Lil Jon Net Worth, Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Real Name
In this article we will know all about Lil Jon Net Worth, Wiki, Bio, Age, Height and Real Name.
Today’s Rapper fact-o-Pedia brings us to Lil Jon. Just like Lil Xan and Lil Windex, Lil Jon is also an American rapper, D.J. and a record producer. His music style includes Hip Hop, Crunk and Trap songs. He plays keyboard, synthesizer, drum machine and sampler. Jon founded the group “Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz” in 1997 and was its frontman until 2004 as the group disbanded post then.
The group released several hit albums and tracks during its journey. As a solo singer, Lil Jon released his new album “Crunk Rock” in 2010. Let’s know more about Lil Jon Net Worth, Wiki, Bio, Age, Height and Real Name.
Lil Jon Wiki
Lil Jon (born Jonathan Smith) was born on the 17th of January, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was raised in his hometown as he completed his graduation from Douglas High School in Atlanta.
Jon began his career working as a DJ for Atlanta night clubs.
Post that, he worked for So So Def Recordings from 1993 to 2000. AllMusic’s Jason Birchmeier described Jon’s production as bass-heavy. Alex Henderson from AllMusic too, contrasted his music style of rowdy, in-your-face, profanity-filled party with other Southern rappers.
Jon’s music was influenced by 2 Live Crew, 8Ball & MJG, Three 6 Mafia, OutKast, Geto Boys and many more.
Lil Jon Career Life
Jonathan Smith adopted the stage name Lil Jon by following the trend and formed his musical group “Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz”. The group had rappers Big Sam (real name Sammie Dernard Norris) and Lil’ Bo (real name Wendell Maurice Neal). They released labels under Atlanta based Mirror Image Records and its releases were distributed by Ichiban Records. The group disbanded in 2004.
Jon launched his own music label. BME Recordings in 2000. He also signed distribution agreement for the label with Norcross, a Georgia-based Southern Music Distribution. His major breakthrough came with the album titled “We Still Crunk!”. The album’s track “I Like Those Girls” was a major hit among the masses.
Lil Jon faced many issues with TVT Records which he joined in 2001 with his group. Due to the problems he faced, he vowed never to record for TVT again. He stated that its owner Steve Gottlieb was short-changing him.
Lil Jon Net Worth and Personal Life
Lil Jon Net Worth is estimated to be around $28 million according to a report from last year. His major income comes from his various endorsements.
In 2004, Lil Jon married Nicole Smith after dating for several years. They already had a son named Jonathan Smith (born 1998) before they exchanged their vows.
Lil Jon loves Hockey and was a huge fan of NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers until 2011. The team relocated to Winnipeg in 2011. HE then, became a fan of the NHL’s newest franchise called the Vegas Golden Knights. Recently, he became a fan of University of Tennessee Volunteers. They adopted his hit song “Turn Down for What” on third downs and changed it to “Third Down for What”. Lil Jon has also made an appearance via the Jumbotron to encourage the University of Tennessee Volunteers to beat the University of Florida Gators.