THIS MY SONG OF THE WEEK, PEEP HOW THEY FLIPPED THE KRIS KROSS JUMP RECORD, I FUCKS WIT HOMIE. I NEVER THOUGHT I SEE THE DAY SOMEBODY SAMPLE ONE OF MY SONGS
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 13:00
Things could’ve turned out so differently for our February cover stars Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri. Years ago, egos and gossip pushed a wedge between the friends and collaborators, but rather than going the way of so many others and putting out beef videos on YouTube, the two remained silent. Now, Bow Wow and JD are once again a team.
Check out Bow Wow’s latest, featuring Jermaine Dupri, “Roc the Mic”
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:37
After several years of working independently of one another, which both men readily attribute to industry hype, artist posturing and the necessary evil of growth, Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri return to the biz as a unified front ready to prove yet again (and whether you like it or not) you just can’t knock their hustle.
It was March 8, 1991, when the classic film New Jack City was released. Set in Harlem at the peak of the ‘80s crack explosion and starring Wesley Snipes, Allen Payne and Ice-T, the story unravels the rise and fall of a notorious (fictitious) drug kingpin named Nino Brown and his Cash Money Brothers crew. But what’s most interesting, and its greatest gift to urban cinema besides its soundtrack, may be its point of view. Allowing onlookers to not only understand the sophisticated movement and the calculated muscle that was necessary for the takeover of The Carter, a residential building used as the CMB’s base for pushing weight, the film also provides an aerial view of the dynamic inner-workings of the crew members—good and bad—from the personality clashes to the shifting roles and the manner in which they manifested their success; a blueprint to which many of today’s urban record labels have built their foundation.
Images: Don Morris
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:30
Click through for a slide show of Jermaine Dupri and Bow Wow in Harlem for our February cover shoot.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:00
In a recent interview with Essence, Jermaine Dupri spoke openly about his departure from Virgin / Island Def Jam and what it was really like working with L.A. Reid.
Jermaine Dupri says he left the label because they repeatedly slept on his projects and that the rumors he got the boot are a result of Virgin / Island trying to make themselves look good.
JD also says, working with L.A. Reid, he got a glimpse at the executive’s “jealous side.” JD believes that the success of Mariah Carey’s album, based on the strength of his singles, made him the target of jealous coworkers and that he was used as a scapegoat when girlfriend Janet Jackson’s album was not a success.
Jermaine says he hasn’t spoken to L.A. Reid in three months and doubts they will reconcile.