Posted May 5, 2010
I think Jermaine Dupri is a little salty wit h Usher for not being an executive producer on his latest album “Raymond vs. Raymond”. JD produced many hits and was executive producer on Usher’s “Confessions” album which was one of the biggest album of all time for Usher. Here’s what JD had to say in a recent interview:
There was some talk that you were going to executive produce Usher’s latest album Raymond v. Raymond. Why didn’t it happen?
Well, I didn’t really want to be executive producer of Usher’s projects after Confession. Me as a producer, it’s kind of hard for me to go back into people’s projects when I gave you your biggest album ever…you sold more records than any other artist in this decade based on that album and now I have to ask you am I the executive producer of your next album? That seems disrespectful to me.
Obviously, I’m looking at something different than everyone is looking at it whether it’s the label, the artist, management… whoever it is. I’ve had this same conversation with L.A. Reid, because I’m doing Mariah Carey’s album right now. And on her last album, I didn’t have one song on there. But I did Emancipation of Mimi and she sold more records than she sold in the last five years. What part of the game makes y’all not call me? But I’m not going to keep sticking my neck out. But I don’t feel like I’m supposed to ask to produce anymore. People are supposed to come to me and tell me that I’m the executive producer. That’s why I get more kicks working with younger artists.-Rap Radar/necolebitchie.com
I hope they can work the kinks out I don’t think Usher was trying to disrect Jermaine in any way, he probably just wanted to try something different on “Raymond vs. Raymond”.
Overall, the album’s still a hit without JD — Jazzy McBee