Jermaine Dupri Kicked Off Island Due To So So Performance

It’s official, Atlanta music executive Jermaine Dupri has been dropped from his position at Island Records.

Variety reports that after nearly two years the hip-hop mogul’s role as the president of the urban music division at Island was cut short yesterday (1/8).

During his time at the label, JD had several notable shortcomings. He brought his longtime girlfriend Janet Jackson to the label, who subsequently left after her album Discipline failed to move units and she accused the label of not being able to promote it effectively. The rapper/producer also brought Jagged Edge to the label and launched TAG records in conjunction with Island Def Jam and the Proctor and Gamble brand. As of press time the status of Tag records, of which JD signed rapper Q Da Kid, is still in question.

Reportedly Dupri’s position was created specifically for the So So Def founder by Def Jam chairman L.A. Reid and president Steve Bartells. It is not clear if he will no longer be working for parent company Universal Music Group. – Elan Mancini

  • Bubba Train

    He’s a so so nigga anyways

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    • Hate Hate and more Hate

      In order to start a “movement” you have to have a following and according to the consensus here on XXL, your music sucks ass!

      • G-UNOT KILLA

        Hate x3

        Don’t do that. You see when people are chasing a dream you shouldn’t try to pull them down but instead try to raise them up in order to get ur blessings.

        • sb

          wow g-unot….choice words…im impressed

    • JERZEY

      EVERYBOBY POSTIN”

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  • Hate Hate and more Hate

    LMAO

    I actually think we was worse than Jay Z

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  • Mutada al sader the king

    One thing about JD, reguadless of the fact that he does not really do his own beats anymore and that a lot of the artists he works with suck.. The nigga knows how to bounce back and evry year since chris Cross the nigga has somthing on the charts. He knows this game inside out and he’ll be fine. And he’s more successfull (record sale wise over his career) that Dre, Timbo and the rest. Yep

    • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

      NIGGA PLEASE CRIS CROSS, XSCAPE AND THE BRAT SOLD MORE THAN SNOOP? DRE? TUPAC? EM? OR EVEN ANYTHING TIMBO DID? J.TIMBERLAKE? MISSEY? JAY-Z? TIMBO PUT SOOO MANY HITS OUT IN THE LAST DECADE… AND JANET JACKSON WENT DOUBLE POO POO WITH THAT NIGGA JD…HOT DOLLA MY NIGGA? FUCK JD ! ! ! “TELL DAT NIGGA I SAID SUCK MY DICK” JD IS WACK AS A NIGGA IN THE BING WITH A DIRTY MAGAZINE… METAPHORS BITCHES…

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    Wow, I didn’t know his luck was that bad. But fo’real…dude is not supporting real Urban Music. We all know Janet is a damn freak haha!

  • fireforreal

    I thinks Jermaine was more on point when he spent more time behind the boards then behind the desk.Look at his track record before Virgin and Island when he had soso def under columbia he had hits for his artist’s and any ohter artist he produced.

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    LONG OVERDUE.

  • Clever

    OK, I know this might seem a little mean, absurd, harsh, but fuck it, its been long over due, its a lot of illiterate bastards floating around in my Hometown. Its a lot of you simple minded idiots on misplace, so this is a song I wrote for all you illiterate simple minded muahphukka’z LOL! its an old song but its all so true. Its a lot of so-called DOPE BOI WANNA BE’S IN THIS CATEGORY TOO! LOL! You bitch ass Rappers are not Excluded. Go take a listen, if you feel offended, then it must be true, if you feeling it, it must be true, until then, thanks and, pick up a book.

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  • bucsormore

    i knew this was coming hot doller rocko he didnt do shit jay z did way better jay did good he knew what was selling he signed neyo rihana fab nas and kept people like jeezy kanye and luda goung jd aint do shit good mutada al u sound dumb i dont even like dre but he got jd beat and timbo the king he producing white albums and everthing he got way more hits u must just love jd or his beats cause hes no where the best

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