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Jermaine Dupri got his start in hip-hop very young. As a pre-teen, he was a dancer on the Fresh Fest tours of the mid-1980s. He went from there to rapping himself, but quickly found that his real talent lay in writing and producing hits for others.

J.D. had his first real success with the group Kriss Kross, who he discovered in 1991. He formed So So Def Records, where he guided the careers of Xscape, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, and Bow Wow. He also had many hits as a producer with the likes of Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child, and Usher. Dupri is now a key part of two unscripted TV shows, The Rap Game and Music Moguls.

Tracks featured in this episode:

  1. Chad and Jermaine, “It’s Me”
  2. Chad and Jermaine, “Jam Hard”
  3. Whodini, “Freaks Come Out at Night”
  4. Kurtis Blow, “Basketball”
  5. Bow Wow f/Jermaine Dupri, Fabolous, & Fundisha, “Basketball”
  6. Salt-N-Pepa, “Push It”
  7. Silk Tymes Leather, “The Rhyme Goes On”
  8. Silk Tymes Leather, “New Jack Thang”
  9. INPUT Short Circuit
  10. Esther Williams, “Last Night Changed It All (I Really Had A Ball)”
  11. Kris Kross, “Can’t Stop The Bum Rush”
  12. TLC, “Bad By Myself”
  13. Jermaine Dupri’s Vinyl Collection - Crate Diggers
  14. TLC, “Kick Your Game”
  15. The Isley Brothers, “Between the Sheets”
  16. Da Brat, “Funkdafied”
  17. Mariah Carey, “The One”
  18. Usher, “Nice & Slow”
  19. Xscape, “Love On My Mind”
  20. Jagged Edge, “I’ll Be Right There”
  21. Xscape, “Is My Living In Vain”
  22. TLC, “Switch”
  23. Xscape, “Hard To Say Goodbye”
  24. Aerosmith, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing- From the Touchstone film, ‘Armageddon’”
  25. Destiny’s Child f/Master P, “With Me Part II”
  26. Janet Jackson f/Khia, “So Excited”
  27. Janet Jackson, “Show Me”
  28. Janet Jackson, “With U”
  29. Mariah Carey, “Long Ago”
  30. Wu-Tang Clan, “C.R.E.A.M.”
  31. Mariah Carey, “Always Be My Baby”
  32. Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg, “Nothin’ But a G Thang”
  33. Mariah Carey, “You Had Your Chance”
  34. Usher, “Confessions Part II”
  35. Usher, “Confessions Part II”
  36. Usher, “My Way”
  37. Usher f/Jermaine Dupri, “My Way - JD’s Remix w/JD”
  38. Zapp, “More Bounce To The Ounce”
  39. Kris Kross, “Warm It Up”
  40. Ohio Players, “Funky Worm”
  41. Kris Kross, “Jump”
  42. Kris Kross, “Lil’ Boys In Da Hood”
  43. Bow Wow f/R.O.C., “The Future”
  44. Snoop Dogg f/Nancy Fletcher, “Gz and Hustlas”
  45. Jay Z f/Mary J. Blige, “Can’t Knock the Hustle”
  46. Jermaine Dupri f/Jay Z, “Money Ain’t A Thang”
  47. Jermaine Dupri f/Slick Rick, “Fresh”
  48. The Isley Brothers f/Ronald Isley a.k.a. Mr. Biggs, “Beautiful”
  49. Aretha Franklin, “Here We Go Again”
  50. Lionel Richie, “What You Are”
  51. The Rap Game: Season 2 - Official Preview, Premieres July 22, 10/9c Lifetime
  52. Music Moguls on BET
  53. Music Moguls Full Episode: Meet The Moguls
  54. Ghost Town DJs, “My Boo - Hitman’s Club Mix”
  55. Kilo Ali, “Georgia”
  56. Raheem the Dream and DJ Toomp, “The Rahim Twins”
  57. Jermaine Dupri f/Ludacris, “Welcome To Atlanta”
  58. Daz Dillinger, “On Some Real”
  59. Kris Kross, “Sound of my Hood”
  60. Jermaine Dupri f/Jadakiss & Freeway, “Hate Blood”
  61. Jermaine Dupri f/Jadakiss & Freeway, “Hate Blood”
  62. Dem Franchise Boyz f/Peanut & Charley, “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It”
  63. Youngbloodz f/Young Buck of G-Unit, “Datz Me”
  64. Jermaine Dupri UNCENSORED: Candid Thoughts on Katy Perry, Working w/ Jay Z, Usher & MARIAH CAREY
  65. Kris Kross, “Intro Interview”
  66. Xscape, “Hip Hop Barber Shop Request Line”
  67. Jermaine Dupri & Da Brat f/The-Dream, “F U Pay Me”
  68. Diana Ross, “I’m Coming Out”

Show notes:

  1. defunkd, Vintage 1984 Keith Haring hip hop Run DMC Fat Boys t-shirt
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