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Jermaine Dupri

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Birthday
23, 1972
Birthplace
Asheville, NC
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthplace
Asheville, NC

About

 Popular music producer, songwriter, and rapper also known as JD, he became best known for his collaborations. He helped produce Mariah Carey's multi-platinum album The Emancipation of Mimi, including co-writing the song "We Belong Together."

Before Fame

He was a dancer for hip-hop group Whodini at the age of 12. He started his own store, called Rap Corna Guuds, prior to becoming a rapper.

Trivia

He worked with Chris Kelly and Chris Smith to form the duo Kris Kross and helped their first album, 1992's Totally Krossed Out, achieve multi-platinum sales.

Family Life

He dated singer Janet Jackson from August 2001 to March 2009. He has a daughter named Shaniah.

Associated With

He created the show The Rap Game with Queen Latifah. Singers like Ludacris and Usher appeared as guests on the show.