This past Friday, Jermaine Dupri and company celebrated the 20th anniversary of his So So Def record label with a private dinner and “Castle Party” in Atlanta. Jay-Z and Da Brat were among those who provided musical entertainment, and it appears nearly every artist JD ever signed came through to show love.
So So Def today is far from the industry heavyweight it once was, but when times were good for the ATL-based company, they were oh so good. To commemorate this landmark occasion, I’ve compiled a list of 10 classic tracks from former or current So So Def artists for your personal edification and enjoyment.
So without further ado, let’s turn back the clock to a time when you were (probably) in middle school, Capri Sun with Lunchables was your dream meal, and “[slumber] parties [didn’t] stop ‘til 8 in the maawnin' ....”
1. JD featuring P. Diddy, Murphy Lee, and Snoop Dogg - Welcome to Atlanta (Remix)
2. Jagged Edge featuring Nelly - Where the Party At
3. Bone Crusher featuring Killer Mike and T.I. - Never Scared
4. Kriss Kross - Jump
5. Lil' Bow Wow - Basketball
6. 3LW - No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)
7. Jagged Edge featuring Run DMC - Let’s Get Married (Remix)
8. J-Kwon - Tipsy
9. Xscape - Who Can I Run To
10. Da Brat - Funkdafied