- Name: Jermaine Dupri
- Age: 45 years old
- Height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)
- Occupation: Music Producer
- Net Worth: US $5 Million
- Status: Alive
Jermaine Dupri is an American record producer, rapper and songwriter. He’s the founder and CEO of So So Def Recordings. His discography include Life in 1472 (1998) and Instructions (2001). He has worked with recording artists like Mariah Carey, Jay Z, TLC, Migos and Aretha Franklin. He’s also known for the Lifetime reality series ‘The Rap Game’. Jermaine Dupri Mauldin was born on September 23, 1972 in Ashville, North Carolina. He’s an only child. His father, Michael Mauldin, is a former executive at Columbia Records. His mother’s name is Tina. Dupri dropped out of high school in the 10th grade to pursue music.
Dupri started his music career at a young age. He experimented with the keyboard, drums and dancing. At age 10 he performed as a dancer at one of Diana Ross’s concert. He was featured in the music video for “The Freaks Come Out” from Whodini’s second album Escape (1984). His next project was the ‘New York Fresh Festival’ which he opened with Run-D.M.C., Whodini, and Grandmaster Flash. Dupri gained early success producing for the hip hop duo Kris Kross (Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith). He produced the duo’s debut album Totally Krossed Out (1992). The album went 4x Platinum with songs like “Jump” and “Warm It Up”. Dupri founded his own record label ‘So So Def Recordings’ in 1993 in Atlanta, Georgia. The label is home to artists like Bow Wow, Miss Mulatto, J-Kwon, and the groups Jagged Edge and Xscape. Dupri served as a producer on Mariah Carey’s 1995 single “Always Be My Baby” and on Lil Kim’s debut album Hard Core (1996). He co-wrote and produced a number of tracks from Usher‘s 2nd album, My Way (1997).
In 1993, Dupri agreed to a distribution deal between his So So Def label and Columbia Records. His debut studio album, Life in 1472, was released in July 1998. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It included tracks like “Money Ain’t a Thang”, “Sweetheart” and “The Party Continues”. His second album, Instructions, was released in October 2001. It featured guest artists like Ludacris, Kurupt, Pharrell Williams and Da Brat. His distribution partnership with Columbia ended in 2002. Dupri has since worked with Arista Records and Virgin Records. He won a Grammy Award for best R&B song for Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together”. The song spent 14 weeks at the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Dupri’s memoir ‘Young, Rich and Dangerous’ was published in October 2007. He has won multiple awards including the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Songwriter of the Year, the ASCAP Golden Note Award, and the Billboard Otis Redding Excellence Award.
Dupri co-created the reality series ‘The Rap Game’ with Queen Latifah. The show premiered on Lifetime in January 2016. It features young upcoming rappers battling for a contract with So So Def Recordings. The winners of the first three seasons were Miss Mulato, Mani, and Nova. Dupri is the founder of the social networking website ‘GLOBAL 14’. The online community boasts thousands of active members and groups.PERSONAL
Jermaine Dupri has an estimated net worth of $5 million. His net worth peaked at around $60 million back in 2006. He was sued by SunTrust Bank in 2013 for defaulting on loan. He reportedly lost his Atlanta Mansion to foreclosure in 2014. Dupri has a daughter named Shaniah with ex-girlfriend Pam Sweat. He dated pop singer Janet Jackson from 2001 to 2009. The two were engaged at one point but never got married.
Jermaine Dupri Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Jermaine Dupri Mauldin
- Birthday: September 23, 1972
- How Old : Age: 45 years old
- Place of Birth: Asheville, North Carolina, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)
- Occupation: Record Producer, DJ, Rapper, Songwriter
- Years Active: 1993-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $5 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Alive