Jermaine Dupri in Negotiations With Island Def Jam
Jermaine Dupri is reportedly in negotiations with Universal Music Group to assume an as of yet unspecified position at Island Def Jam. According to the New York Post, several unnamed music industry executives have confirmed that Dupri is being courted for a position at the label and that current talks center on what exactly his role would be. If Dupri accepts the position he will once again report to Island Def Jam Chairman and legendary record executive L.A. Reid, who was headed up Arista Records back when Dupri brought his So So Def imprint to the company back in 2003. Dupri resigned from his post as Head of Urban Music at Virgin Records in October of 2006 following the lackluster chart performance of Janet Jackson’s most recent album 20 Y.O., which he executive produced.