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Lil Jon

Lil Jon

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Famous as :

Rapper

Birth Name :

Jonathan Smith

Birth Date :

January 27, 1971

Birth Place :

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Spouse :

? (since 27- Nov-04)

Claim to fame :

Single "Get Low" (2003)

Biography


Made a name with the music group he fronted, East Side Boyz, Lil Jon began as a club DJ before the time came for him to establish a solo career in the industry when Jermaine Dupri invited him in 1993 to come work for So So Def Records and named him the executive vice president of A&R from 1993 through 2000. While working on his label duties, he added radio host into his resume, hosted a reggae show on the Atlanta radio station V103, and also remixed and produced tracks for such acclaimed artists as Too Short, Xscape, Total, Usher, 112, and Whitney Houston just to name a few.

After making a name for himself, this Atlanta, Georgia native formed Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz in 1996 alongside pals Big Sam and Lil Bo. Having party rap, bass music, and dirty south as their musical styles, the three some released their first album “Get Crunk, Who U Wit: Da Album” on October 21, 1997 which spawned the famous Atlanta club anthem “Who U Wit?.” Album after album the trio rose to stardom and was widely known among music lovers. It was in February 2006 that Lil Jon hinted his intention to release his solo album to be called “Crunk Rock” expected for fall 2007 release.

Latest News


Lil Jon, Lena Dunham and More Stars Join Forces in 'Turn Out for What' Video

October 08, 2014 03:08:54 GMT

Rock the Vote has teamed up with some popular faces to encourage people to vote in this year's mid-term elections. On Tuesday, October 7, the organization released a video starring and among others for the campaign. The 3-minute clip, which features 's "Turn Down for What", is called "Turn Out for What" and also stars the musician.
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Music Video: Lil Jon and LMFAO's Glorification of 'Drink'

September 01, 2011 03:06:04 GMT

glorifies liquor in his new music video featuring , aptly titled "Drink". The clip combines various footage of people drinking, including the Cosby family taking shots, and the rapper hosting a party fueled by booze.
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Robert Pattinson Defenses Himself in Zebra Incident on Movie Set

May 06, 2011 08:26:50 GMT

was mocked by the crew on the set of "" after he fled a rampaging zebra, leaving co-star to protect . The "" hunk had to get up close to a series of circus animals in his new romantic drama, including elephants, lions and giraffes.
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Meat Loaf Records Charity Single With 'Celebrity Apprentice' Contestants

May 06, 2011 05:05:06 GMT

and his fellow "" contestants John Rich, and Mark McGrath have recorded a charity single together.
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Lil Jon Owes $600,000 to IRS

January 21, 2011 04:45:42 GMT

Rapper/producer is in trouble with U.S. tax authorities - he reportedly owes over $600,000 in unpaid fees. The "Get Low" hitmaker, real name Jonathan Smith, was hit with a tax lien amounting to $638,937 last June for his home in the Isle of Palms in South Carolina.
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Pics: Lil Jon, La Toya Jackson Selling Pizzas for 'Celeb Apprentice'

October 20, 2010 08:46:24 GMT

The taping of "" officially began rolling on Tuesday, October 19 when the stars were out selling pizzas for charity. As usual, the very first task in the reality show is a battle of gender and it revolves around food. The show had previously assigned celebrities to sell hot dogs, cup cakes and burgers.
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Full Cast of 'Celebrity Apprentice' Leaked

October 16, 2010 06:13:44 GMT

Another set of names who will join the next "" has been unveiled. Country star John Rich of will be competing against "" star NeNe Leakes and actor .
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'Celebrity Apprentice' Cast Growing With Lil Jon

October 14, 2010 02:34:54 GMT

Six names who will join the fourth edition of "" have already been revealed but more are coming. The new batch of stars are rap superstar , MLB star Jose Canseco, first "" winner Richard Hatch and supermodel .
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Video Premiere: Lil Jon's 'Hey' Ft. 3OH!3

August 27, 2010 04:43:27 GMT

throws a party, inviting duo in a music video supporting his single called "Hey". A number of hot smoking ladies dressed in either skimpy summer dress or just bikini join the bash as well and the cast of MTV's "" make cameos.
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Lil Jon Warns Tour Entourage Not to Bring Illegal Substances

July 29, 2010 05:00:12 GMT

Rapper is extra-careful his entourage doesn't bring illegal substances on the road - because he's convinced police target tour buses. The hip-hop producer was recently on board a tour bus that was pulled over by police, with officers conducting a thorough search for contraband.
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Miley Cyrus' 'Can't Be Tamed' Remix Ft. Lil Jon Hits the Web

June 21, 2010 08:50:35 GMT

A Rockangeles remix of ' new single "Can't Be Tamed" has been found. It contains up-beat hook with additional verses from rap mogul . "Ya'll ain't never see this one coming," the rapper shouts at the beginning of the reworked beat.
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Miley Cyrus Remixes 'Can't Be Tamed' With Lil Jon

May 21, 2010 04:26:31 GMT

has been in studio with to remix her new single "Can't Be Tamed". The Disney star and the rapper arrived separately at the Rock Mafia recording studio in Santa Monica. Before they got to work, she managed to give the MC's little son a hug.
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Lil Jon Partying With LMFAO in 'Outta Your Mind' Video

May 01, 2010 06:23:57 GMT

's "Outta Your Mind" music video has been premiered, featuring his collaborator . The clip opens with the rapper waking up from his tight sleep and continues with him getting dressed and dragging himself to a party in Miami Beach full of bikini girls.
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Pitbull and Lil Jon Suit It Up for 'Watagatapitusberry' Music Video

March 02, 2010 08:57:54 GMT

appears as a man in black in the newly-premiered music video for his new single "Watagatapitusberry". The rapper is joined by fellow MC and Latin artist Sensato and Black Point when rapping to the camera.
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