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Fast Facts

  • Nicknamed "The King of Crunk."
  • Started performing as part of the group Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz; they released their debut album, Get Crunk, Who U Wit: Da Album, in 1997.
  • Was the producer (as well as a writer and a featured performer) of Usher's 2004 No. 1 hit "Yeah!"
  • Named Songwriter of the Year in both the pop and urban categories at the 2005 BMI Awards.
  • Released his first album as a solo artist, Crunk Rock, in 2010.
  • Played for the United Methodist Children's Home of North Georgia Conference when he appeared on Celebrity Apprentice in 2011; when he returned to the show two seasons later, his charity was the American Diabetes Association.


  • 2005, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Combined Forces: Winner
  • 2004, Grammy — Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Winner


  • Slade Smith — Son
  • Nicole Smith — Wife


  • Attended St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA; Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (1993)


  • Birth Name: Jonathan Smith
  • Birth Place: Atlanta, GA
  • Profession: Rapper

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