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Crunk (or krunk) is a specific type of rap music, mostly being produced in the southern United States. While most crunk-style music could be called "dirty south" or southern rap, the reverse is not necessarily true. Eightball & MJG for example have a more "Southern funk" sound.

The sound itself is a mix of repetitive chants and drum machine rhythms. Many of the drum machines (and the rhythms they produce) were previously more well known in specialty genres of dance music. The delivery of the lyrics, as with other Southern rap, is based on a rhythmic "bounce" which is very effective in clubs. In fact, several crunk songs have been banned in venues due to how wild the crowds can get.

Popular crunk-style acts include Bonecrusher, Lil Jon & the East Side Boys and Three 6 Mafia.