Literally less than a month after being released from prison and entering a half-way house, T.I. has already started talking about a new album.
After the release of 2008′s Paper Trail, which garnered multi-platinum success, Jim Jonsin, the producer responsible for T.I.’s #1 hit “Whatever You Like,” opened up to Rap-Up.com album the album:
“He’s back in the studio. I sent him some music via e-mail,” Jonsin reveals.
“He can work during the week and not on the weekend, I believe. He’s definitely working on an album for this year right now.”
There’s no concrete direction, release date or title for the album, but it sure to come out before the end of 2010.
KELLY ROWLAND PREPS THIRD SOLO EFFORT
Fresh of the heels of a hot new photoshoot with famed celebrity photographer, Derek Blanks, former Destiny’s Child bandmate Kelly Rowland is already hard at work on her third studio album.
It seems like producer, Jim Jonsin is dropping all the hot details about upcoming albums, considering that he’s working with everyone this year! She’s been working with he and Rico Love, the duo responsible for Bey’s “Sweet Dreams.” They’ve completed four songs together.
“She’s doing a pop-house and R&B sound, like a mixture,” Jim says. “It’s really cool. Some uptempo stuff, some ballads, all around really nice — more like a Donna Summer sound.”
In addition to working with Rico and Jim, Kelly, who is said to be channeling Donna Summer this time around, will also reteam with famed DJ and producer, David Guetta (whom she made #1 magic with on the single, “When Love Takes Over”). She is also said to collaborate again with long-time friend, Nelly.
Rowland, who recently parted ways with Mathew Knowles, currently doesn’t have a label home, however she is in talks with a couple of labels, specifically, Universal Motown.
THE DREAM’S LOVE KING IS A GO
Although he had planned to release two albums last year, The Dream finally announces that he’s been diligently working, and he will release his third album, Love King this year.
The Dream, who claims that this is his best work yet, is also expected a baby girl next month with his new wife, singer Christina Milian, with whom he is also working on an album with, via Radio Killa Records/Interscope.
Love King will contain productions from friend and partner, Tricky Stewart, as well as Los Da Mystro, with he has created many hits and displayed a massive amount of chemistry with.
The album will drop some time May, according to his Twitter page.