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Lil Jon

Biography

Southern rapper who became known for his period performing with Lil Jon & The East Aspect Boys, as well as for his tune “Snap Yo Fingertips.” After graduating from Frederick Douglass SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, he got his first guidelines into music being a DJ in his city of Atlanta. He gained commercial achievement in 2004 using the record Crunk Juice, which reached #3 in the U.S. Billboard 200. He wedded Nicole Smith in 2004 as well as the couple got one son called Nathan. He was highlighted on Usher’s graph topping one “Yeah.”

Quick Facts


Full Name Lil Jon
Date Of Birth January 17, 1971
Place Of Birth Atlanta, GA
Height 1.68 m
Profession Rapper
Education Saint Joseph's University, Douglass High School, Turn Down for What, Get Low, Snap Yo Fingers
Nationality American
Spouse Nicole Smith
Children Nathan Smith
Parents Carrie Smith-Williams
Siblings Willie Smith, Chris Smith, Turn Down for What, Get Low, Snap Yo Fingers
Awards MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Electronic Video, Billboard Music Award for Top Hot 100 Song, Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song, BET Award for Viewer's Choice, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut, Billboard Music Award for Mainstream Top 40 Single of the Year, People's Choice Award for Favorite Combined Forces, MuchMusic Video Award for Peoples Choice: Favourite International Artist, Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Airplay Single, Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Producer of the Year, Turn Down for What, Get Low, Snap Yo Fingers
Nominations MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Music Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction, MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, MTV Video Music Award for MTV Clubland Award, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, BET Award for Best Collaboration, Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Song, BET Award for Video of the Year, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song, Teen Choice Award for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song, Soul Train Music Award for Best Dance Performance, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Music Video, Soul Train Music Award for Best Video of the Year, Echo Award for Song of the Year, MuchMusic Video Award for iHeartRadio International Artist of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for People's Champ, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Producer of the Year, Billboard Latin Music Award for Digital Song of the Year, Billboard Music Award for R&B Singles Airplay Track of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track, Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Songwriter of the Year, Turn Down for What, Get Low, Snap Yo Fingers
Movies Scary Movie 4, Boss'n Up, Freaknik: The Musical, Trick Daddy: Thug Holiday Uncut, Don Vito Presents: Crunk & Famous, Rap Hustlin': Grind or Die, DJ Demp: Dirty for Life, Hip Hop Story 2: Dirty South, Selling Game, Lil Jon: Unauthorized, Mr. 305: The Pitbull Story, Hiphopmovie.Com: Vol. 4, Booth 2 tha Block 2: Vol. 2, All Access: DVD Magazine: Vol. 8, All Access: DVD Magazine: Vol. 6
TV Shows Pimp My Ride, The Apprentice
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1 Has a son who plays hockey.
2 Was married at Wyndham El Conquistador Resort and Golden Door Spa in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
3 Big fan of the Atlanta Thrashers hockey team (NHL).
4 Was featured on Season 2 of Chappelle's Show and his uttering of "yeah", "what", and "okay" became a fad with young fans in the United States
5 Graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta in 1989
6 Will produce a song on Paris Hilton's upcoming album. [2004]


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Logan 2017 writer: "BlackOut" - as Jonathan Smith
Office Christmas Party 2016 performer: "BlackOut" / writer: "BlackOut" - as Jonathan Smith
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 2016 writer: "Salt Shaker" - as Jonathan Smith
War Dogs 2016 writer: "Bojangles" - as Jonathan Smith
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising 2016 performer: "BEND OVA" / writer: "BEND OVA" - as Jonathan Smith
Sundown 2016 writer: "Turbulence" - as Jonathan H. Smith
World Championship Snooker TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2015 - 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
How to Be Single 2016 performer: "Bend Ova" / writer: "Bend Ova" - as Jonathan Smith
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip 2015 performer: "Turn Down for What" / writer: "Turn Down for What" - as Jonathan Smith
Champion of Champions 2015 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
We Are Your Friends 2015 performer: "BlackOut" / writer: "BlackOut" - as Jonathan Smith
Presenting Princess Shaw 2015 Documentary performer: "Turn Down For What" - as Jonathan Smith / writer: "Turn Down For What" - as Jonathan Smith
Modern Drug 2015 Short performer: "Turn Down for What" / writer: "Turn Down for What"
Rap Critic Reviews 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Graham Norton Show 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Furious 7 2015 performer: "Turn Down for What" / writer: "Turn Down for What" - as Jonathan Smith
Parks and Recreation TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2015
Todd's Pop Song Reviews TV Series documentary performer - 5 episodes, 2012 - 2015 writer - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2015
The Interview 2014/II performer: "Yeah!" / writer: "Yeah!" - as Jonathan Smith
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series music - 1 episode, 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2014
Hawaii Five-0 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Arrow 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Horrible Bosses 2 2014 performer: "The Anthem"
Dancing with the Stars TV Series 1 episode, 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2013
The Mindy Project 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance TV Series performer - 7 episodes, 2008 - 2014 writer - 4 episodes, 2009 - 2014 producer - 1 episode, 2014
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
22 Jump Street 2014 performer: "Turn Down For What" / writer: "Turn Down For What" - as Jonathan "Lil Jon" Smith
Brick Mansions 2014 performer: "Turn Down for What" - uncredited / writer: "Turn Down for What" - as Jonathan Smith, uncredited
DJ Snake and Lil Jon: Turn Down for What 2014 Video short performer: "Turn Down for What" / writer: "Turn Down for What"
Neighbors 2014/I performer: "Let's Go"
Ride Along 2014 performer: "Let's Go" / writer: "Let's Go", "Move Bitch" - as Jonathan Smith
Turbo 2013 performer: "Krazy Spanish Version" / writer: "Krazy Spanish Version" - as Jonathan Smith
American Dad! TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
The X Factor 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Step Up Revolution 2012 performer: "Goin' In", "Let's Go Ricky Luna Remix", "U Don't Like Me Datsik Remix" / writer: "Let's Go Ricky Luna Remix", "U Don't Like Me Datsik Remix"
American Idol 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Reunion 2012 performer: "Shots" / writer: "Shots" - as Jonathan Smith
Project X 2012 performer: "Outta Your Mind" / writer: "Outta Your Mind" - as Jonathan Smith
Joyful Noise 2012 writer: "Yeah!" - as Jonathan Smith
Sons of Anarchy TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Dance Central 2 2011 Video Game performer: "Yeah!" / writer: "Goodies", "Yeah!" - as Jonathan Smith
Glee 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shameless 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Due Date 2010 writer: "This Is Why I'm Hot" - as Jonathan Smith
Getaway 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Karate Kid 2010 performer: "Do You Remember" / writer: "Do You Remember" - as Jonathan Smith
So You Think You Can Dance Canada TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Land of the Lost 2009 writer: "Goodies" - as Jonathan H. Smith
The Proposal 2009/I writer: "Get Low" - as Jonathan Smith
The Hangover 2009 performer: "Yeah!" / writer: "Yeah!", "What Do You Say?" - as Jonathan Smith
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I 2009 Video performer: "Let's Go" / writer: "Let's Go" - as J. Smith
Hancock 2008 writer: "Move Bitch"
House M.D. TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Illegal Tender 2007 writer: "The Ying and the Yang"
Who's Your Caddy? 2007 writer: "Tell Me When to Go" - as Jonathan H. Smith
Stomp the Yard 2007 performer: "Let's Go" / writer: "Let's Go" - as J. Smith
Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1 2006 TV Special documentary performer: "Sweat Ya Perm Out" / writer: "Sweat Ya Perm Out"
Entourage 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sopranos 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Just My Luck 2006 writer: "Goodies" - as Jonathan Smith
UFC 59: Reality Check 2006 TV Special performer: "Let's Go" - uncredited / writer: "Let's Go" - uncredited
ATL 2006 writer: "Presidential" - as Jonathan "Lil Jon" Smith
Date Movie 2006 performer: "Toma" - as Lil Jon / writer: "Toma" - as Jonathan Smith
Four Brothers 2005 as Jonathan Smith, "WHAT U GON' DO"
Beauty Shop 2005 writer: "Salt Shaker" - as Jonathan Smith
Hitch 2005/I performer: "Yeah!" 2004 - as Lil Jon / writer: "Yeah!" 2004 - as Jonathan Smith
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon 2005 TV Special writer: "Mother's Day Song"
Coach Carter 2005 as Jonathan H. Smith, "Get Low"
Hustle & Flow 2005 as Jonathan Smith, "I'm a King Remix" / producer: "Whoop That Trick" - as Jonathan 'Lil Jon' Smith
Singapore Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols! 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chappelle's Show 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Perfect Score 2004 performer: "Get Low"
Usher: Yeah! 2004 Video short performer: "Yeah!" / writer: "Yeah!"
Big Momma's House 2000 producer: "I Want to Kiss You", "Ooh Big Momma" - as Jonathan 'Lil Jon' Smith / writer: "I Want to Kiss You", "Ooh Big Momma" - as Jonathan Smith

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jennifer Lopez Feat. Flo Rida: Goin' In 2012 Video short Lil Jon
Club Lil Jon 2011 Video
Robotomy 2010-2011 TV Series Chief Suckerpunch Mayor Buzzface
Freaknik: The Musical 2010 TV Movie Foreboding Old Dude (voice, as Lil' Jon)
Class of 3000 2007 TV Series Santa Claus
VIP Lounge 2007 TV Series
Winter Tales 2007 TV Mini-Series Narrator: Snowman
Lil Jon Makes a Video: Snap Yo Fingers 2006 TV Movie as Lil' Jon
Scary Movie 4 2006 Gloating Driver
Boss'n Up 2005 Sherriff Sundy (as Lil' Jon)
How I'm Living 2004 TV Series
Hwasango 2001 Jang Ryang (MTV English Dub) (voice)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lil Jon: Crunkwar Part 1 2005 Short concept - as Lil' Jon
Trick Daddy Feat. Twista and Lil Jon: Let's Go 2004 Short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DJ Snake and Lil Jon: Turn Down for What 2014 Video short
Lil Jon: Crunkwar Part 1 2005 Short as Lil' Jon

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vivid Vegas Party 2005 Video as Lil' Jon

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Boss'n Up 2005 special thanks - as Lil' Jon

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards 2004 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Jon)
Total Request Live 2004 TV Series Himself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (as Lil' Jon)
MTV Video Music Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Jon)
4th Annual BET Awards 2004 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Jon)
I Wanna Thank My Mama: The BET Awards*04 Nomination Special 2004 TV Movie documentary Host (as Lil' Jon)
MTV Movie Awards 2004 Pre-Show 2004 TV Special Himself - Co-Host (as Lil' Jon)
Soul Plane 2004 Himself (East Side Boys) (as Lil' Jon)
Like Family 2004 TV Series Himself
Chris Rock: Never Scared 2004 TV Special documentary Himself (voice, uncredited)
Chappelle's Show 2004 TV Series Himself
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2004 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Jon)
The Drop 2004 TV Series Himself
Trick Daddy Feat. Twista and Lil Jon: Let's Go 2004 Short Himself
Usher: Yeah! 2004 Video short Himself
Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve 2004 2003 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Jon)
The 31st Annual American Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Jon)
Vibe Awards 2003 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Jon)
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2003 TV Series Himself
The 2003 Billboard Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Jon)
MTV Video Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Jon)
Trick Daddy: Uncut 2003 Video documentary Himself (as Lil' Jon)
Player$ 2003 TV Series Himself
$2 Bill 2002 TV Series documentary Himself (as Lil' Jon)
Talking Dead 2017 TV Series Himself - Guest
Project Dad 2016 TV Series Himself
Wonderland 2016 TV Series Himself - Performer
Hollywood Medium 2016 TV Series Himself
Hell's Kitchen 2016 TV Series Himself - Restaurant Patron
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 TV Series Himself
The Soup 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
808 2015 Documentary Himself
The Eric Andre Show 2014 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta's Rise in the Rap Game 2014 Documentary Himself (as Lil' Jon)
The Wendy Williams Show 2011-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
I Heart Radio Ultimate Pool Party 2014 TV Movie Himself - Performer (as Lil' Jon)
Teens Wanna Know 2014 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 2014 TV Series Himself (segment "When Will The Bass Drop?")
The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
IHeartRadio Music Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
Revolt Live 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fashion Police 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Himself
About a Boy 2014 TV Series Himself
Unsung 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The Apprentice 2005-2013 TV Series Himself - Contestant / Himself - Team Trace / Himself - Team John Rich / ...
Master of the Mix 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest Judge
Watch What Happens: Live 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
So So Def All-Star 20th Anniversary Concert 2013 TV Movie Himself (as Lil' Jon)
Keep It Moving: Chapter 2 2013 Short Himself (as Lil' Jon)
Steve Aoki DJ Mag Campaign 2012 Short Himself (as Lil' Jon)
American Idol 2011-2012 TV Series Himself - Performer / Himself - Musical Guest
mtvU Woodie Awards 2012 2012 TV Special Himself - Performer
American Music Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Lil' Jon)
The 2011 Miss USA Pageant 2011 TV Movie Himself - Judge (as Lil' Jon)
The Mo'Nique Show 2011 TV Series Himself
Conan 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Lopez Tonight 2010-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Chelsea Lately 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Round Table
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series Himself
Playboy's Beach House 2010 TV Series Himself
Lay It Down 2010 TV Series Himself
Summer Rush 2010 2010 TV Movie Himself (as Lil' Jon)
MTV Video Music Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself - Opening Sketch Performer (as Lil' Jon)
2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South 2010 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Lil' Jon)
Make My Day 2009 TV Series Himself
Lil Jon: Terminal Bling 2009 Video short Himself (as Lil' Jon)
Party Monsters: Cabo 2008 TV Series Himself
The Adventures of Danny & The Dingo 2008 TV Series Himself
5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2008 TV Movie Himself
Girls Gone Wild: The Wildest Bar in America 2007 Video Himself (as Lil' Jon)
Adventures in Hollyhood 2007 TV Series documentary Bug
Identity 2007 TV Series Himself - Stranger
Def Jam: Icon 2007 Video Game Himself (voice, as Lil' Jon)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2007 TV Series Himself
Crank Yankers 2007 TV Series Himself
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Lil' Jon)
Mobb Deep: Life of the Infamous... The Videos 2006 Video Himself (segment "Real Gangstaz") (as Lil' Jon)
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2006 TV Movie Himself (as Lil' Jon)
Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1 2006 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The New Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Pimp My Ride International 2006 TV Series Host (as Lil' Jon)
Criss Angel Mindfreak 2006 TV Series Himself
Making the Video 2006 TV Series documentary
Date Movie 2006 Himself
Notarized: Year End Video Countdown 2005 TV Movie Himself (as Lil' Jon)
MADtv 2003-2005 TV Series Himself
The 2005 Billboard Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Jon)
Eminem: Live from New York City 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Korn Makes a Video 2005 TV Special as Lil' Jon
American Wasteland 2005 Video Game Himself (voice, as Lil' Jon)
Boost Mobile RockCorps Concert 2005 TV Short documentary Himself (as Lil' Jon)
MTV Video Music Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter (as Lil' Jon)
Ciara Goodies: The Videos and More 2005 Video documentary Himself (segment "Goodies") (as Lil' Jon)
Access Granted 2005 TV Series Himself
BET Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself (as Lil' Jon)
Howard Stern 2005 TV Series Himself
The Andy Milonakis Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Showtime at the Apollo 2005 TV Series Himself
Adult Video News Awards 2005 2005 Video documentary Himself
Cribs 2005 TV Series Himself
Coors Light Mountain Jam 2005 TV Special as Lil' Jon
Rhythm City Volume One: Caught Up 2005 Video Himself (segment "Yeah!") (as Lil' Jon)
All of Us 2004 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Apprentice 2015 TV Series Himself
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2007 TV Series Himself - 'Get Low' Video
Video on Trial 2005 TV Series Himself
Chappelle's Show 2004 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Direction DJ Snake and Lil Jon: Turn Down for What (2014) · Daniels
· DJ Snake (artist)
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration · Usher Raymond
· Ludacris

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 MTV Clubland Award MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) DJ Snake and Lil Jon: Turn Down for What (2014) · DJ Snake (as DJ Snake)
2014 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Visual Effects DJ Snake and Lil Jon: Turn Down for What (2014) · Daniels
· Zak Stoltz
· DJ Snake (artist)
2014 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Art Direction DJ Snake and Lil Jon: Turn Down for What (2014) · Jason Kisvarday
· DJ Snake (artist)
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Song · Sean Garrett (Songwriter)
· La Marquis Jefferson (Songwriter)
· Ludacris (Songwriter)
· James Phillips (Songwriter)
· Usher Raymond (Songwriter)
· Patrick J. Que Smith (Songwriter)


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#Quote
1 I appreciate the people showing me love, but that shit can definitely get annoying, people screaming, "What?!" at you all fuckin' day. They don't understand that you can't be crunk all the time.

#Trademark
1 Punctuates his speech by screaming "What?!", "Yeah!" and "Ok!"
2 Usually carries a jewel-encrusted "pimp goblet"
3 Dark sunglasses

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