Jermaine Dupri will celebrate his groundbreaking record label So So Def with a multi-city anniversary concert tour. Dupri told The Associated Press on Monday (July 30) that The So So Def 25th Anniversary Cultural Curren$y tour will feature himself, Xscape, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Bow Wow, Anthony Hamilton, Bone Crusher, Youngbloodz, Dem Franchize Boyz and J-Kwon.
The 11-city tour starts Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C. and ends in Los Angeles on Nov. 2. A show will also be held Oct. 21 in Atlanta, where Dupri was raised.
So So Def's Cultural Curren$y Tour dates10/14 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena
10/18 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
10/19 - Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena
10/20 - Greensboro, NC - Coliseum
10/21 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
TBD - Chicago, IL - United Center
10/25 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
10/26 - Memphis, TN - FedExForum
10/28 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center
10/31 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
11/2 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
Dupri founded the label as a teen. Under his guidance, So So Def helped develop and promote the entire genre of Southern hip-hop in the 1990s. It rose to success through music acts including preteen stars Kriss Kross and Bow Wow, female rapper Da Brat and R&B group Jagged Edge. Dupri was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June. He earned a Grammy for best R&B song in 2005 as one of the songwriters on Mariah Carey’s hit “We Belong Together.”
The rapper-producer called the anniversary tour a “blessing.”