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Ma$e Says Jermaine Dupri Paid Him His First $1M — 'You Were The First Guy To Ever Pay Me What I Was Really Worth'

When you reach success in life, it’s important to recognize and appreciate the individuals who have supported and influenced your journey. This was the case for famed rapper Ma$e, who took time to give award-winning producer Jermaine Dupri his flowers. Ma$e had been impacted by Dupri early on. As a member of Hip Hop group Harlem World, he and the group signed a production deal with Dupri’s label So So Def Records in 1998, according to MTV. Through a partnership with Dupri, Ma$e would then launch his own label to release the group’s music, reports Vice. What’s more, the deal proved to be instrumental for Ma$e, who was also a Bad Boy Records artist, as it allowed him to reach financial success. “I want to tell you thank you from my heart. You were the first guy to ever pay me what I was really worth talent wise, and that just goes a long long way,” Ma$e said on the “ Come And Talk 2 Me” podcast. “And I want you to know if there’s ever anything I could do, anything I could be a part...

Mar 20, 2024

Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Label Starts New Business Venture With Music-Tech Company To Help The Next Generation Of Artists

Grammy award-winning producer and business mogul Jermaine Dupri finalized a deal allowing his label to develop a new crop of artists.

Feb 9, 2024

Jermaine Dupri Recalls 2 Chainz 'Respectfully' Rejecting His Attempt To Sign Him As An Artist

Jermaine Dupri has always had an eye for talent, but what happens when that talent declines, “respectfully?”

Feb 27, 2023

Jermaine Dupri To Earn An Honorary Doctor Of Fine Arts Degree For His Influence In The Music Industry

Talk to Jermaine Dupri very nicely, as he is set to receive an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from the Art Institute of Atlanta (Ai Atlanta). According to a press release, the legendary songwriter will receive the achievement for his influence throughout the music industry.

May 13, 2022

Jermaine Dupri Launched JD's Vegan Ice Cream, Which Is Now Available At Walmart

Jermaine Dupri is in the ice cream business. According to Veg News, the Grammy award-winning producer has teamed up with Malcolm Stogo and Big Innovations Group Inc. to launch JD’s Vegan, a three-flavor collection of vegan ice creams inspired by his hometown of Atlanta, GA. JD’s Vegan, which is made from a coconut cream base, comes in the following flavors: “Welcome to Atlanta Peach Cobbler” (made with golden peaches and dotted with crumbled cobbler); “Apple Butter” (a buttery apple base swirled together with toasted cinnamon streusel crumble); and “Strawberry Sweetheart” (featuring strawberry chunks and swirls).   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by ClassicDupri (@jermainedupri) Jermaine Dupri is making these ice creams available at Walmart, but he’s also launched a website where you can purchase the ice cream by the pint for $6.79 each, as well. “Walmart and I share the same vision of providing consumers with the best products and making healthy alternatives accessible...