Grammy winning producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins says he’s teaming up with pop star Britney Spears on her next album, saying the pair have been working on some “dancey, really up-tempo, aggressive” material.
Jerkins spoke to Rap-Up TV at Interscope Geffen A&M’s Creme of the Crop dinner in Los Angeles, where he revealed that he’s “trying some new things [with Spears]”
“I’ve always worked with Britney and I love working with her,” he said. “I’m try to reinvent her and reinvent myself with her project.”
Jerkins, who has previously worked with Destiny’s Child, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, will produce two tracks on Spears’ upcoming, as-yet-untitled record.
He last worked with the pop star seven years ago on her self-titled ‘Britney’ album, producing the remix for ‘Overprotected’ and ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’.
Spears has been the ultimate professional during their collaborations, Jerkins said, and she works swiftly; during a recent studio session, Britney “walked in at 8:30 and was out by 10:30.” He adds, “It’s about to be her time again.”
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