Saturday, November 9th 2013
With less than 48 hours remaining until the debut of Mariah Carey‘s single ‘The Art Of Letting Go’, the singer’s longtime collaborator and newly-appointed manager Jermaine Dupri is spilling on the track’s out-of-the-box launch campaign.
As earlier reported, the Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins produced cut will premiere exclusively on Facebook on November 11th; immediately after it’ll impact both iTunes and radio. Needless to say, Team Mimi are launching an all-out chart assault.
Speaking on the record’s roll-out, hitmaker JD dished all to diva’s dedicated Lambs – waxing honest on his reasons for approaching Facebook, as well as some of the challenges he’s encountered in the run-up to the song’s release.
An interesting read awaits after the jump…
Sunday, August 4th 2013
Mariah Carey may have christened her fourteenth studio album ‘The Art Of Letting Go’, however the premium diva is seemingly finding it hard to do away with her fetish for Hip-Hop features.
See what we mean after the jump…
Monday, June 24th 2013
When it comes to forging classics, very few do it better than Bryan Michael Cox and Jermaine Dupri.
The masterminds behind some of the greatest R&B jams to drop in the last two decades ( ‘Confessions’, ‘We Belong Together‘, ‘Be Without You‘) the pair’s respective credits make them legends in the ever changing field of R&B.
Fortunately for budding R&B sensation Mishon, these are two legends he has firmly in his corner…thanks to a voice Dupri says will render all competition irrelevant.
His introduction below…
Thursday, May 2nd 2013
The Urban music world is in mourning this morning. For, it has been sadly confirmed that Kriss Kross star Chris Kelly has been found dead. He was 34.
Wednesday, March 20th 2013
It appears Usher is wasting no time cooking up new material to pair with his new role on The Voice.
Hitmaker and long-time collaborator Jermaine Dupri shared a shot of him and the 34-year-old in the studio, tagging the snap “Me and Usher back in the lab”.
And while the singing superstar has made no secret of the fact that he’s working on the follow-up to last year’s ‘Looking 4 Myself’, his reuniting with JD will, for most, be the most exciting news to emerge about the as yet untitled set. Indeed, the duo have a number of chart smashes under their collective belt – such as ‘You Make Me Wanna’, ‘U Got It Bad‘, the title-track of 2004′s Diamond seller ‘Confessions’, and of course ‘Burn’.
What’s more, with many still campaigning for a more marked return to R&B for Usher, re-teaming with Mr Durpi is as smart a move as it gets.
Check out our favourite cut from their many hits below…
Sunday, February 24th 2013
When we interviewed Jermaine Dupri earlier this month, the hitmaker stressed that he’d be pulling out all the stops for the 20th anniversary of his So So Def imprint. And, oh was the he not lying.
Last night’s show at the Fox Theater in Atlanta saw the likes of Usher, Monica, Jay-Z, Ludacris perform, while Mariah Carey made a surprise appearance at the sell-out gig.
Watch a who’s who of Urban music celebrate with JD after the jump…
Wednesday, February 13th 2013
That would be how long mega-producer Jermaine Dupri has decorated Billboard charts with a slew of hits for the likes of Mariah Carey, Usher, Janet Jackson, and countless others.
Indeed, throughout a storied career of lending a passel of platinum plaques to many-an-Urban Pop favorite, Dupri is now looking to stroll down memory lane with an assembly of stars from his self-fronted record label ‘So So Def’ to celebrate reaching the two decade milestone.
Chatting exclusively with That Grape Juice, JD details the inspiration behind the anniversary special (likening it to ‘Motown 25′) and shares dibs on Mariah’s forthcoming album, thoughts on Bow Wow vs. Kandi, and addresses rumors he’s working on Janet Jackson’s newest record.
As ever, this is a must read:
Jermaine Dupri Shouts Out That Grape Juice!
Saturday, July 14th 2012
Without a doubt, Frank Ocean‘s ‘Channel Orange’ is set to be one of 2012′s highest selling LPs.
Already selling over 100,000 units via digital outlets, the LP is on course to dominate the Billboard Hot 100 for two consecutive weeks- following the release of its physical copies this coming week
Now world renown producer Jermaine Dupri has lent his support to the ‘Novacane‘ singer.
His interesting take on the situation below…
Wednesday, April 18th 2012
The trio that created ‘We Belong Together’, Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, and Bryan-Michael Cox were all present in the studio last night recording tracks for Carey’s upcoming album due later this year.
The vocal maven was clearly feeling “divalicious” as she hammed it up for the camera in true Mariah Carey-fashion, looking slim & trim. Diva.
See another shot from the inspired evening of music making after the jump and sound-off below.