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Monday, May 7 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Under the Hood: The Confessions of Jermaine Dupri

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Iconic writer-producer Jermaine Dupri is undeniably one of the most important creators in urban music history. From his groundbreaking early work with Kriss-Kross, Xscape and Da Brat to his smash hit collabs with Mariah Carey (“We Belong Together”), Nelly (“Grillz”), Lil’ Kim (Hard Core) and Monica (“The First Night”), JD has demonstrated his Midas touch again and again. While Dupri’s career is studded with highlights, arguably his most enduring collaboration is Confessions, an emotional powerhouse of an album borne of JD’s close partnership with Usher. Beyond its Grammy-winning, diamond-certified success, Confessions is a master class in turning raw emotions into unforgettable music. It’s unapologetically personal and yet universally relatable to scores of adoring fans. Dupri is here to go deep into the making of this landmark album –– the balance of the upbeat and the contemplative, the stories behind the lyrics, and how he and his collaborators ensured that an album with so many hit singles would cohere so well. If he's gonna tell it, then he's gotta tell it all!

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Johntá Austin

Singer, Songwriter - "We Belong Together," "Be Without You"
Johntá Austin is a singer, songwriter, actor, & music executive for artist development and content. He began his career in television as an on air co-host for Turner Broadcasting’s “Feed Your Mind” from 1994-1997. Shortly after signing his first record deal with RCA Records... Read More →
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Jermaine Dupri

Jermaine Dupri has established a prolific career as a hip-hop artist, producer, songwriter, author, DJ and CEO of So So Def Recordings, which he founded in 1989. He has collaborated with artists such as Usher, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Nelly, Ludacris, Nas, Kanye West, Notorious... Read More →

Monday May 7, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm PDT
Dolby Ballroom