Rap-Up TV: JoJo Talks Return to Music, Album Producers, & ‘Disaster’ Video

JoJo is officially back. The pop powerhouse, who wraps her tour with Joe Jonas and Jay Sean on October 6, is returning to the spotlight after a five-year absence with her upcoming third album Jumping Trains.

In the first part of her interview with Rap-Up TV, the 20-year-old singer explains why she chose “Disaster” as her first single, the concept of the video (“It’s sexy and young and rock ‘n’ roll”), the big name producers she worked with (Rodney Jerkins, Danja, Da Internz, and a “spacey” collaboration with Boi-1da), and her favorite song on the album.

The material will showcase her diverse taste in music. “In any type of record that I do, you’re gonna hear my R&B influence, even some hip-hop influence, and definitely a soulful vocal delivery, but I really like to rock,” she says. “I’m just feeling a little angsty lately, so I really want to headbang and rock out.”

Expect to hear a more mature JoJo when the project arrives in early 2012. “I paid so much attention to the subject matter and making sure it was honest and nothing was sugar coated and that it wasn’t a polite record. I just wanted it to be real.”



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29 Comments

  1. OsO

    QUEEEN!!!

    make sure to support her y’all

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  2. lie to me

    Love jojo and she is very intelligent and I can see her snatching wigs from artist soon.

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  3. Nahjee

    Oh yea she bringing sexy back rihanna & beyonce WATCH out she coming

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  4. sabrina

    Love JOJO. A beautiful, talented and articulate young woman.

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  5. Mi

    This girl is vocal perfection to me. Bring on the Train..I’m ready to Jump.

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  6. Gumaro

    JOJO! That is my CHICK MAN! I stay checking for her! I cannot wait to hear this album and the craziness that it is going to bring to my life! SO AMPED!

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  7. Steve Williams

    I’ve always wondered why this site covers Jo-Jo so heavily, like really? Didn’t she have like one song like 5 years ago? I only ever hear about here through this site. Someone is paying someone.

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    - Reply:

    @Steve Williams, This site obviously been following JoJo. She had one song? are you serious? Do some research.

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    Steve Williams Reply:

    I’d rather not do research on bad artists.

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    - Reply:

    @Steve Williams, Bad artists? Are you serious? You dont know what talent is at all.

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    ??? Reply:

    @Steve Williams, u don’t know her yet, ur an ignorant.

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    Steve Williams Reply:

    @???, You don’t know how to spell.

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    nikki Reply:

    @-, you have no life..she is one of the most talented ppl on the face of this earth. this girl is 100% real. shes sings 4real doesnt get on stage and lipsync.get a effin life douchebag and reconize what REAL is!!!!

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  8. nikki

    Do your homework and get your facts 2gether b4 u make sum smart mouth comment.shes had plenty of number 1 hits and 2 platnium albums.so if u dont know anything keep your comments 2 yourself….anyhoo cant wait no more jojo come on with that album and video u been gone 2 long!

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    Train_Jumper Reply:

    @nikki, YES, thank you! <3

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    nikki Reply:

    @Train_Jumper, no problem. us jojo fans needa stick 2gether

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  9. -

    JoJo clearly doesn’t get enough support from the Pop blogs, so I’m glad the R&B blogs feature her all the time. People need to quit hating all the time smh…

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  10. ABC

    Hope this will shut people who were moaning about her leaks being all rock/pop. She will have RnB on her album.

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    @ABC,She has R&B fans as well and not all of them want to hear Poppy music.

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  11. disaster

    OHHHHH MYYYY GOSHHH!!!!! YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    if you said that jojo is a bad artist , you’re definitely had a bad taste!!

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