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Happy birthday Jermaine Dupri; his best throwback photos

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Happy 42nd birthday Jermaine Dupri! Born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin, JDas he is affectionately called, is a music producer, songwriter, and rapper best known for his collaborations.

The super-producer is spinning around the globe, including a current DJ residency at the iconic Wynn Las Vegas which started mid-summer and is an expansion from his five-year gig at Tryst to include additional Wynn hotspots XS, Surrender and Encore Beach Club. Dupri is performing a total of 18 shows at the four hotel venues beginning through the end of 2015.

“DJing at Wynn nightclubs doesn’t compare to anywhere else,” says Dupri in a statement to press. “It’s like your one and only time to rock a party for damn near everybody – West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, the South, London, and Paris. People from all over the world party in Vegas.”

A resident DJ on the Vegas scene since 2007, Dupri first began his Wynn residency five years ago at Tryst, arguably the hottest club on the strip. His electrifying sets stood out among the slew of EDM (Electronic Dance Music) spinners and became a popular destination for local party-goers. With Dupri’s show being one of the few places in town where you can get a strictly hip-hop experience, it wasn’t long before Wynn sought to add more clubs to JD’s schedule.

“I’m pretty much the only DJ in town who sticks strictly to hip-hop because hip-hop is generally not taken as seriously as dance music,” he states. “At the end of the day, people move to what feels good. It really doesn’t matter if it’s EDM or hip-hop. I just want people to leave saying, ‘That was a damn good party!'”

Check out throwback JD photos in the gallery below. -joi pearson @joiapearson

Photo source – Instagram