Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Jonathan Smith (born January 17, 1971), 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. He was also featured on Celebrity Apprentice during its 11th and 13th seasons. Life and career: Beginnings: Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Smith graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta.