Primary Stylistic Influences:
+ Screamo, Crunk, HipHop, {{Electronicore}}, PostHardcore
Secondary Stylistic Influences:
+ NuMetal, RapRock, {{Metalcore}}, Synthpop

-->''"Somewhere on the back of the Music/MileyCyrus tour bus the guys in Metro Station are thanking their lucky stars that bands like Music/{{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}}, especially SouthernRap, 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 Music/{{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 Music/JayZ collaborated with Music/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 Music/LilWayne than Music/LilJon. However, crunk artist E-40 has collaborated with Music/{{Brokencyde}} and Music/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:
* [[Music/ThreeOH3 3OH!3]]
* Attila (a modern post myspace example that uses much more elements of {{deathcore}} mixed with hip hop.
* Music/BloodOnTheDanceFloor
* Music/BreatheCarolina
* Music/{{BrokeNCYDE}}
* Music/DotDotCurve
* Music/EnterShikari (Sometimes-- they're easily the most liked band here)
* Music/{{Family Force 5}}
* Music/FallingInReverse ("Fasionably Late" only)
* Music/HollywoodUndead (Early Material)
* Music/HyperCrush
* Music/ISeeStars
* Music/ISetMyFriendsOnFire
* Music/Iwrestledabearonce
* Music/JeffreeStar
* Music/TheMedicDroid
* Music/{{Millionaires}}
* Music/{{Nickasaur}}
* Music/SceneKidz

'''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.
!!Tropes associated with Crunkcore:
* ChristianRock: Family Force 5.
* DeaderThanDisco: Of the groups even still getting attention:
** Hollywood Undead had basically dropped the style before their first album even came out, going more for a heavier RapRock sound.
** I See Stars moved to a mix of {{dubstep}} and {{Metalcore}}.
** Falling in Reverse are dropping the gimmick again for their third album (all the rap will be relegated to Ronnie's solo work).
** Blood on the Dance Floor will never actually get any mainstream attention because half of the people who ever toured with them have accused Davhie Vanity of sleeping with teenage girls.
** Breathe Carolina went onto producing straight [[ElectronicMusic EDM]].
* 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.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Music/EnterShikari have dabbled in crunkcore from time to time, and when they do, are the only members of this group to get critical acclaim and respect.
* GirlGroup: Millionaires.
* GuiltyPleasure: Try to find someone who enjoys the genre. Even those who like it will have a hard time coming up with reasons why.
* 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, Music/{{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: Music/{{BrokeNCYDE}}.