If you’re one of the many recording stars who’ve been blessed with track by Jermaine Dupri, expect to get a buzz from the 27-year-old hitmaker real soon.
JD’s been calling in favors for contributions to his second solo LP, Instructions, which is tentatively scheduled to hit the streets on September 11.
According to a spokesperson for So So Def’s CEO, his label’s acts Jagged Edge, Lil’ Bow Wow, Da Brat and R.O.C. have already gotten the call and have gone in the studio with Dupri, as have Ludacris, Jadakiss and Jay-Z.
Jay-Z also appeared on Dupri’s Life in 1472 — The Original Soundtrack, joining a roster that included Nas, Keith Sweat, Usher and Mariah Carey. The spokesperson said Dupri also wants to use guest producers on the new disc in addition to having his own beats.
Dupri, who will receive his third ASCAP writers award on June 7 in Atlanta, recently signed a two-year extension with So So Def distributor Columbia and will release Jagged Edge’s third album Jagged Little Thrill on July 10. A member of Dupri’s camp said that people shouldn’t be surprised if they see new albums by Bow Wow and Da Brat as well before the year is out.