Acting as executive producer on Janet's next album, Jermaine Dupri tells MTV.com that her new album will focus principally on dance music.
"For this record, it's gonna be all dance, though," he says. "It's gonna be straight 'Control,' 'Nasty,' hard-ass beats, memorable melodies. It's directed to her fans, people who miss dancing, people who miss seeing videos with dancing. These [younger artists] are sloppy, they don't take it as serious as she do. They don't rehearse for the hours she do. It's serious business for her and her family and her brothers. It's important for kids to see that and bring that back to life."
In his role as executive producer, Dupri has been working at reaching out at getting several well-known producers to work on her new album, one of them being Dr. Dre.
"I'm reaching out to everybody to work on her record," he explained. "I'mma reach to the top of the top producers and we're gonna make a great album." He also said that he does not envision the album having many guest appearances.
Dupri said the album will definitely be out in 2005.
"Janet Jackson held the number one spot on The Lycos 50 for only two weeks this year, but she generated more search activity in those two weeks than any other search topic, making her the most searched topic in the history of The Lycos 50, and easily the top search of 2004," said Dean Tsouvalas, writer of The Lycos 50. "In the first 24 hours following Jackson's now infamous 'wardrobe malfunction,' Janet Jackson and the Super Bowl halftime show received 60 times as many searches as the Paris Hilton sex tape and 80 times as many searches as Britney Spears."
The Saturday Night Live skit "Cork Soakers" which featured Janet will be included on the new "SNL: The Best of Jimmy Fallon" DVD, scheduled for release on January 25. The skit is taken from the episode of Saturday Night Live that Janet hosted in April.
Dupri is currently "executive producing albums by So So Def alumni Bow Wow and Jagged Edge as well as girlfriend Janet Jackson, and he produced four songs for his good friend Mariah Carey," the article says.
No other details on a potential new Janet project were given.
Fiorucci, who is launched Hi Bias Records in 1990 and has worked with artists suck as TLC, Michelle Branch, and Britney Spears, did not reveal what song he remixed for Janet, nor did he reveal what exactly the remix is for.