Rihanna's Elusive #R8 Album May Feature Dancehall Artists


Barbadian singer Rihanna watches the 2014 FIFA World Cup final football match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS        (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

A new report regarding Rihanna’s ‘supposed’ new album has come out. According to FADER (who spoke with Brooklyn producer/DJ Dre Skull) she’s reached out to work with dancehall artists.

We say ‘supposed new album’, because after three singles (‘Bitch Better Have My Money’, ‘American Oxygen,’ and ‘FourFiveSeconds’) we haven’t heard/seen anything album-related…yet.

Dre Skull is the founder of Mixpak Records, whose label roster includes Popcaan and Vybz Kartel, and he says Rih’s camp reached out to a few artists.

“I know firsthand and secondhand that she’s been reaching out to a lot of people in the dancehall world. I’m not suggesting it’s gonna be [a dancehall album] but [her people] are excited about dancehall and to work in that sort of context. They’ve reached out to Popcaan, but I’ve talked to a number of people in Jamaica that they’ve reached out to,” he told The FADER over the phone. “I’m not suggesting that I know what will happen, but I do know they’ve talked to a bunch of artists that I know,” he clarified.

Well, whenever Rihanna’s new album decides to show up we’re totally here for some dancehall influences.


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