With The Dream on the way to releasing his new album, Love vs. Money in a little over a month, he also plans to release a second album this year (entitled Love King), and then plans to do a joint album with Kanye West a la Jay-Z and R. Kelly Best of Both Worlds style.
“The fourth album you hear from me will probably be a record that’s done with Kanye,” he told DJ Skee on his HD2 New Music Show.
But before they begin work together, Kanye has asked that The Dream raise his celebrity status a little bit. Even though he’s penned huge hits for Beyonce, Rihanna, J. Holiday and many more, he is still pretty under the radar as far as being an artist. But The Dream assure us that he’s going to get his status up.
“I told Kanye I was gonna lift my profile,” he continued.
This will not be the first time the two collaborate. The Dream and Kanye worked together on Jamie Foxx’s new album, Intuition, and is also set to appear on The Dream’s upcoming album, Love vs. Money.
DIDDY WORKS ON HIS NEW ALBUM
Check out this video of Diddy in the studio working on his new album. Apparently, the album will be all in auto-tune (surprised, right?) and will consist of a lot of electro-pop elements and dance sounds. The female vocalist on the track is none other than Dawn Richard of Danity Kane fame.
Interestingly enough, another season of MTV’s Making the Band 4 will begin airing on February 12th. With D. Woods and Aubrey out of the picture (it also seems that Shannon doesn’t appear in the trailer that’s be floating around), and the moderate success of Day26 and failure of Donnie’s album, Diddy has a lot to do on this next season. It’s rumored that the entire show will be dedicated to highlighting Sean Combs working on his own album. We’ll see.
JANET JACKSON CANCELS JAPENESE TOUR LEG
As if things couldn’t get any worse, it seems as though Janet Jackson has canceled the Japanese leg of her Rock Witchu tour, which was supposed to kick off in 3 weeks. Is anyone surprised? It seemed like Janet had a lot of trouble keeping it together on her U.S. tour.
Jackson, 42, had planned to hit such major Japanese cities as Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka on the world Rock Witchu outing, which was her first major tour in nearly seven years. According to reports, the tour will be rescheduled for later this year with new dates expected to be announced in March.
According to BBC News, Japanese concert promoter Kyodo Yokohama announced on Monday that Jackson would be postponing the five dates the singer had scheduled in Japan between February 14 and February 22 “due to the impact of the economic crisis.”