Hip-Hop


After sending their home boy Lil Scrappy up the charts, the Atlanta-based label/management team Crunk Incorporated turned to the six-member Crime Mob for their next big hit. The rowdy party crunk of the group (rappers Diamond, Killa C, Cyco Blac, Princess, Jock aka M.I.G., and Lil Jay) caught on quick, and the single "Knuck If You Buck" found success on urban radio during the summer of 2004. Their self-titled debut hit the shelves in August that year and went to number five on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. In late 2006 the group returned with "Rock Yo Hips," a single that went Top 10 R&B/Hip-Hop and crossed into the Top 40 of the Hot 100. It set the stage for their second album, Hated on Mostly, which was released the following year after considerable delay. Its release was complicated by interpersonal upheaval. The group went quiet, but five years later, all members with the exception of Princess performed together in Atlanta. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi