks. This landed them a spot on Michael Jackson's European tour that year.

Released in 1993, a second album, entitled Da Bomb failed to match their early success. 1996 saw the release of their final album Young, Rich and Dangerous which was also a commercial dissapointment.

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1996 saw the release of their final album Young, Rich and Dangerous which was also a commercial dissapointment. He will also be working with Korn for a track on their next album for release later in 2005[2] (http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1486976/05122004/lil_jon_1.jhtml). Released in 1993, a second album, entitled Da Bomb failed to match their early success. The Double-CD Crunk Juice includes remixes of Daddy Yankee's Reggaeton hit "Gasolina," as well as skits from comedians Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock. This landed them a spot on Michael Jackson's European tour that year. Kelly, Ice Cube, Timbaland, Usher, and Ludacris. It included the hit single Jump, which stayed at number 1 on the Billboard charts for eight weeks. Lil Jon has recently released his new album called Crunk Juice, which features contributions from Rick Rubin, R.

Their first album, Totally Krossed Out, was released in 1992 and managed to sell more than four million copies. The track was one of the biggest hits of 2004, topping the Billboard Hot 100, European, World, US and World R&B charts, World Adult, Australian, Norwegian, and Swiss charts and reached number 2 in Canada. They were discovered in 1991 performing at a mall in Atlanta, GA by Jermaine Dupri. In late 2003, Usher asked Lil Jon to produce and appear on "Yeah" the lead single from his Confessions album. Kris Kross (Chris Kelly and Chris Smith) were a teenage rap duo of the early 90's most famous for wearing their clothes backward. Jon also produced the hit single "Salt Shaker" for the Ying Yang Twins. Lil Jon put out a compilation CD and DVD in 2003 called Part II featuring remixes of "Get Low" featuring Busta Rhymes and Elephant Man as well as the Ying Yang Twins.

Based on the success of "Get Low", Kings of Crunk would make the top twenty of the US album chart in September 2003. It also went into the top 40 in markets such as Germany and Australia in 2004. It reached the top 5 in a composite worldwide r&b chart (compiled from U.S., German, French, UK, and Australian r&b charts) in 2003 and internet download charts. However, it was "Get Low" with the Ying Yang Twins and its catchy hook "from the window to the wall" that became a breakout hit.

The first single, "I Don't Give a ****" featuring Mystikal and Krayzie Bone, became another dancefloor filler. In 2002, Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz released their breakthrough album Kings of Crunk. "Bia Bia" the single from the album featuring Ludacris, Too Short, and Chyna Whyte became a hit in clubs throughout the US and also made the top twenty downloads on MP3.com. Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz returned in 2001 with Put Your Hood Up.

DJ Smurf of the Ying Yang Twins has said of his contribution, "Anything you say about crunk has to start with Lil Jon."[1] (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5015949/1). This song, which featured booming bass, synthesiser riffs, and loud vocal chants, would be a pivotal track in the development of crunk. This contained the song "Who You Wit" which became a club anthem in Atlanta. In 1996, Lil Jon linked up with the Big Sam and Lil Bo, collectively known as The East Side Boyz, to produce the album Get Crunk, Who U Wit:Da Album.

He worked for So So Def between 1993 and 2000. He also started doing remixes for artists Usher, Too Short, Xscape, and Total. Lil Jon also hosted a radio show on V103. He was working as a club DJ when Jermaine Dupri discovered him and invited him to work as an A&R man for So So Def.

Lil Jon graduated in 1988 from Atlanta's Douglass High School. His group, Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz, is one of the subgenre's most notable acts. He is best known as a pioneer of the subgenre of hip hop known as "crunk", a combination of elements of Southern hip hop and bass music. Lil Jon (born Jonathan Smith in 1970 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an African-American hip hop performer and record producer.

2005 "What U Gon' Do" #22 US, #38 UK (double A-side with Roll Call in the UK). Usher and Ludacris) #3 US. 2004 "Lovers and Friends" (feat. Lil Jon and Twista) #7 US.

2004 "Let's Go" (Trick Daddy feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris) #1 US, #1 UK. 2004 "Yeah!" (Usher feat. 2004 "Get Low" #2 US.

Crunk Juice (2004). Part II (2003 CD and DVD combination). Kings of Crunk (2002). Put Yo Hood Up (2001).

Get Crunk, Who U Wit: Da Album (1997).

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