MUSIC NEWS// Monica Goes To Work On Her Next Album, Eminem Celebrates The Ten Year Anniversary of 8 Mile & MorePublished by Blair Bedford on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 9:08 am.
1. Monica Starts Work on New Life Follow-Up
Monica already released one album this year, but the R&B diva isn’t wasting time prepping her next. The 31-year-old singer is in the beginning stages of working on new music and was reportedly in New York earlier this week meeting with her label RCA Records.
The “Take a Chance” singer cited an impressive roster of producers in line to work on the LP. “Album7❤ @iamricolove, Jim Jonson, stargate, Mike Will, Red Styles, Polow, Missy & Many More FRESH sound FRESH mu[sic],” she wrote on Twitter. [MORE]
2. Eminem Reunites With 8 Mile Cast for 10 Year Anniversary
As one of the greatest hip hop movies of all time, 8 Mile is celebrating its ten year anniversary. And the biopic’s front man is ready to reflect. Covering the most recent issue of Vibe, Eminem brought his cast together to look back on the entire filming experience while shedding light on the close knit relationships he maintains with his fellow actors. Joined by Mekhi Phifer, Anthony Mackie and others, Slim Shady gave a candid glimpse into what was going through his mind during the making of the movie.
“I definitely felt like I was about to embark on some s–t that was not necessarily up my alley,” said the Detroit lyricist. “It was all brand new, and I’m so glad I had all of these guys around me. My hardest part was remembering the lines. ‘Cause really, all I had to do was take myself back into the mind frame of how I felt before I got signed with Dre. It wasn’t really too much to just be myself.” [MORE]
3. Janet Jackson’s Lawyer Demands Vanity Fair Retract MJ Burial Statement
Vanity Fair felt the proverbial whip of Janet Jackon’s lawyer, who sent the magazine a scathing letter demanding a retraction of an article that will run in the November 2012 issue.
The piece was an excerpt from Randall Sullivan’s upcoming book, Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson. In the book, the author claims Janet, 46, delayed her brother Michael Jackson’s funeral until she was reimbursed for her $40,000 deposit to secure his plot. [MORE]