Citizenship : United States
BiographyCareer Jermaine Dupri himself as a producer has its origins in 1987, when at age 14 he secured a contract to record an album Silk Tymes Leather group. Two years later, he created the company So So Def Productions in Atlanta, and in 1991 already had a list of their charges, "platinum" artists.Jermaine Dupri `s career began with a funny story. His father worked as a manager in Atlanta and koordiniriroval concert of the famous Diana Ross in 1982, and so by Jermaine, to the surprise of all who came to the event, managed to get on stage and dance next to the singer. While it was not yet ten. After that Dupri began to travel around the country and was marked by friendship with Herbie Hancock and Cameo, before attended the opening of New York Fresh Festival which were Run DMC, Whodini, and Grandmaster Flash.
Dupri `s first project was the " baby " the rap group Kriss Kross. Jermaine stumbled on those kids at the mall ,signed and produced their debut album "Totally Krossed Out", who spent two weeks in the first line of the charts and has sold 4 million copies.
His next musical partner was the group TLC. Dupri worked on their first album, which became more than successful.
During the 1993-94-s Jermaine Dupri " issued " two more of his new project : rapper Da Brat and female R & B- group Xscape. Debut album named as executors, like Kriss Kross album were " platinum " and Dupri to the end of 1994, it acquired the status of one of the most respected R & B- producers in the music business. Following, he began his long association with Mariah Carey, while continuing to work with the "old " rappers Run DMC and Whodini.
Another milestone in the Jermaine Dupri incredibly successful career marked the new year 1997. Jermaine took up work on the album Usher`a "My Way" and started to move another of his R & B-project - Jagged Edge group. "My Way" The disc turned out in the end one of the most successful R & B- discs of the year, with a circulation of copies sold amounted to 3 million copies in the first three months.
Jagged Edge also face in the dirt does not hit. Now they are the brightest representatives of contemporary R & B, and this is largely due directly Jermaine Dupri,under whose guidance of the group gets to his feet and zvoevyvala its status.
Following the example of Puff Daddy, released in 1997 "Puff Daddy & The Family", Jermaine debut solo disc "Life In 1472 " made on the basis of a collection of songs with all known rappers and soul / R & B- performers. His " flow " to add Mase, Nas, DMX,Slick Rick and others.
In 2001, Jermaine Dupri has released its second album "Instructions". History repeated itself with guest here. The CD included the song "Yours And Mine", which Jermaine Dupri says otherwise.
"Everyone should ever cease to behave as if he is wearing a bandanna every day. You have to agree ,sometimes you sit for hours on the phone and hanging out with devchoki. This happens at all, even the most otvyaznyh gangsters. My main point is that I want people to know that life is not shit if you have someone to share it. "
Another actor who " coached " the JD - is rapper Lil Bow Wow, the owner of " platinum " album "Beware Of Dog".In general, only one conclusion : "Jermaine Dupri knows how to make money and stay for many years in the music business. "