Island Urban Music president Jermaine Dupri has reunited with R&B outfit Jagged Edge and signed the group to a new label deal. Dupri previously worked with the group when it was signed to his So S

Island Urban Music president Jermaine Dupri has reunited with R&B outfit Jagged Edge and signed the group to a new label deal. Dupri previously worked with the group when it was signed to his So So Def label earlier in the decade.

A new Jagged Edge album is expected this year and will carry the So So Def imprint; it will be the follow-up to last year's self-titled album for Sony Urban/Columbia, which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

In addition, Island Urban Music has signed California rapper Hot Dolla, whose debut album is in the works.

Dupri stepped down as president of urban music at Virgin in October 2006. At Virgin he was responsible for signing Dem Franchize Boyz and pacted with OutKast member Big Boi's Purple Ribbon imprint.