Jermaine Dupri with a hot take.
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In a recent interview with Hot 97, Jermaine Dupri doubled down on claims that he’s been more influential to Atlanta than Outkast. Peter Rosenberg brought up a quote that Jermaine Dupri said to the Atlanta Black Star which opened up the conversation. JD simply agreed before making his argument. Not only did JD bring up the fact that he helped bring talent into Atlanta such as Diddy, DJ Envy, and many others, he also revealed that Outkast was once trying to sign with him.
“Outkast tried to sign to So So Def. So, what does that mean?” JD explained. “They said they was callin’ but I never got the call. Big Boi was tellin’ that he’s callin’,” he continued.
Whether or not you agree, you can’t deny that Jermaine Dupri played a pivotal role in the growth of Atlanta’s hip hop scene.
Peep the interview below.