Born Jonathan Smith on January 27, 1971, in Atlanta, GA, the producer/rapper began his rap industry ascension as part of Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def label, for which he worked from 1993 to 2000. In the mid-’90s Lil Jon began making a name for himself as a producer with a knack for club remixes. Before long he formed his own group, Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz, comprised of Big Sam and Lil Bo, in addition to himself. Lil Jon was also featured on one of the most selling tracks of all time, Usher’s “Yeah”.
Lil Jon is one of the original members of our crew. He has history with Dingo, Danny Kass, Sheckler, and Lutzka when the formed the BME Click. Since then he has also worked with MGK on his debut Album Lace Up.
Jon is touring the world right now DJing at all the hot spots. He’s also coaching one of the newest members of our familie, his son DJ Young Slade who is making moves of his own!