Lil Jon is an American rapper, actor, DJ, and a record producer. The rapper is very enthusiastic, loud-mouthed, and regularly adorned with a bejewelled pimp chalice at hand. He is known for his hip-hop style called “crunk”.
Lil Jon was born on 17 Jan 1971 in Atlanta, the US as Jonathan Smith. He was raised by a middle-class working family. While in Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta, he met his lifelong friend Robert McDowell, Dwayne Searcy and Vince Philips. Lil Jon started learning ‘DJing’ at the age of 15. He was the popular kid in the neighbourhood.
Jon started working as a DJ at various Atlanta nights. Then he worked at a record label from 93 to 2000. Later he formed the group “Lil Jon & The East Side Boys”, in the mid-90s. The group released many hits such as Get Crunk, Who U Wit: Da Album (1997), Put Yo Hood Up (2001), We Still Crunk!! (2000), Crunk Juice (2004), and Kings of Crunk (2002).
After the band was broken, he started his solo career and collaborated with many rappers such as LMFAO, Soulja Boy, R. Kelly. His biggest solo hit is Crunk Rock (2010). He is also won a “Grammy” and MTV Video Music award. He also has stars and cameo in many TV shows and movies such as “Scary movie: 4”, “Chappelle’s Show”, “Celebrity Apprentice”, and “The Jenny McCarthy Show”.
Lil Jon has been with quite a lot of movies, and the rumour says he was in a serious relationship with American actress Julianna Rose Mauriello. However, they didn’t date for long. Then he finally married Nicole Smith in 2005, and they had a son named Nathan Smith. They are going strong still together.
Lil Jon’s Net Worth
Lil Jon has a very illustrated music career and has hit with Usher, Snoop Dog, etc. He is regularly featured in the US Billboard top 100. His net worth is estimated by some to be somewhere around $30 Million.