Jennifer Hudson to Be Mentored by Mutual Enemies for New Album

jennifer-hudson.jpgThe good news is that things are going full speed ahead with Jennifer Hudson's album. The potentially messy news is that she's chosen her mentors from two different sides of the spectrum.

It's always been fun to imagine that Alicia Keys and India.Arie got into bloody brawls backstage at every music awards show where the latter lost to the former, over and over again. Chalk it all up to schadenfreude. But in the absence of any tangible beef, we have to hand it to J-Hud for reaching out to two of the most respected artists in music to guide her for this project. Hudson expressed worry to Keys that her album is taking too long to manifest. We couldn't agree more, because the girl has chops. As for Arie, Hudson went to her for the "hit," a track titled "Greatest Creation." Am I the only one that thinks it should've been the other way around? You go to Alicia Keys for the track radio won't get enough of, and ask India.Arie for advice on how to maintain a respectable amount of industry tolerance. Maybe that's just me.

In the meantime, we can hold ourselves over with her offering to the Sex and The City soundtrack, courtesy of Concrete Loop. Hudson's untitled album will be released in September. Hopefully.

Jennifer Hudson: "All Dressed Up In Love"

Hudson Calls on Dreamgirls Keys and Arie for Album Help [PR-I]

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4 Responses

  1. Not my favorite, because she seems to only know "forte" for volume control. But I wish her all the best, she is on j records and we all know what that means. Maybe she will get some burn because of the movies and oscar. I generally do not feel people are hungry for her product, but she shows great vision with the type sound and appeal she wants. My guess is that she will be similar to Chrisette Michelle-same kind of image, sound.

  2. I don't think people are hungry for her material anymore either.
    An album should have been out shortly after Dreamgirls -- when people were interested in her star turn in the movie.
    Now... *crickets*

  3. I like that she really utilizes those soulful, Chaka Khan-esque high notes throughout the song. "All Dressed Up In Love" is still in the spirit of that 60's-inspired, Dreamgirls vibe. It's great that her sound (on this track) isn't too far removed from the sound that helped her win that Oscar.
    It's a little saddening that we've waited so long for her solo album, but I prefer to wait on really well-written material. Last thing we needed was for her album to drop a few months after Dreamgirls and be full of rushed-recorded crap. (i.e. the majority of albums produced by post American Idol contestants) Keep doin' ya thing, J!

  4. Not particularly a JHud fan (largely because of the "forte" issue - LMAO), but I am curious to hear this album. I have pretty picky ears, and I'm hard on stars' projects, but I have hopes that this one will be good. She's talented, but will definitely have to handhold her image and sound through these tricky industry waters these days. I wish her well.


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