About Jermaine Dupri
Jermaine Dupri is a famous American rapper, record producer and DJ. He started his career as a dancer with a hip hop band Whodini as a teenager and went on to work as a producer for Silk Tymes Leather. In early 90s Jermaine formed a duo Kris Kross, which consisted of Chris Smith and Chris Kelly, the boys he met while hanging out at the local mall. Following the success of this band he established his own label So So Def Recordings. He gained wider recognition for his contribution to Destiny’s Child’s eponymous album, which reached the stores in 1998. Jermaine Dupri net worth is currently estimated at $5 million.
Jermaine got his start at the age 12, when he appeared on Whodini’s music video “Freaks Come Out at Night”. A few years later he started working as a producer and by the time he was 21, Jermaine Dupri net worth was counted in millions. How did this happen? As we have already mentioned, Jermaine was responsible for the formation of a successful hip-hop duo Kris Kross. The band’s debut album, entitled Totally Krossed Out, which was produced by Dupri, became an instant commercial success and sold millions of records.
The album featured such singles as “It’s a Shame” and “Jump”, which reigned over the radio charts for weeks. Dupri used his profits to launch a private record label. Among his first clients were the girls from the R&B band Xscape, which he met and signed during the festival in Atlanta. By the end of 1993, Jermaine finished producing their debut album, entitled Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha. It peaked at No. 7 on U.S. Billboard 200 and eventually received Platinum certification from RIAA. A considerable part of the album’s profits landed in the pocket of its producer, boosting Jermaine Dupri net worth by yet another million or few.
In 1993 Jermaine met American rapper and actress Da Brat and signed her to his label. Just as his previous releases, Da Brat’s debut album Funkdafield sold over million copies. After helping to build a career for a bunch of young artists, Jermaine decided it is time to take care of his personal singing career. His debut solo album, entitled Dupri Presents Life In 1472: The Original Soundtrack, was nominated as the Best Rap Album in 1999, but fell short of support to win. In the following years Jermaine collaborated with such artists as Mariah Carey, Lil Wayne and Weezer. He also worked with DJ Chuckie on his song “Let the Bass Kick” and signed Lil Bow Wow. His greatest commercial success came with a release of Mariah Carey’s single “We Belong Together”. The song marked Mariah’s resurgence to the big stage, staid on the top of US charts for 14 weeks and added a solid sum to Jermaine Dupri net worth.