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Dupri, Jermaine (<i>born</i> 1972), rapper, producer, record label executive

Jared Pauley

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2013 |
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Asheville, NC, 23 Sept 1972). American rapper, producer, and record label executive. He is best known as the founder of Atlanta-based So So Def Recordings. Dupri got his start in the early 1980s as a dancer for artists such as the rap group Whodini and singer Diana Ross. In 1991, he met teenagers Chris Smith and Chris Kelly, who later became the group Kris Kross. In 1992, the

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