JERMAINE DUPRI, SO SO DEF RECORDINGS AND WEtv HOST EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF “POWER, INFLUENCE & HIP HOP: THE REMARKABLE RISE OF SO SO DEF”

 Last night, Jermaine Dupri and So So Def Recordings teamed up with WE tv to host an exclusive red carpet event and screening of the new documentary “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise of So So Def” at The London Hotel in Los Angeles. JD was joined by his father Michael Mauldin, mother Tina Mauldin, daughter Shaniah Mauldin, and celebrity friends Usher, Bow WowDa BratLarenz TateMona Scott-YoungJackie LongDatari TurnerAngel BrinksDrea KellyBuku AbiReeMarkableEddie GeorgeMiss Lawrence and Antoine Harris

 as they celebrated the premiere along with guests, media and influencers. The documentary airs on WE tv this Thursday, July 18th. Adding to the excitement of the evening, attendees also commemorated Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta” which airs on Thursdays at 9/8c.

 

“Power, Influence & Hip Hop” centers on the legendary producer and songwriter as he chronicles the early days of So So Def, and how the collective came to shape Atlanta’s music scene, and influence the entire Hip Hop culture. Featured in the documentary are original interviews with some of Dupri’s closest colleagues and friends like Mariah Carey, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Will.I.Am, Da Brat, Bow Wow and Nelly, along with never-before-seen archival footage that sheds a whole new light on one of the most revered record labels in music.

 

“Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta” chronicles the lives of the children of Atlanta’s hip hop legends. The cast includes Bow Wow, Da Brat, Jermaine Dupri, Lil Mama, Debra Atney (mother of Waka Flocka and artist manager), Jermaine’s daughter Shaniah Mauldin, Ayana Fite (daughter of DJ Hurricane), Masika Kalysha and Bow Wow’s girlfriend, Kiyomi Leslie. “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta” airs Thursdays at 9/8c.
Following the red carpet and screening, the celebrities and guests enjoyed an after party on the rooftop, with music, cocktails, small bites and an ice cream cart. Music was provided by Power 106’s DJ Carisma.

Check out photos from the event below:

Usher and Jermaine Dupri pose on the red carpet at WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Jermaine Dupri on the red carpet at WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood
on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Usher attends WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood on July 16, 2019
in West Hollywood, California.
Da Brat on the red carpet at WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood
on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Jermaine Dupri and Bow Wow on the red carpet at WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Mona Scott-Young attends WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood
on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Datari Turner on the red carpet at WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood
on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Drea Kelly on the red carpet at WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood
on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Datari Turner, Da Brat, Jermaine Dupri, Bow Wow and Mona Scott-Young attend WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
President & General Manager of WE tv Marc Juris, Executive Vice President of Development & Programming of WE tv Lauren Gellert, Jermaine Dupri and Executive Vice President of Unscripted Programming at Entertainment One Mark Herwick attend WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
ReeMarkable and Buku Abi on the red carpet at WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Jackie Long and Larenz Tate enjoy the afterparty at WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Larenz Tate, Jackie Long, Lahmard Tate, Larron Tate and Jermaine Dupri pose for a photo at WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Jackie Long and Angel Brinks at WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood
on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Larenz Tate and Da Brat at the afterparty of WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Buku Abi and Drea Kelly attend WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood
on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Jermaine Dupri addresses the crowd at WE tv’s “Power, Influence & Hip Hop: The Remarkable Rise Of So So Def” and Season 3 of “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” celebration at The London West Hollywood on July 16, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.

(Photo Credit: Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for WE tv)