Jermaine Dupri Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records (Part 1)

Mariah Carey "Always Be My Baby" (1996)

Producer: Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal Jr.
Album: Daydream
Label: Columbia

"We were all on the same label. She was on Columbia. She was basically the queen of Columbia. Funny, it was Grammy time, about the same period of time. It was Grammy period, and we always had a Columbia Grammy party. We basically saw each other at the Grammy party, and Tommy Mottola was basically like, 'Ya'll should work together. We're all in the same building.' He did the executive thing and hooked it up.

"[Working with Mariah in the studio is] your chance. Every time you go into the studio with the best, especially for me, it was like the first time I had ever been in the studio with a person that was considered the best. All my artists [before that] were new and we started from scratch. That was the first time I was in the studio with people that actually were considered the best."

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