Jermaine Dupri and "Either Boy" Ron Browz go in studio to work on Bow Wow’s "Big Time", talk current projects, and give info about how to become a So So Def intern. Those looking get their foot in the door for an internship should contact Dorma (sp?) at the So So Def offices @ (404) … Read more
JD lets us take a look into the scoring of the Tag Records commercial using an Akai MPC 60II sampler/sequencer and live choir. Along the way he gives insight into the philosophy behind making a commercial, footage of interactions with the studio engineer, and even a plug for the soon to be released Beats by … Read more
Apparently Jermaine Dupri’s statements about the DJ being dead touched on a nerve with a few people. DJ Greg Street comes at JD stating that the "The DJ is not dead. You gotta stop making all this wack music. You gotta stop putting your name on all these wack records." Greg Street even goes so … Read more
More controversy in Jermaine Dupri’s 4th installment of The State of The Music Business. In this segment JD asks why do people want to get into the music business and goes on to comment that the music industry is the only place where people outside of the business concern themselves with music sales stats. He … Read more
In part 3 of a 5 part series, Dupri talks about only a few rappers being in the top 10 of the R&B charts and how no label has broken any new rap artists. He warns new artists not to get involved in the industry and says that rap looks like it’s over.
As part 2 of a 5 part series JD gives a rant about money corrupting and ruining music. He says that people paying attention to money, Soundscan, and charging too much money for tracks caused trouble for the industry. JD then declares that he’s in it for the love.
The ever controversial Jermaine Dupri declares that the DJ is dead. He talks about the self-promotion of DJ’s and their lack of focus for helping new artists. Not necessarily sure if I agree with JD that a DJ is obligated to promote others without promoting himself. Wouldn’t this be considered a form of cross-promotion, which … Read more
So So Def founder Jermaine Dupri flips out on Billboard Magazine for allowing Danja to share the cover with Usher. When asked if he recognized the person (Danja) on the cover, an office staffer replied "Danja… that’s that reggae artist?" With the consensus of the office being that the cover was bought by Danja’s label, … Read more
Jermaine Dupri talks about some of the features of the Roland MV-8800 and how it has changed his production style. Again… this has sparked a major bout of gear lust within me and I’m mentally preparing myself for the day that I part with my MPC 2000XL.