Super producer Jermaine Dupri seems so misunderstood these days. *sigh*
[FLASHBACK: In the Tweets: Jermaine Dupri Responds to Janet Jackson Tell-All Rumors… ]
Dupri caught flack yet again when he offered his take on the Blurred Lines lawsuit and in the process managed to diss Ciara by calling her new single a ‘rip off’ of one of his Usher tracks.
[READ: On Blast: Jermaine Dupri Calls Ciara’s ‘I Bet’ COMPLETE RIP OFF of Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad’]
Jermaine recently sat down with Big Tigger of Atlanta’s V-103 radio station to address the issue, stating:
I wasn’t trying to attack Ciara or anything like that. It ain’t like that… what I was trying to do is make sure the guy who was doing the interview understands how frequently this happens in the music business.
This happens probably EVERYDAY… that somebody’s record sounds like somebody else’s record.
It’s very easy for people to be influenced by music. If you listen to records a lot if you listen to artists a lot… it just happens very frequently.
I didn’t know me saying that was going to turn into this…
Dupri still manages to prove his point when he and Big Tigger compare the two songs back to back.
Watch the full interview below… Continue Reading…
You may have heard by now that the courts awarded over $7.4 million to Marvin Gaye’s family for their claims Pharell and Robin Thicke stole “Blurred Lines” from Marvin’s hit “Got To Give It Up,” and their win is prompting other producers to speak up about their stolen works.
There’s no question that music from the past ‘inspires’ other songs, and Jermaine Dupri should know… being that the 42-year-old has co-written and/or co-produced No. 1 hits such as Carey’s “We Belong Together” and “Always Be My Baby,” Usher‘s “Burn” and Monica’s “The First Night.”
That being said, the legendary producer recently shared his take on the ‘Blurred Lines’ lawsuit and in doing so… managed to blast Ciara‘s ‘I Bet’ as a rip off of a song he co produced, Usher’s ‘You got it Bad’ !
Details + compare songs below… Continue Reading…
Yesterday morning, I spilled the tea about Jermaine Dupri‘s rumored ‘tell-all’ ambitions…
[READ: THEY SAY: Jermaine Dupri Planning Janet Jackson ‘Tell-All’ (PHOTOS + VIDEO)]
The overall consensus seems to be that JD would be foul as hell if he chose to publish the intimate details of his relationship with Janet Jackson and his dealings with the Jackson family. After all… some things should remain sacred right??
That being said, Jermaine read my post (and I’m sure he read all of your comments as well) and he’s clearly feeling somekindaway about the tell-all ‘rumor’.
The super producer hit me up in the tweets to offer a response, stating:
Notice that I asked JD for an official denial, but I’m not so sure I got one. Details below… Continue Reading…
Word on the curb is that super producer Jermaine Dupri might be considering spilling the tea about his years of involvement with Janet Jackson!
[FLASHBACK: Janet & Jermaine Break Up! Did JD’s ‘Janet Tatt’ Curse The Relationship?]
Dupri and Jackson dated for over 4 years and he’s sure to have lots of insight into The legendary Jackson clan that could fetch him a pretty penny. With reports that he’s been plagued with financial difficulties since the breakup, it’s quite possible that JD is ready to ‘kiss &
Details below… Continue Reading…
NEWSFLASH! Jagged Edge
The hit Atlanta-based group known for such R&B hits as ‘Let’s Get Married’ and ‘Where The Party At” have returned to the music scene with a bang.
[READ: Jagged Edge Hosts Private Listening Session for ‘JE Heartbreak 2′ (PHOTOS) + Watch Official ‘HOPE’ Video]
The group, which consists of Kyle Norman, Richard Wingo, and twins Brandon & Brian Casey, released ‘JE Heartbreak 2′ yesterday (October 27, 2014), their 8th studio release.
I sat down for a one one one with Jagged Edge last week, just prior to the release of their latest project. As you know, the first ‘JE Heartbreak’ is a classic, and when asked what makes ‘JE Heartbreak 2′ different, Brandon states:
In the next 5 years, it’ll be a NEW classic. We try not to veer to far away from what we did in the past. That’s why we went back with the supporting cast of who did the original project.
It’s one of our biggest selling projects to date. We had to give our fans what they love us for, we couldn’t veer to far off.
They want vintage Jagged Edge… real R&B and that’s what we’re gonna give em!
Watch my one on one with Jagged Edge below… Continue Reading…
So So Def invaded the Microsoft Store at Atlanta’s Perimeter Mall last night (October 5, 2014) to throw a private listening party for J.E. Heartbreak II, the upcoming album from R&B super group Jagged Edge
A number of VIPs , tastemakers and influencers were on hand to preview the much-anticipated sequel to the multi-platinum selling J.E. Heartbreak (2000).
Attendees included So So Def recording artist Dondria, R&B singer Bobby V., R&B teen heartthrob Mishon, and mixtape king DJ Smallz.
Songwriter/producer Bryan-Michael Cox and executive producer Michael Mauldin were also on hand for Jagged Edge’s highly anticipated return to the music scene.
Photos + video below… Continue Reading…