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Jermaine Dupri Reunites The So So Def Roster For 25th Anniversary Tour Dates

Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def Records artists past and present have announced a tour stretching across the United States. The 2018 Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee confirmed his So So Def 25th Anniversary Cultural Curren$y Tour dates. Notably, the producer, rapper, and decorated record exec will be joined by... Read more

Jermaine Dupri Will Be The 2nd Hip-Hop Artist Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Last February, JAY-Z was announced as the first Hip-Hop artist headed to the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. In mid-June, when the New York City ceremony took place, former President Barack Obama was among those who affirmed and celebrated Jay's lyrical contributions to music. The major moment was followed by peer... Read more

Jermaine Dupri Penned Hits For Many. He Explains Why Using Writers Ain’t A Thang (Video)

In recent years, Hip-Hop has called into question the use of additional writers on songs. In 2015, Meek Mill created a beef when he publicized Drake's working with Atlanta, Georgia MC Quentin Miller on #1 album If You're Reading This It's Too Late. In turn, Meek and Drake's relationship disintegrated,... Read more

There Is No Hip-Hop Without Women. Every Day Is Ladies First (Video)

Throughout Hip-Hop history, there have been countless women who have helped carry a nascent culture into the mainstream. Not all of them do we know by name - the mothers, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, teachers, and others who encouraged a child to write rhymes, pursue her or his passion for music,... Read more

Da Brat Claims She & JD Are The 2016 EPMD. So Wat ‘Cha Sayin’? (Audio)

Da Brat and her mentor Jermaine Dupri are hard at work on the first collaborative mixtape of their career. The two So So Def Records MCs who have worked together for more than 22 years will title the work Business As Usual. Referencing EPMD in that act alone is not... Read more

Jermaine Dupri Asserts He Put Funk In Hip-Hop Before Dr. Dre’s Chronic (Audio)

The relationship between Jermaine Dupri and West Coast Hip-Hop, especially Dr. Dre is an interesting one. The So So Def Records founder gained strong notoriety in early 1992 when he produced quadruple platinum album Totally Krossed Out for new Atlanta, Georgia Rap duo Kris Kross. That LP, released through RuffHouse/Columbia... Read more

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... Read more

Da Brat & Jermaine Dupri Gave Us A Party-Starter In 1994 That’s Still So So Def (Audio)

At only nine tracks long, Da Brat's 1994 debut album Funkdafied was nevertheless a massive success, selling one-million copies and cementing her rightful place in Hip-Hop history as the first female solo MC with a platinum-selling LP. The Chicago, Illinois rapper made her first major move in 1992 after winning... Read more

Lil’ Kim, Da Brat, Left Eye, & Missy Elliott Invited the World to Ladies Night Nearly 20 Years Ago (Video)

In November 1996, Lil' Kim would release her celebrated debut album, Hard Core. Nearly 20 years later, the LP still stands tall as one of the most iconic pieces of music from any MC, period. For many, her being a woman was only secondary to her talents as a performer,... Read more

Da Brat Funkdafies Radio… As Cohost Of Nationally Syndicated Radio Show

Platinum MC Da Brat is the latest Hip-Hop personality to head to radio. The longtime So So Def Records star is slated to join the Rickey Smiley Show. The veteran rapper will take "Real Housewives Of Atlanta" star Claudia Jordan's spot at the Atlanta, Georgia WHTA broadcast studios. The Rickey... Read more

Da Brat Rhymes on Big Sean’s Blessings and ABSOLUTELY SMASHES IT (Audio)

MC Lyte. Queen Latifah. Lauryn Hill. Missy. Those names are often mentioned in the discussion of great MCs who happen to be women, but now-a-days people act like they forgot about Da Brat...The first lady of So So Def Records was actually the first solo female rapper to have an... Read more

It’s Ladies Night with Lil Kim, Missy, Da Brat & Lady of Rage at The Soul Train Awards (Video)

The 2014 Soul Train Awards was a night of reunions. In addition to Jodeci coming together, Missy Elliott, Lil Kim, Da Brat and Lady of Rage reunited to perform "Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)," and Total, Yo-Yo and MC Lyte joined the party. RIP Left Eye who was also on... Read more

Remy Ma Delves Into Details About Her Incarceration With Sway Calloway (Video)

Sway Calloway gives a powerfully heartfelt introduction for Remy Ma before their candid, insightful interview on Sway In The Morning. With husband Papoose in the building, Sway and his cohorts pry out the nitty-gritty from Remy in regards to her six and a half year incarceration which included a few... Read more

Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of April Including Scarface, The Roots, KRS-One, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, Mos Def & More (Audio Playlist)

April brought the heat in Hip-Hop, including new music featuring Scarface, KRS-One, The Roots, 50 Cent, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, Mos Def & Marvin Gaye, Pharoahe Monch, Big L & Fat Joe, Da Brat, Daz Dillinger, Slum Village & Black Milk, Rapsody, Chance the Rapper, Mobb Deep and much more.... Read more

Da Brat Jumps on Iggy Azalea’s Fancy Track and Flexes (Audio)

It's been 20 years since Da Brat's debut with Funkdafied, but make no mistake, she can still get the party started. She jumps on Iggy Azalea's Fancy track and smokes that joint like she's trying to prove a point...Check it out. Related: Da Brat Makes a Strong Return on Trae... Read more

Ladies First: Here’s a Mix in Celebration of the Women of Hip-Hop (Audio)

As we enter March, Women's History Month, today we celebrate some of the countless contributions to Hip-Hop by women, starting with this mix. You will hear music from MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Lauryn Hill, Bahamadia, Foxy Brown, Lil Kim, Missy, Da Brat, The Lady of Rage, Jean Grae, Yo-Yo, Salt-n-Pepa... Read more

Da Brat Makes a Strong Return on Trae Tha Truth’s Ghetto Life (Video)

Da Brat builds on a year that has seen triumphant returns from strong women MCs like Jean Grae, Rah Digga and MC Lyte, with a blistering guest verse on Trae That Truth's Ghetto Life. While always nice on the mic, she has added a new level of lyrical dexterity and... Read more

UNITY: A Salute to the Women of Hip-Hop (Video Playlist)

March is women's history month. Here's a video playlist celebrating the many contributions to hip-hop by women. You'll find music from MC Lyte, The Lady of Rage, Jean Grae, Rapsody, Lil Kim, Bahamadia, Da Brat, Eve, Foxy Brown, Nicky Minaj, Rah Digga, Queen Latifah, Salt N Pepa, Left Eye, Lauryn... Read more

Here’s a mix dedicated to the women who helped lay the foundation of hip-hop and those who continue to build the culture. You’ll hear Missy, Yo-Yo, Lauryn Hill, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, Conscious Daughters, Lady of Rage, Left Eye, Ladybug Mecca, Da Brat, Bahamadia, Jean Grae, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Salt N Pepa, Nicki Minaj and more. Check it out.

Seeing Lauryn Hill speak about The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was a reminder of how important women have been to hip-hop. Ambrosia For Heads Ladies First Mix by Parfit.  Also, if you missed BET's My Mic Sounds Nice, which documents the story of women in hip-hop, click here to watch... Read more

Ever see Rhyme & Reason? After nearly 15 years it still stands as one of the best films ever on hip-hop. Watch the whole movie here.

It takes a comprehensive look at hip-hop THE CULTURE through the words of some of the best rappers to advance it: Nas, Biggie, Pac, KRS-One, Q-Tip, RZA, Ice-T, MC Eiht, Pharcyde, Lauryn Hill, Dr. Dre...It doesn't stop.... Read more