Oh is that what you thought. J.D has got to be the most unappreciated mogul in music. He has spawned hit record after hit record and hit artist after hit artist. All his money (all $60 Million of it) is all music money, no clothing, no alcohol, no sneakers just music. We all know what he has done for his label bred artists like Xscape, Kris Kross, Da Brat. Jagged Edge and Lil' Bow Wow but I wanna talk about the ungrateful mofo's who used and abused him.
Usher's first album "Usher", Executive Produced by Puffy and them Combs (lol) debuted at 167 on the billboard charts and has sold 50,000 units to date, so my man J.D told L.A Reid let me get him. And what did it get, "My Way-1997" had 2 number one singles and 2 number two singles and has sold over 8 Million records to date. "8701-2001" sold another 8 Million records, 4 Million of which was sold in the U.S. "Confessions-2004" was Ursher's most successful album. He became the first Male R&B to sell more than 1 Million copies his opening week which would lead him to selling 10 million in the U.S and 19 Million worldwide making it the 5th best selling album of the 21st century. Obviously at this point he doesn't need Jermaine anymore so he records "Here I Stand-2008" and it stalls at 2 Million records and the label has pulled the plug on the album.
Okay so now it's 2004 and the pop diva with more number one singles than anyone career is over. She signs with L.A Reid at Def Jam and who does he call to save the day. You guessed it, Jermaine Dupri. 'Emancipation of Mimi-2005" is released to 3 number one singles all produced by J.D and sells 10 Million records in the U.S. It won Grammy's, held the number one spot for albums on the billboard charts on two separate occasions and was voted one of the top 100 albums of the last 25 years. She's alive and guess what...doesn't need J.D anymore. Okay now, let's release "E=MC2-2008" and sell 1 Million records. My homeboy Dream wrote her first single making it her biggest opening week ever with 463,000 copies sold and stayed two weeks at the number one spot on the charts but it wasn't because she was popping it was because her last album was so great you had to get the next one but we saw through her and that's why she's stalled at platinum.
All of his artists have garnered platinum success and with Da Brat being the first Female Rap Artist to do it I would say this guy has the touch. Everyone who leaves him doesn't do as well as before (Bow Wow left failed came back and went platinum). And I forgot to mention he wasn't credited with an EP title but he was pivitol in TLC's "CrazySexyCool" 10 Million sold and Mariah Carey's "Daydream" 8 Million sold. He is over 50 million records sold and a few of them actually came from him being an artist 5 Million to be exact. And you wonder why Janet loves him.
Stick with what works....A TOAST TO JERMAINE DUPRI....I appreciate you homie...do my album, I'll never leave... haaaaa. Peace.