Jennifer Lopez Explains Going Old School With New Single and More
Fresh off the release of the video for her latest single "I Luh Ya Papi," Jennifer Lopez is getting ready to finally drop her new album this summer. While "Papi" is most definitely a fun, old school track, the whole new album will be much more diverse in its content. "It feels like it's my first album all over again, because it is the tenth album and it is a special one for me," she explained to DJ Buck, Nancy B and Joey Franchize. "I want it to be something that people really love, and that I love and am proud of. I've been working on it for over a year, there's so many beautiful songs on the album… We always start out with the fun cuts, the Jenny From the Block's. After that you get into the album and feel where I'm at, what I'm feeling musically and emotionally."
"I Luh Ya Papi" is most definitely a throwback to Jenny From the Block, and J.Lo has more plans for the song beyond French Montana's feature. "[French] came down to Atlanta, I wanted him to do a song for me called 'Singer,' which he actually did do. He heard 'I Luh Ya Papi' and he was like 'Can I please get on that?' and I said okay," Lopez explained.
"I had that happen with a couple rappers, Big Sean and Tyga as well," she added. "So I have a version with all of them on it. It's coming soon."
The song- and the video- channeled a very distinct old school vibe, which was J.Lo's intention. "I know I wanted to shoot [the video] in Miami, I wanted to have a Versace-esque vibe, because we were doing one of those classic hip-hop videos with the concept, and I just think Versace," she explained. The singer also wanted to pay tribute to some of her oldest musical friends on the track, with a very noticeable Big Pun influence. "Fat Joe, Big Pun, they were such a big part of my musical career right from the beginning," she continued. "They've always been big supporters of mine. Joe and I just finished another record together that he'll have coming out soon. It's fam."
That's not the only collab on the horizon for J.Lo… she finally has a record coming with Maxwell, as well. "He and I have been talking about doing a duet for ten years," she said. "Finally, I think I have a song [he] would sound so beautiful on, and he said send it to me. I had my fingers crossed, saying I hope he likes it. And he was like 'Ohh, I love it!' So he's been working on it, and that's finally gonna happen."
Between music, acting, American Idol, fashion and parenthood, Lopez certainly knows how to juggle responsibilities. How does she do it all? Find out her answer to that and stream the interview here.
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