Home Multiple Choices Jermaine Dupri Gets His Own Documentary Featuring Mariah Carey, Usher, and Others

Jermaine Dupri Gets His Own Documentary Featuring Mariah Carey, Usher, and Others

Jermaine Dupri has been putting in work for over 30 years, both in the Atlanta rap scene and hip-hop at large.

So some might call it fitting that a documentary is coming that’ll cover his many contributions and his record label So So Def, which he started in 1993.

A documentary on Jermaine Dupri is coming in July. (Photo:
Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage via Getty Images)

The documentary is called “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise of So So Def,” and it’ll feature some of those who’ve worked with Dupri, like Mariah Carey, Usher, Bow Wow, TLC’s T-Boz and Snoop Dogg, who explained why the rap executive was so unique.

“His train of thought was different than the average CEO,” he said in a trailer. “‘Cause he had a variety of artists. Most labels were focused on rap or just focused on R&B. He was able to do them both.”

Dupri was actually immersed in the hip-hop scene before it became a global phenomenon, first being a dancer for the ’80s rap group Whodini, whom he signed to So So Def many years later.

The Atlanta-raised mogul also had a penchant for discovering young talent and turned kid acts like Kriss Kross and Bow Wow into household names.

On top of that, Dupri had major success as a writer and producer and penned hits for a large number of artists, including Carey, Usher, Monica, Janet Jackson, Destiny’s Child, TLC, Ludacris, Da Brat, Tyrese, Jay-Z, Ashanti and Xscape.

The documentary will also talk about the influence Dupri had on Atlanta being such a hip-hop powerhouse today, since some have given him full credit for it.

But others have given those props to the Dungeon Family, since its members Outkast and Goodie Mob have been called the first Atlanta rap groups, outside of Dupri’s kid acts, to gain international recognition.

In fact, Dupri talked about himself and Outkast in a 2018 interview and said he had more impact on Atlanta rap than they did.

“As far as culture? Me,” he said when asked who had a bigger influence between himself and the “Aquemini” creators.

“I brought people to Atlanta who had never been to Atlanta. I showed everybody in the world Magic City. I’m the person who started throwing the money first in the club.”

“I had to pay for all the magazines to come to Atlanta,” he added. “So as far as the culture goes, bringing Puff, bringing [DJ] Clue and Envy to Atlanta, that was all me.”

“Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise of So So Def” airs July 18 on We TV. The trailer can be seen below.

The company is managed in four parts such as i) movies, videos etc production unit, ii) Educational Unit, iii) Event produce & management unit and iv) online management &, marketing unit. All units are worked separately but corporate each other but all dealings should be done in the name of FOCUS A-Z.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Black Women Take Home Top Directing Awards At Sundance Film Festival

Three of the top jury prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival were presented to Black women. Filmmakers Radha Blank, Garrett...

Ludacris Gives Florida High School Students $75,000 Worth of New Musical Instruments

Ludacris gave back in a major way when he visited a high school in South Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 29. With...

How to Visit Egypt on a Budget

Posted: 2/3/2020 | February 3rd, 2020 One of the countries high up on my “must visit” list is Egypt. As a lover...

When black cowboys paraded through Harlem with Muhammad Ali A path-breaking all-black rodeo in New York helped introduce America to a little-known piece of...

The afternoon of Friday, Sept. 3, 1971, was beautiful and sunny in Harlem as residents lined the streets and hung their...