Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Jermaine Dupri, the founder of So So Def Recordings, will be having a special town hall meeting with So So Def artists on SiriusXM's Fly (channel 47) on June 15 beginning at 4-5:30 p.m. EST. Artists scheduled to appear with Dupri on the show include Xscape, Bow Wow and BoneCrusher. Other well-known artists who have been with So So Def over the years include Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Kris Kross, J-Kwon, Anthony Hamilton, 3LW, Youngbloodz and Daz Dillinger.
Dupri's So So Def town hall will be replayed on SiriusXM's The Heat (channel 46) on June 29 at 5 p.m. ET, June 30 at 12 p.m. ET and July 1 at 12 a.m. ET. Dupri will also host Fly's "The Hotness" countdown, which will air June 16 at 7 a.m., 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET and June 17 at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET.
In addition to celebrating So So Def's 25th anniversary, Dupri has reached another major milestone this year: He was inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 14. Other accolades that Dupri received this year include the Trumpet Awards' Music Innovation Award, the Global Spin Awards' Breaking Barriers Award and the Legendary Awards' Trailblazer Award.
To commemorate So So Def's 25th anniversary, Legacy Recordings' Certified Classics imprint is releasing So So Def 25. a compilation whose tracklisting and release date are to be announced. The compilation will have hits, remixes and deep cuts spanning So So Def's history, according to a Legacy announcement. Legacy/Certified Classics is also releasing 12-inch vinyl reissues of select So So Def catalog titles, as well as additional digital content. There will be a So So Def 25th-anniversary tour, but details of the tour have not yet been revealed.
In the meantime, Dupri has been busy filming Season 5 of "The Rap Game," the reality show/talent contest that airs on Lifetime. Dupri hosts the show, which gives exposure to aspiring rap artists.