Rap-Up TV: Jermaine Dupri Hosts Austin Brown Listening Party

The liquor was flowing, the sun was shining, and the music was pumping as Jermaine Dupri hosted a listening party for rising star Austin Brown at the El Cartel Tequila mansion in the Hollywood Hills during BET Awards weekend.

The nephew of the late King of Pop previewed music from his upcoming debut Highway 85 including his single “Menage a Trois” as celebrities such as Melody Thornton, Too $hort, and Evan Ross stopped by the poolside soiree.

“He has a fresh new look to this music scene and I think that’s what we need out here,” J.D. told Rap-Up TV of the 26-year-old singer, who he manages.

Brown has worked with Rodney Jerkins, Q-Tip, Ryan Tedder, and Pharrell on his album, and maintains a close relationship with his aunt Janet Jackson, who he calls his best friend. “She’s the one who gives me the most advice,” he said of the pop icon, who introduced him to A Tribe Called Quest.

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  1. mitcholos

    Who Hosted What With Who ?!


  2. mariah2012

    he needs to be wid mariah and HER listening party. come on mimi, I’m in dire need of actual good music.




  3. anonymous

    whos the daddy?


    neickha Reply:

    @anonymous, Austin is Rebbie Jacksons son.


  4. Morgan

    Menage a Trois is HOT. Love his music … he’s exceptionally talented and isn’t trying to replicate his uncle to get attention.


  5. Frankie

    SMH, y’all. This is Mike’s oldest sister’s (Rebbie) son.


  6. BackPackKids

    I love all his songs and cant wait for his first album


  7. Ci'Yonce

    Dude is he real thing. Love his music. =)


  8. TheDreamer

    I haven’t heard any of his music. Should check him out. He’s pretty cute too.


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