A platinum-selling producer/rapper/label CEO from Atlanta, Jermaine Dupri's legendary career is impossible to front on. His reign on the pop charts began in the early 1990s, when he discovered Kris Kross, producing their debut LP that sold over four million copies. He also contributed tracks to early TLC albums, and soon introduced the world to both Xscape and Da Brat. All recorded platinum records for JD's So So Def label. At this stage in the game, he started lacing tracks for a wide variety of established superstars, including Mariah Carey and Jay-Z. He also recorded Life In 1472, a compilation-style album featuring a virtual who's-who of the hip-hop and R&B world. In 2000 JD upped the ante even more, with Lil Bow Wow's debut Beware Of Dog blowing up from coast to coast. 2001 saw the release of Instructions, featuring cameos from Ludacris, Nate Dogg, and UGK.