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Lil Jon @Elan Savannah

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What?! Yeah, you heard right: Lil Jon is coming to Savannah! The Atlanta native hits Club Elan this weekend.

After making a name for himself in the ‘90s as a DJ on the Atlanta club circuit and then as a producer with So So Def Recordings, Lil Jon formed Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz alongside Big Sam and Lil Bo, signing to Ichiban Records in 1997. Together, they released a string of hits, including “Bia’ Bia,’” “I Don’t Give A...,” and the now-classic collaboration with fellow Atlantans Ying Yang Twins, “Get Low.” A crossover hit, the song hit Top Ten on the Hot 100.

All the while, Lil Jon was producing hits and collaborating on songs like Ying Yang Twins’ “Salt Shaker,” the Grammy-winning “Yeah!” with Usher and Ludacris, Ciara’s “Goodies,” and more. All the while, the group was pushing Southern hip-hop into the mainstream view and defining “crunk” as a sound and lifestyle.

Lil Jon’s solo career commanded attention with the release of Crunk Rock in 2010, featuring artists like LMFAO, Soulja Boy, Ying Yang Twins, Waka Flocka Flame, R. Kelly, and more. In 2014, his collaboration with DJ Snake, “Turn Down for What,” peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

At Club Elan, the artist offers a performance and an exclusive DJ set. The show is one in a string of standout Elan shows, including rising EDM star SayMyName, Yultron, and Ying Yang Twins.

Friday, April 21, 9 p.m., general admission $24.99-34.99 for ages 21+, $40 for ages 18-20 via wanttickets.com

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