*Jermaine Dupri and his indelible influence on music over the last 25 years is the subject of a new documentary that will air on WE tv. The network announced that the new project will focus on the mogul’s rise to fame and how he helped put Atlanta and its unique sound on the map.
The special will feature never-before-seen archival footage, an exclusive look behind the scenes of So So Def’s recent 25th Anniversary concert and interviews with Dupri’s contemporaries and peers that will chronicle how a regular kid who opened for Run DMC went on to become a teenage millionaire, and then the creative force in hip-hop we know today.
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The Grammy-winning producer has worked with countless artists and cultivated performers as Kris Kross, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Bow Wow, Mariah Carey, Usher, Jay-Z, Nelly, Monica, Migos, Xscape, Janet Jackson, TLC, Aretha Franklin, Ludacris, and Alicia Keys.
The Dupri doc will also show the fierce competition and power struggles that he faced along the way and how he rose above life’s challenges to create the soundtrack of a generation.
With over 400 million records sold to date, Dupri, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, is one of most successful producers in the music industry.
He also stars on the WE tv docuseries “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta.” The documentary is a production of WE tv in association with Entertainment One (eOne), who produce “Growing Up Hip Hop” and “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” for the network.
Currently, Dupri and So So Def are being celebrated in a Grammy Museum exhibit in Los Angeles that runs through January 2019.