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Jermaine Dupri Says He’s Begun Working On A ‘Freaknik’ Documentary

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Jermaine Dupri said in a recent Instagram post that he has begun working on a new documentary based on “Freaknik,” the infamous Atlanta spring break festival that started in the 80’s and attracted college students and young adults from all around the country.

Dupri made the announcement in a IG post where he was in a hotel room facing the Atlanta Braves Truist Park stadium.

“This the first day of us shooting for the Freaknik documentary,” Dupri said. “So everybody that missed freaknik, we gon’ show y’all what y’all missed.”

Freaknik started off in 1983 when students from the Atlanta University Center (Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University) came together to throw a small picnic in a park near the campus for students who could not afford to go home for spring break.

The event was held annually, and in the 90’s Freaknik would end up growing into an entire festival, with concerts, a basketball tournament, dance contests, and even a job fair. At its height, approximately 300,000 people from around the country would attend the event.

However, by 1999, Freaknik had moved into the neighboring DeKalb County, GA. However, celebrations of the festival would dwindle due to increased police activity. In 2010, former Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed officially banned Freaknik and any Freaknik-related activities.

There have been attempts to revive Freaknik, however, they have failed to gain the same crowd and attention as it did in its heyday.

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Jermaine Dupri Says He Wants To Produce a Drake R&B Album

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Drake has been making waves with his 21 Savage-assisted project Her Loss. The album debuted atop the Billboard Hot 200, sold 400k in the first week, and currently, 8 of the songs on the album occupy Billboard’s top 10. Just this year, Drizzy has made a house-inspired album and a rap album. This leaves many Drake fans wondering when their favorite artist will try his hand at a full R&B album. However, Jermaine Dupri said he’s up to producing the album if it does come to fruition.

Jermaine Dupri told HipHopDX on the red carpet for the 2022 Soul Train Awards that he would love to produce an R&B album for Drake, saying that Drake already makes R&B records and should just go ahead and make a full album.

“Is there any artist that you haven’t worked with in any capacity that you still have on your list?” HipHopDX’s Jeremy Hecht asked the legendary producer.

“Yeah I think Drake,” Dupri said. Drake makes R&B records and I feel like at some point he should make a real R&B song,” Dupri said. “You should produce the R&B Drake album that people have been wanting,” Hecht told Dupri.

“I feel like something like that would be crazy,” Dupri responded.

Drake has already put out two albums this year, and it seems like this one might stick around for a while. But maybe in the future, Drizzy might link with Jermaine Dupri.

Would you want to hear a Jermaine Dupri-produced Drake album?

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Jermaine Dupri Says He Wants To Produce a Drake R&B Album

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Drake has been making waves with his 21 Savage-assisted project Her Loss. The album debuted atop the Billboard Hot 200, sold 400k in the first week, and currently, 8 of the songs on the album occupy Billboard’s top 10. Just this year, Drizzy has made a house-inspired album and a rap album. This leaves many Drake fans wondering when their favorite artist will try his hand at a full R&B album. However, Jermaine Dupri said he’s up to producing the album if it does come to fruition.

Jermaine Dupri told HipHopDX on the red carpet for the 2022 Soul Train Awards that he would love to produce an R&B album for Drake, saying that Drake already makes R&B records and should just go ahead and make a full album.

“Is there any artist that you haven’t worked with in any capacity that you still have on your list?” HipHopDX’s Jeremy Hecht asked the legendary producer.

“Yeah I think Drake,” Dupri said. Drake makes R&B records and I feel like at some point he should make a real R&B song,” Dupri said. “You should produce the R&B Drake album that people have been wanting,” Hecht told Dupri.

“I feel like something like that would be crazy,” Dupri responded.

Drake has already put out two albums this year, and it seems like this one might stick around for a while. But maybe in the future, Drizzy might link with Jermaine Dupri.

Would you want to hear a Jermaine Dupri-produced Drake album?

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Today In Hip Hop History: Jay-Z Dropped His Third LP ‘Vol.2…Hard Knock Life’ 24 Years Ago

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On this date in 1998, Jay-Z and his Roc cohorts dropped his third album Vol.2…Hard Knock Life on their independent Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam imprint.

Recorded in some of NYC’s most coveted studio spaces, Vol. 2…Hard Knock Life featured some of the games best producers, including Jermaine Dupri, Swizz Beatz, and Timbaland, Hov’s third album was the proof that Jigga had found the formula to produce the most successful full-length project of his career at that time.

Debuting at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and selling 350K in its first week, Vol.2 …Hard Knock Life was certified 5x platinum within two years of its release, setting Hov’s album bar so hight that it won a Golden Phonograph for Best Rap Album at the 41st Grammy Awards. Some of the top singles from the 14 track gem include “Nigga What, Nigga Who(Originator 99)”, “Hard Knock Life,” “Can I Get A…” and “Money Ain’t A Thang” featuring Jermaine Dupri.

Salute to Jigga, Dame, Biggs, Memphis Bleek, Sauce Money, and the rest of the Roc for putting out such a timeless piece of Hip Hop history!

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Diddy & Jermaine Dupri Agree To Do A Hit-For-Hit Battle; Fans React

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Diddy finally accepted the challenge of doing a hit-for-hit face-off battle against Jermaine Dupri in Atlanta. Diddy and Jermaine Dupri have finally agreed to do a hit-for-hit face-off battle in Atlanta, although there is no official date yet. However, the music mogul told Dupri he’s ready to give him a run for his money: “JD […]

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Bow Wow Says Jermaine Dupri Didn’t Make Him, Yet Said Something Different In 2018

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On Twitter, rapper Bow Wow was asked what he would change in his career if he could do it all over again. The rapper tweeted, “Stayed with Snoop and never signed to nobody else.” The statement seemed shocking considering the history the “Like You” rapper has madd with the So So Def label head Jermaine […]

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Jermaine Dupri Slammed Online For Cheating On Janet Jackson

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Jermaine Dupri is under fire following the premiere of the “JANET JACKSON” documentary. In the four-part series, it was revealed that Dupri and Jackson split up in 2009 because he cheated on the Pop icon.

The “JANET JACKSON” documentary had viewers glued to the screen as it chronicles the singer’s legendary career from her highs and lows from childhood to adulthood.

The So So Def label head and Jackson reportedly dated from 2000 to 2008. During the final part of the series, the “Shake It Off” producer dropped a bomb and admitted to being “reckless” during their seven-year relationship while laughing nervously..

“One of the weird things about dating Janet is that dating Janet attracts other women. Girls wanted to talk to me more because I was dating her, which was really weird,” JD gushed.

Ms. Jackson also revealed in the documentary that her ex-boyfriend was “constantly working” and that she didn’t always get “enough from him emotionally.”

Fans were quick to hop on Twitter to drag Dupri for treating Janet poorly and laughing about it.

Others also pointed out that J.D. is currently working with Justin Timberlake who also publicly embarrassed Jackson during the Super Bowl halftime show performance in 2004.

Even though the two are no longer in relationship, it’s good to see the former lovebirds have remained friends over the years.

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Diddy Brushes Off Jermaine Dupri – Again

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During the Fat Joe VERZUZ Ja Rule, Jermaine Dupri took to Twitter to inform Diddy he was in the building, challenging the mogul to a VERZUZ. JERMAINE DUPRI IS OUTSIDE JD took a picture outside of Madison Square Garden in Diddy’s hometown to let the Bad Boy Executive know that he was outside. He forewarns […]

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Jermaine Dupri Shares That He Isn’t Shocked by J.I. The Prince’s Fame Following ‘The Rap Game’

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In the year 2016, Jermaine Dupri shook up the industry with his new show, The Rap Game, which gave five teenagers a shot at the music entertainment industry. Five seasons, five winners later Jermaine Dupri reflects on the potential of his contestants during an interview with HipHopDX.

When Dupri was asked if he was surprised at the level of success that his former contestants have received following the show J.D. responded by saying, “It’s supposed to happen,” after further explaining the point of his show. “That’s how I look at it. People ask me if I’m surprised all the time. I’m not surprised because I picked them. I don’t think people realize it. The funniest part about this whole thing is that people keep acting like, especially with J.I.”

Although the arising New York artist was not the winner of the second season of The Rap Game Jermaine Dupri continues to explain how he gets asked about him the most, fans wonder if the So So Def mogul regrets his decision. “People don’t understand, I personally picked this guy to be on my TV show. I knew exactly what he was way before anybody. Before he even knew what he was. I knew exactly what he was… Every time I see him doing something, I’m 100 percent ecstatic about it because I love seeing how they go from…that’s my thing. I love seeing people go from scratch to being successful. When I started, I had a vision that they could always be that,” Dupri added.

Another artist from The Rap Game killing it right now is Atlanta rapper, Mulatto who just released her debut studio album, Queen of Da South.

Mulatto actually won her season of The Rap Game but decided not to sign with Jermaine Dupri because she wanted full control over her career and made claims in the past that there wasn’t enough money involved. Ok sis!

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Timbaland and Swizz Beatz in the Works of Having 112 & Jagged Edge Verzuz Battle

The Verzuz Instagram live battles have been keeping us all entertained during this global pandemic. By now, we have seen various industry heavyweights go hit for hit in these battles. Who would’ve known Timbaland and Swiss Beatz would have been holding it down for us as we are encouraged to stay at home and quarantine.

This time, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz have iconic R&B boy band’s Jagged Edge and 112 in mind for this week’s battle. Apparently, the only thing stopping the So So Def and BadBoy groups from battling is the greenlight from Jermaine Dupri. “Can you make that happen JD? Cause a lot of people say what they wanna see, but can you pick up the phone and make that happen?” Swizz Beatz says on Instagram live. “Get them on the phone JD lets go.”

Speaking of R&B, many fans were anticipating Brandy vs. Monica on Verzuz TV, however, Brandy broke the news that Monica has declined the opportunity, leaving Timbaland and Swizz Beatz to find their next act. Will it be Jagged Edge vs 112?

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