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Lil Jon @ Temple - By jschiewe - December 29, 2016 - SF Weekly
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Lil Jon @ Temple

Even though they were released by different artists, the songs “Salt Shaker” by Yin Yang Twins, “Yeah!” by Usher, “Freek-a-Leek” by Petey Pablo (What the hell ever happened to that guy?), and “Shake That Monkey” by Too $hort sound a lot alike. The reason? They were all produced by the same person: the infamous, stunna-shade-wearing Lil Jon. Thanks to him, the early- to mid-2000s radio waves were filled with a bevy of raunchy, club-ready hits slathered in bouncy bass and a whole lot of swearing. He’s since faded from the limelight — though we’re willing to bet he’s still on plenty of peoples’ workout playlists — but Lil Jon is still releasing music and collaborating on projects, like DJ Snake’s incredibly annoying and stupefyingly popular 2014 song “Turn Down for What.” His most recent release, “Take It Off,” featuring Yandel and Becky G., marks a bit of a departure for the producer/rapper with its reggaeton beats and Spanglish lyrics. It might be a bit more Latin-flavored than his earlier work, but it’s still clearly a club banger, which is exactly what we’d expect from Lil Jon.

Lil Jon
At 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 30, at Temple. $20-$40; templesf.com.