25 Influential Black Music Execs

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  • Kedar Massenburg
  • Steve Stoute
  • RZA
  • Cathy Hughes
  • Jermaine Dupri
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  • RZA, Jay-Z, Diddy
  • Chris Lighty
  • Russell Simmons
  • Master P
  • Jay-Z
  • Berry Gordy
  • Antonio "L.A." Reid
  • Sylvia Robinson
  • Damon Dash
  • Suge Knight
  • Eazy E
  • Birdman
  • Dr. Dre
  • Sean "Diddy" Combs
  • Sylvia Rhone
  • Mathew Knowles
  • J. Prince
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  • Smokey Robinson
  • Joe Jackson
  • Mona Scott-Young

Jermaine Dupri

As the head of So So Def Records, Dupri oversaw the multiplatinum success of acts including Kris Kross, Da Brat, Jagged Edge and Bow Wow. He's also served as a top executive at Arista and Virgin.

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