LIL' JON's greatest day was tinged with sadness - his father died the day the rapper completed work on his album debut.

The SAY I YI YI hitmaker, real name JONATHAN SMITH, was celebrating wrapping his first album PUT YOUR HOOD UP two years ago (02) when he learned his dad had lost his battle with cancer.

Jon says, "The day I finished the album and came home was the day that he died. I think he was waiting for me to come back to let go.

"It was real hard to see my dad in that much pain. He couldn't talk but I could see the pain in his eyes. The day that he died I was there and I could just see how much suffering and pain he was in."

25/08/2004 03:10