Jermaine Dupri
American musician
Jermaine Dupri
Jermaine Dupri Mauldin, known as Jermaine Dupri or JD, is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper.
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Jermaine Dupri and the Search for the Next Rap Star
Wall Street Journal - 7 months
What does it take to become the next rap star? Recording artist and producer Jermaine Dupri joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero to discuss Lifetime’s reality competition show “The Rap Game."
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Rashida Jones Pays Homage To The '90s With 'Flip And Rewind' Music Video
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Rashida Jones just dropped a video for her new single "Flip and Rewind," and it has us feeling all sorts of nostalgic.  In the video, which includes a cameo by Jermaine Dupri, Jones reminisces about the past, expressing her love for all things '90s -- the music, the vibe, the clothes.  "All I wanna do is go back," she tells Durpri over FaceTime. In a dream-like flash, the viewer is transported back to the days of center parts and ponytails, hoop earrings, mom jeans, tiny backpacks and cropped turtlenecks. (The video could also have taken place in Williamsburg last week. We can't quite tell.) There's also a great choreographed dance sequence, which reportedly features Jones' high school dance crew.  Jones explained what drove her to make the video in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.  "The inspiration for the video that Will [McCormack] and I directed was to try to evoke the feeling of the Nineties, but not in a mocking way. I think for you and I both, it’s such ...
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Rashida Jones Pays Homage To The '90s With 'Flip And Rewind' Music Video
The Huffington Post - about 1 year
Rashida Jones just dropped a video for her new single "Flip and Rewind," and it has us feeling all sorts of nostalgic.  In the video, which includes a cameo by Jermaine Dupri, Jones reminisces about the past, expressing her love for all things '90s -- the music, the vibe, the clothes.  "All I wanna do is go back," she tells Durpri over FaceTime. In a dream-like flash, the viewer is transported back to the days of center parts and ponytails, hoop earrings, mom jeans, tiny backpacks and cropped turtlenecks. (The video could also have taken place in Williamsburg last week. We can't quite tell.) There's also a great choreographed dance sequence, which reportedly features Jones' high school dance crew.  Jones explained what drove her to make the video in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.  "The inspiration for the video that Will [McCormack] and I directed was to try to evoke the feeling of the Nineties, but not in a mocking way. I think for you and I both, it’s such ...
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#inthegridmusic: 12.9.15
Huffington Post - about 1 year
12.9.15 #SongBlogIV (my song of the day): "White Iverson (Remix)" by Post Malone ft. French Montana and Slim Jimmy In a year where there were rap feuds (Meek Mill and Drake) and controversy, a few rappers were able to get a breakout hit. Post Malone was no different. Called "the most random success" by the Fader magazine, Post Malone's first single is a great one. This remix featuring French Montana and Slim Jimmy (Rae Sremmurd) is even better. SEE: http://www.thefader.com/2015/05/14/everything-you-need-to-know-about-post-malone One thing that is important to note however, is that Post Malone is this breakout rapper from Dallas this year (and in a while, quite honestly). But there are a couple more Dallas rappers you should check out. Here are 4 Dallas rappers you may have not heard of and/or you should revisit: 1. The D.O.C: It's Funky He's worked with heavyweights - Dr. Dre, N.W.A. You might have also seen him portrayed on this year's Straight Outta Compton. ...
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Snoop Dogg Says Billboard's 'Greatest Rappers' List Is 'Disrespectful'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Billboard recently released its list of the "10 Greatest Rappers of All Time" -- but Snoop Dogg does not agree with it.  In an Instagram post published on Tuesday, Snoop Dogg shared exactly how he felt about Billboard's list, which includes rappers like the Notorious B.I.G, Jay Z, Eminem, Lauryn Hill, Kendrick Lamar and Ghostface Killah, among others. "This is so disrespectful.!! Whoever did this list need a swift kick in the Ass," the rapper wrote in an Instagram caption with a picture of the list. "No. Tupac. Come on cuz." This is so disrespectful. !! Whoever did this list need a swift kick in the Ass. No. Tupac. Come on cuz . Jus my opinion A photo posted by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on Nov 17, 2015 at 3:32pm PST Billboard's list contains a paragraph description for each rapper, on why they made the list. But Snoop Dogg and many others are asking why Tupac is not on the list. A number of Twitter users shared Snoop Dogg's sentiments on social media: ...
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Brooklyn Based Prodigy DJ Nominated for Major Award
Huffington Post - over 1 year
New Yorkers may know the name DJ Young Chow because he's likely the person getting you in the mood for your Saturday night out on the town as a DJ at popular radio station Hot 97. People around the world know him as a DJ spinning the latest in Reggae and Caribbean beats, but DJ Young Chow, whose birth name is Patrick Chow, has been living for his latest moment for quite some time. Young Chow has been nominated for his first Global Spin Award, the pinnacle of awards for disc jockeys. In short, this is the Oscar's of this genre and for Young Chow its extra special because he's nominated in the Reggae DJ of the Year category. It's a feeling he can't really put into words but his actions tell you just how happy he is to be in this position. It showed when I sat with him for this interview, it was very clear from the smile on his face and his sheer beam once I asked him to talk with me about being nominated. But to know how he got to this point, his very first nomination, for a ...
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On the "A" w/Souleo: A Diva Shares Her Regrets and Looks Back
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Looking back on her life, Jennifer Holliday knows that she has much to take pride in and celebrate. She originated the role of Effie White in the classic Broadway musical Dreamgirls, is a Tony and two-time Grammy Award winner and has persevered though the challenges of depression and living with multiple sclerosis. Still, she's not ashamed to admit that she has a few life regrets. Jennifer Holiday/credit: Lou Freeman My greatest regret is that I've been a loner and led a reclusive life. In one way, you think you're protecting yourself, but on the other hand, you're unable to grow and receive love and explore new possibilities in life...I've had lots of problems with depression, and I stayed in darkness too long. I was afraid to live, and afraid to love and let people help me or trust. I think that was a big mistake. Holliday is now casting off the darkness to head back into the spotlight with her first solo album in 19 years, The Song Is You. The album includes covers of jazz st ...
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Super Bowl 2014: All the Details on the Stars, and Biggest Parties
US Magazine - about 3 years
Football, parties, and wings! The 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII is days away, with fans dusting off their favorite team jerseys in anticipation for the big game. The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are set to go head-to-head for the championship at MetLife Stadium in NYC suburb East Rutherford, N.J. -- but first, there's some fun to be had, with plenty of boldfaced football lovers joining in. Here, Us Weekly rounds up just a few of the Super Bowl's hottest parties, and the stars expected to attend. PHOTOS: Celebrities dating athletes Thursday, Jan. 30 Fox Sports 1 Super Bowl Bash Almost game time! Michael Strahan, Erin Andrews, Hugh Jackman, Jason Biggs, Rebecca Minkoff, Gavin Degraw, Randy Mass, Brian Urlacher, Regis Philbin, CC Sabathia, and Kasey Kahne are set to attend Fox's big shindig before the big weekend. Kings of Leon is also on the guest list. Super Bowl Blitz Bowl Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler are expected to attend. Bootsy Bellows New York Takeover insi ...
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Startup City: Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I have never been to Las Vegas more than in the last year, and I have never liked it until now. That's because there is a world I want to live in growing before my very eyes beyond the Strip. This past weekend, for the 4th time since last summer, I was back as a guest in Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's world, "Downtown Project", to judge the finals of a national startup competition for Tech Cocktail. This event, which included an eclectic group of trailblazers in the art-tech community (Jermaine DuPri, Jay Adelson, Raj Kapoor, Michael Chasen, Christine Herron, among many others) spilled into the premiere version of Life is Beautiful, a food, art, and music fest spread out over 15 city blocks with dozens of bands, featuring Beck, The Killers, and a stage dedicated to inspiring speakers was sponsored by Downtown Project. Tony Hsieh is no stranger to gambling his own money on visions he believes in, and he has both won and lost in the past -- but never retreats. This time Tony's betting $3 ...
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Mariah Carey Hires Jermaine Dupri For Her Management Team
Huffington Post - over 3 years
NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Music producer Jermaine Dupri is joining Mariah Carey's management team. A representative for Carey confirmed the news Monday. They have collaborated on hits like "Always Be My Baby," ''Don't Forget About Us" and "We Belong Together," which was named song of the decade and is one of the most popular songs of all time. Carey said in a statement that she and Dupri "have a bond that surpasses music." The singer is recording a new album called "The Art of Letting Go." The first single, the Miguel-featured "#Beautiful," was released in May and peaked at No. 15. Dupri has written and produced for Usher, Monica and Destiny's Child. He has had success with acts like Kris Kross, Xscape, Bow Wow and Jagged Edge on his So So Def label.
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Janet Jackson "Looking Into" Adopting a Child From Jordan or Syria With Husband Wissam Al Mana
US Magazine - over 3 years
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage? Months after secretly tying the knot with Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, Janet Jackson is taking steps to expand her family. A source confirms to Us Weekly that the "Rhythm Nation" singer, 47, is "quietly" researching the process of adopting a child from a third-world country. PHOTOS: Other celebs who've adopted "She now pretty much knows pregnancy is not in the cards, so she's been looking into adopting," the source says. "She's been very moved by the events in Jordan and Syria now that she's been living overseas. Not sure how soon it will happen, but there's been movement on this." PHOTOS: Michael Jackson's musical legacy According to Page Six, which was first to report the news, the pop star has reached out to Queen Rania of Jordan to help facilitate an adoption. "Janet has always been concerned about the welfare of the world's children, and it's important to her that she affords a baby the ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jermaine Dupri
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 42
    In 2015, Dupri and Queen Latifah created a reality television series, The Rap Game.
    More Details Hide Details The eight-episode series premiered on Lifetime on New Year's Day, 2016. It followed five emerging artists, ages 11-16, who were immersed in the Atlanta hip-hop scene in a quest to become a rap star. Dupri was joined by guests including Usher, Ludacris, Da Brat, T.I. and Silentó; they gave the competitors advice on what it takes to be in the industry. Grammy Awards
  • 2014
    Age 41
    He later parted ways with Carey in August 2014, though they still maintain a professional relationship, as he is producing for her next album.
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  • 2013
    Age 40
    On October 7, 2013, he replaced Randy Jackson as Carey's talent manager.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 34
    In October 2007, he published his memoir, "Young, Rich and Dangerous: The Making of a Music Mogul" (Atria Books).
    More Details Hide Details In November 2007 co-prouduced and co-wrote with No I.D. this time on Jay-Z's tenth studio album American Gangster. The two contributed to the songs "Success" and "Fallin".
  • 2006
    Age 33
    In 2006, record producer Jermaine Dupri signed Dem Franchize Boyz to his label So So Def after transferring it from Arista Records to Virgin Records.
    More Details Hide Details The following year the group released On Top of Our Game which topped the US Top Rap Albums with the hit songs "I Think They Like Me" and "Lean wit It, Rock wit it".
  • 2005
    Age 32
    Dupri in 2005 worked with Mariah Carey on her The Emancipation Of Mimi with the smash hit "We Belong Together".
    More Details Hide Details It stayed at number one for fourteen non-consecutive weeks, becoming the second longest running number one song in US chart history, behind Carey's 1996 collaboration with Boyz II Men on "One Sweet Day". We Belong Together" won Grammy's for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song. The same year he worked on Wanted with Bow Wow, he co-produced and co-wrote "Let Me Hold You".
  • 2004
    Age 31
    In 2004 Dupri connected again with Usher contributing to Confessions co-writing and co-producing three consecutive singles Billboard Hot 100 number one songs "Burn", "Confessions Part II", and "My Boo".
    More Details Hide Details Confessions won Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Confessions has been certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and, as of 2012, has sold 10 million copies in the US and over 20 million copies worldwide.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 29
    The deal with Columbia was terminated in 2002 and in 2003 Dupri switched to Arista Records.
    More Details Hide Details Jermaine worked on Mariah Carey's Christmas album, Merry Christmas II You, as well as with Weezer and Lil Wayne on the song "Can't Stop Partying." He also collaborated with DJ Chuckie to make a vocal version of the song "Let The Bass Kick".
  • 1998
    Age 25
    In 1998, Jermaine Dupri was involved in the release of Destiny's Child's eponymous debut album.
    More Details Hide Details Dupri renewed the focus on his own music career and released The Party Continues, the lead single from his debut studio album Jermaine Dupri Presents Life In 1472: The Original Soundtrack. Also that year he met Lil Bow Wow and signed him to So So Def Recordings. The two would later part ways but continued to collaborate on later projects.
  • 1997
    Age 24
    In 1997 Jermaine Dupri co-wrote and produced several tracks Usher's second album, My Way.
    More Details Hide Details The lead single, "You Make Me Wanna", reached number-one on the Rhythmic Top 40 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The follow up single "Nice & Slow" went to number-one on the Billboard 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and the last single from "My Way" peaked at number-two on Billboard 100. All three singles have been certified Platinum by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
  • 1996
    Age 23
    He contributed to Lil' Kim's 1996 album, Hard Core on the track "Not Tonight".
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  • 1995
    Age 22
    In 1995, he collaborated with Mariah Carey for the first time on the number one hit single "Always Be My Baby."
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  • 1993
    Age 20
    He established his own record label called So So Def Recordings in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after, he discovered female R&B group Xscape at a festival in Atlanta and signed them to the label. Their first album, Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha, went platinum. During the same year, on Yo! MTV Raps he met Da Brat through Kris Kross, signed her to his label So So Def Recordings, and released her debut Funkdafied (1994) which went platinum. So So Def Recordings entered into a distribution partnership with Columbia Records in 1993.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 18
    He later formed the teen duo Kris Kross (Chris Kelly and Chris Smith) after meeting the boys at a local mall in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details The group's first album, Totally Krossed Out, was released in 1992 and went multi-platinum due to their singles "Jump" and "It's a Shame".
  • 1990
    Age 17
    In 1990, he produced his first act- the female hip hop trio Silk Tymes Leather.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 9
    His father, also a Atlanta manager Michael Mauldin, had coordinated a Diana Ross show in 1982; to the delight of concert-goers, Dupri managed to get on-stage and dance along with Ross.
    More Details Hide Details Dupri got his start as a dancer for the hip hop group Whodini when he was twelve. He made an appearance in their music video for the song "Freaks Come Out At Night". He began performing around the country, appearing with Herbie Hancock and Cameo before he opened the New York Fresh Festival, with Run-D.M.C., Whodini, and Grandmaster Flash.
  • 1972
    Born
    Jermaine Dupri Mauldin was born on September 23, 1972, son of Tina (Mosley) and Michael Mauldin, a Columbia Records executive.
    More Details Hide Details Durpri's promising musical career began before he was even ten years old.
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