Jermaine Dupri is an American rapper and record producer who is best known for his collaborations with singers, Kris Kross, Mariah Carey, Usher, Jay-Z, Nelly, Monica, Da Brat, Janet Jackson, TLC, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, and Bow Wow, to name a few. He has released two studio albums, “Life in 1472” and “Instructions”. He has produced numerous hit numbers over the years that made him a popular figure in the pop scene. In 2018, he appeared in a PETA ad campaign to promote vegan lifestyle.
Jermaine Dupri Mauldin
JD, Don Chi Chi
Rapper, Record Producer, DJ, Television Producer
Birthday / Date of Birth
Jermaine Dupri was born on September 23, 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
He is currently 45 years old.
Jermaine Dupri went to school until he was 10 and started pursuing his musical career since then.
- Father – Michael Mauldin (Promoter, Record producer, Music executive, Entrepreneur)
- Mother – Tina Mosley
- Siblings – Da Brat (Stage name) (Sister)
Jermaine Dupri was in a relationship with singer and actress Janet Jackson from August 2001 until March 2009. He has two daughters – Jalynn Dupri and Shaniah Mauldin. Shaniah was born to Pam Sweat in 1988 while Jalynn mother is not known.
- In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
- In centimeters – 163 cm
- In meters – 1.63 m
- In Kilograms – 68 kg
- In Pounds – 149 lbs
Jermaine Dupri released his debut album titled “Life in 1472” in 1998. The album spawned three lead singles “The Party Continues”, “Sweetheart” and “Money Ain’t a Thang” and peaked at #3 on US Billboard.
Jermaine landed his first acting role in the 1999 thriller, “In Too Deep” as Melvin.
In 1992, Jermaine made his television show debut as a DJ in A Different World, however his role was uncredited.
His first credited role was as waiter in the drama comedy series Moesha in 1996.
Jermaine Dupri Favorites
- Favorite Artists – Mariah Carey, Leah LaBelle, Fresco Kane, Usher, Nelly, Global14
- Favorite Beverage – Green Tea
- Favorite Alcoholic Drink – Tequila
- Favorite Hotel in Atlanta – St. Regis in Buckhead
- Favorite Restaurants in Atlanta – Viva La Vegan and Cafe Sunflower
- Favorite Hookah Bars in Atlanta – Medusa Lounge, Xhale City, Red Martini, and Istanblue
- Favorite Tourist Spots in Atlanta– Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, World of Coca-Cola, and Georgia Aquarium
Jermaine Dupri Net Worth
Jermaine Dupri has a net worth of $5 million. He lives in Atlanta and owns a Mercedes-Benz S500.
Social Media Profiles
Jermaine Dupri Facts
He began his musical career at a very young age.
He is the CEO of So So Def Recordings, which he founded in 1993.
In 1990, he produced his first act, the female hip hop trio Silk Tymes Leather.
In 1991, he formed the teen duo Kris Kross along with Chris Kelly and Chris Smith. The group’s first album, Totally Krossed Out, was released in 1992.
In October 2007, he published his memoir, “Young, Rich and Dangerous: The Making of a Music Mogul”.
In 2015, Dupri and Queen Latifah created a reality television series, The Rap Game. The eight-episode series premiered on Lifetime on New Year’s Day, 2016.
In 2018, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
He launched his own social network, Global 14, to compete with Facebook in 2011.
He won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for the single, We Belong Together in 2006.
He lost his Atlanta mansion worth $2.5 million in 2014 to foreclosure. The home boasts six-bedrooms, sat on 1.73 acres, and was over 9,441 square-feet.