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.