Lil' Jon is the man hip hop forget contributed a lot. He brought the bass into hip hop in a big way. Bass that hip hop artists thrive on these days. Catchphrases were ridiculed by Dave Chapelle, meaning he became a slight laughing stock. He would have benefited by evolving with the times and included more lyrical rappers on his beats. I give him credit for creating monster anthems though, he had a knack for great hooks that were easy to learn.
I'm going through a Lil' Jon phase today so thought I'd share
Lil' Scrappy - No Problem
Reminds me of Jamaica Queens, near the mall place. Can't remember what it's called but it's at the end of a side road.
Trillville ft. Lil Scrappy - Neva Eva
"Get on my level, hell nah, never that. I knew you wasn't real 'cos all you do it chit-chat" gets me hype.
Lil Scrappy - Head Bussa
This reminds me of Need For Speed. Keep still while you listen to this. Dare you.
Lil Jon ft. Pastor Troy - Throw It Up
Samples a famous composition that I don't know the name of. I don't even represent anywhere but I'm twisting my fangaz to make various hand signs because I want to participate. Representing your hood was Jon's thing, really. That and throwing (el)bows
Lil' Jon ft. Lil' Scrappy - What You Gonna Do
Check out Pitbull with hair at 0:17. Remember he used to go around with Lil' Jon? I swear the chick in pink at 1:50 is the video girl from UK MTV's Hip Hop Honeyz program. She can't dance.
For those who didn't know, Jon used to be a dancehall radio DJ down in Atlanta. When you take that into consideration, you can tell why his beats were bass-driven and his style is that different to a selector on a sound system. I'd say this is the most explicit example of implementing dancehall into hip hop. In fact, the drum pattern is practically ripped from a Dave Kelly riddim, The Bounce.
Lil' Jon ft. Mystikal & Krayzie Bone - I Don't Give a F*ck
Arguably the most rowdy Jon tune in my book as it's the first one I remember. This is before the Get Low hype. I didn't and still don't really like Get Low but big him up for bringing through Elephant Man.
Back to this tune, Mystikal kills it!
p.s. re: hip hop sub-genres in the noughties - Sped-up samples > Crunk > Snap > Papoose's unreleased album > Chopped & screwed > Cassidy's debut album > Hyphy
Hold tight the original Little John though. Original Clarks song too