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.