So So Def Records founder Jermaine Dupri, and various former and current artists, hit up Atlanta City Hall today with exciting news. To commemorate So So Def’s 20th Anniversary [wow...it's been that long], JD plans to set the city on fire with a big ”All Star Anniversary Concert”. The concert will take place on February 23 at the Fox Theatre.
Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed was also present to give a few kind words to JD and his So So Def family. He credits Jermaine Dupri and L.A. Reid with “birthing what Atlanta has become in music in entertainment.” As for the artists, So So Def was well represented today with Xscape’s LaTocha & Tameka Scott, Da Brat, Kriss Kross, Jagged Edge, Dem Franchize Boyz, J-Kwon, BoneCrusher, Dondria, and Anthony Hamilton. In the 90′s, So So Def was the premiere music label and very beneficial in the creation of Atlanta’s music scene. As stated by JD…
“Now people come to Atlanta with a different mentality,” Dupri said. “In the ‘90s, kids thought it was a dream, but now they come here almost expecting success. But we’re still the frontrunners. 2Chainz, Future, Jeezy, Luda, T.I., all of those guys…I travel all around the world and what I see are people who still look at Atlanta as [being at] the forefront of music.”
So So Def’s “All Star Anniversary Concert” is expected to be one of the biggest concerts of the year for the city of Atlanta. JD, along with Mayor Kasim Reed, both expressed the importance of this concert and encourages everyone in the city to come out.
“It’s only right we take over the city. You only get one time to do this,” he said, adding that he’ll host a VIP party for the label roster on Feb. 21 and an “incredible party” on Feb. 22.
“This concert means the world to me,” Dupri said. “I don’t feel any other label has every artist still alive and still kicking…It’s not just Atlanta history, but music history.”
To purchase tickets to the concert, check out to www.FoxTixAtl.com. Tickets go on sale on January 19.
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