Jermaine Dupri Discusses The Documentary, “Power, Influence and Hip-Hop” And More

Posted on July 12th, 2019
Denver Lark

The documentary special, “Power, Influence and Hip-Hop: The Remarkable Rise of So So Def,” featuring  Mariah Carey, Usher, Snoop Dogg, WILL.I.AM, Da Brat, Bow Wow, and Nelly will explore the prolific career of hip hop mogul and legendary producer Jermaine Dupri with never-before-seen archival footage and original interviews with Dupri’s contemporaries.

The one-hour documentary set to premiere July 18 on WE tv will follow the history of So So Def, and one of the very few black-owned labels from its humble beginnings to its success.

Recently in an interview with People Now, Dupri credited Da Brat for “breaking the mold” for women in rap after becoming the first solo female Platinum-selling rap artist. When he was asked whether or not he had a favorite current female rapper, Dupri found himself unable to name anyone.

“I feel like they’re all rapping about the same thing,” Dupri explains. “I don’t think they’re showing us who’s the best rapper. For me, it’s, like, strippers rapping.” One can assume that he’s referencing artists like Cardi B., who is not only forthright, but celebratory of her days as a sex worker. “At some point, somebody is going to have to break out of that mold.”

Soon enough rapper Cardi B responded with this on Instagram:

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Check out the trailer for the documentary here.

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