Atlanta’s own Jermaine Dupri was just named as the music producer for a week’s worth of free events in the leadup to Super Bowl LIII, which will be taking place next February in Atlanta.

The Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee announced the news in a press conference on Friday. Dupri will bring his expertise to help secure talent and produce Super Bowl LIVE, nearly a week’s worth of shows in downtown Atlanta leading up to the main football game on February 3, 2019.

“Since I’ve entered the music scene I’ve always had concerns with how people view the city of Atlanta both musically and overall,” Dupri said in a press release. “It’s an incredible place to be and I am always thinking of ways to make that view better.  I feel it’s my duty as the Unauthorized Mayor to help Super Bowl LIVE create the best Welcome to Atlanta experience for the fans ever!!”

The exciting news comes as the Grammy-award winning producer is in the middle of celebrating the 25th anniversary of his record label So So Def. 

According to Atlanta Magazine, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told the press conference that she had warned the host committee that “there might be some uprising in Atlanta if we didn’t have some representation.” Many in the city shared their displeasure when it was first announced that Maroon 5 would be performing at the Half-time Super Bowl show.

Congrats to JD!

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