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“Holy Crunk”?

The AP reports on the latest in Christian music: “Holy Crunk.” You can read about it here, and you can watch and listen to it here.

Here’s how Bennie “Preacha” Foster describes it:

“The cure to hip-hop is hip-hop. We fishin’. The bait they’re eatin’ is hip hop. So we take that music, dice it up, we put some Jesus flavor to it and save souls in Jesus’ name. That’s how we do it.”

This is from Wikipedia’s description of Crunk:

“The term is often used as slang to mean intoxicated. Crunk is thought to be derived from a combination or a portmanteau of the words “crazy” and “drunk”, or a combination of “chronic” and “drunk”, referring to the state of being both drunk from alcohol and high on marijuana, at the same time. Lil Jon defines crunk as a ‘state of heightened excitement’.”

Nice.  “Holy crazy drunk.”  Makes perfect sense.

(HT: Larry Fitch, all the way from Seoul!)

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One Response

  1. I have students in my class who attend constantly “crunk”. They wouldn’t understand the lyrics even if it didn’t have the hip hop thump behind it. What a waste of talent [if one could call it that], and there is some contemporary urban music that is actually OK stuff [I don’t want to start a debate on musical styles here]. This is plain horrible. Label it “christian” or not, this stuff is cruddy crunk.

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