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October 7, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Jermaine Dupri is responsible for some of Mariah Carey's most undeniable hits -- “We Belong Together,” “Always Be My Baby” and “Shake It Off,” to name a few --  and now he will guide her career too. The hitmaker, and Carey's longtime friend and collaborator, will take over management duties, a representative for Carey announced Monday. The singer was previously managed by another longtime collaborator, Randy Jackson. "A multi-talented artist of Mariah's caliber should be doing everything imaginable.
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October 7, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Jermaine Dupri is responsible for some of Mariah Carey's most undeniable hits -- “We Belong Together,” “Always Be My Baby” and “Shake It Off,” to name a few --  and now he will guide her career too. The hitmaker, and Carey's longtime friend and collaborator, will take over management duties, a representative for Carey announced Monday. The singer was previously managed by another longtime collaborator, Randy Jackson. "A multi-talented artist of Mariah's caliber should be doing everything imaginable.
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July 19, 1998 | Soren Baker, Soren Baker writes about hip-hop for Calendar
If you're a casual pop fan, it must seem puzzling week after week to see what appears to be an unknown rapper entering the national album sales chart in the Top 10. In the first half of 1998 alone, there has been a series of dramatic debuts: * DMX's "It's Dark and Hell Is Hot" entered the charts at No. 1 the week of May 24, selling an estimated 250,000 copies. * Silkk the Shocker's "Charge It 2 Da Game" sold 245,000 copies the week of Feb.
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May 2, 2013
Chris Kelly, 34, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross that had a chart-topping hit with "Jump," was pronounced dead Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital of an apparent drug overdose, authorities said. Police were called to Kelly's home in south Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon and he was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. No official cause of death has been determined, pending an autopsy. Kris Kross was introduced to the music world in 1992 by music producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri after he discovered the youths at an Atlanta mall.
NEWS
October 26, 2006 | Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press
JERMAINE DUPRI -- superproducer, rapper, and the boyfriend of Janet Jackson -- has confirmed to the Associated Press that he has quit as a top executive at Jackson's label, Virgin Records, amid disappointing sales of Jackson's new album. "Since there are so many rumors running rampant about my position at Virgin Records, I feel that it is necessary to set the record straight," Dupri said Wednesday in a statement to AP. "I was not forced out of the company; I made a decision to leave."
BUSINESS
February 8, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Vivendi's Island Def Jam Music Group named Jermaine Dupri president of urban music, a new division. Dupri, a producer and songwriter, will work on records for the Island Def Jam roster and help produce recordings for all of Vivendi's Universal Music Group labels, Island Def Jam said. He will oversee all of Island's urban music operations. As a producer, Dupri has worked with such artists as Usher and Mariah Carey. He was head of urban music at Virgin Records America until last year.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2003 | Jeff Leeds
Arista Records, whose artist roster includes such acts as Avril Lavigne, has hired R&B veteran Jermaine Dupri as senior vice president in an effort to bolster its presence in black music. Dupri, who has produced or remixed top-selling recordings by such acts as Usher and Jay-Z, will report to Arista chief Antonio "L.A." Reid. Dupri also will record for Arista and oversee his So So Def imprint, which had been distributed previously through Columbia Records.
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January 13, 2005 | Eliott C. McLaughlin, Associated Press
Music producers Quincy Jones and Jermaine Dupri say the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia has prompted them to postpone recording "We Are the Future," an update of the 1985 benefit song "We Are the World." "The timing is not right for us to record a song about the future when so many people have lost their lives," Dupri said in a statement. Jones and Dupri had planned to record the new song on Feb. 14 as an after-party recording session following the Grammy Awards, which will be presented Feb.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
In 1992, “Jump” was nearly impossible to escape. The debut single from 1990s rap duo Kris Kross was light-years from becoming a go-to crowd mover for party DJ's when it cemented its place in pop history. It was a remarkable feat considering Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly, who died Wednesday at age 34, and Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith hadn't even yet brushed puberty when a barely legal Jermaine Dupri discovered them in an Atlanta mall. Dupri's vision was simple: a kid rap group. But it was the execution of "Jump," and most of their debut, that was brilliant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2013
Chris Kelly, 34, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross that had a chart-topping hit with "Jump," was pronounced dead Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital of an apparent drug overdose, authorities said. Police were called to Kelly's home in south Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon and he was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. No official cause of death has been determined, pending an autopsy. Kris Kross was introduced to the music world in 1992 by music producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri after he discovered the youths at an Atlanta mall.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
In 1992, “Jump” was nearly impossible to escape. The debut single from 1990s rap duo Kris Kross was light-years from becoming a go-to crowd mover for party DJ's when it cemented its place in pop history. It was a remarkable feat considering Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly, who died Wednesday at age 34, and Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith hadn't even yet brushed puberty when a barely legal Jermaine Dupri discovered them in an Atlanta mall. Dupri's vision was simple: a kid rap group. But it was the execution of "Jump," and most of their debut, that was brilliant.
BUSINESS
February 8, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Vivendi's Island Def Jam Music Group named Jermaine Dupri president of urban music, a new division. Dupri, a producer and songwriter, will work on records for the Island Def Jam roster and help produce recordings for all of Vivendi's Universal Music Group labels, Island Def Jam said. He will oversee all of Island's urban music operations. As a producer, Dupri has worked with such artists as Usher and Mariah Carey. He was head of urban music at Virgin Records America until last year.
NEWS
October 26, 2006 | Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press
JERMAINE DUPRI -- superproducer, rapper, and the boyfriend of Janet Jackson -- has confirmed to the Associated Press that he has quit as a top executive at Jackson's label, Virgin Records, amid disappointing sales of Jackson's new album. "Since there are so many rumors running rampant about my position at Virgin Records, I feel that it is necessary to set the record straight," Dupri said Wednesday in a statement to AP. "I was not forced out of the company; I made a decision to leave."
NEWS
January 13, 2005 | Eliott C. McLaughlin, Associated Press
Music producers Quincy Jones and Jermaine Dupri say the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia has prompted them to postpone recording "We Are the Future," an update of the 1985 benefit song "We Are the World." "The timing is not right for us to record a song about the future when so many people have lost their lives," Dupri said in a statement. Jones and Dupri had planned to record the new song on Feb. 14 as an after-party recording session following the Grammy Awards, which will be presented Feb.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2003 | Jeff Leeds
Arista Records, whose artist roster includes such acts as Avril Lavigne, has hired R&B veteran Jermaine Dupri as senior vice president in an effort to bolster its presence in black music. Dupri, who has produced or remixed top-selling recordings by such acts as Usher and Jay-Z, will report to Arista chief Antonio "L.A." Reid. Dupri also will record for Arista and oversee his So So Def imprint, which had been distributed previously through Columbia Records.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 1998 | Soren Baker, Soren Baker writes about hip-hop for Calendar
The turnover in rap is so fast that many artists are gone before you have a chance to learn much about them. But there is a core of artists who have established themselves in the late '90s as the commercial elite. They are the ones who, either through their own work or their production of other artists, set the tone in the $1-billion-a-year rap world. Here's a critical guide to this Elite Eight.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 1998 | Soren Baker, Soren Baker writes about hip-hop for Calendar
The turnover in rap is so fast that many artists are gone before you have a chance to learn much about them. But there is a core of artists who have established themselves in the late '90s as the commercial elite. They are the ones who, either through their own work or their production of other artists, set the tone in the $1-billion-a-year rap world. Here's a critical guide to this Elite Eight.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2001
Backstreet Boys, "The Hits--Chapter One," Jive Records Destiny's Child, "8 Days of Christmas," Music World Music/Columbia Records Dope, "Life," Epic Jermaine Dupri, "Instructions," So So Def/Columbia Eagle Eye Cherry, "Present Future," MCA Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston, "The Lucky Sperms," Jagjaguwar Michael Jackson, "Invincible," Epic Kittie, "Oracle," Artemis Lenny Kravitz, "Lenny," Virgin Erick Sermon, "Music," J Records Barbra Streisand, "Christmas Memories," Columbia Tomahawk, "Tomahawk,"
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 1998 | Soren Baker, Soren Baker writes about hip-hop for Calendar
If you're a casual pop fan, it must seem puzzling week after week to see what appears to be an unknown rapper entering the national album sales chart in the Top 10. In the first half of 1998 alone, there has been a series of dramatic debuts: * DMX's "It's Dark and Hell Is Hot" entered the charts at No. 1 the week of May 24, selling an estimated 250,000 copies. * Silkk the Shocker's "Charge It 2 Da Game" sold 245,000 copies the week of Feb.
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