Crunchy Black

Crunchy Black

Biography

Darnell Carlton better known by his stage name Crunchy Black is an American rapper. He was a longtime member of the Oscar winning rap group Three 6 Mafia from the group’s founding until 2006. Born in Indiana, he represents Memphis, Tennessee and got his rap career started in Memphis alongside fellow rappers including DJ Paul, Juicy J, Koopsta Knicca, Gangsta Boo, Lord Infamous, La Chat & Project Pat. Crunchy left Three 6 Mafia over monetary disputes involving his desire to forward his solo career.

Crunchy Black’s "debut solo album" entitled "On My Own" was released on September 19, 2006. Crunchy has said this album was released by DJ Paul & Juicy J without his permission. Crunchy’s "second solo album", "From Me To You" is also said to have been put out without his permission by Paul & Juicy. "From Me To You" reached 12 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, 32 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and 10 on the Billboard Top Rap albums chart. "On My Own" reached 3 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, 163 on the Billboard 200, 15 on the Billboard Indepentend, 28 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and 13 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart. He continues to represent Memphis, Tennessee and raps his known gangster style. Crunchy contributed heavily to Platinum albums When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1, and Most Known Unknown, as well as Gold albums Da Unbreakables, and Chapter 2: World Domination with Three 6 Mafia. Crunchy is known for his dancing “G-Walking”, which he says he started doing at Club Memphis but admits he is not the originator. He was shot in the face and the leg in Las Vegas on July 1, 2012. Amazingly, he recovered very quickly from the injuries and was released from the hospital just days after the shooting. In 2013 he reunited with former Three 6 Mafia group members DJ Paul, Lord Infamous, Gangsta Boo & Koopsta Knicca to form Da Mafia 6ix.

At the 78th Academy Awards in 2006, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp" alongside Frayser Boy & Three 6 Mafia groupmates DJ Paul and Juicy J.

Discography

Crunchy Black - On My Own

Crunchy Black - On My Own

Hypnotize Minds 2006
Crunchy Black - From Me To You

Crunchy Black - From Me To You

Hypnotize Minds 2007
Crunchy Black - Crunch Time EP

Crunchy Black - Crunch Time EP

Not On Label 2008

Guest Appearances

Prophet Posse - Body Parts
  • Left'em Dead

Prophet Posse - Body Parts

Prophet Entertainment 1998
Gangsta Boo - Enquiring Minds
  • Be Real

Gangsta Boo - Enquiring Minds

Relativity, Hypnotize Minds 1998
Koopsta Knicca - Da Devil's Playground: Underground Solo
  • Ready To Ride

Koopsta Knicca - Da Devil's Playground: Underground Solo

D.Evil Muzik 1999
Tear Da Club Up Thugs - CrazyNDaLazDayz
  • Get Buck, Get Wild

Tear Da Club Up Thugs - CrazyNDaLazDayz

Relativity, Hypnotize Minds 1999
Three 6 Mafia Presents Hypnotize Camp Posse
  • Don't Trust 'Em

Hypnotize Camp Posse - Three 6 Mafia Presents Hypnotize Camp Posse

Loud Records, Hypnotize Minds 2000
Tha Boss King - Political Views & Ghetto News
  • Hard Head Makes

Tha Boss King - Political Views & Ghetto News

Walker Dog Records 2000
Three 6 Mafia - Choices: The Album
  • Pass Me

Three 6 Mafia - Choices: The Album

Loud Records, Hypnotize Minds 2001
Gangsta Boo - Both Worlds *69
  • I Thought U Knew

Gangsta Boo - Both Worlds *69

Loud Records, Hypnotize Minds 2001
Project Pat - Mista Don't Play: Everythangs Workin
  • Ski Mask

Project Pat - Mista Don't Play: Everythangs Workin

Loud Records 2001
La Chat - Murder She Spoke
  • Ain't No Ni**a

La Chat - Murder She Spoke

Koch Entertainment, Hypnotize Minds 2001
DJ Paul - Underground Vol. 16: For Da Summa
  • Twist It, Hit It, Lite It

DJ Paul - Underground Vol. 16: For Da Summa

D.Evil Muzik 2002
Project Pat - Layin' Da Smack Down
  • Smoke & Get High

Project Pat - Layin' Da Smack Down

Loud Records 2002
Triple 6 Mafia & Fiend Presents Da Headbussaz - Dat's How It Happen To 'M
  • U See We Poe

Da Headbussaz - Dat's How It Happen To 'M

Hypnotize Minds, Fiend Entertainment 2002
Juicy J - Chronicles Of The Juice Man (Underground Album)
  • Killa Klan

Juicy J - Chronicles Of The Juice Man (Underground Album)

North-North Records 2002
Lil Wyte - Doubt Me Now
  • Oxy Cotton

Lil Wyte - Doubt Me Now

Hypnotize Minds 2003
DJ Paul - For Da Summa: Underground Vol. 16 (Dragged & Chopped)
  • Twist It, Hit It, Lite It

DJ Paul - For Da Summa: Underground Vol. 16 (Dragged & Chopped)

D.Evil Muzik, KOM Music 2004
Three 6 Mafia - Most Known Unknown
  • Body Parts 3

Three 6 Mafia - Most Known Unknown

Columbia, Hypnotize Minds 2005
Chrome - Straight To The Pros
  • I Smoke Weed

Chrome - Straight To The Pros

Hypnotize Minds 2005
PB Mempfi$ - Pimp Tales Vol. 2
  • Purp Gettin Poured Up

PB Mempfi$ - Pimp Tales Vol. 2

P.A.N Ent. 2011
Da Mafia 6ix - 6ix Commandments
  • Body Parts

Da Mafia 6ix - 6ix Commandments

Scale-A-Ton Entertainment 2013
Kingpin Skinny Pimp - Street Mix: Volume 2
  • Stay Down

Kingpin Skinny Pimp - Street Mix: Volume 2

Gimisum Productions 2015

Compilations

Somethin' For The Whodi's
  • Ready 2 Ride

Various - Somethin' For The Whodi's

Priority Records 2001
Southern Gangstas SG3: We Ready For War
  • Hard Head Makes A Soft Ass

Various - Southern Gangstas SG3: We Ready For War

Take Yo Shirt Off Records 2002