Rap-Up TV: Rodney Jerkins on Britney Spears and Brandy’s New Albums

In part 2 of our interview with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, the super producer spoke exclusively to Rap-Up TV about reuniting with Britney Spears and Brandy for their new albums.

Jerkins was back in the studio with Spears for the first time in seven years to produce some tracks for the pop star’s as-yet-untitled sixth studio album, which he revealed is scheduled for an early 2009 release. With this album, the trackmaster behind Spears’ “Overprotected (Remix),” said he’s “trying to reinvent her” and described the new sound as “very dancey, really uptempo, in the clubs, real aggressive, and catchy.”

Darkchild called the superstar a “professional” and cited a recent session where she completed a song in two hours. “She walked in at 8:30 and was out by 10:30.”

As for Brandy, he said that he will be done recording with the newly signed Epic Records artist in a couple weeks. The two have not worked together since 2002′s Full Moon. They decided to “put the egos aside” in order to go back to making great records.

Watch part 1 of Rap-Up TV’s interview with Jerkins where he talks about Beyoncé and Ciara’s albums.

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  1. aidan

    does nebody hav ne idea wen brandys new album wil b out? he gave dates for everyone else but not hers, cant wait for hers to come out!!

  2. ha!

    Instead of letting Rodney talk, he kept going on and on. I wish we got more information on the Brandy project, like how the sound is going to be.

  3. METOO

    who cares about them i want to hear about MYA where is her cd at MYa we been waiting a minute for mya\’s cd

  4. Catie

    I can’t wait until 2009 for the new Britney record! Anyways, it sounds like it will be even better than “Blackout”.

  5. south-african-fan

    i absolutely cannot Wait for the BRocka\’s album!! I have a feeling that her (Brandy) album is going to be really really big! Cannot wait!!!!!

  6. pharrel

    Brandy is certainly going back to the top (where she belongs) with her new album. She is the one singer out there that can truly SING – in every sense of the word – unlike a lot of “singers” (Rihanna, Beyonce, ect). I love Brandy! Watch this space all haters – she’s gonna show y’all!!

  7. darkandbuilt

    Her album is called human. it comes out november the 11th. her first single is on her website. http://www.foreverbrandy.com. it’s called right here (departed)