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Jermaine Dupri

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Michael Jackson: Beyond Great

(571) Comments | Posted July 2, 2009 | 10:55 AM

I'm starting to believe that's a destination; the next step in life once you get that title.

It seems we're living in a world where people build you up just so they can break you down. No one has ever really come back to the level that got them there...

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President Obama's First Big Move: Making People Care

(45) Comments | Posted January 25, 2009 | 1:39 PM

Barack Obama's been in office less than a week and already people are bitching he hasn't done anything. But he's achieved something that the older generation in power hasn't been able to do since I've been alive: make the younger generation give a shit. That's big!

If you need proof...

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Let President-Elect Obama Stay in His Own Lane

(686) Comments | Posted January 4, 2009 | 4:59 PM

I hope our next president enjoyed his family vacation in Hawaii. I hope he slept in, caught some waves with his daughters, and partied like a rock star with his wife Michelle. Because as soon as this dude lands in Washington, it's ova!

Obama hasn't even been sworn in...

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Obama, You Got Me

(84) Comments | Posted September 2, 2008 | 3:38 PM

Yeah, I know I've been quiet this summer. I've been running so hard it's been a minute since I had the time to blog in this space. But something got me fired up last week. It got me so inspired I feel like I'm 19 years old and ready to...

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Quenching the Thirst: Giving the Fans What They Want, When They Want It

(23) Comments | Posted May 23, 2008 | 11:24 AM

I know some of y'all must've been wondering what happened to me these past few months. I put this column on pause because I've been busy working and getting out new music like I'm supposed to. I've been producing on the latest albums by Usher, Mariah, Nelly and all my...

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Bridging the Gap

(155) Comments | Posted December 11, 2007 | 2:28 PM

Last night the Atlanta school board voted unanimously to ban students from wearing baggy pants. This has been goin' on all over the South lately, in Louisana and other parts of Georgia. It's been on the radar in New Jersey, Oklahoma and even Yonkers, New York. They also talked about...

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Start at the Beginning

(36) Comments | Posted December 5, 2007 | 10:43 AM

I love what I do. Do you?

The hardest thing for me to find in the music industry today is people who like doin' what they do. Where are the window cleaners? Where are the kids who deliver the mail or hand out promotion fliers and are just happy to...

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Let's Have a Real Conversation

(63) Comments | Posted December 1, 2007 | 7:42 PM

I know this is supposed to be a column about the music business, but this time I'm gonna change it up a bit because there's something that's been on my mind lately that's got me stumped. Maybe all y'all who write comments on this blog can help me understand:


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A Good Album is More than Just a Collection of Singles

(114) Comments | Posted November 19, 2007 | 8:11 PM

Some people find it hard to understand my man Jay-Z's decision not to let iTunes break up his American Gangster album and sell it as single tracks. They say he's fighting the future and losing out on sales from fans who only want to download singles. But I say it...

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Young, Rich and Dangerous: The Making of a Music Mogul

(57) Comments | Posted November 7, 2007 | 8:37 AM

A lot of the same questions keep coming up as I tour around the country promoting my new book, Young, Rich and Dangerous: The Making of a Music Mogul. People want to know my take on the problems in the record business. They want to know why sales are so...

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