Jermaine Dupri Presents: SoSoSUMMER 17 Coming to the State Theatre in June


Some 25 years ago, rapper/producer/songwriter Jermaine Dupri produced “Jump,” a novelty hit by Kris Kross, two 12-year-old rappers who wore their pants backwards.

Since that time, Dupri has become a superstar and developed the careers of stars such as Xscape, Usher, Da Brat, TLC, Bow Wow and more. Two years ago, his Lifetime TV show, The Rap Game, made its debut.

Now, the show’s two winners, Miss Mulatto (Season One) and Mani (Season Two), will headline Jermaine Dupri Presents: SoSoSUMMER 17, a 20-city, summer tour that includes a June 4 stop at the State Theatre. Other cast members from the show will join them on the tour as well.

“As the promoter of Jermaine Dupri Presents: SoSoSUMMER 17 TOUR, we are excited to be on the forefront of such a ground breaking youth and family oriented movement,” says Michael Mauldin, CEO of Scream Nation, in a press release. “This type of tour promotes the next generation of young stars and serves an audience that is often overlooked in the urban and pop music genres, and we are proud to be a part of it.”

A Citi cardmember pre-sale begins at 10 a.m. today. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.