DeKalb County Makes May 24th “Lil Jon Day”

Allison points out this write up on Pop Dust

Lil Jon: Rapper, producer, vocabulary expander, fashion innovator, reality TV show contestant, and now, state-recognized philanthropist. From his work on Season 11 of The Apprentice (also known as Celebrity Apprentice 4), Jonathan Mortimer Smith raised a cool $80,000 for his charity of choice, the United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH). For his contributions—his “unyielding commitment to raise money in support of children and families” and his “passion for advocacy and outstanding commitment to empowering [the] community,” as the official document states—the county of DeKalb, Georgia has deemed the date of May 24th, 2011 to be “Lil Jon Day”.

Scott Drake also alerts us to AccessAtlanta’s photo gallery of Lil John’s visit to United Methodist Children’s Home in Decatur.

2 thoughts on “DeKalb County Makes May 24th “Lil Jon Day””


  1. It was nice to have some hometown representation on Celebrity Apprentice, and Lil Jon did a great job throughout the series. Also, his bromance with John Rich was just adorable.

  2. $80k is all it takes to get a whole day named after you in DeKalb county? Using that metric, there are a number of DeKalb donors who should get entire months!

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