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Jermaine Dupri Explains Why Hip Hop Needs 'Reviving'

By Daryl Nelson
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Jermaine Dupri believes that Hip Hop needs to be spruced up some, particularly the rap scene in his hometown of Atlanta.

"I feel like Hip Hop is definitely hurting and needs reviving,” he told Vibe in a newly released interview. “I have to go ahead and say this: For the last 20 years Atlanta’s always had at least five to six top rappers at one time. Right now, Atlanta’s dropped down to two top artists: Lil Baby and Future."

"There’s a lot of talent in the city still,” added Dupri. “I don’t want anybody to screw what I’m saying, but that top-tier where you have Ludacris, Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Migos, Future, Lil Baby – I mean, at one point, all of this was Atlanta. This was where all the top-tier rap artists came from ... Rap to me became a little stale, but I’ve never stopped making rap records. As a producer, people continue to want me to produce R&B records.”

Elsewhere in the interview, JD listed his top producers of all time, which included people like Teddy Riley, Berry Gordy, and Dr. Dre.

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