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Dupri: New Generation Doesn't Want to Start at Bottom

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News Headlines: Dec. 7, 2007

Talk About It:
Jermaine Dupri (Op-Ed): Start at the Beginning — "I find that this new generation of go getters doesn't really wanna start at the bottom. They wanna start in the middle, at the very least. But the last time I checked, the definition of "start" was to have a beginning. That's the time in your life when you'll do ANYthing to make it in the business, from driving all night to get to a music convention, to answering phones at a studio and picking up take-out for the engineers."

Do you agree with Dupri's position? Is there such a thing as being too ambitious?

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