Crunchy Black

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Crunchy Black
Birth name Darnell Carlton
Also known as C.B.
Born August 1974 (age 40)
Origin Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1995–present
Labels Hypnotize Minds
Associated acts Three 6 Mafia, Project Pat, Juicy J, DJ Paul, Drumma Boy, Lil Wyte, Frayser Boy, La Chat, Lord Infamous, Koopsta Knicca, Gangsta Boo, Hypnotize Camp Posse

Darnell Carlton (born August 1974), 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. At the 78th Academy Awards in 2006, Three 6 Mafia and Frayser Boy won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for It's Hard out Here for a Pimp. Crunchy left Three 6 Mafia over monetary disputes involving his desire to forward his solo career. 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 and 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 DJ Paul and Juicy J. 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 Independent Albums chart, 28 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and 13 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart.[1][2]

In 2013, Crunchy Black joined Da Mafia 6ix, a reincarnation of Three 6 Mafia with DJ Paul and Koopsta Knicca.[3]

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.[4] Crunchy is known for g-walking, which he says he started doing at Club Memphis but admits he is not the originator.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

He was shot in the face and the leg in Las Vegas on July 1, 2012 and recovered very quickly from the injuries and was released from the hospital just days after the shooting.[13]

He has a daughter named Ladee Pooh Carlton.[citation needed]

Born in Indiana, he represents Memphis, Tennessee and got his rap career started in Memphis alongside fellow Memphis rappers including DJ Paul, Juicy J, Koopsta Knicca, Gangsta Boo, Lord Infamous, La Chat and Project Pat.

Legal issues[edit]

In March 2014, Crunchy Black was arrested on two domestic violence charges and one possession of cocaine charge in Minnesota.[14] He currently has three felony warrants issued by Stearns County, Minnesota. All three warrants carry nationwide extradition.


Title Released
Crunch Time Ep
  • Released: 2008
The Streets Need To Eat (Mixtape)
  • Released: May 25, 2012
Money Ain't Nothing To Play With (Album)
  • Release Year: 2015