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Jermaine Dupri says “Never Scared” and “Damn” remixes are inspiration behind NYC’s current sound on Hot 97 [VIDEO]

By Alyssa Debonair
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer

The mid-1990s until the mid-2000s was a time when the hip hop moguls flourished. On the East Coast, the West Coast, and the South, several producers rose to prominence with their labels. None of them were more boisterous than Jermaine Dupri.

Not only did he have So So Def, where Da Brat, Xscape, and Bow Wow, years later flourished, but he also managed Usher. While his own label made hits, he created hits for Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, and pretty much anyone he encountered. His impact on the game in unmatched.

Recently, Jermaine Dupri stopped by Hot 97, sitting down with Ebro’s crew, Laura Stylez and Rosenberg. When speaking on the Atlanta sound, of the early 2000s, JD said it inspired NYC’s current sound. To be specific, he cited Bonecrusher’s “Neva Scared” and Youngbloodz’ “Damn” remixes as the inspirations.

Watch the entire interview below:

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