Report: Jermaine Dupri In Talks With Island Def Jam
January 25, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
THE NEW YORK POST is reporting that producer JERMAINE DUPRI is in negotiations with UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP about joining ISLAND DEF JAM.
A deal with ISLAND would reunite Chairman L.A. REID with DUPRI, who is seen as a double threat --functioning both as a producer and as a special guest rapper on albums from such heavyweights as JAY-Z. DUPRI brought his SO SO DEF RECORDS to ARISTA when REID was CEO of that label.
As a producer, DUPRI helped produce USHER's "Confessions" album, which sold 7.9 million copies and was the top-selling album of 2004. He also produced MARIAH CAREY's comeback album, "The Emancipation Of Mimi."