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"YEEEAAAAAAAAH!!!!!" The 25 Dopest Crunk Songs

"YEEEAAAAAAAAH!!!!!" The 25 Dopest Crunk Songs

Crunk came roaring out of southern clubs in the late 1990s, this infectious mix of unbridled aggression and memorable hooks.

The sound was born of many parents: from the rat-a-tat anthems of No Limit Records in New Orleans, to the ominous synths of Memphis' Hypnotized Minds camp. In Atlanta, Lil Jon's stripped down-but-slick approach helped turn crunk into a mainstream sound that would influence popular music for years to come and set the stage for later sounds like trap. But for a second, let's go back to a simpler time: when wanting to hit a muthafucka and tear the club up was all folks really needed to have a good time.

We picked the 25 greatest songs of the crunk era.

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