Jermaine Dupri Mauldin, aka Jermaine Dupri or JD, is an eminent rapper turned record producer. The very talented American artist has earned immense fame being a songwriter as well as a record executive. Throughout his career, Dupri is known to have worked for and with Usher, Xscape, Kriss Kross, TLC, Alicia Keys, Maria Carey, Nelly, Da Brat, Bow Wow, Aretha Franklin, Monica, Ludacris and Jay-Z, which has resulted in umpteenth fame and recognition on a global scale.
Jermaine Dupri was born on the 23rd of September in the year 1972 in the Asheville region of North Carolina to parents Tina Mosley and Michael Mauldin. Dupri had spent his childhood in Atlanta, where he had soon discovered his talent and interest in the world of music. Under his father’s guidance, he had begun his career even before his tenth birthday. In the year 1982, he had also got a beautiful chance to shake a leg with Ross in the Diana Ross shoe.
Henceforth, at the very age of 12, he had also joined Whodini, where he would showcase his extravagant skills in hip-hop. Dupri was also spotted in the “Freaks Come Out At Night” music video. He had also spent major time in performing at different places in his own country alongside Cameo as well as Herbie Hancock. Thereafter, in collaboration with Grandmaster Flash, Whodini, and Run D. M. C. Dupri had launched the “New York Fresh Festival.”
Dupri had begun his career from the year 1990 with Silk Tymes Leather. A year later, he had launched Kriss Kross, which had its debut record entitled “Totally Krossed Out,” released in the year 1992. It had earned immense success by the following releases entitled “Warm It Up” as well as “Jump.”
Dupri had soon launched “So So Def Recordings” in the year 1993 and had henceforth signed Xscape with “Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha” as their debut platinum. By signing Da Brat, he had also released “Funkdafied’ in the year 1994. Making an alliance with Mariah Carey a year later, he had also shone brightly with “Always Be My Baby.”
By his collaboration with the Columbia Records in 1997, Dupri had bagged multiple tracks to his credit as well as “You Make Me Wanna,” “Nice and Slow,” and “My Way,” all of which had broken several records. He was also a part of “Destiny’s Child” in 1998, thereafter, which he had launched a single entitled “The Party Continues.” He had also collaborated with Lil Bow Wow for So So Def Recordings.
Dupri had signed himself with Arista Records in 2003 after breaking contacts with Columbia in 2002. Albums like “Merry Christmas II: You,” “Can’t Stop Partying” and “Let The Bass Kick” is also on his credits.
2004 had seen a reconciliation pf Dupri and Usher for “Burn,” “My Boo,” and “Confessions Part II,” which has scaled to the top of many international charts. A year later, he had released “The Emancipation of Mimi’ and “We Belong Together” alongside Mariah Carey.
Awards & Achievement
Jermaine Dupri had been nominated for the prestigious Grammy Awards in 1999 and 2005, which he had successfully won in 2006. His performances were also honored with the nomination for Black Reel Awards in 2003.
Net Worth & Salary of Jermaine Dupri
Jermaine Dupri had started his career at a very early age. Due to his father’s guidance and sheer talent, Dupri had scaled sky limits soon and collaborated with several eminent stars and productions. He has also produced his own record house, all of which has eventually led to the approximated net worth of Jermaine Dupri to be $3 million.
Jermaine Dupri strives towards being the best in the music world. He had also launched a reality TV show entitled “The Rap Game” with Queen Latifah in the year 2015, through which a total of five stars had emerged. Dupri is constantly supported by several stars whom he had worked in the past with.