JERMAINE DUPRI BEEFS / FUEDS:
On Ocotber 2nd, 2001, Dupri dropped his second solo album in form of Intructions, on his own So So Def Recordings. The album reached #15 on the Billboard charts on November 17, 2001 and went platinum in the USA. Shortly after the albums release Jermaine Dupri became involved in a minor beef against Eminem and Dr. Dre in 2002. In an interview, Dupri claimed that he did more complete work on production than either Dr. Dre or Timbaland.
Dre proceeded to insult Dupri on Eminem's track "Say What You Say" from The Eminem Show, namely with the lines, "Over 80 million records sold/And I ain't have to do it with ten or eleven-year olds." The song ends with a recording of Timbaland saying, "Yo, this is Timbaland/Tell him I said he can suck [DJ scratches] MY dick." Eminem and Xzibit, who was affiliated with Dre's Aftermath label at the time, also insulted Dupri on the Xzibit track "My Name." Xzibit also released a diss track on a DJ Kay-Slay mixtape called 'Short People' that contains a sample from the Randy Newman song and insults JD on his height among many other things.
Dupri replied to the Dr. Dre and Eminem insults with an underground track called "JD's Reply" which he leaked to the internet. On the track, he implies Dr. Dre is a homosexual labelling him a "gayass mark." Dupri states that Dr. Dre is not doing any work in the studio and other producers are ghostwriting for him and makes remarks referring to Timbaland using the same style of beats on his production. At the end of the track, he says, "If you come at me again, I'm gonna come back at you three times harder."
After "JD's reply" was released, the previously mentioned track "Say My Name" by Xzibit featuring Eminem and Nate Dogg was released on Xzibit's album "Man Vs. Machine". In the last verse of this track, Eminem greatly insults Dupri. Since this track was released, Dupri has not commented in a song.
HERE ARE A FEW LYRICS FROM THAT TRACK, "Say My Name":
I never really smashed on Jermaine's ass, Dre smashed him
Nobody ganged up 'til he came back and jacked him
I never really brought it to his ass, I tapped him
I coulda been like Treach, boom-bapped and slapped him
purple, for mimickin him with two rappin Urkels
I coulda snapped, took it past rap and hurt you
But I didn't, I kept it on wax and served you
I "Square Dance" cause I'm sick of rappin circles
around these clowns, stready tryin to call me out
It's like I'm listenin to motherfuckin dogs meow
You'd probably do better tryin to come and stomp me out
You don't want it with rap, this is what I'm all about - c'mon
(I) No gangsta you ain't either
(Will) But I know that I spit "Ether"
(Not) I shoulda crossed your belly
(Lose) Show you I'm not R. Kelly
X, pass me the weed, I'ma put my ashes out on his ass
For the last time man.. [scratched] - "Watch your fuckin mouth"
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