Lil Jon Certain JAY-Z's "4:44" Is What Hip Hop is All About
#DXCLUSIVE: What!? YEAH!
Devore, CA – based in the Atlanta rap scene, the Crunk Juice was one of the most memorable periods in the history of Hip Hop. "Crunk Juice" and "Real Nigga Roll Call" to "Lovers And Friends" Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz always the best soundtrack for the year 2004.
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As Chris Rock shouting in the project, "We were in the club. We live in the club. We die in the club. We have our car washed in the club. Go to the school in the club"... you get the point. The giro was not just a weekend activity, it was a style of life.
Fast-forward to 2017, and 46 years of age, the rapper turned DJ, still have the same love and passion for music. Only this time, their objective is not only to Hip-Hop.
.@partyfavormusic pulled out @LilJon at @HARDFEST 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/L6MYejsPfk
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Sunday (August 6), HipHopDX caught up with Lil Jon (real name Jonathan Smith) at the HARD Summer music festival, moments after Jon unexpectedly hit the stage during the Party Favor of explosive set at the Green Stage. When you talk about your newly discovered passion for EDM, he admits that he has not seen rapping in your future.
"I never thought that was going to be a Hip Hop artist — period," Lil Jon says. "I was a young friend of the Southwest of Atlanta, growing up. A little shy. I ended up in the session. And the Dj that put me in the production. And the Dj who also put me in the work with the record companies. I started with so so Def."
He adds, "You never know where your path is going to take. You start in this path, and then it will just take you in different directions. I've always been a person who never put in a box. If you look at my resume and production that I've done, I've worked with all kinds of artists black, white, Latino, whatever. So I think that I am one of the few artists in Hi