Rapper Lil Jon initially worked as a DJ for Atlanta clubs before getting more exposure as part of So So Def Recordings. In 1997, his group Lil' Jon & the East Side Boyz released their debut album Get Crunk, Who U Wit: Da Album and immediately became a hit in Atlanta, St. Louis, Memphis and Dallas. The group later released the album Kings of Crunk before eventually pursuing his own solo music career.
On TV, Lil Jon has appeared on Robotomy, Lay It Down, Freaknik: The Musical and The Celebrity Apprentice season 4.
- He has a son named Nathan Smith, who plays hockey.
- He is a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta.
- His wedding was held at Wyndham El Conquistador Resort and Golden Door Spa in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.