Jermaine Dupri On Why Rap Had Two G.O.A.Ts — Jay-Z And Nas | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Music executive Jermaine Dupri opens up about his extensive career, including launching Da Brat, the first female rappers to win a Grammy, discovering Kris Kross, and working with stars like Nas, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey and Usher. Dupri also previews footage from his new documentary ‘Power, Influence and Hip-Hop: The Incredible Rise of So So Def,’ in this interview with Ari Melber, part of a series of interviews with musicians on Melber’s MSNBC show ‘The Beat with Ari Melber.’
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Jermaine Dupri On Why Rap Had Two G.O.A.Ts — Jay-Z And Nas | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


  1. I thought this was a cool little thing Ari would do but now it’s starting to get cringey….

  2. Ari does these rapper interviews a lot. Ill let you decide his motivation.

    1. B.I.G. and Pac are only considered goats cause they died young. Nas raps circles around both of them. Jay… Not sooo much, but he’s definitely the most successful rapper ever.

    2. @Maximum FRESH They can’t be considered the goats , they don’t have that much body of work considered to Nas. 2pac is he only rapper who had influenced the world but even Nas inspired him.

  3. Jay z is one of the worst rappers I’ve ever heard. But what do I know ? I only have 2 music degrees….

    1. Definitely, if that’s the depth of your critique then you should try to get that tuition reimbursed.

    2. Lol who goes to get a degree in music😂 music is a right brain activity not left…it should be felt not theorized. I would feel bad too tho

  4. I don’t know why he entertains these misogynistic men. Rap has done nothing but further the demise of the black community.

  5. I forgot about da brat. She became platinum without taking her clothes off. And the way she dressed fits the current trend of not having a gender – she co-opted the men’s style and made it her own.

  6. Gangsta RAP was a CIA invention to erode the inner city and build the drug cartels to create more Black Budget funding *Thanx MTV*

  7. This little N don’t know $hit about Rap. As a. Man I hated what he said the other day about female rappers. Let him answer for that. I would have scrapped this interview Arie.

  8. Socialism = government for the society
    Capitalism = government for the money. Which one will take care of you and your family? Blessings, Love is the answer

  9. I am totally triggered that msnbc would give the musical genre of rap a platform. Glorifying drugs, crime, and the degradation of women is unacceptable. Where’s my safe space? And someone bring me a coloring book pronto!

  10. Jermaine Dupri’s recent comments about female rappers diminish his credibility as the “rap historian” he is toting himself to be.

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