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Interview: Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Built The Platform For ATL Hip-Hop

On the heels of So So Def's 25th Anniversary Tour, Jermaine Dupri talks to VIBE about his brand's legacy and influence on today's hip-hop sound.


Digital Dish: Dondria Talks Reinventing Herself and Second Chances

Despite landing a So So Def record deal before her 21st birthday, YouTube sensation Dondria (Ms. Phatfffat) recently took a break from stardom…


Vixen Boombox Exclusive: Dondria Nicole ‘Coattail’

Dondria  is back with new music and no mercy. The YouTube singing sensation, who made headlines when her video channel earned her Def Jam…


Vixen Boombox: Dondria “Ain’t No Way”

Remember Ms. Phat Phat? Now she goes by the Dondria and managed to land a record deal with So So Def from her…


Da Brat Makes Her Comeback With ‘Is It Chu’ (Video)

So So Def's leading lady Da Brat is returning to the game with the new single/visual "Is It Chu." The hip-hop veteran incorporates her slick…


Jermaine Dupri Might Lose Music Catalog in Latest Lawsuit

Jermaine Dupri has been working his way out of the red. He's paid off a $3 million tax lein and saved his Atlanta mansion from…


New Music: Jermaine Dupri — ‘Like Whaaat (Remix)’

Jermaine Dupri is having a 2013 filled with highs (So So Def 20th anniversary) and lows (death of Kris Kross' Chris Kelly.) On a new…


WATCH: Kris Kross’ Final Performance With Chris Kelly

"Well, ni**a, roll me a mic and let me smoke it till I'm high/ If you ever seen me rock than you know that I…


Celebrity Vixens React to Chris Kelly’s Death

Half of the backwards clothes-wearing hip-hop duo Kriss Kross died on Wednesday (May 1). Chris Kelly, 34, upset many in the music world,…


So So Def and Chris Kelly’s Mother Issue Official Statement

The hip-hop community remains in mourning as the news of Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly's sudden passing spreads around the world.


Backstage with Jay-Z, Usher, Jermaine Dupri, Mariah Carey & More at So So Def 20th Anniversary (VIDEO)

Jermaine Dupri's So So Def celebrated 20 years with a star-studded anniversary concert held in Atlanta over the weekend. In addition to So So Def…


WATCH: Usher, Ludacris & Lil Jon Perform at So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert

Usher, Ludacris and Lil Jon were never signed to Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Recordings, but they turned out to show some love for their…


Kris Kross “Jump” at So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert (VIDEO)

So So Def celebrated 20 years last night in Atlanta. Among the ATL label's acts to return to the stage were Kris Kross. Watch them…


PHOTOS: So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert

Jermaine Dupri got a lot of help from his friends at the So So Def 20th Anniversary concert in Atlanta on Saturday night. In addition…


Jay-Z Performs at So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert (VIDEO)

When Jermaine Dupri told VIBE he would be going all out for the So So Def 20th anniversary celebration, we believed him.