Jonathan Mortimer Smith, best known by his stage name Lil Jon is an American rapper, record producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ. He was born in the suburbs of Georgia, the United States as an only child to his parents. Having spent much of his childhood in Atlanta, Lil Jon was a good basketball player and spent his school life playing basketball. After graduating from college, Jon ventured into the digital music world and worked as a DJ in nightclubs. And, apparently, he signed with the So So Def Recordings for seven years, starting 1993. He caught the attention of people after starting his own music group called Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz.
Jonathan Mortimer Smith
Lil Jizzel, King of Crunk
American rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer, DJ
Birthday / Date of Birth
Lol Jon was born on January 17, 1971, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
He is currently 48 years old.
Lil Jon attended Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta, Georgia from where he graduated in 1989. He then attended St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He has Afro-American ancestry.
- Father – Unknown
- Mother – Carrie Smith-Williams
- Siblings – Unknown
Lil Jon married his longtime girlfriend Nicole Smith on November 27, 2004 at Wyndham El Conquistador Resort and Golden Door Spa in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. They have a son named Nathan Smith who was born in 1998.
- In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
- In centimeters – 168 cm
- In meters – 1.68 m
- In Kilograms – 61 kg
- In Pounds – 131 lbs
- Measurements – 42-14-32
- Chest – 42 inches
- Biceps – 14 inches
- Waist – 32 inches
He wears a shoe size 7.5 (US) or 40 (EU).
Lil Jon created a musical band Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz, with rappers Big Sam (born Sammie Dernard Norris) and Lil’ Bo and singed with Atlanta-based Mirror Image Records. The group released their first album, Get Crunk, Who U Wit: Da Album in 1977. “Who U Wit?” and “Shawty Freak a Lil’ Sumthin’” singles from the album reached at #70 and #62 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Hip hop, Crunk, Southern hip hop, Funk
Vocals, Keyboard, Synthesizer, Drum Machine, Sampler
BME, Universal, Republic TVT, Little Jonathan Inc.
Lil Jon has featured on Celebrity Apprentice, finishing 4th in its 11th season and 3rd in its 13th season, The All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.
- Grammy Awards – 2005
- MTV Video Music Awards – 2014
Lil Jon Net Worth
The 49 years old Grammy Award winner, Lil Jon, has amassed a net worth of $28 million dollars. Obviously, his main source of revenue is music who also owns a recording label, BME Recordings that contributes a major share to his wealth. Lil Jon has also found influence in rock music, having worked with Rick Rubin and Korn. He expresses this influence in his aggressive delivery and ‘yelling’ style of rap. He was seen on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of All-Time program wearing a Bad Brains T-shirt.
The contemporary rapper owns a Lamborghini Murcielago and a Bugatti Veyron. He lives with his family in a luxury mansion in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Lil Jon Favorites
- Accessories – Famous Stars & Straps X Mishka Jacket, New Era hat, Nike Zoom DK Snowboarding Boots, Oakley, Polo Ralph Lauren Shawl Collar Sweater, Radii Moon Walker shoes
- Sport – Hockey (An avid fan of Atlanta Thrashers hockey team (NHL))
- Perfume – Eau de Perfume by Tom Ford
- Color – Red
- Food – Mediterranean
- Book – Art Of War
- TV Show – The Walking Dead
Fewer Known Facts About Lil Jon
His debut album ‘Get Crunk, Who U Wit: Da Album’ earned him and the group fame and popularity amongst music lovers. One of its singles- Shawty Freak a Lil’ Sumtin eventually peaked at number 36 on the Hot Rap Singles chart and at number 65 on the Hot R&B Singles chart.
They released a number of albums until the group broke out in 2004. From there, he started his solo career and released a quite number of albums and tracks.
Also known by his nicknames like” The King Of Crunk” or “Lil Jizzel”, he has made his position known to the people and media.
Lil Jon has been a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice, finishing 4th in its 11th season and 3rd in its 13th season, The All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.
He is a huge fan of the Atlanta Thrashers hockey team.