Lil Jon has long been a teacher to those willing to listen. How does one properly hype another up? An enthusiastic "Yeah!" or "Okay!" will do. The optimal way to "Get Low"? "To the window, to the wall." What about party planning? Visit Toronto's Four Brothers Pizza, or "Fire up that loud / Another round of shots." As there is more to life than getting crunk, the Atlanta hitmaker will now lead listeners to a higher state on a new guided meditation album.
Following a preliminary report by TMZ, Jon has confirmed that an album titled Total Meditation will land February 16.
In that aforementioned report, the 10-track release was characterized as a "direct byproduct" of Lil Jon "making fitness and wellness a big priority in his life." So, if it isn't in line with output like "Turn Down for What" or "Get Low," what will Total Meditation sound like?
The best answer we have to this point is a snippet Jon shared via Instagram to announce the album. Over a relaxing drone, we hear the artist's speaking voice touting his 10 guided meditations as ways to "relieve anxiety, boost focus and find peace," without a single ad-lib delivered — a shame, as we figured the healing properties of Jon's iconic soundbites could be teased out with suitable reverb and echo treatments.
Could fellow ATLien André 3000 pop up on the record with a meditative flute solo? A post on Jon's Instagram from 2022 pictures the two in a Las Vegas nightclub — a visit that might have come after some soul-searching in the sands of Nevada. In any case, the world will know the truth come next Friday.
Ahead of Total Meditation arriving, it's been rumoured that Lil Jon may appear during Usher's Super Bowl halftime show this weekend (February 11) to help perform their smash hit collab "Yeah!"