Jermaine Dupri Booked As Music Director of AmsterJam Festival

Producer

and Virgin Records president of urban music, Jermaine Dupri, has signed on to

be musical director of the 2nd annual AmsterJam, an 8-hour music festival at Randalls

Island.The

concert pairs musical acts together from various genres of music. As musical director,

Dupri will be responsible for helping artists like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

and Foo Fighters work together."I

am delighted to be asked to do this," Dupri told AllHipHop.com. "I always

grew up wanting to be a part of stuff like this. And then to do a [mash-up], something

I actually believe is gonna be the next big wave in music…it’s really fun."Other

scheduled AmsterJam mash-ups include: Busta Rhymes with Yerba Buena and LL Cool

J with Tego Calderon, who will all perform their own sets and then perform together.Dupri

is currently working on the launch of girlfriend Janet Jackson’s upcoming 20

Y.O., as well as releases from R&B singer Johnta Austin and Daz of Tha

Dogg Pound.

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