Grammy Award-winning Producer, Hall of Fame Songwriter, recording artist, and TV star Jermaine Dupri, has been an iconic presence in the music industry for 25 years. Celebrating his legacy and So So Def’s quarter century of success, Jermaine is bringing all his artists together on one stage for AEG Presents The So So Def 25th Anniversary CULTURAL CURREN$Y TOUR. Joining Jermaine on the tour will be the So So Def Family, including Xscape, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Bow Wow, Anthony Hamilton, Bone Crusher, Youngbloodz, Dem Franchize Boyz, and J-Kwon.
Tickets for the tour’s Saturday October 20th stop at Greensboro Coliseum will go on sale Friday, Aug 3 at www.ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and the Greensboro Coliseum box office. For further information visit www.sosodef.com.
To kick the Anniversary off, Sony Music’s Certified Classics, Legacy Recording’s division for the celebration of Sony Music’s Hip Hop and R&B catalogue, recently released the essential digital hits compilation, titled Jermaine Dupri Presents So So Def 25. The compilation includes So So Def classics such as Da Brat’s “Funkdafied”, Xscape’s “Just Kickin’ It”, Dupri’s own “Money Aint A Thang (feat. Jay-Z)” and many more plus rare tracks featuring Kanye West and The Notorious B.I.G.. The compilation, curated by Dupri to align with the tour, further celebrates Jermaine Dupri and the iconic Atlanta-based hip-hop label So So Def. You can purchase the compilation here.
Jermaine Dupri is making further headlines this year as he was inducted and honored at the 2018 Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame. Additional 2018 inductees include Bill Anderson, Steve Dorff, Alan Jackson, Robert “Kool” Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown & James “JT” Taylor p/k/a “Kool & The Gang,” and John Mellencamp.
Jermaine Dupri says, “Blessing are bigger when you share them. One of my biggest blessings is to be able to go tour with all my artists. I can’t wait!!!”