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Rihanna Is Working on a Dancehall Album

July 20, 2018

Rihanna's forthcoming ninth album will reportedly be a dancehall record. “Every artist, every producer, every songwriter in Jamaica or of Jamaican descent has been working on [Rihanna’s album] and has little snippets of publishing or production credits on it,” an insider tells Rolling Stone. “I think they’ve got eight songs, but her A&R is still asking for records.” Among the producers with credits are Ricky Blaze (Gyptian) and Linton “TJ Records” White (Vybz Kartel). As the outlet notes, Rihanna previously leaned on her Caribbean roots on 2010’s “Man Down” and 2011’s “You Da One” and 2016’s “Work.”