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Encyclopedia > So So Def Recordings
So So Def Recordings
Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 1993
Founder Jermaine Dupri
Distributing label The Island Def Jam Music Group
Genre Hip-Hop, R&B
Country of origin US
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Official website http://www.sosodef.com/

So So Def Recordings is a record label, based out of Atlanta, Georgia and owned by Jermaine Dupri, specializing in Southern hip hop, R&B, and bass music. Image File history File links So_so_def2. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ... Jermaine Dupri also known simply as JD (born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin on September 23, 1972) is an American record producer and rapper. ... For other record labels with the Island name, see Island Records (disambiguation) The Island Def Jam Music Group is a record label group formed in 1999, when Universal Music Group merged together its two companies, Island Records and Def Jam Recordings, to create a super label. ... For other uses, see Hip hop (disambiguation). ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Atlanta redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... Jermaine Dupri also known simply as JD (born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin on September 23, 1972) is an American record producer and rapper. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Miami bass (booty bass, bass music) is a form of music known for deep, throbbing beats, hyperkinetic rhythms and, often, sexually explicit lyrics. ...

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Label history

The label was established in 1993 as a joint venture with Columbia Records; its first act was female R&B group Xscape, whose debut album was released in the fall of the same year and went platinum—as did their second and third albums, released in 1995 and 1998 respectively. In 1994, the label released the debut album of Da Brat, who immediately became the first solo female emcee to be certified for platinum album sales. In 1996, Kandi Burruss (of Xscape) brought the singing group Jagged Edge to the attention of So So Def, with its 1998 debut A Jagged Era. In 2000, So So Def released the debut album of Bow Wow, which was certified double platinum. See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Xscape is a female American R&B quartet that had a string of hit songs during the early and mid 1990s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kandi Burruss (born May 17, 1976; also known as just Kandi or Kandi Girl) is an American R&B singer/songwriter. ... Jagged Edge is an American R&B singing group that were originally signed through Jermaine Dupris So So Def Records to Columbia Records. ... A Jagged Era is the debut album by American R&B group Jagged Edge, released in 1997 (see 1997 in music). ... For other uses, see Bow Wow (disambiguation). ...


Other acts on the label have included: Manish Man, Dem Franchise Boyz, T Waters, SunN.Y., Maestro Harrell, The Ghost Town DJs, INOJ, The Kid Slim, Young Capone, J-Kwon, Lathun, Trina Broussard, R.O.C., Short Dawg, Anthony Hamilton, and Sponge (R&B singer). Dem Franchize Boyz is a rap group from Atlanta. ... SunN.Y. (Son of New York) is a Rochester, New York born rapper whos signed to Jermaine Dupris So So Def Records. ... [http://www. ... The Ghost Town DJs are a former hip-hop music group who recorded the 1996 hit My Boo. Categories: United States hiphop musical group stubs | Hip hop groups ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rodriquez Young Capone Smith (1987) is an Atlanta-born rapper and record producer. ... J-Kwon (born Jarrell Jones in March 28, 1986) is a rapper from St. ... Trina Broussard, a soprano best known for covering soul legend Minnie Ripertons hit Inside My Love for the Larenz Tate movie Love Jones. ... The Republic of China (Traditional Chinese: 中華民國; Simplified Chinese: 中华民国; Wade-Giles: Chung-hua Min-kuo, Tongyong Pinyin: JhongHuá MínGuó, Hanyu Pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó) is a state that currently administers the island groups of Taiwan, the Pescadores, Quemoy, and the... Short Dawg is a rapper based in Sunnyside, Houston, Texas. ... Anthony Hamilton (born January 28, 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American R&B, soul, and neo soul singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his Platinum-selling second studio album Comin from Where Im From (2003), which featured the singles Comin from Where I...


In 2002, So So Def's distribution deal with Columbia Records ended. The following year, Dupri moved So So Def to Arista Records, where he was appointed president of Black Music. While many of So So Def's acts moved with the label to Arista, Bow Wow and Jagged Edge were forced to remain at Columbia, due to their contracts having been with that company primarily. In 2004, So So Def was shifted from Arista to Zomba Music Group because of the Sony-BMG merger. Arista redirects here. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zomba Music Group was started in 1977 by Clive Calder as a book publishing venture and moved into the recording business in 1981 as Zomba Recording Corporation. ... Sony Music Entertainment is a major global record label controlled by the Sony Corporation. ... BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann. ...


In 2005, Dupri was appointed Executive Vice President of Urban Music at Virgin Records, causing So So Def to move again, this time over to Virgin and EMI—resulting in the loss of acts such as Bone Crusher and the YoungBloodZ. So So Def, meanwhile, was able to retain J-Kwon and Anthony Hamilton, despite their still being signed to Zomba. In 2006, Dupri had a falling out with Virgin, resulting in his leaving his post at the company. Intermittent, he was appointed President of urban music at Universal Music Group's Island Records, resulting in So So Def once again making a move to UMG's The Island Def Jam Music Group, where it currently operates. Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... I have listened to one song. ... The YoungBloodZ are an American Southern rap duo from Atlanta, Georgia, comprised of members J-Bo (born Jeffrey Ray Grigsby on October 4, 1977) and Sean P (formerly known as Sean Paul, but changed his name to avoid confusion with the Jamaican reggae dancehall artist of the same name) (born... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ... Island Records is a record label that was founded by British record producers in Jamaica. ... For other record labels with the Island name, see Island Records (disambiguation) The Island Def Jam Music Group is a record label group formed in 1999, when Universal Music Group merged together its two companies, Island Records and Def Jam Recordings, to create a super label. ...


Artists

[http://www. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dem Franchize Boyz are an American hip hop group from Atlanta signed to So So Def Records. ... Anthony Hamilton (born January 28, 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American R&B, soul, and neo soul singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his Platinum-selling second studio album Comin from Where Im From (2003), which featured the singles Comin from Where I... Rodriquez Young Capone Smith (1987) is an Atlanta-born rapper and record producer. ... SunN.Y. (Son of New York) is a Rochester, New York born rapper whos signed to Jermaine Dupris So So Def Records. ... Jagged Edge are an American R&B singing group that were originally signed through Jermaine Dupris SoSo Def Records to Columbia Records. ... Jarvis can refer to: Edwin Jarvis, a comic book butler Jarvis (singer), American teen R&B singer Jarvis plc, UK public sector contractor Jarvis Island, a territory of the U.S., located in the South Pacific. ... Short Dawg is a rapper based in Sunnyside, Houston, Texas. ... Johntá Austin is a 26-year-old and up and coming songwriter and singer on Jermaine Dupris So So Def Recordings. ... For other uses, see Nitty (disambiguation). ... Jermaine Dupri also known simply as JD (born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin on September 23, 1972) is an American record producer and rapper. ... 3LW (acronym of 3 Little Women) is an American hip hop, pop and R&B singing girl group that enjoyed a number of modest hits during the early 2000s. ...

Former artists

For other uses, see Bow Wow (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Bone Crusher albums be merged into this article or section. ... J-Kwon (born Jarrell Jones in March 28, 1986) is a rapper from St. ... For other uses, see Bow Wow (disambiguation). ...

Albums

Year Title Artist Chart position Status Comment
1998 Life in 1472 Jermaine Dupri

Look up comment in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Life in 1472 is the debut album by American producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri, released by So So Def Recordings in the United States on July 21, 1998 (see 1998 in music). ... Jermaine Dupri also known simply as JD (born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin on September 23, 1972) is an American record producer and rapper. ...

See also

This is a list of record labels. ...

In Popular Culture

  • Coach Z dressed up as the company's logo in the 2007 Homestar Runner Halloween special.

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External links

  • Official site

References


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So So Def Recordings is a record label, based out of Atlanta, Georgia and owned by Jermaine Dupri, specializing in Southern hip hop, RandB, and bass music.
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