Adjective.To be crunk is to posess a metaphysical
sense of energy and excitement
brought on by the indescribable thrill of music. In particular, but not exclusively, brought on by southern hip-hop
music. One's feeling or outward appearance of crunkness is not necessarily related to the use of alcohol or drugs.
Here is definitive proof that crunk is primarily a musical term, and is unrelated to drug use. A good example comes from the southern hip-hop duo OutKast, who have been using the word crunk in songs since the mid-nineties. From OutKast: 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac, from ATLiens, 1996: "Who them boys that be havin' it crunk every occasion?" This line does not equate crunkness with the use of drugs or alcohol. It does, however, in my opinion, refer to the crunkness of the music which OutKast was proud to give to its audience. Proof that this line is not related to drug or alcohol use comes from the title song from the same album, in which Andre of OutKast professes to be sober: From OutKast, ATLiens, 1996 "we be so sincere with this here no drugs or alcohol, so I can get the signal clear" The fact that Andre was sober during the period in which he recorded ATLiens is documented in his later song "A Life in a Day of Benjamin Andre" where he raps about the producing ATLiens: From A Life in a Day of Benjamin Andre, from SpeakerBoxx/The Love Below,2003: "I hadn't smoked or took a shot of drink 'cause I start the second album off on another note." Also; OutKast: Stankonia intro, Stankonia, 2000: "We keep it crunk round here" If crunk strictly referred to the use of drugs or alcohol, why would OutKast insist on the importance of their "Keeping it crunk", to the point that it would belong in the intro to this groundbreaking, critically acclaimed album. It doesn't make sense. Clearly, from these and other examples, OutKast, are "keeping it crunk" through their music, not through alcohol or drug use. The same is true for other southern hip hop musicians.
In 1995, Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter were scheming ways to get past the TV censors on Conan's late night talk show, and they settled on an all-purpose, suitable replacement for the infamous seven dirty swearwords that they couldn't say on TV: Crunk. The choice to use that word was definitely not random. Ice T just happened to be on the show that night, and he likely fed the word to them beforehand and certainly helped fuel its popularity during the telecast ("That was seriously crunked up, right there."). But Ice never claimed to have come up with the word--he probably got it from Dirty South rappers, who had been using it for years as a euphemism for getting really crazy and fucked up on marijuana and alcohol (stoned and drunk. Chronic plus Drunk = Crunk). Or maybe crack and drunk. Or coke and drunk. Or maybe just being crazy and drunk. Whatever it is, it means getting really crazy and fucked up. And with Conan's introduction of the word to northern suburban audiences, Crunk came into its own as the recognized sound of the new generation of Dirty South Rap, prompting white college fratboys everywhere to wander around going "WHHHUT!! OKAAY!! YEEEAAHHH!!" like annoying dipshits. and it's all thanks to Lil Jon, and by Lil Jon I mean Dave Chappelle.
"Whhhut!! OKAAY!! YEEEAAHHH!!"
Everybody here is wrong, it is not getting crazy and drunk. It's smoking chronic (marijuana) and getting drunk.
Chronic + Drunk = CRUNK
Lil Jon gets crunk all the time.
Originally coined by Dr. Suess in 1972, in his book "Marvin K. Mooney will you please go now!".
"You can go in a Crunk-car if you wish."
Some common uses:
1. To get Crunk is To have a good time.
2. Crunk is also 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.
3. A style of music most commonly made by rap artists from the southern states, aka the Dirty South. Some crunk artists (or groups) are Lil' Jon, Pitbull, Lil' Scrappy, Trillville, and David Banner.
4. Something at a high level, as in volume.
1. Long as everybody get crunk in the drop -- Lil Bow Wow (Bounce with me 2000
2. "We're planning on going tomy place and getting TOTALLY crunk!!"
4. : "He got the speakers in the trunk with the bass on crunk." - Mos Def, from "Mr. Nigga" on Black on Both Sides
A cliched and overused hiphop term that has been beat to death more than "Bling-Bling" and "Shizzle". It means to get crazy and drunk. The term lost it's "cool" factor like two years ago, but that doesn't stop wiggers and wanna be gangstas from using the the term as much as possible.
Yo! We be all blinged out and getting crunk up in this club fo sho! (Translation: I'm a total fucking idiot, and don't know how stupid I sound!)
February 21, 2006