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Lil Jon

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For the last decade, the words "Yeah," "Ok," and "What" have been synonymous with Grammy award winning artist Lil Jon. He has been one of the most prominent figures in music and pop culture alike, performing for hundreds of thousands of fans with Afrojack, Steve Aoki and Sydney Samson at Ultra Music Festival. The last few years have proven that he's a mainstay in music as he went back to his DJing roots - with a residency at The Wynn/Encore in Las Vegas - bringing his "Let's F**** Lose It" tour all across the country and over-seas. The success of his Vegas residency is evident, even being named the Las Vegas Resident DJ of The Year (Surrender, Tryst, XS).Lil Jon continues to be a master at marketing and business with an Oakley endorsement deal (since 2005), becoming a Don Julio tequila brand ambassador, partnering with SOL headphones - helping to launch SOL Deck by starring in the Radio Shack commercial in Fall 2013 - and launching his own clothing line 2Vicious. His marketing chops came in helpful when casted on NBC's primetime show Celebrity Apprentice (Spring 2011) quickly becoming a fan-favorite nationwide. Lil Jon was back on primetime television in the Spring of 2013 on the cast of Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars where he came in 3rd and raised almost $200,000 for the American Diabetes Association.Known best for his role in creating and popularizing the southern movement and lifestyle known as Crunk, Lil Jon delivered a string of regional hits (in the 90's) with the East Side Boyz eventually becoming a national force in 2001 thanks to the tracks "Bia Bia" and "Put Yo Hood Up." Crunk became so popular that Jon became a fixture on Chappelle's Show and artists not directly connected to him (such as Mary J. Blige) began using the word Crunk, in their own music. Jon helped usher the word 'Crunk' not only a national scale, but worldwide. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary added the word into their book in 2007.Widely known for his platinum-selling productions, Lil Jon has crafted groundbreaking hits for a diverse array of artists such as Usher, Ciara, The Ying Yang Twins, E-40, Ice Cube and more. He's also worked with will.i.am, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Bret Michaels, Travis Barker, Jennifer Lopez, Machine Gun Kelly and many more. As an artist, he has sold millions of records as the frontman of Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, whose smash hits "Get Low" and "What U Goin' Do" have been among some of the biggest crossover hip-hop records. His songs have been featured in huge blockbuster movies including The Hangover, The Proposal and the Step Up franchise.His consistent hit-making has earned him legions of fans from Los Angeles to New York to the Midwest and of course his native region, the South. This is no more evident as Lil Jon won BMI's Songwriter of the Year award as well as scored eight Billboard Awards (for the two hit Usher tracks "Yeah!" and "Lovers and Friends"), a Grammy, a Radio Music Award, a BET award, two MTV Video Music Awards, and an American Music Award.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Lil Jon to Dave Chappelle -- You Ruined My Life!! (In The Best Way Possible) (VIDEO)

Lil Jon to Dave Chappelle
You Ruined My Life!! (In The Best Way Possible)

Yeah ... Lil Jon's got a few things to get off his chest when it comes to Dave Chappelle. We caught up with the rapper/producer at LAX and our guy asked if Dave's famous 2004 skit has had… READ MORE >

Lil Jon -- Turns Down for ... Home Remodel Payments

Lil Jon
Turns Down for ... Home Remodel Payments

Lil Jon is refusing to cut checks to multiple home renovation companies for work done on his Georgia crib, and it's pissed them off so much ... now they want a piece of his property. Lil Jon… READ MORE >

- 300 days ago
NFL Draft's Trae Waynes -- Did He Celebrate With Lil Jon ... Yeeeahhhhh!!!!

NFL Draft's Trae Waynes
Did He Celebrate With Lil Jon?? ... Yeeeahhhhh!!!!

Hours after Trae Waynes was taken as the 11th overall pick in the NFL Draft ... the newest member of the Minnesota Vikings partied from the windowwwwwww to the wall -- with Lil Jon!!  The… READ MORE >

- 515 days ago
Lil Jon -- I'll Turn Up for Turnips, If the First Lady ...

Lil Jon
I'll Turn Up for Turnips If the First Lady ...

Pay attention Madam First Lady ... Lil Jon says he's seen the video she posted -- using his mega hit "Turn Down for What?" -- encouraging Americans to eat more turnips.Jon told our camera guy he's… READ MORE >

- 699 days ago
Lil Jon -- Michelle Obama Can Make Me Do New Things

Lil Jon
Michelle Obama Can Make Me Do New Things

Lil Jon will do something he's never done before ... but only if Michelle Obama tells him to.The rapper blew into LAX Wednesday and made it clear ... it was the highest honor that the First… READ MORE >

- 699 days ago
Lil Jon Dumps Ice On Twerker -- This Girl's Ass Is On Fire!!! [VIDEO]

Lil Jon
Dumps Ice On Twerker This Girl's Ass Is On Fire!!!

WHAAAT! Things got way too hot for Lil Jon in Vegas last weekend -- some hot blonde chick twerked her ass off at his table ... and the rapper decided she needed to chill ... with a glass full of… READ MORE >

- 942 days ago
Lil Jon -- Do I Love the Pro Bowl? YEEEEAHHHHHH!!!!

Lil Jon
Do I Love the Pro Bowl? YEEEEAHHHHHH!!!!

We did it everybody ... we found the ONE GUY who actually enjoys the Pro Bowl ... Lil Jon. The rapper -- who's usually a staple at the Super Bowl -- was at LAX this week ... and while he told us… READ MORE >

- 1007 days ago
Lil Jon -- Dishing on Meatloaf's Beef with Busey

Lil Jon
Dishing on Meatloaf's Beef with Busey

Lil Jon dropped some inside scoop on TMZ about the "Celebrity Apprentice" fight between Meatloaf and Gary Busey -- and he also told us the BIG SECRET ... that we already knew. Check out TMZ on TV… READ MORE >

- 2000 days ago
Lil Jon's Farewell Song for Amanda Bynes' Dog

Lil Jon's
Farewell Song for Amanda Bynes' Dog

Get your lighters out, because Lil Jon sang a touching farewell tune for Amanda Bynes' dog Little Angel ... who sadly passed away yesterday. Here's to you, dawg ... Check out TMZ on TV -- click… READ MORE >

- 2001 days ago
Lil Jon Replacing Lil Harvey on 'TMZ on TV'

Lil Jon Replacing Lil Harvey on 'TMZ on TV'

Yeeaaahhhhh!!!!! Lil Jon is back -- hosting "TMZ on TV" for his 3rd time!!! Dude's already spilled his guts about Gary Busey ... weighed in on Charlie Sheen ... and just told a story about the… READ MORE >

- 2001 days ago

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