Lil Jon is a rapper, DJ, record producer, and actor who first stepped onto the entertainment scene in 1991. Less than three decades later, he’s recorded numerous albums in both Lil Jon & The East. Side Boyz and solo. He also won the Grammys, went platinum, and appeared in numerous movies and TV shows. Beyond that, his name is still mentioned among those who helped introduce the sub hip/hop genre, Crunk, to the media.
Biography of Lil Jon (Age)
Even though he is popular as Lil John, the rapper and record producer was born Jonathan Smith on January 27, 1971 in the United States, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was raised next to 4 siblings by an engineer father and spare mother.
Growing up in a southeast Atlanta neighborhood, his mother, Carrie Smith-Williams, revealed that he was very quiet and very interested in reading. For his education, he went to Southwest Middle School where he met his friends and future business partners: Dwayne “Emperor” Searcy, Rob “Mac” McDowell, and Vince “VP” Phillips.
From college, Smith went to study computers at Frederick Douglas High. He started learning to DJ when he was 15 years old. He was already throwing house parties which he called parties with his friends, Searcy.
Jon had already made a name for himself as a DJ when he graduated from high school, he not only started DJing at a club known as The Phonix, but also garnered a massive following. His first work was with Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Recordings. With the label, he made So So Def Bass All-Stars in 1996. The album became an instant hit and was certified Gold only 4 months after its release.
In 1995, he founded the rap group Lil Jon & theEast Side Boyz with Big Sam and Lil’ Bo. The release of the band’s first single, “Who U Wit?” In 1996, also marks the birth of Crunk in hip hop. They released their debut album, Get Crunk, Who U Wit: Da Album in 1997, followed by We Still Crunk!! (2000), Put Yo Hood Up (2001), Kings of Crunk (2002) and Crunk Juice (2004). In 2010 he released his solo album, Crunk Rock. His collaboration with Usher and Ludacris on “Yeah!” Won him a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2005, as well as nominations for Record of the Year and Best R&B Song. received another Grammy nomination for Best Music Video in 2015.
As an actor, Jon appeared in Soul Plan (2004), Boss’n Up (2005), Movie Date (2006), Scary Movie 4 (2006) and Smoke and Mirrors (2008). He also appeared in many television shows.
In January 2019, it was announced that he would be joining stars such as Migos, Ludacris, and Lil Baby for Super Bowl Music Fest 2019.
His net worth
In 2007, Jon set a Guinness World Record for the largest diamond pendant with his Crunk Ain’t Dead pendant chain. While this can be said to be a wealthy man’s will, Lil Jon has a net worth of $28 million, which completes the will.
Lil Jon’s Parents, Wife and Son
About Lil John’s parents, they were very supportive of his career. Although they are strict, they allowed him to party as a DJ in their basement when he was still a teenager, because they thought it was better for them to watch him than for him to go wild. elsewhere.
Along with a very successful career, another part of her very successful life is her family life. According to him, when he’s in the studio or out of it, it’s Lil Jon, but when he gets home, he becomes Jonathan Smith.
Since 2004, Lil Jon has been married to Nicole. The two had been dating for a long time before deciding to become husband and wife. In fact, they had their son, Nathan Smith, in 1998, six years before they tied the knot.
Just like his father, Nathan is also a DJ popularly known as DJ Slade and he aspires to become an actor.
Lil Jon is not one of the tallest men you can find on a stage. He stands at a height of 1.6 m (5 ft 5 in).