-->''"Somewhere on the back of the MileyCyrus tour bus the guys in Metro Station are thanking their lucky stars that bands like {{Brokencyde}} came along. The crunkcore wave is to dance pop what 9/11 was to Gary Condit and his missing intern."''
-->[[http://www.dobi.nu/yourscenesucks/ YourSceneSucks.com]] on Crunkcore.

'''Crunkcore''' (also known as ''screamo crunk'', ''scrunk'' and ''crunk punk'') is a fusion genre that combines second-wave {{screamo}} with commercial {{hip hop}} and/or [[ElectronicMusic electropop]]. The blend of screamo/metalcore and hip hop/electropop comes in varying degrees; for example, Music/HollywoodUndead utilize all traditional "core" instrumentation (guitars, bass and live drums), while {{BrokeNCYDE}} and Dot Dot Curve only use synthesizers and drum machines; the only overt "'core" element of their music is the [[MetalScream screaming]]. In fact, some bands that are nigh universally associated with crunkcore aren't overtly crunk ''or'' core, like 3OH!3 and Millionaires. Others, like Breathe Carolina and Blood On the Dance Floor, are clearly 'core-influenced but not remotely hip hoppish. Regardless, the crunkcore trend and bands associated with it are characterized by hedonistic party lyrics, flamboyant clothing and vocals that range from rapping and screaming to autotuned clean vocals.

The stylistic origins of crunkcore are blurry; in the late 2000s, the trend came out of nowhere and took {{Myspace}} music culture by storm, seemingly overnight. In the mid 2000s, artists slowly but surely began to bridge the gap between hip hop/rap and "emocore", a curious mash-up -- for example, rapper P.O.S. sampled Underoath and {{Jay-Z}} collaborated with FallOutBoy. Formed in 2005, Music/HollywoodUndead are generally considered an early juggernaut for crunkcore; their major label debut ''Swan Songs'', along with the compilation album ''Punk Goes Crunk'' and 3OH!3's single "Don't Trust Me", helped catapult crunkcore into mainstream attention.

The genre's name is somewhat of a misnomer, as the music's hip hop elements are usually more in the vein of LilWayne than LilJon. However, crunk artist E-40 has collaborated with {{Brokencyde}} and LilJon once performed with 3OH!3 during one of their concerts.

Should not be confused with the separate but somewhat related genre 'electronicore', which is essentially metalcore and post-hardcore with electronic elements

Bands associated with crunkcore include:
* 3OH!3
* Attila (a modern post myspace example that uses much more elements of {{deathcore}} mixed with hip hop
* Blood On the Dance Floor
* Breathe Carolina
* {{BrokeNCYDE}}
* Dot Dot Curve
* EnterShikari (easily the most critically acclaimed of the lot)
* Family Force 5
* FallingInReverse are weirdly enough doing this now, waaaaaaaaaay after myspace's peak in 2008-2009
* Music/HollywoodUndead
* Hyper Crush
* I See Stars
* I Set My Friends On Fire
* Iwrestledabearonce
* Jeffree Star
* The Medic Droid
* {{Millionaires}}
* Nickasaur
* Scene Kidz

'''For the sake of this article, "screamo" will remain synonymous with "mid-00's post-hardcore/melodic metalcore" here and "emo" with "music associated with the emo/scene trend".''' Let's not contest how authentically emo or screamo any of the bands mentioned here are; it's just a hassle.
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!!Tropes associated with Crunkcore:
* ChristianRock: Family Force 5.
* EmoTeen: Members of crunkcore bands are often self-identified "scene kids", a youth subculture closely related to {{emo}}. However, crunkcore kids tend to eschew the darkness and {{wangst}} of emo in favor of flamboyant fashion and party-hardy hedonism. [[note]] The scene/crunkcore subculture is essentially to {{Emo}} what PerkyGoth is to, well, {{Goth}}.[[/note]]
* GirlGroup: Millionaires.
* GuiltyPleasure
* IntercourseWithYou: The subject of many if not most crunkcore songs.
* {{Neologism}}: Would you believe the word "Crunk" was coined by Creator/ConanOBrien?
* PublicMediumIgnorance: In most people's eyes, crunkcore is generally limited to 3OH!3, Brokencyde and Music/HollywoodUndead.
* SnarkBait[=/=]InternetBackdraft: Let's just say, if you had a dollar for every person who has criticized this genre, you'd live in wealth and luxury for the rest of your life.
* TropeCodifier: {{BrokeNCYDE}}.
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