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American rapper Lil Jon converts to Islam

Two weeks ago, Lil Jon was seen indulging in meditation which he attributed to helping him navigate the complexities of his life. His recently released album 'Total Meditation' features his own mantra instead of songs.

American Rapper Jonathan H Smith, also popularly known as Lil Jon announces he has converted to Islam. He posted a message on his Instagram account expressing gratitude for the support to him.

The news was shared in an online shared on Instagram in which Jon was heard reciting Shahada, the Islamic declaration of faith, both in Arabic and English in a mosque in Los Angeles.

In the video shared online, the rapper publicized his conversion to Islam.
In recent years, there has been a noticeable trend of influential figures embracing Islam, including Lil Jon, known for popular songs like ‘Yeah’, ‘Turn Down for What’, ‘Let’s Go’, ‘Get Low’, and ‘Act a Fool’. This growing list includes individuals from various backgrounds, such as renowned stem cell scientist Henry Larson and activist Shaun King, who have converted to Islam.

Two weeks ago, Lil Jon was seen indulging in meditation which he attributed to helping him navigate the complexities of his life. His recently released album ‘Total Meditation’ features his own mantra instead of songs.

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In a recent interview, he opened up about his inclination towards mindfulness and stressed finding balance amid life challenges. “You gotta turn down sometimes,” he said. The rapper said his journey towards mindfulness stemmed from his experiences of stress and anxiety.

“Turning 50, looking at my life, looking at my marriage and a lot of things, and trying to move on and get through those things,” Lil Jon revealed. He added that meditation has become a cornerstone of his daily routine. “I found at this particular point in my life, I really need to go into it a little deeper,” he explained.

Jonathan H. Smith, born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1972, rose to prominence as a rapper, earning recognition for his influential contributions to the hip-hop subgenre during the early 2000s.