Lil Jon

Hometown the United States
Died Oct 1, 2012
Death Place Las Vegas, Nevada
Net Worth $25 Million

Jonathan Smith, better known by his stage name Lil Jon, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and international DJ who was a member of the group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz. Lil Jon formed the group in 1997, and the group released several albums between then and 2004. He then went solo and released a new album in 2010 called Crunk Rock.… Read More

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1971 Birth Born on January 17, 1971.


1993 22 Years Old Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Smith graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta. He attended Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia for two years before starting his rapping career. After working as a DJ for Atlanta night clubs, he started working for So So Def Recordings between 1993 and 2000. … Read More
1997 26 Years Old In 1997, Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz debuted with Get Crunk, Who U Wit: Da Album. … Read More
2000 29 Years Old In 2000, Jon took part in starting up his own label BME Recordings and signed a distribution agreement with Norcross, Georgia-based Southern Music Distribution. … Read More


2001 30 Years Old Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz signed to TVT Records in 2001 and debuted there with Put Yo Hood Up, which combined previously released tracks with new ones. … Read More
2003 32 Years Old In addition to leading Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, Lil Jon has also produced many hit urban singles. From 2003 to 2005, while still with The East Side Boyz, Lil Jon produced hits like "Salt Shaker" by Ying Yang Twins, "Yeah! … Read More
2004 33 Years Old Lil Jon married Nicole Smith in 2004. … Read More
2006 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Lil Jon entered the San Francisco Bay Area hyphy music scene in 2006 with his collaborations with Bay Area rapper E-40: Lil Jon produced E-40's single "Tell Me When To Go" and had E-40 and Atlanta rapper, Sean P of the YoungBloodZ, on his own "Snap Yo Fingers". … Read More
2008 37 Years Old 1 More Event
MTV News reported in March 2008 that Crunk Rock was taking more time to complete than Lil Jon already planned.


2011 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2011, Lil Jon took part in the fourth season of Celebrity Apprentice on NBC and was eliminated in the Final Four.
2013 42 Years Old In 2013, Lil Jon partnered with Zumba Fitness to create a new nightclub tour titled "Zumba Nightclub Series". … Read More
In January 2014, Lil Jon collaborated with DJ Snake and released "Turn Down for What" on Loco Records. In February 2014, the single entered the top 5 on the Dance/Electronic chart and debuted No. 38 on Billboard's Hot 100. … Read More
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