Thursday, January 17, 2013

So So Def's 20-Year Reunion Concert in Atlanta!

On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, I was invited to be a correspondent for Celebrityitis Magazine for the So So Def Recordings Press Conference held at the Atlanta City Hall.  Jermaine Dupri and So So Def recording artists announced their 20-year anniversay concert.  Various past and present So So Def artists and music contributors, such as Bryan-Michael Cox, will come together on one stage for ONE NIGHT ONLY!
So So Def Recordings is the home of the most amazing platinum-selling aritsts including Jermaine Dupri, Xscape, Bow Wow, Jagged Edge and Da Brat.  They will celebrate 20 years of hit-making music, along with Bone Crusher, Dem Francise Boyz, Kris Kross and many more. 
Introduced by our very own, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed,   “Atlanta has a thriving music industry, and So So Def Recordings has been an important part of that legacy for the past two decades.  This milestone is another example of why Atlanta is the entertainment capital of the Southeast. I am pleased that So So Def has called our great city home for 20 years, and I wish the company continued success for many more years to come.”  Jermaine Dupri, Jagged Edge, Da Brat, Kris Kross, Dem Franchize Boyz, Bonecrusher, Xscape, Dondria stood graciously on the platform.  Jermaine Dupri explained that the reunion concert will be a “rare moment in music”. 

Veteran music executive Michael Mauldin took the stage and explained why this anniversary means so much to the city of Atlanta and how it contributes to history, especially in Black History Month.  "So So Def Recordings will forever be recognized as a prominent leader and contributor to the music and entertainment business throughout the world and we are grateful to have done so in our home city of Atlanta, Georgia. We are proud to call Atlanta the home of So So Def,” Mauldin stated.
Mr. Dupri also took the time to acknowledge Kris Kross, not only are they pillars in the So So Def movement, they had everyone wearing their pants backwards and jumpin to "Jump" back in 1992.  They will be celebrating their 21-year anniversay for the record at the concert. 
The concert will have a series of events, including a private VIP dinner, a star-studded Anniversary party and a pre-concert reception. A 20-song (the irony) “Best of So So Def” compilation CD is also in the works for a June release.
The concert is slated for Saturday, February 23rd at the Fox Theater.  Concert tickets go on sale Saturday, January 19th and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.

I had the pleasure of meeting some of my fave artists from the 90's and the early Millennium. Take a look!
"Attenchuuuuun!" -Bonecrusher
"So let's take a ride with the Brat-tat-tat-tat-tat-tat on that ass" -Da Brat
Lookin' good & smellin' good, Jagged Edge
Super Producer, B. Cox
"It's S-O-S-O-D-E-F dynamite!" - Jermaine Dupri

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