Jermaine Dupri made his debut on the music scene just as the ’80s came to an end – and his new hairstyle transports him back to those early days.

The So So Def mogul debuted his new “Hot Boy” ‘do on social media on Monday (January 30). “If I ain’t a Hot Boy, then what do you call that?” he asked fans on Twitter alongside images of the new look and matching wardrobe.

JD then took it to TikTok to show off more of his look. “Whewww, that boy fresh,” JD said in a video. “You know what I’m talking about?”

He added: “Anyway, y’all be talking abut drip. Man, look – the glasses. Man my glasses cost $10,000. What y’all doing? Huh? Yeah.”


While his hair may be a quintessential Hip Hop look from way back when, Jermaine Dupri is none too impressed with the current state of rap.

In an interview with VIBE earlier this month, the legendary producer shared his thoughts after he was asked why he’s been producing more on the R&B side in recent years.


“I feel like Hip Hop is definitely hurting and needs reviving,” JD said. “I have to go ahead and say this: For the last 20 years Atlanta’s always had at least five to six top rappers at one time. Right now, Atlanta’s dropped down to two top artists: Lil Baby and Future.

“There’s a lot of talent in the city still,” he continued. “I don’t want anybody to screw what I’m saying, but that top tier where you have Ludacris, Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Migos, Future, Lil Baby – I mean, at one point, all of this was Atlanta. This was where all the top-tier rap artists came from.”

He added: “I’m not talking about artists that just make records, but No. 1 songs. Artists that people feel like define the game. Rap to me became a little stale, but I’ve never stopped making rap records. As a producer, people continue to want me to produce R&B records.”

He wrapped up his thoughts by revealing that he has something in the works on the Hip Hop side. “I do want to say this: I’m dropping a rap project with Curren$y. So you got it here first.”