Jermaine Dupri’s 5 Dance Rhymes [#5 of Top 10 Producers Turned MCs]

The transition from hip-hop maestro to rap artist is a tough one, and not everyone can master it. But when it comes to getting down on the mic, some beatsmiths just have the gift of gab. With Kanye West making the successful leap from soulful in-house producer to one of the game’s most respected (and controversial) voices on the mic, XXL felt it only right to count down the best 10 producers turned rappers of all time in the October 2010 issue, which is on stands now.

Coming in at No. 5 is Jermaine Dupri, who through his rhymes is know to get the party started. Be sure to pick up the October issue to get the full write up on the Don Chi Chi and how he earned his spot. But for now, here’s JD’s 5 dance-inspiring rhymes.

Jermaine Dupri’s “The Party Continues”
“Making you dance every chance I get/And haters saying, Damn, do we ever catch bricks?”

Jermaine Dupri’s “Dance Floor”
“’Cause you shakin’ every single ounce, every time the beat bounce/Pop, put your thong out, I’m just tryna see what that’s about.”

Chingy’s “Right Thurr (Remix)”
“Where they hips sing to ya, when they swing, like, bump, bump, bump/Like you done walked into a B2K concert.”

Nelly’s “Stepped on My J’z”
“I was in my house, dancin’ in the mirror/Straight thinkin’ about getting out and how I’m about to kill ’em.”

Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How to Dougie (Remix)”
“I drop this in the club when I be DJin’/From left to right, everybody start swayin’.”

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  • Q461

    Not gonna front I bought JD’s life in 1472 and bumped it when it came out and I give him props on all the music he’s made from Mariah To Da Brat and even Kris Kross for what it’s worth, but JD CANT rap to save his life.

    Yall remember that bullshit freestyle he had dissing Dre and Xzibit and them? Absolute garbage. Still gotta say dude’s greatest accomplishment is baggin Janet Jackson.

  • willai,

    man fuck this bitch….

    copies dr. dre style and thinks his the shit… fuck this fool

    • kedordu

      LOL I WAS A HUGE FAN OF HIS UNTIL HE STARTED DISSING DRE . deathrow FATHERED HIS WHOLE STYLE . kris kross sounded like snoop , da brat was a kurupt stan ,his whole sound was a rip off of g funk . and snoop discovered bow wow .infact bowwow is obviously lil snoop . its in the name lol

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