Category Archives: SO SO DEF


Monica, Bryan Michael Cox, and Jermaine Dupri were back at again, making hits at So So Def’s studio: Southside. The legendary duo (Dupri & Cox), are back in the studio with the none other than Monica. Check out the latest episode of JD’s youtube show, Living The Life, as Monica tells B Cox to stop doing her job in the booth, and she lays it down to the fellas of what being married to a southern woman is like. In my opinion it’s just what being with a woman rooted and grounded in God, will do for ya. Explain it to them Monica.



 Shade 45’s DJ Wonder took Kriss Kross hits and put them all in one place for you. Listen/Download.
R.I.P. To Chris “Mack Daddy” Kelly! I see the Apollo showing tell me why there is nothing on the Fox Theatre Marquee? It was the last place he ever performed!

1. Kris Kross – The Way Of The Rhyme [Live Version]
2. Kris Kross – The Way of Rhyme
3. Kris Kross – Warm It Up
4. Kris Kross – Warm It Up [Dupri’s Mix]
5. Kris Kross – Lil’ Boys In Da Hood
6. Kris Kross – Can’t Stop the Bum Rush
7. Kris Kross – I Missed The Bus
8. Kris Kross – Party
9. Kris Kross – Jump
10.Kris Kross – Jump [Supercat Mix]
11.Kris Kross – Alright (Feat. Superkat)
12.Kris Kross – Alright [Humps For Your Trunk Mix]
13.Kris Kross – I’m Real [Butcher Mix]
14.Kris Kross – Da Bomb [Remix-The Explosive Mix]
15.Kris Kross – Live And Die For Hip Hop [DJ Clark Kent Mix]
16.Kris Kross – Tonite’s Tha Night (Remix) (Feat. Redman)
17.Kris Kross – Tonite’s Tha Night (Remix)



As a loyal and dedicated fan of So So Def, this news was just painful to hear, as I was taking a break at work, and someone walked up to me and said: Chris Kelly from the group Kris Kross passed away. I just kept thinking, maybe it’s a hoax, because I remember some years back they said the same thing about him, only this time…it’s true. Back in February, Jermaine Dupri, held one of the biggest concerts of this era, when he brought all of the acts he has ever signed to the Fox Theatre for a once in a lifetime performance, and guess who opened up the show? That’s right the platinum selling artist: Kriss Kross! Still as vibrant and energetic as ever, they had the entire audience in the palm of their hands, as we all sang along to their hits: Warm It Up Kriss, Jump, & Live & Die in Hip Hop!

 So So Def’s CEO, Jermaine Dupri released this statement to the fans:

The cause of death is still pending, yet their are preliminary reports stating a possible drug overdose. I’m so sick of losing our gifted and talented people to drugs and alcohol! It’s so funny because Dupri kept saying that he would be the first CEO of a record label since Motown that was able to get each group/artist to return to do a concert of that magnitude, because other labels either had bad relationships with former artist OR SOME may have passed away..smh. If I had missed that concert and this happened, I would have been even more devastated.

Chris’s mother had this to say in a statement via the Hollywood Reporter:

it is with deep sadness that we announce that our beloved Chris Kelly has passed away on May 1. To millions of fans worldwide, he was the trendsetting, backwards pants-wearing one-half of Kris Kross who loved making music. But to us, he was just Chris – the kind, generous and fun-loving life of the party. Though he was only with us a short time, we feel blessed to have been able to share some incredible moments with him. His legacy will live on through his music, and we will forever love him.

Yo I know ya’ll remember doing that “dance” they do with the hands and legs..hahahaha!

I don’t know how B.E.T. are planning to honor him at this year’s Awards show in June..but I really hope they do. As a matter of fact…it’s time to honor So So Def period..this is the perfect time.

Buy: Kriss Kross-Totally Krossed Out



Crystal Nicole comes from behind the pen into the booth with her new single: Sundown. The Grammy Award winning songwriter (Only Girl In The World-Rihanna, Love All Over Me-Monica), has a deal in place with Blackground Record/Interscope…we are all patiently awaiting her album. Come on CriStyle (her songwriting name)!

Buy: Crystal Nicole-Sundown



I’m soooo giddy right now. Yes, Usher has decided to take his talents BACK to Southside. The superstar is in search of production for his new album, and decided it was time to take it back to the beginning. This super team, Usher & music mogul Jermaine Dupri, is literally the best of a decade. Yes, I know that everyone knows that billboard named Confessions, the album of the decade. Uh and yes Jermaine Dupri was the producer of that incredible masterpiece. Well I know it’s hard when you are competing against yourself for greatness, but I’m sure it’s not going to stop the duo from trying to strike lightning twice. I can’t wait for the finished product.

So So Def-Ya’ll Know What This Iz

Buy: Usher-Confessions



Yes! Da Brat has really jumped headfirst into this new age communication with her fans. The platinum selling rapper created a YouTube page to give her fans an inside look into her life. The first episode on Brat TV, show her transition from state prison back to freedom. It’s funny seeing Brat rocking her braids with the baby hair design looking FRESH (90’S ALL DAY), and um I really need that new joint: “I’m Mad” ….Take a look and subscribe to the channel.

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So So Def’s Princess of RnB, Dondria, gave her fans a treat by covering one of her favorite artist, Brandy. Take a listen to this rising Icon show off her skills, singing Something’s Missing. She definitely did Brandy justice on this one. I can’t wait for her new album to drop, which is slated for the summer of 2013.

Download: Dondria-Something’s Missing (Brandy Cover)

Photos by Nathan Pearcy

2013 better get ready because Dondria definitely is here to stay.

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