February 25, 2013

So So Def’s 20th Anniversary Takes Over Atlanta

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Written by: Kayla Williams
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Music history was made in Atlanta this weekend, as Jermaine Dupri pulled off an epic concert at the Fox Theatre to celebrate So So Def’s 20th Anniversary. The stage was like a “who’s who” in chart-topping acts, as everyone from Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Usher, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Nelly, Lil Jon, Monica, Kris Kross, Bow Wow, Anthony Hamilton, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Xscape (Latocha and Tamika Scott), T-Pain, Lil Scrappy, Youngbloodz, Bonecrusher, Dem Franchize Boyz, J-Kwon, Dondria, and Pastor Troy took the sold-out crowd on a musical trip down memory lane. The Fox Theatre was alive with the sounds of classic songs like “Money Ain’t a Thang” (JD & Jay-Z), “Jump” (Kris Kross), “Yeah” (Usher, Ludacris, Lil Jon), “Who Can I Run To” (Xscape), “I Gotta Be” (Jagged Edge), “Welcome to Atlanta” (JD, Ludacris), “Give It 2 U” (Da Brat), “I Think They Like Me” (Dem Franchize Boyz), “Coming From Where I’m From” (Anthony Hamilton) and so many more!

“I’ve made more hits with this man than anyone else,” said Usher, acknowledging Dupri on stage. “Congratulations to my friend, JD!” said Mariah, as she wheeled out a cake at the end of the show.

Overwhelmed by the energy of the crowd and the support and well-wishes of his celebrity friends, Dupri was humbled: “Wow…this is crazy,” he said. “We did it! Thank you everyone!”

For more info on So So Def Recordings, Inc, visit or follow them on Twitter (@SoSoDef).

About the Author

Kayla Williams
Kayla Williams joined the Jubilee team in February 2013. Prior to moving to Atlanta, Williams earned a bachelor of arts in Broadcast Journalism from Grambling State University and was an outside hitter for GSU's women's volleyball team from 2006-2010. After graduating, Williams was an anchor and news reporter for KTVE-NBC in West Monroe, Louisiana. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Sports Administration from Georgia State University and is the assistant coach for women's volleyball at Agnes Scott College in Decatur. Kayla is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.