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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Jermaine Dupri Visits Atlanta Tech

In front of an intimate crowd of students at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, Dupri began by discussing the current state of social media. “With all the apps that we have today, social communication is actually lost,” he bemoaned. Although he currently has over 1.04 million followers on Twitter, “no one really talks to me.” 

In 2011, he decided to start Global 14, a blog focused on fashion, music, and other passions of his. As people began to comment, Dupri realized that his readers shared similar interests and wanted to have a conversation. “People want a smaller community. You talk more, you find out more,” he explained. “Global 14 is one big ‘like’ button. If you’re into living life in a certain way, that’s what Global 14 is.” His social platform now has over 47,000 users and is constantly evolving into the community he originally envisioned.
The ATL is synonymous with hip hop. Over the past 20 years, there have been a myriad of rappers from inside the perimeter emerging on the international stage. However, the A wouldn’t be the Hip Hop Capital of the World without Jermaine Dupri. As the unofficial Mayor of Atlanta and head of So So Def Records, JD is well known for making you Jump with Kriss Kross, discovering Bow Wow, and the fact that money ain’t a thang. 

While he has the rap game on lock, many aren’t aware that the Grammy Award winning songwriter is also a startup founder and technology enthusiast. His site, Global 14, is his passion and fostering an active, engaging online social community is his mission. Accompanied by his friend and ONE/After School co-founder, Cory Levy, Dupri recently spoke at Georgia Tech to offer advice and announce that he’s looking for interns for Global 14. We were in the house to learn more.
Scooter manages some of pop music’s biggest talents from Ariana Grande to Carly Rae Jepsen and is the owner of SchoolBoy Records; but, he got his start interning for JD and So So Def while studying at Emory. “I take great pride watching Scooter do what he does now,” boasted Dupri. Jermaine clearly relishes his role as a mentor and would love to groom another intern with Global 14. When one MBA student in the crowd asked if he thought Atlanta could become a tech hub, JD responded by saying, “I believe that you guys determine that. If no one wants to come work with me, then no, it can’t.”

Dupri also had strong advice for those looking to become successful entrepreneurs. “You have to have some kind of something that flashes in front of you and says keep pushing,” he shared. “Someone said the other day, ‘Jermaine, do you think you’re a genius?’ I said, no, I do things anyone could do, but I just pay attention to the things others don’t.”

Dupri has big plans for Global 14. “When I saw people love Global 14, I thought, I’m doing something that Twitter and Facebook aren’t doing,” he explained. His goal is to further the conversations taking place by starting a Global 14 conference/festival for people to meet each other and connect even more. In the meantime, if you’re looking for an internship in Atlanta, sign up on Global14 and send Jermaine a direct message.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Jermaine Dupri Talks The Rap Game

The So So Def founder talks his new Lifetime show "The Rap Game" and goes into detail about the contradiction Hip Hop fans notoriously face everyday. Five emerging young hip hop artists, ages 12 to 16 years old, are given the opportunity to rhyme and flow with highly sought after producer +Jermaine Dupri.

Jermaine Dupri talked exclusively to HipHopDX about the pros and cons of kid rappers on his new Lifetime show "The Rap Game." Jermaine Dupri currently has his hands full creating the next big rap star on his reality show The Rap Game. But, he also has his sights set on catapulting the career of another young artist.

Lifetime's latest reality show "The Rap Game" is only two episodes in, but it's already knee-deep in drama. In the previously aired "Welcome to Atlanta", coach Jermaine Dupri found out that one of the rappers, Supa Peach, is lying about writing her own lyrics, while the upcoming episode "Style and Swagga" will see him schooling the kids about being disrespectful.

In the promo for season 1 episode 3, the kids are all asked to describe themselves in one word, and of course, their descriptions were all self-praising, and ranged from "futuristic" to "fashion forward". Supa Peach describes herself as someone who thinks outside the box.

The kids, however, seem to be getting lost in their own awesomeness and forgetting to acknowledge and appreciate those around them. The young rappers do not seem to understand the value of having someone to coach them and critique them during their journey to stardom.

When a coach is speaking to the group, Supa Peach is seen making faces and rapping, making Jermaine wonder if she is even paying attention. Jermaine makes it clear that he will not stand for somebody insulting someone, and tells the young rapper, "You was rapping when she was talking.. that is disrespectful."

Friday, March 22, 2019

Jagged Edge Or Pretty Ricky

Jagged Edge and Pretty Ricky were two groups that was hot in the early 2000's. Jagged Edge biggest hit singles are "Let's Get Married" and "Where the Party At", many of which are produced by Jermaine Dupri. Pretty Ricky biggest hit singles are "Grind With Me" and "On The Hotline."

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Top 5 Bow Wow Videos

The Wrap-Up Magazine has just released the top 5 hottest visual videos of +Bow Wow of +106 and Park. This was hard for us to decide out of. Over the years, his collection has gotten great with hits. The first video we posted is "Fresh Az I'm Is" featuring +Mike Jones.

The next video comes in second with "Shorty Like Mine" featuring +Chris Brown. The producer +Jermaine Dupri of +Global 14 was not playing back in the days making some of the biggest hits that you listen to today.

+Soulja Boy came into the industry with a storm and +bow wow joined in on the movement. These two young men are making more money than what I have in my bank account. +Sony Music Entertainment must have been proud to release this hot visual video.

This "Puppy Love" track with Bow Wow and +Jagged Edge took the music industry by surprise. +Jagged Edge was the hottest in the RnB scene during the time. +Bow Wow was just a baby during the time, +Jermaine Dupri was behind the scenes.

Hat had to go off for +Curtis Blow famous track "Basketball". The track and video was hot and was given almost all the rhymes it was given. Bow Wow was so young during the time. Jermaine had something on his hand when +Fabolous stackhouse got in on the track. +Jermaine Dupri also joined in on the visual.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Jermaine Dupri Ft Bow Wow #WYA Video

Jermaine Dupri has released a new visual video titled "WYA" featuring Bow Wow. The wait is finally over as Jermaine Dupri gives the green light and drop the official video to his brand new single called WYA (Where You At?) featuring Bow Wow.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Jermaine Dupri On Fuse TV

Jermaine Dupri is asking all the video game players to meet him on Xbox as he releases his gamer tags. Jermaine Dupri's Atlanta studio contains a stripper pole, collections of action figures and champagne bottles and a basketball court.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

What Happened Between Janet Jackson & Jermaine Dupri?


When it was revealed that Janet Jackson was dating Jermaine Dupri, everyone’s mouths dropped. Many people wondered what the empress of pop saw in the Atlanta producer. They seemed like complete opposites. But after close to a decade together, they suddenly decided to part ways. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Jermaine Dupri Talks New Talent, Battle Rapping, And More

This era saw Puff Daddy, Master P, Jay Z and Dame Dash, and Jermaine Dupri emerge. This is hes new visual interview with The Breakfast Club.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Jermaine Dupri Talks What Song Made Him The Most Money

(The Wrap-Up Magazine) Jermaine Dupri visits The Cruz Show and talks about his show "The Rap Game", what song Made him the most money and more. Watch the visual video below.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Entrepreneurs Summit With Jermaine Dupri

For over 20 years, the rapper, producer, songwriter, author and CEO of So So Def Recordings has been an entertainment trailblazer, especially when it comes to discovering the next big names in music and creating chart topping hits.

It’s rare that entrepreneurs get access to insight directly from music moguls like JD, but at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit in Atlanta, May 13-16, Mr. So So Def will be in the building, sharing gems that you don’t want to miss. Get your tickets, mark your calendar, and come hear all that Jermaine Dupri has to say about his empire.

In an age where artists can go from being the biggest voice flooding airwaves one day, to a forgotten talent the next, much is to be learned from those who’ve mastered longevity and maintained social relevance through the years.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Anniversary So So Def Recordings

The Wrap-Up is wishing +Jermaine Dupri of +Global14 a happy 20th anniversary of the recording studio +So So DefSo So Def Recordings is a record label based in Atlanta, Georgia, and owned by producer Jermaine Dupri, specializing in Southern hip hop, R&B and bass music. This week Arsenio Hall is celebrating the 20th anniversary of SO SO DEF,i will be sitting in with the posse all week, make sure you tune in.

Friday, August 21, 2020

#NewMusic Mariah Carey - Save The Day

"Save the Day" is the first release from Mimi's double-disc archival deep dive The Rarities (Oct. 2), which comes hot on the heels of her memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey (out Sept. 29).

With heartfelt, affecting vocals delivering a timely message ("We're in this together"; "it's curious, the fear still holding us down"), a few classic Mariah high notes and a sick beat drop courtesy Jermaine Dupri that accompanies the entrance of Ms. Lauryn Hill's voice (sampled from the Fugees' Grammy-winning "Killing Me Softly With His Song"), "Save the Day" is pure MC goodness.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

#KeepItAlive Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby #PutOnRepeat


"Always Be My Baby" is a song by American singer Mariah Carey from her fifth studio album Daydream (1995). It was released by Columbia Records on March 9, 1996 as the third US single and fourth overall. The song was written by Carey, Jermaine Dupri and Manuel Seal.

A mid-tempo song, its lyrics describe the feeling of attachment and unity the singer feels towards her estranged lover, even though they are no longer together, she says he will always be a part of her and will "always be her baby" even after they move on.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Justin Love - "The Weekend" @_iSingHipHop

Cliffside Park, NJ singer/songwriter/producer Justin Love presents the music video for his new single "The Weekend". Justin's work has been praised by Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, Jermaine Dupri and others. Co-writer of the 2016 smash hit "Focus" by H.E.R, Justin's sound can be described trap hip-hop meets R&B soul. 

Recently opening for PnB RocK, the self-taught, 22-year-old musician honed his performance skills the same way he built his large following: with nothing but his voice and a Bluetooth speaker, singing to random people at malls and beaches in his suburban hometown until he couldn’t show his face without being mobbed for autographs.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Xscape Performs Live On The Steve Harvey Show

The R&B legends gave fans a glimpse into what they can expect from the quartet on their upcoming “The Great Xscape Tour” with a performance of their ’95 classic cover of “Who Can I Run To.”

In addition to their performance, Xscape sat down for an interview with Steve, where they spoke about their comeback, upcoming movie, relationship with Jermaine Dupri and more. As a big surprise for the girls, the TV host delightfully informed them that the city of Atlanta–their hometown–has officially proclaimed Nov. 6 as Xscape day.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Bow Wow Leaves Cash Money

Another Cash Money Records member leaves Birdman side. Shad Moss better known as Bow Wow announced that he has parted ways with Cash Money records, and that he’s working with Snoop & Jermaine Dupri on his new project.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

NephLon Don Ft Miles Davis, Royce Rizzy And DJ YRS Jerzy - Gone Get It

Philly's own NephLon Don is back at it again with another hit release entitled "Gone Get It". After connecting and working with DJ YRS Jerzy he is learning alot about the game and moving at a fast pace. This track is a mellow toned single with a little bit of a trap twist to it and the vocals of Miles Davis on the hook who is also Royce Rizzy's brother. There is a major hype surrounding Royce Rizzy right now after signing with Atlanta legend Jermaine Dupri at So So Def and RCA Records. Stay tuned for alot more music to come from these artists they are definitely on the rise and you won't want to miss what is in store for them. Artwork was also made by fellow private club member Dave Cannon.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

New Head Of Universal Music Publishing Group

+Universal Music Group has named its new head of publishing. Jody Gerson will assume the reins of power at Universal Music Publishing Group beginning Jan. 1, when she joins that company as chairman/CEO. She replaces Zach Horowitz, who led the company for the past two years.

Universal Music Group chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge has tapped an executive who is at the pinnacle of the A&R executive ranks, but also is credited with strong business chops and administrative skills.

While Gerson can negotiate with the best of them, she is also well known for spotting talent early on, often before a songwriter’s career blooms. Among the songwriters she has signed during her career are Lady Gaga, Norah Jones, Odd Future, Jermaine Dupri, and a then 15-year old Alicia Keys.

Gerson has also played an instrumental role in the careers of Enrique Iglesias, Mac Miller, Pitbull, RedOne, Shakira and Pharrell Williams, among others.  Another one of her signings, Nasri Atweh, the lead singer and primary songwriter for the band Magic!, currently has the No. 1 single (“Rude”) on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the second week in a row. When Gerson joins on Jan. 1, she will report to Grainge. In the meantime, Universal Music Group CFO Boyd Buir will oversee UMPG.

At Universal Music Publishing, Gerson will be leading the second-largest publishing operation, with $900 million in revenue in 2013. She also gets to cross rapiers with one of her mentors, Martin Bandier, who she worked with for about a dozen years at EMI Music Publishing before joining him at Sony/ATV in 2008.

Gerson began her publishing career at Chappell Music, now known as Warner/Chappell, and worked there for six years before moving over to EMI as head of the company’s east coast publishing division. In addition to music publishing, Gerson’s accomplishments also include co-producing the 2002 movie Drumline, and cutting a deal to bring that show to Broadway. She is currently serving as executive producer for Drumline 2 for VH1.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Da Brat 20th Hip-Hop Anniversary

The Wrap-Up Magazine would like to wish +Da Brat a 20th anniversary. “6/28/94. 20 years ago today, Da Brat released her debut album “Funkdafied” on So So Def Recordings/Chaos Records/Columbia Records. After selling a million copies, it made Da Brat the first female rapper to go platinum. Produced by Jermaine Dupri.”

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