Dupri to Work on Janet’s New CD
*Their romance may be over, but Jermaine Dupri and Janet Jackson are reportedly set to collaborate on new music for her upcoming album.
Producer and songwriter Bryan-Michael Cox told RapUp.com that he’ll join Dupri to complete work on the disc, which has been in production for a several months. “It’s going to be hot,” Cox said. “That’s all I can say so far.”
The new project, Jackson’s 11th studio album, is a follow up to her 2008 release “Discipline.” So far, the singer has worked with producers Kendrick “WyldCard” Dean and Rodney “Darkchild” Jenkins.
In October, Jenkins told MTV that the new album will reflect the emotional changes that have happened in her life over the past year.
“You gotta understand, she lost her brother. She was in a relationship for seven years that’s over now. There’s things that she told me that I didn’t even realize,” Jenkins said. “You know, certain [things] like self-esteem that I didn’t even realize that she dealt with for years that you know … She’s working on her book and she’ll deal with that in her book, but also in songs, certain songs we’re dealing with that head on.”
This week, Jackson joined dozens of other artists for a remake of “We Are the World,” the 1985 charity song co-written by her brother Michael Jackson. She sang her brother’s original lyrics under the direction of Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie.
Jackson’s next film appearance is in Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married Too?” due in theaters on April 2