Game Changers: 5 Black Atlanta Music Industry Executives

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jermaine-dupreeJermaine Dupri (So So Def)

Dupri has been a music producer since he was 14. His big first success came after discovering two teenage rappers at a mall. JD would eventually christen the duo Kris Kross and produce their debut album “Tottally Krossed Out”. The album eventually went multi-platinum thanks to the singles, “Jump” and “It’s a Shame.”

Even though Dupri has recently fallen on tough financial times, he’s still a pioneer in the Atlanta music industry and is responsible for the success of Da Brat, Bow Wow, Destiny’s Child, Mariah Carey and Usher.

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