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This item originally appeared in the May 13, 2004 issue of The Tech Talk.

Trillville & Lil Scrappy

"Welcome to Trillville"

The King of Crunk & BME Recordings

Grade: A

Picture this: walking in a Southern club on a Wednesday or Friday night with speakers booming loud.

Why Wednesday or Friday? Because those nights are the nights when most college students are free to celebrate a hard week of studying and classes.

Listeners of this noise have to cut conversations short because no one can understand what has been said; the words, "You can neva eva, eva eva, neva eva, eva eva get on my level," are ringing in their ears.

This song is just one of Trillville and Lil Scrappy's "get crazy" club mixes.

Trillville consists of LA, Dirty Mouth and Don Peezy, all from Atlanta.

According to www.ozonemag.com/trillville, Trillville means, "Real three times."

Their first album is a collaboration with the King of Crunk himself, Lil Jon, CEO of BME Recordings, and new artist Lil Scrappy.

Lil Jon's loud and obscene call-outs encourage listeners to stand their ground and bust some heads if they have to.

Although the album's variation is upbeat and symbolizes getting "crunk," the songs can also have deadly effects if taken too seriously.

In Trillville's "Head Bussa," they inform listeners if anyone does not like what they are doing and how they are doing it, they will literally "knock a hater out."

Lil Jon gives the album a dose of reality with a variation of instruments.

Jon's personality and Trillville's rhymes are smooth, understandable, hard-hitting and never a dull combination.

The group tends to focus on what typical rapper priorities are and how they plan to make their dreams realities.

"Be Real" tells listeners to do whatever it takes to survive, from being a thug selling drugs to taking care of family by working many jobs. Just don't rap about it; "be trill about it." Be real.

Listeners who purchase Trillville may ask what or where is Trillville, but Dirty Mouth, one of the group's speed lyricists, notes this place to be, "any hood, any city and any state."

About 10 out of the 21 songs on the "Welcome to Trillville" album cause severe headaches from bobbing of one's head continuously and bouncing around for hours on end.

-- By Alisa Thomas, Staff Writer


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