In 2012, “RapFix Live” brought you the biggest and best in hip-hop as we welcomed stars like Rick Ross, Nas, T.I., Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller and Ma$e. And now, after a brief hiatus, RFL is back with Jermaine Dupri, French Montana, DJ Statik Selektah and a brand-new set on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on RapFix.MTV.com.
Back in 1993, then little-known producer Jermaine Dupri Mauldin, fresh off of his success with kiddie rap group Kris Kross, would go on to establish his own So So Def Recordings. Today, JD’s accomplishments are wide and far-reaching. Not only has he launched the careers of Da Brat, Xscape, Jagged Edge and Bow Wow, Dupri helped to reinvent Mariah Carey’s mature R&B swag into a fun, rap-friendly sound. When Usher partnered with JD to help tell his story on 2004’s Confessions, he sold more than 10 million copies of his unforgettable LP.
As a producer, Jermaine has worked with everyone from Boyz II Men to Jay-Z, as a rapper he’s dropped a pair of albums and spit with the likes of Ludacris, Nas and Pusha T. To celebrate all of his accomplishments and 20 years as the head of So So Def, JD will be holding a concert to celebrate the label on February 23 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta.
French Montana knows a thing or two about storied record labels. In 2011, the Bronx, New York, rapper signed with Diddy’s Bad Boy powerhouse and has been making hit records ever since. With singles like the strip-club anthem “Pop That” and the kinetic “Marble Floors,” Montana’s debut album Excuse My French can’t seem to come fast enough, but after a few delays it looks as if French’s LP will be in stores May 21. Be sure to tune in to “RapFix Live” to hear him talk all about it while Statik Selektah mans the 1 and 2s and shows host Sway Calloway plays master of ceremonies.
Catch Jermaine Dupri, French Montana and Statik Selektah on “RapFix Live” tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET on RapFix.MTV.com and be sure to join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive. Submit your questions for the artists to @MTVRapFix!