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Jermaine Dupri was a backup dancer for Whodini

Many rap stars got their start as dancers. Tupac, Diddy, and Offset are a few. Superproducer Jermaine Dupri of So So Def fame is another rapper that can be added to this list.

Back in the day, JD was a breakdancer for rap duo Whodini. He even stared in their video for “The Freaks Come out at Night” and can be seen pop-locking to the beat. The Atlanta native was only 12 at the time. He went on to produce classics for Da Brat, Kris Kross, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, and many more.