Darkchild Vlog

Dec
15
Darkchild Vlog #7: ‘The Boy Is Mine’ – 10 Years Later

In his last Darkchild Vlog of the year, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins goes back in time to 1998 when Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine” was No. 1 for 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. The producer behind the chart-topper reminisces about the hit that bought him a Bentley and moved him from an apartment into a house. He even addresses the feuding rumors between the two divas (“They didn’t get along”).

Watch what Darkchild has to say on the 10-year anniversary of the historic song and what the future holds.

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Oct
27
Darkchild Vlog #6: The State of the Industry

Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins talks Kanye West, Auto-Tune, Brandy, and the uncertain state of the music industry in his sixth Darkchild Vlog for Rap-Up.com.

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Oct
17
Darkchild Vlog #5: Can Michael Jackson Make a Comeback?

Is a Michael Jackson comeback in the near future? Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, the producer behind hits such as MJ’s “You Rock My World,” speaks about working on the King of Pop’s new album in his fifth Darkchild Vlog for Rap-Up.com. He also shares his thoughts on how the legendary singer can stage a successful return to music.

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Oct
8
Darkchild Vlog #4: Superhuman Beyoncé

We know Lil Wayne is a martian, but it looks like Beyoncé is also from another planet, according to Rodney Jerkins. The “Say My Name” producer speaks about working with the otherworldly singer in his fourth Darkchild Vlog exclusively for Rap-Up.com.

“She’s not really human. She’s got like a chip in her,” says Rodney, who also drops a hint about the new midtempo track he recorded for B’s third album.

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Previous episodes:
Darkchild Vlog #1: Big Janet Jackson News!
Darkchild Vlog #2: Remixing the Pussycat Dolls; A Darkchild Album?
Darkchild Vlog #3: Reuniting with Brandy

Sep
29
Darkchild Vlog #3: Reuniting with Brandy

In his third vlog for Rap-Up.com, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins talks about getting back in the studio with Brandy to make another “classic” album with her fifth LP Human (Nov. 11). He discusses her second single, a ballad called “Long Distance,” which he predicts will get nominated for a Grammy. And as far as Brandy straying to work with Timbaland on 2004′s Afrodisiac? “When it ain’t broke, you don’t gotta try to fix it,” says the super producer.

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Darkchild Vlog #1: Big Janet Jackson News!
Darkchild Vlog #2: Remixing the Pussycat Dolls; A Darkchild Album?

Sep
24
Darkchild Vlog #2: Remixing the Pussycat Dolls; A Darkchild Album?

On Monday, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins launched his first-ever vlog right here on Rap-Up.com where he announced to the world that Janet Jackson had been released from Island Def Jam. The video was so popular that it prompted an official statement from Janet’s camp within hours of hitting the net. Everyone from MTV News to Perez Hilton scooped it up. How’s that for a kick off?

And we’re not about to slow things down. In Darkchild Vlog #2, the producer reveals some exciting news about the Pussycat Dolls. Rodney is in the studio with the Dolls this week remixing their new single “Whatcha Think About That” with Missy Elliott and another elusive rapper. Watch the video to find out who!

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Sep
22
Darkchild Vlog #1: Janet Jackson Leaves Island Def Jam

Janet Jackson is officially a free agent. In his first Darkchild video blog for Rap-Up.com, super producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins exclusively reveals that Janet has cut ties with the Island Def Jam Music Group.

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