*WE tv has released a sneak peek of “Power, Influence and Hip-Hop: The Remarkable Rise of So So Def,” a documentary special that focuses on legendary producer Jermaine Dupri, and features exclusive interviews with his contemporaries including Mariah Carey, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Will.I.Am, Da Brat, Bow Wow and Nelly, according to
According to the press release, “Dupri’s prolific career and his indelible influence on music over the last 26 years is explored in doc. In addition, the hip-hop icon will celebrate the world premiere of the documentary special on Sunday, June 23 at SeriesFest in Denver, Colorado.”
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I always said if I was able to get a tv special, I wanted it in a space where everyone could see it,following in the footsteps of Motown 25,I cant assume everyone has this and that different streaming service,so with that being said on July 18th I need everyone tuned in @WEtv pic.twitter.com/DgrMrxXECQ
— Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) June 19, 2019
The official synopsis reads:
Throughout this one-hour documentary special, we uncover the unique stories that make up the history of So So Def, one of the very few black owned labels from its humble beginnings to multi-platinum success and stardom. Jermaine Dupri’s ability to shape Atlanta’s popular music culture becomes apparent in this riveting journey that has turned him into one of the biggest music moguls of our time. Dupri’s mission has always been to create a universal platform through music not only in urban communities but around the world. Today, he’s achieved just that. The documentary features never-before-seen archival footage and original interviews with Dupri’s contemporaries including.
The special is a production of WE tv in association with Entertainment One (eOne), who also produce “Growing Up Hip Hop” and “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” for the network.
About Jermaine Dupri
With over 400 million records sold to date, Dupri, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame is one of most successful producers in the music industry. His career milestones include the release of several platinum recordings as CEO of So So Def, winning numerous awards including a Grammy for Best R&B Song, and being honored with an ASCAP Golden Note Award, given to composers and songwriters who have achieved extraordinary milestones. Now, over twenty-five years later, after the continued success of developing other teen stars and iconic So So Def artists such as Xscape, Usher, Da Brat, TLC, Bow Wow and more, Jermaine is still on the scene and celebrating his legacy and more than 25 years of So So Def.