Lil Jon Looking to Release Crunk Rock Early 2010

Lil Jon’s long-delayed Crunk Rock album has almost become as mythical as Dr. Dre’s Detox–as both producers have been working on the respective projects for years–but Jon recently revealed he’s finishing his rap/rock hybrid.

The project was first scheduled to drop in 2006, but year after year, it was pushed back. Then, his battle with long time record label, TVT, halted its release even further.

In 2008, he wasfinally released from his TVT contract, and free to sign a new deal. Now, Jon is putting on finishing touches, with plans to release Crunk Rock, early next year.

“We’re pretty much like 80 percent done,” he told the Associated Press of the project, which would be his first solo album. “It’s probably one of my best albums to date in the sense that it’s got a little bit of everything that I know everybody’s going to groove to.”

The 38-year-old producer revealed that the stress of recording for Crunk Rock eventually forced him to take a break from recording all together. But, he found himself DJing again, and it got him back on track.

“It got me back to my core, and when I started as a DJ, I loved making people dance,” Jon told the AP. “That’s what I’m getting back to.”