Lil John, with the real name of Jonathan Smith, is an international DJ, rapper, entrepreneur, record producer who live sin America. He was a part of the group called Lil John and The East Side Boyz. In 1997, Lil John has established a group. In between the year it was formed up to 2004, the group launched several record albums. However, Lil John decided to go solo and in 2010, he launched an album with the title of Crunk Rock.
Jonathan smith was born and raised by his parents in Atlanta, Georgia. He started his musical career by Djing in Atlanta night clubs. In 1993, to 200, he worked in a record company called So So def recordings.
While he was still leading his band, he has already produced many singles that become a hit in the music industry. He produced songs like Usher's “Yeah!”, Young Buck's “Shorty Wanna Ride”, Trick Daddy's “Let's Go”, YoungbloodZ's “presidential” and many more. In 2006, he decided to collaborate with E-40 and he was the one who produced the rapper's “Tell Me When To Go” single. In the same year, Lil John decided to severe any ties he had with the TVT music label because he believed they was shortchanging him. After that, he decided to work on his Crunk Rock Album.
In 2010, the album Crunk Rock was finally released after undergoing some delays and hindrances. In 2011, he joined the 4th season of Celebrity Apprentice. He also released a song called “Drink” which was used in the movie trailer of The World's End. In 2013, he decided to release an album entitled “Zumba Night club Series”. In 2014, he released a single called “Turn Down for what”-- a result of his collaboration with DJ Snake. The next month after its launch, the album ranked in the top 5 of electrinic dance chart. Plus, it landed 4th place in Bilboard Hot 100. In between album launches, Lil Jon are performing on gigs, concert tours and many more.