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Jermaine Dupri speaks on So So Def & Usher

In an interview with Creative Loafing, So So Def founder Jermaine Dupri spoke on his label going independent as well as recent downsizing at So So Def.

As part of downsizing Dupri has gotten rid of a number of the company’s luxuries. He’s decreased his staff tremendously, relocated, and even took down the once prominent So So Def billboard in downtown Atlanta.

“Everything has been micro’d,” Dupri explained. “It’s a totally different business than it was three to four years ago. I don’t really have but, like, three people that work for me.”

Aside from So So Def, Dupri also spoke on a recent comment he made about R&B crooner Usher. After not being asked to work on the singer’s new album Dupri referred to Usher as “disrespectful” in an interview with Vibe Magazine.

“I can’t control people’s lives, I don’t even really care,” said Dupri. “The artist will do what the artist wants.”

Excerpt from HipHopDx.com

http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.11777/title.dx-news-bits-jermaine-dupri-dmc-gorillaz

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