By Lisa Respers France, CNN
Lil Jon isn’t used to reminiscing.
“I’m at all times pushing ahead and not likely serious about the whole lot I’ve accomplished in my profession and … the span of it,” he informed CNN in a current interview.
However now the producer and artist behind hits akin to “Get Low,” “Flip Down For What” and “Yeah!” (which received him, Usher and Ludacris a greatest rap/sung efficiency Grammy), is the topic of the most recent episode of A&E’s “Origins of Hip Hop.”
“We go all the best way again to the place I began in elementary faculty, the place I began to have a love for music,” Lil Jon mentioned of the docuseries.
Narrated by award profitable rapper Nas, the present options celebrated hip-hop artists as they replicate on the “experiences that molded them.”
Lil Jon mentioned he understands desirous to unpack the style and people behind it due to its affect.
“Hip hop is earning profits. It’s one of many top-grossing fields of music,” he mentioned. “Hip-hop tradition has influenced and continues to affect the complete world, proper? It doesn’t matter what style of music folks do, they costume and seem like hip-hop artists and have swag like us.”
Lil Jon mentioned taking part in this system reminded him of what he’s accomplished – and continues to do – within the music business.
And he’s not stopping.
“I simply consider I’ve been given this reward and I’m supposed to make use of it,” he mentioned. “I’m repeatedly placing out music. It may not all be hip hop, however I’m placing out music that’s making folks transfer.”
He’s additionally increasing his creativity past music together with his HGTV house renovation present, “Lil Jon Desires to Do What?”
“I at all times needed to transition,” he mentioned. “Most guys need do motion pictures, however I at all times needed to do tv. So transitioning into tv now with my present on HGTV is superb.” (HGTV and CNN are each a part of Warner Bros. Discovery.)
“Origins of Hip Hop” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET.
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