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article imageJermaine Dupri announces So So Def 20th anniversary concert

By Layne Weiss     Jan 16, 2013 in Entertainment
Atlanta - It's been 20 years since Atlanta rapper and producer Jermaine Dupri founded So So Recordings. It all started with R&B girl group Xscape, and grew into something huge.
The So So Def label has managed artists such as rappers Da Brat and Bow Wow, R&B group Jagged Edge, singer Anthony Hamilton, and many more.
To celebrate 20 years in the music industry, Jermaine Dupri recently released a song perfectly titled "Celebration." The song features some of So So Def's old and new artists including Jagged Edge, Da Brat, Bow Wow, Dondria, and Fresno Kane, and was recorded over Game's latest single "Jesus Piece."
The celebration, however, only starts with a song. On Tuesday afternoon, part of the So So Def crew joined JD at Atlanta's City Hall to announce the "So So Def All-Star Anniversary Concert", AJC reports.
Dupri said the show will include performances from the entire So So Def roster.
Already announced to perform at the show is 90s rap duo Kriss Kross, best known for the hit song, "Jump Jump," TMZ reports.
Tickets for the event will go on sale Saturday January 19, AllHipHop reports.
A "Best of So So Def" compilation CD is also set to drop this June.
At Tuesday's press conference, Atlanta's mayor Kasim Reed thanked Jermaine Dupri and fellow Hip-Hop mogul L.A. Reed for "birthing Atlanta what it has become in music and entertainment," AJC reports.
After encouraging fans to come out and celebrate 20 years of So So Def music next month, he jokingly introduced JD as "the mayor of Atlanta."
Dupri said while the official celebration will take place February 23, he's planning to celebrate all weekend. He's hosting a VIP party for the So So Def roster on February 21, and an "incredible party" the 22.
"This concert means the world to me," he said. " I don't feel any other label has every artist still alive and still kicking." Dupri explained that this isn't just "Atlanta history." This is "music history."
He is confident that with guys like 2Chainz, Future, T.I., Luda, and more leading the way for ATL Hip-Hop, Atlanta is still at the "forefront of music."
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