January 27, 1971 in Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
US southern rap producer/rapper
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.