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Jermaine Dupri & Michael Mauldin a Family Business: Celebrating So So Def's 20th Anniversary
Rolling out Magazine music editor Todd Williams sits down with music mogul Jermaine Dupri and his father Michael Mauldin to discuss their family business, two decades of musical success and why this anniversary has a lot of different meanings.
Considered a musical genius by many, Jermaine Dupri always envisioned the full potential of his label’s success. “My goal was just to have a successful label and in doing this 20th anniversary, I feel like we got to that point,” Dupri says. “It was a lot of things that we didn’t do, being from the south and from Atlanta and having to learn as we go—but I feel like I accomplished most of [the goals] that I started out from the gate with.”
On Saturday, February 23rd, Jermaine Dupri and Michael Mauldin will host the So So Def 20th Anniversary concert at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. So So Def all-stars such as Da Brat, Lil Jon, Kris Kross and more will be featured during this show; unifying two decades of music success. “[This anniversary]
Visit rollingout.com to read the interview in its entirety. Be sure to check out the exclusive photo shoot and video footage with celebrity photographer DeWayne Rogers.
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