Complex's

Blueprint

Season 2

November 17, 2021

How Jermaine Dupri Became a Music Hall of Famer

Jermaine Dupri’s discovery of rap duo Kris Kross at the age of 19 became the springboard for a 25-year career that has spawned 33 No. 1 hits across genres and an induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Find out how Jermaine worked with Usher, Xscape, Bow Wow, and more to become a forefather of the Atlanta music scene on Blueprint.

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Blueprint
There are more ways than ever to "make it" these days, and like snowflakes, no two journeys are identical. On "Blueprint," a diverse range of influential people reveal the lessons they learned on their paths to success—direct to camera with no filter. From the origin stories of Lyrical Lemonade founder Cole Bennett and TV mogul Mona Scott-Young to the career pivot of rapper-turned-exec Lil Bibby, learn how small victories can add up to big wins. Also featured in the series: unconventional advice from Twitch's most popular streamer Hasan Piker and words of wisdom from Netflix CMO Bozoma Saint John. These are their blueprints—it's up to you to create yours.
  • Seasons: 2