Jermaine Dupri gets back to the music this morning as he releases a freestyle over Problem’s very popular single “Like Whaaaat.” JD does the thing on this as he flows over the snapping beat. Hopefully this leads to even more new music from Jermaine in the near future.
Jermaine Durpi recently sat down with FUSE for the latest installment of their “Intimate Interview” sessions. Jermaine speaks on a number of topics, which includes his love of computers and Xbox 360. For all you gamers out there he even reveals his gamer tag. Check out the video above.
OS REWIND: A Salute To So So Def R&B
OS REWIND: The Best Of: So So Def Rap
OS REWIND: Jay Z Performs At The So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert
So So Def records recently celebrated their 20th anniversary with a huge concert in Atlanta. Now when we say huge we really mean huge. Anyone whoever meant anything to the label showed up for the show. We’re talking the likes of Jay-Z, Usher, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Bow Wow, Kris Kross, Lil Jon and so many more. The level of excitement and joy in the arena was a magical scene that you almost can’t describe. What Jermaine Dupri has been able to do over his career is simply fascinating.
In honor of Jermaine and all the greatness that is So So Def we decided to put together a Spotify playlist to showcase some of their many great tracks. Included are some of their club hits of the 90′s and shifts into the continued dominance of the 2000′s. Some of these monster hits include Jagged Edge’s “Where Da Party At” and JD and Ludacris’ classic cut “Welcome To Atlanta.”
So sit back and enjoy and never forget the greatness that was So So Def.
Peep the playlist after the jump.
OS FLASHBACK: Xscape – My Little Secret
OS FLASHBACK: Jermaine Dupri – Money Ain’t A Thang (feat. Jay-Z)
During the summer of 1994, IllaNoise’s Da Brat was set to take over the female scene in hip-hop with her debut “Funkdafied.” At the tender age of only 20 years, Brat became the first female rapper to go platinum on an album with hits such as “Funkdafied,” “Fa All Y’all,” and her third single shown here “Give It 2 You.”
Jermaine Dupri who’s featured in background vocals and producer of the song, was genius for being one of the first people to incorporate soul sounds from the 70s into being accretive during aggressive era in the 90s. Da Bra, who always had the pretty and innocent look always made you pay attention when she would spit some ruthless bars over Jermaine’s smooth beats virtually creating their own derivative of southern G-Funk.
OS Flashback: Jermaine Dupri – Money Ain’t A Thang (feat. Jay-Z)
Taking it back to the late 90′s when ATL’s Jermaine Dupri dropped his debut album, Life In 1472, an album that brought us the classic anthem Jay-Z assisted single “Money Ain’t a Thang,” one of many standout tracks from the debut. The track was also found on Jay’s GRAMMY winning album Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life as a bonus track.
OS Flashback: Freeway – What We Do (feat. Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel)
As one of the most played tracks behind the scenes here during the month (maybe year) has been Curren$y Spitta’s “New Jet City” mixtape has been the Lloyd & Trinidad Jame$ collaborative track “Purple Haze.” Luckily we weren’t the only ones feeling the same way as DJ Slim K of the Chopstars Click decided to add a PURPLE Slowdown of the record.
It doesn’t stop here though, as he’s just released his “The Next Chapter” which features new songs as well as a few classics from the likes of Z-Ro, Notorious B.I.G, Aaliyah, OutKast, Jermaine Dupri, Curren$y, Da Brat, LE$, Paul Wall & Slim Thug, Kirko Bangz, Trinidad Jame$, Lloyd to name a few. You can check after the jump to view the complete 18-track tracklistings along with a download link.
OS REWIND: JMSN – Make It Last (Chopped Not Slopped By Slim K)
OS REWIND: C Plus & Lee Bannon – Young CHOPions (Slim K Slowdown) [EP]
OS REWIND: DJ Rucker Presents: T.I. Greatest Hits (Chopped Not Slopped By Slim K) [Mixtape]
Last night was the So So Def 20th anniversary concert and in a surprise move Jermaine Dupri shocked the crowd by bringing out Jay-Z. In typical Hov fashion he gave the fans a treat by performing his classic cuts “PSA” and “Money Ain’t A Thing,” along with some newer hits. It was great to see Hov and JD joking around on stage during such a legendary concert. Click the image above or hit the jump to watch some history.
OS REWIND: Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake Confirm “Legends Of The Summer” Tour
OS REWIND: Justin Timberlake – Suit & Tie (feat. Jay-Z) [Music Video]
Considering last night, the So So Def 20th Anniversary concert in Atlanta went down, we thought we’d bring you something from the catalog to make your Sunday a little better. The 2001 Jagged Little Thrill summer single is JE’s most successful track on the Billboard charts, and really takes us back to our more reckless years. Plus, shortys love this one.
Shit really makes us wish it was Summer and we were at the beach right now.
OS Flashback: Boyz II Men – On Bended Knee
This weekend is officially the celebration of Jermaine Dupri’s “So So Def 20th anniversary” as the entire crew will be performing at the Fox Theater in ATL for a special concert tomorrow night. If you’re in Georgia, it might be something you might want to be a part of with a slew of your favorite celebrities hitting the A for the weekend.
Beforehand, here we get Jermaine Dupri as he reflects on his top 10 “So So Def” hits over the years including the Da Brat, Bow Wow, Anthony Hamilton, Dem Franchise Boyz, Kris Kross, INOJ and The Ghost Town DJs. He also touches on starting the label with Xscape going straight to R&B to be the first person to make R&B and Hip-Hop coexist.
He also touches on coming up with the concept for Jagged Edge’s “Let’s Get Married” during a late night conversation with a former girlfriend which she basically wrote the chorus for him and J.E. during their talk.
It’s a So So Def reunion in 2013! Jermaine brings along his family to help him celebrate with him. Did I mention Jagged Edge over the hook? The song is great news for fans that’s been waiting for the camp for a while. This might be the start of a new project for the year, maybe an album for the future. Anticipate more collabs, it’s a long year.
Montreal Canada accessories brand, Vintage Frames Company launches their “History Of Eyewear” web-series, first linking up with legendary Atlanta producer Jermaine Dupri. JD gives his personal insight on fashion from past to present, giving us the story of how he came up with the iconic kriss kross backwards jeans trend in the 90′s. Jermaine also gives us his thoughts on the eyewear game, and how he got into shades.
In the video above, watch JD and the good folks over at Vintage Frames talk fashion.
OS REWIND: Big K.R.I.T Visits The Vintage Frames Office
Jermaine Dupri was the next artist featured on one of our favorite series on the web, FUSE’s “Crate Diggers.” Here, Mr. So So Def discusses buying out a record store that was going out of business and working with everyone from Usher to Michael Jackson while coming across some of their records in his collection. In the video, J.D. takes us on a tour of his extremely large Vinyl Collection around his studio that isn’t alphabetical order including having records nobodies used before to this day.
Producer: Bryan-Michael Cox & Jermaine Dupri
Label: Def Jam Records
The comeback single from one of the queens of R&B features none other than MMG’s own Rick Ross and Meek Mill. “Triumphant” shows that Mariah is ready to get back to the old ways of R&B, when crossing over wasn’t necessary and people would support regardless. Taking a hiatus from music to experience life as a mother and with her marriage to Nick Cannon, this is her first single in two years.
Produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox.
Welcome Fresco Kane to OnSMASH, as he is So So Def’s newest artist coming out of St. Louis. On this introductory track “Hump Wit It” he is joined by Busta Rhymes for this hoe anthem. This is definitely aimed at the clubs and will probably pop off as an official single for the kid.
Produced by Jermaine Dupri.
We were chopping it up with a homie about the ’90s the other day, and somehow, the soundtrack to Life In 1472 came up. He remembered how much burn that CD got back in the day and we couldn’t help but to think of the biggest single off that album.
The track also ended up on Hov’s critically acclaimed Hard Knock Life Vol. 2 as a bonus and really helped set off his run back in 1998, generating 2 of his biggest hits at that time in “Can I Get A…” and “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem).”
Ah, the good ‘ol days.
OS FLASHBACK: The Lox – Money, Power, Respect (feat. Lil Kim & DMX) [Music Video]