However, the Def Jam deal quickly fell apart. Dupri did not get what he wanted out of the deal. Def Jam came up empty, too, so both parties felt that it was best to move on. Now that he is back in his element, though, Jermaine Dupri wants to get back to business. Virtually, no relevant artists are on his label, so 2010 will be spent re-establishing the brand. He hopes to sign 10 new acts to the label before the end of this year.
Jermaine Dupri also hopes to put out a compilation album featuring some of his acts, new and old, before the end of the year. If lucky, one artist may stick out and he could finally have someone to build off of, long-term, for the future of his label.