The label celebrates its 25th anniversary with a tour and a compilation album.
Jermaine Dupri just announced his label's anniversary tour. So So Def Records, which was founded in 1993, is turning 25 and Dupri is making sure it's honored in style with "The Cultural Curren$y Tour." Many fan favorites will join the label owner/producer. Bow Wow, Youngbloodz, Da Brat and Dem Franchize Boyz are part of the lineup. Soul singer Anthony Hamilton and chart-topping RnB groups Xscape and Jagged Edge are part of the crew as well as many others.
The tour is set to kick off in the fall, starting in Washington D.C. on October 14 and ending in Los Angeles on November 2. Tickets will be available as of August 3.
Jermaine Dupri is excited about his creation, having stated that "Blessings are bigger when you share them. One of my biggest blessings is to be able to go tour with all my artists. I can't wait!!!"
Dupri also assembled a compilation album in honor of the celebration by releasing Jermaine Dupri Presents So So Def 25 in collaboration with Sony Classics. He curated iconic tracks such as Da Brat's "Funkdafied", Xscape's "Just Kickin' It", Dupri's own "Money Aint A Thang (feat. Jay-Z)." The album also includes rare tracks that feature Kanye West and The Notorious B.I.G.
10/14 - 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