Jermaine Dupri says that the perfect tune he ever labored on is Usher’s “Nice & Slow.” Dupri made the choice whereas talking with HipHopDX on the Soul Prepare Awards.
“For one, it was his first No.1 across-the-board file….,” he stated, explaining his choice. “That’s the one tune that I fully wrote on my own so far as the lyrics go.”
Over his storied profession, Dupri has helped make hits for Mariah Carey, TLC, XSCAPE, Bow Wow, JAY-Z, and plenty of extra.
After naming “Good & Sluggish” as the perfect, Dupri mirrored on how the collaboration with Usher got here collectively. Usher launched the tune in 1997 whereas together with it on his album, My Approach. The RIAA has licensed it three-times platinum.
“As soon as it acquired to an area the place me and Usher began doctoring it up, then I introduced in Jagged Edge,” he recalled. “So I really feel like that was one of many ones that taught me like collaborating, bringing in Jagged Edge to assist the tune go larger than what it was.”
He continued: “Me and Usher educating one another forwards and backwards, I really feel like that was the one in my earlier instances of writing music that taught me quite a bit. To see individuals nonetheless singing that tune on the high of their lungs, in order that’s the one.”
Later within the interview, Dupri spoke about his first #1 hit on the Billboard Scorching 100, Kris Kross’ “Bounce.” He defined that he was solely 19 years outdated on the time he came upon and was headed to an awards present.
Kris Kross launched “Bounce” again in 1992 and included it on their album Totally Krossed Out.
Revisit Usher’s “Good & Sluggish” beneath.