Jermaine Dupri Speaks On Sampling & Ciara’s “I Bet” Sounding Like “U Got It Bad”

Written by Nigel D. / 03.25.15

Jermaine Dupri speaks on sampling in Hip Hop and similarities between Ciara’s latest single and “U Got It Bad.”

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“Ciara’s New Single is A Complete Rip-off Of Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad'” – Jermaine Dupri

Written by Nigel D. / 03.14.15

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Jermaine Dupri spoke with the Associated Press about The Marvin Gaye’s family recent court victory over “Blurred Lines.” He stated:

“Younger producers like myself and Pharrell, we make records that are influenced by other records that are out there,” Dupri said in an interview Thursday. “That’s how hip-hop has always been created – it has some kind of element of something (from) the past. Or sometimes we just take the entire sample and we give the artist the credit for that sample.””We’ve all been in a position where it could go like this or we can give the producer the credit,” he added.

JD also went on to say Ciara’s “I Bet” is a rip-off of Usher’s “U Got It Bad.” He will be seeking credit. Do you find the songs to be very similar? Check below to hear both.

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Video: Usher And Friends Perform In ATL (Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris, T.I. & More)

Written by Nigel D. / 12.13.14

The Atlanta stop of Usher’s The U.R. Experience Tour was absolutely CRAZY with features including Rae Sremmurd, Ludacris, T.I., Young Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri, Juicy J., Young Thug and more. Here is definitely one of the highlights of the show as Jermaine Dupri brings out Luda & Lil Jon for “Lovers & Friends.” Respect to Usher for delivering an excellent show. He’s the consummate performer and well worth the ticket price.

Usher had a huge show in ATL with the help of, Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris, T.I., Lil Jon, Young Thug, and Rae Sremmurd.
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Jermaine Dupri Launches “One Song Publishing”

Written by Nigel D. / 11.11.14

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Super-producer and So So Def CEO Jermaine Dupri has today announced the launch of a new publishing company, One Song Publishing. Inspired by the idea that ‘one song’ can change the course of a writer’s career, One Song Publishing is “a special place” for talented up and coming songwriters who have the potential to create hit music. “One Song is a publishing company that really understands the new age of music and how to find talent,” says Dupri. “We’re looking for writers that know how to get their music out there and establish their own fan base before I come along.” The company is a joint venture between Dupri and Stealth SME, a sports and entertainment firm co-founded by James. “One Song is unique in that it’s headed by a songwriter, a creative force such as Jermaine,” says James, who was once CFO and GM of LaFace Records. “Additionally, through our partnership with Stealth SME – an agency of record for companies like Procter & Gamble and AT&T – we have the ability to connect our songs with various global brands, unlike traditional publishing companies.” One Song’s first signee is South African native and YouTube star Mike Kalombo. The 29-year-old producer built a large online following posting videos of himself creating beats and melodies. Then, when he decided to take his craft to the next level, he turned to social media. “I’ve always been a fan of JD, because I liked how he worked,” says Kalombo. “So I told my fans to go to Twitter and tell JD that I wanted to work with him. Eight hours later, he hit me up on YouTube and said, ‘Yo, I mess with you.’ Two weeks later, I drove from Tennessee to Atlanta to meet him and now I’m in the studio with JD, Usher and Monica.” Dupri believes One Song will be telling this kind of Cinderella story many times over. “When you have a publishing company and you find a writer like Mike Kalombo, you don’t know what is going to happen,” he maintains. “All it takes is that one song and the whole world will know who you are. I’m looking forward to the future.”

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Jermaine Dupri On Juan Epstein

Written by Nigel D. / 09.02.14

JD came by to talk about a new dope artist he has named Royce Rizzy who you can peep right here. However, the bulk of this 75 minute Juan Ep is spent discussing the amazing career of JD. We start out discussing his role as a kid on the Fresh Fest tour, continue through the formation of Kriss Kross, stories of how he had TLC before they were on LaFace, Biggie and Da Brat talk, and much much more. Great guy. Great episode.

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Jermaine Dupri ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Migos – Pull Up

Written by Nigel D. / 08.29.14


Jermaine Dupri has an EP on a way, the first release from the project is “Pull Ip.”

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Video: Royce Rizzy ft. Jermaine Dupri, K Camp, Twista & Lil Scrappy – Gah Damn

Written by Nigel D. / 07.22.14

Royce Rizzy drops the “Gah Damn” remix with Jermaine Dupri, K Camp, Twista & Lil Scrappy.

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