Music mogul Jermaine Dupri is expanding his business empire, by opening a 24-hour cafe.

The 32-year-old boss of rap label SO SO DEF plans to open the DEF CAFE in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia.

Dupri, boyfriend of pop beauty Janet Jackson, recently signed up to co-own 'vegetarian vodka' firm 3 VODKA.

The pricey spirit is the only vodka distilled made from soy and is ATKINS diet friendly because it boasts zero carbohydrates.

Dupri explains, "When I got into this business, it was to have the biggest record company ever. The business of records has and always will be my first love.

"And youthfully, I'm trying to build my company just like Berry Gordy's, where it is all about the young artists coming with new records and singles."

28/09/2004 00:15