Da Brat & Jermaine Dupri Reignite Their Chemistry On A Def Timbaland Beat (Audio)
Not too many early 1990s producer/MC batteries have stayed as devoted as Jermaine Dupri and Da Brat. It has been more than 13 years since the platinum Chicago, Illinois native rapper made an album. But never in that time was her relationship with JD in question. As the So So Def Records founder took executive posts at Virgin and Island Def Jam records, he never lost sight of his star pupil.
Back on 2000’s platinum Unrestricted, Dupri and Timbaland produced the intro together. In one of the biggest songs from Da Brat in some time, Jermaine provides vocals and Timbo’ laces a thumping beat. While “Alessandro Michele” fits into the fashion-Rap trend (its namesake is an Italian designer) that’s burst onto the scene in Brat’s album absence, it has the sound that taps into what she and her mentor are known for—feel-good songs with some dominating deliveries.
Brat may have another tantrum up her sleeve after all.