‘Always Be My Baby’ (Mariah Carey), ‘We Belong Together’ (Mariah Carey), ‘Nice & Slow’ (Usher), ‘First Night’ (Monica), and ‘U Got It Bad’ (Usher) are just a few of the many smash hit singles that line Jermaine Dupri’s production credits.
One of the most celebrated producers of the last 30 years, when not laying down beats for the likes of Carey, Usher, Janet Jackson, Monica, TLC, Alicia Keys, Xscape, and many others over his career Dupri was found listed as a songwriter on some of Urban music’s most memorable numbers.
For those reasons and more, music lovers were puzzled when Diddy – after sending fans into a frenzy with indication he wanted to battle Dr. Dre on the #VERZUZ platform – followed by saying Dupri couldn’t hang with him because he ‘ain’t got enough hits.’
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As Hip Hop heads had their eyes glued to Triller Tuesday night (September 14) for the highly anticipated Ja Rule vs. Fat Joe battle, Diddy hopped in the comments to casually mention he wanted a hit-for-hit duel with Dr. Dre (as seen above in a screen capture by our friends at TSR).
Later, JD entered the chat via Twitter to suggest he was willing to face off with Diddy.
Somebody let @Diddy know I’m @thegarden right now ! And he gon need some training for me pic.twitter.com/dZhl9x36ix
— Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) September 15, 2021
Although it’s possible Diddy meant ‘enough hits’ as a performer, because the Bad Boy mogul didn’t make the distinction his comments didn’t go over well with some Twitter users.
As of time reported, JD hasn’t hit back at the ‘enough hits’ jab.
Yes jermaine doesn’t have enough solo hits but he does production wise, he has hit with mariah, usher, xscape, etc, and what does puffy have!? people writing his raps and his artist publishing.
U must be from Atlanta that’s probably why you’re hating there he’s from New York
Diddy said he’ll smoke him with just “biggie and Mary,” which means he wasn’t talking about solo hits, he was talking about producer credits. JD will smoke him with just Mariah and Usher lol. But this is interesting….does Diddy actually program the ones and twos? I’ve always seen him as just a label exec/Manager putting Artists with the right producers. The real producers under him were Stevie J, Mario Winans—just to name a few
Spot on! Deric “D-Dot” aka The Mad Rapper and Corey produced a lot of hits under Bad Boy, too.
JD alone produced two of the biggest selling and most iconic R&B albums of all time. Emancipation Of Mimi and Confessions.
Diddy smokin d*ck. Pun intended.
Somebody should have popped Diddy’s grill a long time ago..the nerve of him to say that about JD when he (Diddy) owe all his former artists money
surprised diddy wanna battle after big smalls death is he really ready for a heated music battle
Mary is Diddy biggest discovery not biggie
This has nothing to do with Mary reread what was put and come back to me
take JD’s picture down he is the one who did Janet Jackson’s album and it was horrible diddy or Dr dre would have did it justice. you’re f****** Janet Jackson and you f****** her album take Jermaine picture down
I have to admit he did do Janets album after Damita Joe poorly compared to her past albums especially that of the 90s but nonetheless he still has hits from others including even Bow Wow.
I enjoyed 20YO – not her best, but it has some bops! Check out my “So Excited” remix https://youtu.be/rkYAidLW60g
Pharrel is smoking any producer in the past 30 years and its not even close.
Fun fact look at Usher’s career with Diddy on his first album and then look at Usher’s career take off with JD on his second album just 3 years later. Diddy just assigns producers and writers to his artist then put his name on shittj. JD actually produces the music from arrangement to making his own beats and writing the songs. If Usher had stayed with Diddy he’d be another Danitey Kane, Day 26, B5, Craig Mack, Young Joc, Da Band and countless others.