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Jermaine Dupri

Jermaine Dupri Mauldin (born September 23, 1972), known as Jermaine Dupri or JD, is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper. Before continuing his artistic career, Dupri opened a small store, "Rap Corna Guuds". He later formed the teen duo Kris Kross (Chris Kelly and Chris Smith) after meeting the boys at a local mall in 1991. 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". He established his own record label called So So Def Recordings in 1993. Shortly after he discovered female R&B group Xscape at a festival in Atlanta and signed them to the newly minted label. Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha and went platinum. During the same year, on Yo! MTV Raps he met Chicago rapper Shawntae Harris, A.K.A. Da Brat through Kris Kross, signed her to his label So So Def Recordings, and released her debut Funkdafied (1994) which went Platinum. His finances were not hindered by a distribution deal made with Columbia Records in 1993. In 1998, Jermaine Dupri surpassed all of his prior commercial ventures with his involvement in the release of Destiny's Child's eponymous debut album. Dupri renewed the focus

Jermaine Dupri -- Money Ain't a Thang ... Pays Off $3 MILLION Tax Lien!

Jermaine Dupri
Money Ain't a Thang ... Pays Off $3 Mil Tax Lien!

Jermaine Dupri is eatin' crab, watching bitches shake s**t all night ... you know why? Because the music mogul just took a huge load off his shoulders -- AND PAID OFF A $3 MILLION TAX LIEN!!!!The… READ MORE >

Jermaine Dupri Barely Saves House from Foreclosure ... Again

Jermaine Dupri
Barely Saves House From Foreclosure ... Again

Jermaine Dupri's Atlanta mansion must have 9 lives -- because the music legend just saved the place from foreclosure ... for the SECOND TIME in 4 months.TMZ broke the story ... Jermaine's house… READ MORE >

- 555 days ago
Jermaine Dupri Barely Rescues Atlanta Mansion from Foreclosure

Jermaine Dupri
Barely Rescues Mansion From Foreclosure

Jermaine Dupri's giant Atlanta home is safe ... for now -- because the music producer successfully rescued the place from foreclosure auction this week, after allegedly failing to pay $193,000 in… READ MORE >

- 682 days ago
Jermaine Dupri Takes Song Requests ... For a Cool $130k

Jermaine Dupri
Takes Song Requests ... For a Cool $130k

Next time you're at a club in Vegas and Jermaine Dupri is the DJ ... feel free to request a song -- but only if you have $130,000 to blow. The rapper was spinning at TRYST nightclub at the Wynn… READ MORE >

- 805 days ago
Jermaine Dupri -- Learns VERY Expensive Tax Lesson

Jermaine Dupri
Learns VERY Expensive Tax Lesson

Jermaine Dupri is tax debt free after he recently paid off a giant lien ... but it cost him nearly TWICE AS MUCH as it should have. According to docs filed recently in Georgia, Dupri owed… READ MORE >

- 926 days ago
Jermaine Dupri -- Sued Over $80,000 in Unpaid Lamborghini Bills

Jermaine Dupri
Sued Over $80,000 in Unpaid Lamborghini Bills

Not only was Jermaine Dupri's mega-expensive Lamborghini repossessed recently -- now, the people who fronted him the cash to pay for it are out for blood ... claiming the producer still owes them… READ MORE >

- 954 days ago
Da Brat -- 'Every Female In Prison Wanted Me'

Da Brat
'Every Female in Prison Wanted Me'

Formerly incarcerated rapper Da Brat tells TMZ she did NOT strike up a romance with another female inmate during her time behind bars ... though she insists everyone wanted a shot at her… READ MORE >

- 1236 days ago
Dupri: So So Defamation

So So Defamation

Jermaine Dupri may need to call his GF Miss Jackson, because he's been nasty!Dupri is being sued by Aika Kendrick, who claims JD recorded a personal phone call with her and used it on a song… READ MORE >

- 2138 days ago
Dupri Shoots Blanks -- Everyone Lives

Shoots Blanks, Everyone Lives

Jermaine Dupri held a VMA pre-party last night. No shots were fired. READ MORE >

- 2145 days ago
Dupri Parties With a Bullet

Parties With a Bullet

Jermaine Dupri is speaking out about the shooting that took place at the party he hosted in Atlanta, saying, "I'm sad this incident happened because it interrupted a beautiful and loving party.… READ MORE >

- 2180 days ago

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