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Lil Jon Biography

Birth Name:
Jonathan Smith
Birth Place:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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


  • Slade Smith -- Son
  • Nicole Smith -- Wife