A rapper, record producer, DJ, and an actor, Lil Jon has been making headlines left right and center for more than a decade. Jon is a Grammy award-winning, a platinum hit-making artist whose songs and beats have been featured in some of the top movies of the 20th century. Not only that but Jon has also collaborated with some top artists, making hits after hits in the music industry.
Having first burst onto the music scene in 1991, Jon forged a career for himself that he can be proud of.
Girlfriend, Married, Wife
As successful as his music career, Lil Jon's relationship has also taken a similar path.
Insighting his relationship, Lil Jon is a married man. He has been married to his girlfriend-turned-wife Nicole Smith since 2004. Their everlasting love began a long time ago, somewhere in the ‘90s, and since then, they’ve shared their lives as one happily married couple.
Lil Jon and his wife Nicole seem inseparable from one another. The pair can be seen together out on vacations, red carpet events, or just out on the street for a casual walk. It seems love is strong between Jon and his wife.
Likewise, the couple are also parents to a son named Nathan Smith. They welcomed Nicole six years prior to their marriage in the year 1998.
Lil Jon with his wife Nicole Smith and son Nathan in July of 2016 (Photo: Twitter)
Lil's son Nathan is in his teenage years and like his father, is a DJ, who goes by the name DJ Slade. Nathan is following his father's footstep since the age of 11.
As of now, the family-of-three are savoring their happy relationship to the fullest.
Career, New Song & Net Worth
Lil Jon’s Djing career began during his high school days. He would DJ at clubs an different events, making a name for himself. In 1995, Jon started the rap group called Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz. They released their first single Who U Wit in 1996 which gained mass success.
After that, Lil joined 'So So Def Recordings' with whom he made So So Def Bass All-Stars in 1996. The album was a massive success and further cemented Jon’s name as one of the top DJ’s and artists on the rise.
From their on, Jon went on to release several other new songs and albums such as Get Crunk, Who U Wit: Da Album, Put Yo Hood Up, and Kings of Crunk. He also released Turn Down For What along with DJ Snake which sold over 2 million records and was a massive hit for Jon's career.
With his growing popularity, Jon went on to collaborate with some of the tops artists of the game. His work with Ludacris and Usher won him a Grammy Award for the song Yeah!. Following his success in music, Jon has also dipped his fingers in the acting game. He has appeared in several movies over the years — some of which being Date Movie, Smoke and Mirrors, Soul Plane, and Scary Movie 4.
And in most recent years, Jon has several tours lined up for the coming months. Which goes to show that, Lil Jon’s popularity has not fazed out over the years.
As of 2019, Lil Jon has the estimated net worth of $28 million from his DJing career. But unlike many, Jon’s put his money to good use. In 2017, Jon, along with his wife Nicole opened a school in Ghana as a dedication towards his mother.
Wiki & Bio
Lil Jon, whose real name is Jonathan Smith, was born on the 27th of January, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up with four siblings in his family. He is a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School.
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As for Lil's height, he stands 5 feet and 6 inches tall. The 48-years-old DJ holds American nationality and is of African-American ethnicity.