The Breakfast Club Grills Jermaine Dupri About So So Def’s Impact, New Artists and Relationships

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By: / February 15, 2013

With the 20th anniversary of So So Def around the concert, Jermaine Dupri is rallying up his musical troops to commemorate the label that produced strong Southern acts like Jagged Edge, Da Brat, and Anthony Hamilton.

He stopped by the Breakfast Club to not only discuss SSD’s impact but speak on the current musical landscape, praising ATL newcomer Trindad James. He also reveals that he’s produced a few records for Mariah Carey‘s new album and why it’s questionable for him to do an Usher collabo in the future. JD even addresses the rumors of him doing the deed with Kandi Burress of girl group Xscape and why he and Janet Jackson parted ways.

The vet hitmaker then speaks on his legacy and why he can relate to Michael Jackson. “I do [music] for the fact that I’m a creator,” he says. “I’m doing it so somebody else can do their 20th anniversary. I don’t think none of these producers is thinking about going in the direction that I’m going in but I think that I gotta do it to make ‘em wanna do it.”

Check the 2-part interview below.

Part 1

Part 2