Jermaine Dupri Celebrates So So Def’s 25th Anniversary with New Playlist [AUDIO]
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On Thursday (June 14), Jermaine Dupri will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. It’s a special honor for the veteran producer who has been making hits for over 25 years on his iconic label So So Def Records.
In celebration of So So Def’s 25th anniversary (as well as the SHOF honor), JD has curated a playlist of the label’s 25 classic songs for both Spotify and Apple Music.
The Jermaine Dupri-curated playlist including chart-topping hits by Kris Kross ("Jump"), Da Brat ("Funkdafied"), Xscape ("Just Kickin’ It"), J-Kwon ("Tipsy"), Bow Wow ("Like You"), Jagged Edge ("Where the Party at") and Young Bloodz ("Damn!"), as well as Dupri’s own "Welcome to Atlanta" (Remix) feat. Diddy, Murphy Lee, Snoop Dogg & Ludacris.
On Friday (June 15), Dupri will add two more songs: Jagged Edge’s "Let’s Get Married" (Reception Remix) feat. Kanye West and Da Brat’s "Da B Side" featuring Notorious B.I.G.—both songs have been unavailable for download/streaming until now.
“It feels amazing to be able to release this much great music and be the person responsible for it," he said in a press release. "Now the real work begins for the next 25 years and beyond to guarantee that Hip-Hop and R&B are treated with the utmost respect and preserved."
"Every outlet, radio station, award show, and entity in the entertainment industry is responsible for ensuring this music (past and present) lives on forever," he concluded.
Dupri also hopes that his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame will inspire other young people into the craft of writing and producing music. Read his tweet below.
We have provided both Jermaine Durpi's playlists for Spotify and Apple Music below. Enjoy!
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