Born in Atlanta, GA, Lil Jon is a rapper, producer and DJ best known for performing and promoting a style of hip-hop called "crunk." After working at a record label in Atlanta, he was the lead rapper with the group Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz from 1997 to 2004. He began a solo career in 2010, and has appeared on television's The Celebrity Apprentice.
As a producer, he has worked with vocalists as diverse as Ciara, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and Britney Spears. He co-wrote, produced and sang on Usher's single "Yeah!," one of the biggest hits of 2004 and winner of a Grammy Award! His first solo album, Crunk Rock, was released in 2010; its singles included "Outta Your Mind" and "Ms. Chocolate." He has made guest appearances on dozens of other artists' recordings and continues to work as a DJ and is a co-owner of Black Market Entertainment.