In a recent episode of the sports talk show “It Is What It Is,” hosted by Cam’ron and Ma$e, Jermaine Dupri received well-deserved praise for his significant contributions to the careers of the hosts and other artists present on the show.
During the episode, Cam’ron took a moment to express his appreciation for Jermaine Dupri’s work on his debut album, “Confessions of Fire,” released in 1998. Cam’ron acknowledged that Dupri contributed with two different cuts on the album, even doing a hook for him.
He candidly admitted that, in his youth, he may not have given Dupri the proper credit he deserved. Reflecting on his earlier arrogance, Cam’ron shared how he failed to acknowledge Dupri’s significant role at the time.
Cam’ron’s gratitude extended to a personal level as he recalled a moment when Dupri invited him to his house, emphasizing that such gestures meant a lot to him.
He openly thanked Dupri in front of the audience, acknowledging that he may not have done so privately, let alone publicly, in the past.
In a subsequent segment of the show, Ma$e, representing Harlem World, a group signed to Dupri’s So So Def label, also expressed his deep appreciation for the Atlanta mogul. Ma$e credited Dupri as the first person who recognized and paid him what he was truly worth in terms of talent. He revealed that Dupri played a pivotal role in his financial success, recounting how the mogul gave him his first million dollars.