—Lil Jon, regarding everything
The Trope Codifier for "Crunk" Hip-Hop, Lil' Jon (real name Jonathan Smith, born January 17, 1971) is the Large Ham of the hip-hop world. He has had several hits, most notably "Get Low", "Turn Down for What" and his appearance on Usher's "Yeah!".
Tropes that apply to Lil Jon:
- Big "WHAT?!": One of his trademarks, famously spoofed by Chappelle's Show.
- Big "YES!": "YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH-UUUUUUUHHHHH!!!!!"
- Big Word Shout: "OOOOHHHHHHH-KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!"
- Body Horror: A mild version in the video for "Turn Down For What", where people's body parts seem to be dictating their owners' dancing - and it's infectious.
- YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH-UUUUUUUHHHHHHHH on practically every song he's ever been on, ever. Though, some of his earlier songs aren't much like what people expect from him today.
- Todd in the Shadows even speculated on a Lil Jon appearance in a ballet ("YEAH SWAN LAKE")
- Bowdlerisation: Many of the clean versions of his songs sound like instrumentals. However, he does switch up his lyrics every now and then for the edits.
- Cluster F-Bomb: His song "Real Nigga Roll Call" is said to contain more swear words than any other single ever released, and its chorus contains more words that had to be removed in the clean version than words that were allowed to stay.
- Destructo-Nookie: The "Turn Down for What" music video.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: The "clean" version of "Get Low" changes "All skeet skeet, motherfucker!" to "All skeet skeet skeet skeet skeet skeet." Which is still just as filthy, considering what "skeet" really means.
- Large Ham: Quite possibly the largest ham in rap.
- No Indoor Voice: Dare we say a Trope Codifier for hip-hop?
- N-Word Privileges: Takes it Up to Eleven.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Safe to say, almost every song he's involved with.
- Rap Metal: "Stop Fuckin' Wit Me".
- Sampling: "Stop Fuckin' Wit Me" was put together by Rick Rubin entirely with guitar riffs from Slayer recordings that Rubin produced.
- Sequel Song: Worked with Chris Rock on Rock's album Never Scared for "Get Lower".