Jermaine Dupri Mauldin (born September 23, 1972), known as Jermaine Dupri or JD, is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper.
Dupri got his start as a dancer for the hip hop group Whodini
when he was twelve. He made an appearance in their music video for the song Freaks Come Out At Night. In 1990, he produced his first act- the female hip hop trio Silk Tymes Leather. He later formed the teen duo Kris Kross