Lil Jon Explains How He Received Into Dwelling Renovation for His HGTV Sequence “Lil Jon Needs to Do What?”

GRAMMY Award-winning producer, rapper, and DJ Lil Jon can’t shake Dave Chapelle’s impersonation of him from the early 2000s. Throughout a TCA press convention to advertise his new HGTV sequence, Lil Jon talked about how strangers come as much as him just about wherever he’s out in public, making an attempt to get him to shout “What, Yeah, Okay” at them. “We needed to put the ‘what’ within the title of the present,” he joked. Lil Jon Needs to Do What? premieres at the moment on discovery+ and HGTV.


The “what” within the title is residence renovation, a interest that started off of necessity when the artist’s Atlanta residence flooded. Caught indoors through the pandemic, Lil Jon turned to HGTV for inspiration and ended up connecting with knowledgeable builder and designer Anitra Mecadon, who labored on his residence. I made my residence a resort so I by no means need to depart,” Lil Jon shared. “I’ve streams in my yard, waterfalls, stunning panorama lighting at night time, a placing inexperienced. I’ve constructed one other home so I can have a studio in there. I even obtained a hookah lounge in my home. I constructed a hookah lounge in my home. Everyone likes to smoke hookah. It is the in factor. I used to be like, you realize what, let’s simply make this a bit hookah lounge. It is a room that in a standard residence, no one ever goes in. The room that has the plastic on the furnishings, you realize what I am speaking about, that room? We made that the hookah lounge.”

“Jon has such a ardour for this, and he is so thoughtful of the house owner’s desires and wishes and financially the cash they should spend,” Anitra Mecadon revealed concerning the artist’s strategy to renovating strangers properties in every episode. “You’ll be able to see their vitality from the second he enters and the way relaxed they’re by the second he leaves. Like, okay, we’re in good fingers. They know they’re in good fingers. He is a extremely nice listener. I imply if you concentrate on it, on the planet of music, that is all auditory, they usually get it. He is listening to the whole lot they need and wish.”

As a duo, Lil Jon and Anita additionally work exhausting to get their shoppers a bang for his or her buck. “We do the whole lot we will to get them as a lot as we probably can for the {dollars} that they put in,” Anita defined concerning the resourcefulness of the present, which regularly upcycles outdated furnishings and even scraps. “ We wish the flamboyant granites or stones, and so we have discovered the place issues go to die, and we go choosing by way of these graveyards. We name the stone place and say, ‘Hey, the place are your damaged slabs?’ And also you get it for a fraction of the fee. You continue to should pay for the fabrication however we get that high-end vibe and that high-end look for lots lower than you usually would. You have to get inventive once you’re doing builds as grand as we’re doing with design concepts as wild as those that come out our heads.”

Owners not solely get bragging rights that Lil Jon did their renovation, however the artist makes each effort to personalize their area whereas additionally infusing his distinctive sense of caprice. “It is not like me, I am getting in and placing fur on the partitions,” he shared. “My character is basically on the market, they suppose that is what I am doing in these homes and that is not what it’s. It lends itself to the household, what they want in the home. ‘Trigger after we go, we go into the house, I sit down with the owners or we hang around or we do issues. Me and Anitra look across the residence to see what their type is. We do not need one thing that does not match with the house owner. We wish one thing that is in them, however they do not even know it is in them.”

You’ll be able to watch Lil Jon and Anitra Mecadon rework properties into unbelievable areas in Lil Jon Needs to Do What? tonight at 10/9c on HGTV. Episodes can even be streaming on discovery+.

Lil Jon Explains How He Got Into Home Renovation for His HGTV Series “Lil Jon Wants to Do What?”

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