After Janet Jackson's album and tour bombed, he basically didn't come back to work. He still collected a paycheck, but didn't bother to do anything that he was supposed to do, like find artists, release records or actually show up. Executives tried to talk to him, but he just lost heartJermaine Dupri leaves Island Records Jan 09, 2009
Does Perez know that lying destroys the credibility of a bloggerBeau: Janet Jackson not pregnant Dec 08, 2008
He's doing good, he's going to be alright. He's just got a lot of healing to doFriend: Barker to go home in two weeks Sep 26, 2008
It's kind of strange but I heard a lot of her records and it sounds like the album is better than the last albumDupri, T-Pain present on new Carey album Jan 19, 2008
He has been taking a pretty long time to put it out, but I think he's ready nowDupri hints at possible new Usher album Jan 12, 2008
September 23, 1972 (1972-09-23) (age 38)
Jermaine Dupri Mauldin (born September 23, 1972; although some sources say 1973 but his debut album called Life in 1472 refers to the year of Dupri's birth, 1972), better known simply as Jermaine Dupri or J.D., is an American record producer, rapper and songwriter.
Before continuing his artistic career, Dupri opened a small bodega, "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".